What Is a Boom Truck?
A boom truck utilizes a winch to recover heavy things or transport supplies to areas that are typically not accessible. Like for instance, they are commonly utilized to reach the top of a building, maneuvering materials over a ditch or to a hillside.
A big truck is equipped with a boom winch. This is mounted in the bed of the truck and then it is capable of moving construction items and other equipment from street-side to a specific place. There is one more boom truck configuration that is equipped with a cherry picker. This model enables arborists to easily access treetops.
The Stinger BT 3063 model has a 113-foot reach and is equipped with outriggers and stabilizers. A boom truck could vary from an aerial work platform that is moved by a hydraulic lifting mechanism that is mounted on the bed, up to a Class 8 tractor-trailer rig with a bucket. It is also possible to have a modified boom lift manufactured to meet the particular requirements of the buyer.
Cherry pickers or bucket booms enable employees to reach excellent heights. Usually, cherry pickers or buckets move workers from the ground up to high areas such as treetops, the sides of a building, up utility poles or for fire department rescue and firefighting.
The boom platform could be operated by remote from the truck's cab. Either the boom is mounted on a separate trailer or on the bed of a large truck. Larger booms need outriggers which extend horizontally from the truck so as to level out and stabilize the crane in its use.
A cab-over-engine model boom truck has a control cluster capable of moving the boom situated in the cab. It is usually a panel in the boom itself on the side of the bed.