Numerous workplace applications would require more reach than the regular task. The telescopic and articulating booms is a great choice for these specific situations. Electric or engine powered or bi-energy booms are great for outdoor, indoor or rough-terrain use, so basically, there is a suitable boom lift available for each and every type of job. Just take the time to figure out what kind of cargo you will be handling and what kinds of capacities you will require to get the task done.
As aerial work platforms, the articulating booms use multiple boom sections that hinge or articulate. These equipment provide a maximum reach of 6.25 meters or 21 feet 5 inches to 21.26 meters or 69 feet 9 inches. These units can vary in height between 36 feet and 11.14 meters or 43.15 meters or 141 feet. Articulated boom models are often classified by platform height and by horizontal reach.
In order to access work areas over barriers and obstacles like machinery or shelving, the articulating booms are normally used. They have less horizontal outreach than telescopic booms, but the articulating booms offer greater versatility and better positioning. This enables better access for overhead work places from congested places and from aisles. Throughout the range of articulating booms, the majority of them can hold weight capacities of as much as 227 kilograms or 500 pounds. These equipment can easily lift 2 operators and their tools and at times extra materials.
There are both rough terrain and industrial articulating booms, like scissor lifts. Industrial models are often equipped with non-marking tires and are intended for indoor use. The majority of articulated boom manufacturers use clean burning fuels like DC electric power or LPG or liquid propane gas for their industrial models. AC drive system technology is popular in industrial forklifts, even if it is new to the aerial work platforms market. This technology combines 3-phase AC drive motors together with DC batteries for more continuous control of turning, braking and drive speed and overall energy efficient operation.
Rough-terrain units are specially engineered to negotiate rugged construction site locations. With features like lug-tread tires, diesel engines, an oscillating axle and 4-wheel drive, these specialized things are common-place on rough-terrain articulating booms. These heavy-duty extras are what make these machinery able to withstand the rough settings they work in.