What Is an Articulating Boom Lift?
An articulating boom lift is an industrial equipment that is used in various applications from construction to electrical repair. These extremely maneuverable lifts make working at heights much efficient and safer.
Articulating booms are also known as knuckle boom lifts. These machinery are capable of reaching heights from 36 feet to 131 feet, depending on the model of the specific lift.
Articulating boom lifts are designed with multiple bending elbows. These are in conjunction with extendable arms that enable the articulating lifts to reach outwards and over things as well as upwards.
Articulating vs. Telescoping
Straight or telescoping boom lifts have a working height which ranges from 46 to eighty six feet. Not like 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 that could be reached with it.
The articulating boom lift design makes them the most able to negotiate around objects and obstacles. These lifts are convenient for indoor application, offered in electrical models and have zero tail swing. These particular types of lifts are perfect for crowded work situations.
Skyjack has built the A-Series Articulating Boom with many of their most reliable and effective design features. The SJ 46AJ provides an industry leading, 360 degree continuous turret rotation which is standard equipped. Due to the turret design allowing for easy operation in tight spaces, this particular model offers zero tail swing also.
Skyjack is popular for its positive traction for extreme terrains. A lot of their equipment offer axle based 4WD. These machines are known for having a rugged and dependable drive train and proven low maintenance. In addition, the AJ has been designed with a rear axle hydraulic differential lock and unlock switch. This enables the operator to lock the rear differential when traveling on rough terrain.