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About Articulating Boom Lift

Often referred to as “knuckle booms” or “cherry pickers,” articulating boom lifts feature two or more hinged boom sections and offer extreme versatility on the job site. With the combination of up, out and over positioning capabilities, workers can reach farther and have greater control over where they are moving. Due to their tight turning radius, articulated boom lifts are ideal for maneuvering in smaller spaces or when it is necessary to reach up and over obstructions such as power lines, trees, or other barriers.

Choose the right lift to rent for your next big job. When you need to reach great heights with lots of maneuverability, an articulating boom lift is a good choice. These lifts move in all directions while taking up a surprisingly small amount of space. Discover how an articulating boom lift will fit in with your next job.

The Basics of Articulating Boom Lifts

Articulating boom lifts are a type of hydraulic aerial lift. They go by the names “cherry picker” or “knuckle lift,” too. Boom lifts are popular for lots of jobs because of their reach abilities. On an articulating boom lift, you can get very high. From that point, you can move backward, forward, up, down, and to all sides. They run on diesel fuel, gas, or electricity.

The base of the lift is a rough terrain telehandler, which you can move through job sites. These vehicles have four-wheel drive, meaning you can use them on outdoor jobs. A boom, or a long metal arm, extends from the rough terrain telehandler base. A bucket is at the end of the boom arm to hold you and your tools. This boom has one or more joints that give it good reach in all directions.

An articulating boom lift has an extra jib for more movement. The jib can extend the platform another six feet in any direction. That way, you don’t have to move the boom arm every time you need to change positions.

Jobs for Articulating Boom Lifts

Articulating boom lifts maneuver well in tight spaces when they are folded. Narrow electric articulating boom lifts are good for tight spaces and indoor work. Diesel varieties with the four-wheel drive handle outdoor terrain well. They work for a variety of construction and maintenance jobs because of how high they can go. The way the boom moves makes these lifts perfect for crowded places. You don’t have to drive the base to a new spot because the basket can reach so many places.

You might use one of these aerial lifts:

  • To trim trees.
  • To reach tough spots on construction sites.
  • In tight spaces where the tail swing is an issue.
  • When you only have soft earth or rough terrain to stand on.

The Dimensions of Our Articulating Boom Lifts

We can provide you with an electric articulating boom lift rental for your indoor aerial work. Get one with a platform height from 30 feet high to 60 feet high. Diesel and dual-fuel articulating boom lifts offer even more choices for outdoor aerial work. Rent one from 34 feet high to 150 feet work height.

The highest lift capacity for our articulating boom lifts is 500 pounds on the platform. This lift capacity doesn’t vary with the size of the lift or with the height you’ll be reaching.

Why Rent With BigRentz?

Get the best in Genie products when you need them when you rent with us. Get a single eight-hour day, or rent for weeks at a time until your job is done. Avoid maintenance and storage costs, and always have the lift you need for your construction or maintenance job.


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