What Exactly Is a Boom Truck?
A boom truck uses a winch to recover heavy things or move materials to areas that are normally inaccessible. Like for instance, they are usually utilized to reach the top of a building, maneuvering materials to a hillside or over a ditch.
A huge truck is outfitted with a boom winch. This is mounted in the truck's bed and then it is capable of transporting construction items and other equipment from street-side to a particular location. There is another boom truck configuration that is equipped with a cherry picker. This model enables arborists to easily access treetops.
The Stinger BT 3063 model has a 113-foot reach and is equipped with stabilizers and outriggers. A boom truck can vary from an aerial work platform which is moved by a hydraulic lifting device that is mounted on the bed, up to a Class 8 tractor-trailer rig with a bucket. It is also possible to have a customized boom lift manufactured for a particular buyer's requirements.
Bucket trucks are cherry pickers that could raise employees to great heights. Usually, buckets or cherry pickers transport workers from the ground up to high places like treetops, the sides of a building, for firefighting and fire department rescue or up utility poles.
The platform on the boom is operated from the truck's cab by remote. Either the boom is mounted on the bed of a big truck or on a separate trailer. Bigger booms need outriggers which extend horizontally from the truck so as to level out and stabilize the crane in its operation.
A cab-over-engine model boom truck has a control cluster capable of moving the boom situated in the cab. It is usually a panel in the boom itself on the side of the bed.