Types of Boom Lifts or Construction Lifts
A boom lift is a piece of machinery that enables employees to perform jobs without having to construct a scaffolding. They are used to do maintenance work, to work on elevated structures and are common machinery found in warehouse and factory settings too.
Typically, construction lifts provide wheeled and powered bases which are capable of driving to the work location and have a platform on them that is responsible for elevating personnel. There are many various kinds of lifts and each one is suitable to different jobs and settings.
Bucket trucks, that are usually called "cherry-pickers", carry a long boom which has a bucket attached at the end. This bucket area is where a worker can stand. Commonly, bucket trucks are utilized by utility workers and by landscapers. Landscapers often utilize these machinery to trim trees.
Each and every bucket truck has a boom assembly mounted to a standard truck, which allows these vehicles to move fast on normal roads. In addition, this increases the area that this machinery can service efficiently. This is particularly vital for power companies. Like for example, many of these businesses utilize cherry pickers to lift workers up so they could reach and work on transmission lines. The buckets need to be checked regularly and insulated well as they are working near possible shock hazards.
Articulated boom lifts are also known as "knuckle lifts", and consist of a work platform that is mounted on an arm which can bend in order to reach around obstacles. The base of the lift includes a turntable and can turn the lift in a complete circle. The base of the lift is mounted on wheels as well for extra mobility.
Articulated boom lifts are used for landscaping projects and are handy for maintenance work on already-finished projects which do not need easy access to the area directly below the jobsite. These lifts can be utilized to repair piping or exterior electrical work, as well as difficult to clean areas. Normally knuckle lifts are driven by the employee in the platform with the extended boom.