The boom lift will have an articulating arm or a telescopic boom for the purpose of lifting individuals or supplies. These machines are usually used in utility applications as well as in the construction business. The boom lifts fall under the "aerial equipment" category.
Straight or telescopic booms work to increase the height of operation because it extends in length. Articulating booms are also designed to raised, but would have an arm which could reach elevated locations or a work platform. Both telescopic booms and articulating booms could be self-contained with their own drive trains, or can be mounted on vehicles or trailers. Some units utilize wheels, whilst other designs have stabilizing tracks or legs.
The telehandler has a telescopic boom which incorporated into the machinery. These boom lifts are simple to maneuver all around a construction location due to their design being outfitted with drive trains and wheels.
Choosing the right boom to suit your specific requirements means analyzing specific product specifications and features. For instance, the width horizontal reach, working height and the load or lift capacity are standard measurements to consider. The different platform designs as well as the power system options are other vital features to consider.
Most boom lift platforms are made from steel. They generally consist of a swing gate for walk-in access or a sliding, mid-rail gate. Some boom lift styles provide tri-entry features which offer sliding mid-rail entrances on both ends of the platform and the front of the platform. Platform accessories consist of additional railings, air lines, travel alarms and welder leads. Work lights and tool trays are also available. When it comes to power options, some models are available with 3-phase AC generator to allow welding operations. The generator could be hydraulic-driven or belt-driven, which depends on the unit.
In terms of engine options, potential features and tire types, boom lift models 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 models available that are outfitted with rubber tires too. The engine on a boom lift may use diesel fuel or gasoline. These machinery may be outfitted with a cold-weather package. This package often comes with accessories such as: a battery blanket and synthetic motor oil. There are a lot of different styles and extra features available for boom lifts in order to guarantee they are suitable for specific settings.