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