CareLift Equipment has been engineering and making quality rough terrain forklifts since the year 1962. Each day the company strives to help their consumers reach their objectives and deliver value as they know the bottom line is dependability and performance.
There are 2 general types of boom lifts. These models are straight boom lifts and articulated boom lifts. Usually, these models are powered hydraulically. Most often straight booms are the great choice for jobs that need a high reach with no obstructions. The turntable on the machine is capable of rotating 360 degrees with an extendable boom. This extendable boom is able to be raised vertically to below horizontal. As the operator can steer and maneuver the vehicle while the boom is completely extended, it is a versatile machinery. These models come in propane, gas or diesel configurations as well as 4 wheel drive and 2 wheel drive.
The articulated boom lifts are used for jobs that need to reach up and over obstacles so as to gain access. These specialized lifts are utilized for tasks that are not easily completed by straight telescopic booms. These lifts are practically like the straight boom lift in most aspects except in the ability of the boom to articulate. There are different articulation points on the boom in order to allow it to bend in a range of different directions allowing it to easily move around any objects in the work site.
To be able to maintain stability while the boom lift is fully extended, several heavy-duty boom lifts come equipped with outriggers. The outriggers provide the operator with some extra confidence and safety. Proper training is required before operating boom lifts so as to guarantee the jobsite, the operator and everybody working in the vicinity stays safe.
The boom lift allows for tasks needing a lot of man power to be carried out in a lot less time. These machinery have revolutionized the material handling industry and have greatly increased productivity.