There are several applications which entail a lot more reach than the average job. For these instances, the ever-growing range of articulating and telescopic booms is a good option. Electric or engine powered or bi-energy booms are great for indoor, rough terrain or outdoor applications, so technically, there is a suitable boom lift available for every kind of job. Simply take the time to figure out what kinds of capacities you will need to get the job done and what type of cargo you will be handling.
As aerial work platforms, the articulating booms use multiple boom sections that hinge or articulate. These machines provide a maximum reach of 6.25 meters or 21 feet 5 inches to 21.26 meters or 69 feet 9 inches. These units could vary in height between 36 feet and 11.14 meters or 43.15 meters or 141 feet. Articulated boom units are often classified by horizontal reach and by platform height.
Articulating booms are normally used to access work places over obstacles and barriers such as equipment or shelving. Compared to telescopic booms, they have less horizontal outreach, the articulating booms provide greater versatility and better up and over positioning . This enables better access for overhead work areas from congested places and from aisles. Throughout the range of articulating booms, most of them could hold weight capacities of up to 227 kg or 500 lbs. These machines could easily lift 2 operators and their tools and sometimes extra materials.
Similar to scissor lifts, the industrial and rough terrain articulating booms are normally equipped with non-marking tires and are made for indoor operation. The majority of articulated boom manufacturers use clean burning fuels like for instance liquid propane gas or LPG or DC electric power for their industrial units. AC drive system technology is common in industrial forklifts, even if it is new to the aerial work platforms market. This technology combines DC batteries along with 3-phase AC drive motors for more continuous control of turning, drive speed and braking and overall energy efficient operation.
The rough terrain models have been designed specifically to work on rugged work sites. These machinery have features such as lug-tread tires, diesel engines, 4-wheel drive and an oscillating axle. These are common specialized items used on rough-terrain articulating booms. These heavy-duty extras are what really make these machinery able to withstand the rough settings they operate in.