The boom lift would have a telescopic extension or an articulating arm for the purpose of lifting people or supplies. These machinery 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 will have an arm which could reach elevated places or a work platform. Both articulating booms and telescopic booms could be mounted on vehicles or trailers or can be self-contained with their own drive trains. Several units utilize wheels, while other designs have stabilizing tracks or legs.
Telehandlers are telescopic booms that incorporate a full vehicle into their design structure. These boom lifts are easy to maneuver around a construction site due to their design being outfitted with wheels and drive trains.
Choosing the proper boom to suit your particular needs means analyzing particular features and product specifications. For example, the width horizontal reach, working height and the lift or load capacity are basic measurements to consider. The various platform styles as well as the power system options are other essential features to consider.
Most boom lift platforms are made from steel. They usually consist of a swing gate for walk-in access or a sliding, mid-rail gate. Some boom lift styles provide tri-entry features which provide sliding mid-rail entrances on the front of the platform as well as both ends of the platform. Platform accessories consist of welder leads, travel alarms, additional railings and air lines. 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 can be hydraulic-driven or belt-driven, which depends on the model.
When it comes to engine options, potential features and types of tires, boom lift units vary greatly. The tires on a boom lift could be filled with air or foam, for instance and they can be categorized as non-marking. There are units available which are outfitted with rubber tires as well. The engine on a boom lift can use gasoline or diesel fuel. These equipment may be outfitted with a cold-weather package. This package usually comes with accessories like for instance: asynthetic motor oil and a battery blanket. There are numerous styles and extra features available for boom lifts in order to guarantee they are suitable for certain environments.