Kinds of Construction Lifts or Boom Lifts
A boom lift is a piece of equipment that allows personnel to perform jobs without having to construct a scaffolding. They are used to work on elevated structures, to do maintenance work and are common equipment found in warehouse and factory environment too.
Usually, construction lifts provide powered and wheeled bases which are capable of driving to the work place and have a platform on them that is responsible for elevating workers. There are many various kinds of lifts and each and every one is suitable to various kinds of jobs and environment.
Cherry pickers or bucket trucks, are built with a long boom which has a bucket attached at the end. This bucket area is where an employee can stand. Usually, bucket trucks are used by landscapers and by utility workers. Landscapers usually utilize these types of machinery to cut trees.
Bucket trucks are outfitted with a boom assembly which is mounted on a standard truck, and this means these lifts are able to travel on roads at normal traffic speeds. This mobility greatly increases the area they could effectively service. This is specially vital for power companies. For example, many of these businesses utilize cherry pickers to lift employees up so they can work on and reach transmission lines. The buckets must be checked regularly and properly insulated as they are working near possible shock hazards.
Articulated boom lifts are also referred to as "knuckle lifts", and consist of a work platform that is mounted on an arm which is able to bend in order to reach around obstacles. The base of the lift includes a turntable and can turn the lift in a full circle. The base of the lift is mounted on wheels also for extra mobility.
Normally, the articulated boom lift is used for landscaping projects but is also handy for maintenance work on projects that are already completed. Projects which do not need easy access directly below the jobsite. These lifts could be used to repair piping or exterior electrical work, and difficult to clean areas. Often knuckle lifts are driven by the employee in the platform with the extended boom.