What Is an Articulating Boom Lift?
The articulated boom lift is a heavy duty machine capable of performing various tasks from electrical repair to construction applications. These highly maneuverable lifts make working at heights much safer and efficient.
Knuckle boom lifts are a different term for articulating boom lifts. These machines can reach heights from 36 feet to 131 feet, depending on the model of the particular lift.
The articulating boom has a large arm or boom with many bending elbows. These are in conjunction with extendable arms which allow the articulating lifts to reach outwards and over things as well as upwards.
Telescoping vs. Articulating
Straight or telescoping boom lifts have a working height that ranges from 46 to eighty six feet. Unlike articulating lifts, these ones do not have elbows and extend in a straight line. This simplifies some of the lift training but also restricts the areas which could be reached with it.
The articulating boom lift design makes them the most able to negotiate around obstacles and objects. These lifts are convenient for indoor application, offered in electrical models and have zero tail swing. These specific kinds of lifts are perfect for crowded work situations.
The A-Series Articulating Boom engineered by Skyjack was designed for utilizing many of their reliable and efficient design features. The SJ 46AJ provides an industry leading, 360 degree continuous turret rotation that is standard equipped. because of the turret design allowing for easy operation in tight spaces, this model provides zero tail swing too.
Skyjack is popular for its positive traction for extreme terrains. A lot of their machinery provide axle based 4WD. These equipment are known for having a rugged and reliable drive train and proven low maintenance. Furthermore, the AJ has been designed with a rear axle hydraulic differential unlock and lock switch. This enables the operator to lock the rear differential when traveling on rough terrain.