Kinds of Boom Lifts or Construction Lifts
A boom lift is a piece of equipment that allows employees to perform tasks without having to construct a scaffolding. They are utilized to work on elevated structures, to do maintenance work and are common equipment found in factory and warehouse settings also.
Boom lifts can normally provide powered and wheeled bases that could drive itself to the work location and have a platform on them to elevate the employees. There are lots of different types of lifts and every one is suited to different kinds of tasks and settings.
Bucket trucks, that are usually called "cherry-pickers", carry a long boom which has a bucket attached at the end. This bucket area is where a worker could stand. Normally, bucket trucks are utilized by utility workers and by landscapers. Landscapers normally utilize these machines to prune trees.
Bucket trucks are outfitted with a boom assembly that is mounted on a regular truck, and this means these lifts are able to travel on roads at normal traffic speeds. This mobility really increases the area they can efficiently service. This is specially vital for power companies. For example, many of these companies use cherry pickers to raise workers up so they could reach and work on transmission lines. The buckets need to be frequently inspected and insulated well as they are working close to potential shock hazards.
Articulated boom lifts are also called "knuckle lifts", and have a work platform that is mounted on an arm that could bend in order to reach around obstacles. The base of the lift contains a turntable and is capable of turning the lift in a full circle. The base of the lift is mounted on wheels also for extra mobility.
Typically, the articulated boom lift is used for landscaping projects but is also useful for maintenance work on projects which are already completed. Projects which do not need easy access directly underneath the jobsite. These lifts can be utilized to repair piping or exterior electrical work, and difficult to clean areas. Normally knuckle lifts are driven by the employee in the platform with the extended boom.