What Exactly Is an Articulating Boom Lift?
An articulating boom lift is an industrial machine which is utilized in various applications from construction to electrical repair. These highly maneuverable lifts make working at heights a lot safer and efficient.
Articulating booms are also called knuckle boom lifts. These equipment are capable of reaching heights from 36 feet to 131 feet, depending on the model of the particular lift.
The articulating boom has a huge boom or arm with multiple bending elbows. These are in conjunction with extendable arms which allow the articulating lifts to reach over things and outwards and also upwards.
Articulating vs. Telescoping
Both straight or telescoping boom lifts can work at heights from 46 to 86 feet. Not like articulating lifts, these ones do not contain elbows and extend in a straight line. This simplifies some of the lift training but also restricts the areas which can be reached with it.
The articulating boom lift design makes them the most able to negotiate around objects and obstacles. These lifts are convenient for indoor use, offered in electrical models and have zero tail swing. These specific kinds of lifts are perfect for crowded work situations.
Skyjack has made the A-Series Articulating Boom with many of their most dependable and effective design features. The SJ 46AJ offers an industry leading, 360 degree continuous turret rotation which is standard equipped. because of the turret design allowing for easy operation in tight spaces, this particular model also offers zero tail swing.
Skyjack is popular for its extreme terrains and positive traction. A lot of their machinery offer axle based 4WD. These machines are known for having a rugged and dependable drive train and proven low maintenance. In addition, the AJ has been designed with a rear axle hydraulic differential lock and unlock switch. This enables the operator to lock the rear differential when traveling on rough ground.