Articulating man lifts are the ideal option when reaching up and overtop of obstacles mounted on floors, equipment and machinery. These machinery can reach high positions that are not easily accessed by a telescopic or straight boom lift.
What Is an Articulated Boom Lift?
The articulating boom lift or cherry picker is hydraulically powered lift that could easily access, high areas above ground level. An articulated boom lift is controlled by the driver from a panel which is situated in the bucket.
The different parts of the articulated boom allow it to travel in various directions. For example, a boom lift could travel both vertically and horizontally, as opposed to a scissor lift, which could just travel vertically. The boom lift could easily reach over huge obstacles by being able to travel in opposing directions. This boom is attached to and supported by a grounded vehicle.
Boom lifts are usually utilized by construction crews and window fitters who need a stable and strong platform on which to stand when completing work on the outside of a building. Lamppost engineers and tree surgeons as well as firefighters utilize boom lifts regularly.
For boom lifts, there are specialty lift manufacturers making various models. These machines are sometimes available for short-term use from companies who rent industrial machinery. Electric Man lifts are mainly utilized on slab and indoor applications. Their narrow chassis design provides easy access in tight areas. The Engine-Drive Man lifts provide 2 different fuel options. These include gas and propane duel fuel options and diesel fuel. For use in tight areas, the minimal tail-swing offers incredible maneuverability.