Many workplace applications will require more reach than the usual job. The telescopic and articulating booms is a good choice for these specific instances. Electric or engine powered or bi-energy booms are great for rough terrain, outdoor or indoor applications, so technically, there is a suitable boom lift available for each type of job. Just take the time to figure out what types of capacities you would need to get the task done and what type of loads you would be handling.
As aerial work platforms, the articulating booms use many boom parts that hinge or articulate. These machines provide a maximum reach of 21 feet 5 inches or 6.25 meters to 21.26 meters or 69 feet 9 inches. These units could vary in height between 11.14 meters and 36 feet or 141 feet or 43.15 meters. Normally, articulated boom units are classified by platform height and by horizontal reach.
Articulating booms are usually utilized to access work places over barriers and obstacles such as equipment or shelving. Compared to telescopic booms, they have less horizontal outreach, the articulating booms offer greater versatility and better up and over positioning . This enables better access for overhead work places from congested areas and from aisles. Throughout the range of articulating booms, the majority of them are able to hold weight capacities of as much as 227 kg or 500 pounds. These machinery can lift 2 operators and their tools easilyand at times extra supplies.
Similar to scissor lifts, the rough terrain and industrial articulating booms are normally equipped with non-marking tires and are intended for indoor use. Most of articulated boom manufacturers use clean burning fuels such as DC electric power or liquid propane gas or LPG for their industrial units. AC drive system technology is popular in industrial forklifts, although it is new to the market of aerial work platforms. This technology combines DC batteries with 3-phase AC drive motors for more braking and drive speed, continuous control of turning and overall energy efficient operation.
Rough-terrain units are specially designed to negotiate rugged construction site locations. With features such as lug-tread tires, diesel engines, an oscillating axle and 4-wheel drive, these specialized things are common-place on rough-terrain articulating booms. These heavy-duty extras are what really make these equipment able to withstand the rough environments they work in.