Kinds of Construction Lifts or Boom Lifts
Construction lifts refer to the equipment used to allow employees to go to high-up locations without building any scaffolding. They are utilized to do maintenance work, to work on elevated structures and are common machines found in warehouse and factory settings also.
Boom lifts can normally offer powered and wheeled bases which can drive itself to the work location and have a platform on them to elevate the personnel. There are many different types of lifts and each one is suited to various tasks and environment.
Bucket trucks, that are often referred to as "cherry-pickers", carry a long boom that has a bucket attached at the end. This bucket area is where an employee can stand. Commonly, bucket trucks are used by utility workers and by landscapers. Landscapers usually use these types of machinery to trim trees.
Each and every bucket truck has a boom assembly mounted to a regular truck, that enables these vehicles to move swiftly on regular roads. Additionally, this increases the area which this machine can service effectively. This is especially important for power companies. For instance, a lot of these companies use cherry pickers to raise employees up so they could work on and reach transmission lines. The buckets must be inspected on a regular basis and insulated properly since they are working near potential shock hazards.
Knuckle lifts or articulated boom lifts have a work platform mounted to an arm which could bend and reach obstacles. The base of the lift contains a turntable and could turn the lift in a full circle. The base of the lift is mounted on wheels also for extra mobility.
Articulated boom lifts are used for landscaping projects and are useful for maintenance work on already-completed projects which do not need easy access to the area directly underneath the jobsite. These lifts can be utilized to repair piping or exterior electrical work, as well as hard to clean areas. Usually knuckle lifts are driven by the worker in the platform with the extended boom.