Common Uses for Articulated Boom Lifts
Articulated boom lifts are more appropriate when compared to telescopic boom lifts for environments that require work in tight spaces, or to allow the operator to clear obstacles if necessary.
Main Components for Articulated Boom Lifts
Other features of a articulated boom lift include:
- • Articulated Boom
- • Tires (tread varies)
- • Platform
- • Counterweights
- • Boom Lift Manual (required by OSHA)
Manufacturers & ModelsWhen comparing manufacturers and models, it is important to consider the following:
Articulated boom lifts have a lift weight capacity between 500 and 1,000 pounds. You must consider how many people and what types of tools are needed on the platform to determine which lift is right for the job.
Gasoline, diesel, and propane are common fuels used in articulated boom lifts. Check the fuel type, prices for the fuel, fuel efficiency, and availability of the fuel type in your area before choosing a boom lift.
Articulated boom lift tires come in several types of tread for various soils, and are in either two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Consider the type of ground you will be operating on and find the right tires for the boom lift. If you will be operating on very soft or sloping ground, an articulated boom may be dangerous to use.
With a range of 30’ to 150’ in vertical reach, articulated boom lifts can help you get to the top of trees, poles, and roofs. The booms can also extend horizontally, but watch the angle because it reduces the weight capacity and stability of the machine.