Common Uses for Telescopic Boom Lifts
Telescopic boom lifts have a greater reach than other aerial platforms because of the sections that extend telescopically. This allows workers to perform their job duties in areas with limited access.
Main Components for Telescopic Boom Lifts
Other features of a telescopic boom lift include:
- • Telescopic 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:
Telescopic 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 telescopic 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.
Telescopic 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, a telescopic boom may be dangerous to use.
With a range of 30’ to 100’ in vertical reach, telescopic 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.