Telescoping Boom Lifts
Telescopic booms are big industrial machinery designed with a straight boom arm that is extendable. The boom is usually located on a rotating turntable. The telescoping boom lifts are typically used for jobs that require tasks to be performed at heights that exceed other types of lifts. For example, employees are able to perform exterior renovations or repairs on medium sized buildings but using these lifts as opposed to having the additional work of setting up a pulley system or an outside elevator.
The boom lift is only designed to hold one individual. These buckets are better suited to specific jobs such as electrical repair, as opposed to general maintenance or window washing. These lifts are offered with both indoor and outdoor tires and are available in gas or electric configurations.
Underneath the scissor lifts work platform are the cross braces in which the machine gets its name. Once the braces move together it pushes the platform straight up. Because these machines should be positioned directly below the work location, as opposed to boom lifts, these units are way more limited in their use.
The scissor lift normally has a larger platform that enables the operator to control the lift to access a bigger work area when the lift platform is raised off the ground. With scissor lifts, all-terrain capability is less of a concern with these types of machinery, as they must sit on flat ground in order to be used. Scissor lifts are ideal for being used for window installation or cladding, as they provide the workers with the desired mobility; they are also a great choice for exterior repairs or window cleaning applications.
Boom Trucks vs. Cranes
Bucket trucks, cherry pickers and boom trucks each refer to the class a type of utility vehicle utilized specifically for vertical work. Generally, these kinds of trucks have a cab. It is here where the operator sits and controls the machinery. There is a bucket for where the worker could stand as well as a winch for carrying and an actuator arm for lifting the boom.
Boom trucks take employees to heights which would normally be inaccessible. The function of cranes is to raise heavy materials or equipment from one location to another. There are a variety of different crane types that can carry out a variety of purposes. Both of these different types of equipment excel at various tasks and are great for particular applications and finishing certain tasks.