Articulating boom lifts, also known as knuckle lifts because of the shape of their arm, can help you access high and hard-to-reach or obstructed work sites, lifting you anywhere from 30 to 150 feet in the air...Show More
Articulating boom lifts, also known as knuckle lifts because of the shape of their arm, can help you access high and hard-to-reach or obstructed work sites, lifting you anywhere from 30 to 150 feet in the air. Articulating boom lifts provide more flexibility than telescopic boom lifts, which can only extend horizontally. Articulating boom lifts can do so because they have multi-jointed arms and, most often, 360-degree turntables that allow you to work in tight quarters and crowded areas.
They provide versatility and can support multiple workers at once. Projects commonly associated with articulating boom lifts include exterior maintenance and cleaning projects, along with piping and electrical repair jobs. Electric models can operate effectively indoors because they have zero emissions and can fit through standard doorways. However, they’re also equipped with sturdy tires to deal with outdoor terrain. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.
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The greater the reach you want, the more you pay for an articulating boom lift rental. Daily rental prices can run anywhere from $212 for a 30-foot narrow electric model to $1,196 for a 125-foot diesel dual-fuel lift. Weekly costs range from $520 to $2,600, and monthly rentals can run from $1,331 to $7,280.
A mid-sized diesel, dual-fuel articulating boom lift with a 60-foot reach runs $339 a day, $780 a week, or $1,894 a month. For an even higher reach, you can request quotes for 135-foot and 150-foot models.
High-powered boom lifts can reach heights of 150 feet. The tallest boom lift, the Snorkel 2100SJ, has a platform height of 210 feet. BigRentz offers a variety of boom lifts that extend from 30 feet all the way up to 150 feet—almost 14 stories high.
Articulating (knuckle) booms have a distinctive shape, and use pivot points to maximize length and reach. This type of lift provides “up-and-over” access that enables you to get to hard-to-reach spots at different heights or access areas over obstacles. Smaller articulating lifts come with electric engines, while larger models use diesel, dual-fuel engines. You can get electric power on lifts up to 60 feet, and diesel dual-fuel models start at 45 feet.
Telescope (straight) booms extend out in a straight line, giving you enough reach to directly access overhead work areas. Because their arms don’t bend, they require more space to operate, but they can also reach higher than articulating boom lifts: up to 185 feet. Telescopic lifts operate using diesel dual-fuel engines.
Consider which type of engine you need for your lift. Diesel-powered boom lifts emit fumes and should therefore only be used outdoors. Electric boom lifts run on battery power instead of fuel, which make them a better choice for indoor construction.