The boom lift will have an articulating arm or a telescopic boom for the purpose of lifting individuals or materials. These equipment are commonly used in the construction industry as well as in utility applications. The boom lifts fall under the "aerial equipment" category.
Telescopic booms are known to have a straight arm which extends in length and increases in height. In addition, articulating booms are designed to be raised, but offer a multi-piece arm for the ability of reaching an elevated location or work platform. Both telescopic booms and articulating booms could be mounted on vehicles or trailers or could be self-contained with their own drive trains. Some models utilize wheels, whilst other designs have stabilizing tracks or legs.
The telehandler has a telescopic boom that incorporated into the machine. These boom lifts are very easy to maneuver around a construction location due to their design being equipped with drive trains and wheels.
Choosing the proper boom to suit your specific needs means analyzing certain product specifications and features. For example, the load or lift capacity, the width horizontal reach and the working height are basic measurements to think about. The different platform designs as well as the power system options are other essential features to consider.
The majority of boom lift platforms are made from steel. They generally include a swing gate for walk-in access or a sliding, mid-rail gate. Some boom lift styles provide tri-entry features that offer sliding mid-rail entrances on the front of the platform and both ends of the platform. Platform accessories comprise welder leads, travel alarms, additional railings and air lines. Tool trays and work lights are also available. In terms of power options, several models are available with 3-phase AC generator to enable welding operations. The generator could be belt-driven or hydraulic-driven, which depends on the model.
In terms of engine options, potential features and tire types, boom lift units vary greatly. The tires on a boom lift can be filled with foam or air, for instance and they could be categorized as non-marking. There are available units that are outfitted with rubber tires too. The engine on a boom lift can use gasoline or diesel fuel. These equipment can be equipped with a cold-weather package. This package usually comes with accessories such as: asynthetic motor oil and a battery blanket. There are a lot of different styles and extra features available for boom lifts in order to ensure they are suitable for particular environments.