American Telehandler offers for sale used boom lifts to a variety of industries. A boom lift is utilized in the construction industry to deliver an operator to various levels of a construction site. These boom lifts, also called aerial lifts, aerial work platforms, cherry pickers, or manlifts are also used for other applications in many other industries, both inside and outside buildings, and along roadways.
From the basket, the operator is able to adjust the angle of the boom and the height of the boom lift to reach his intended work area. Any time an operator needs to be lifted to high levels to perform a task this boom lift is the piece of equipment that is preferred. The farming business, the oil business, electrical related businesses, and the mining business are but a few of the industries that utilize the boom lift to lift a man to his intended destination.
Boom lifts are widely used in industry, agriculture, road construction, landscaping, and the military. Boom lifts are used to deliver an operator and his tools to the appropriate location in the air that he will be working. A boom lift is similar in appearance to a forklift but with crane style components such as a telescopic boom extending forward and upward. A basket on the end of the boom is used to raise the operator into the air. Unlike a telehandler, the boom lift is used for lifting people to a desired location in the air. The operator controls the boom lift from the basket.
Moving operators from place-to place in the air and the ability to reach otherwise difficult locations at significant heights are the most common applications for boom lifts. A boom lift can articulate, allowing the operator to reach a destination that is obstructed. A jib can also be added to increase mobility.
The boom lift is more practical, cost effective, and provides more functionality vs. standard cranes or telehandlers which require an operator on the ground. As the boom lift extends outward and upward it is balanced by a counter weight at the rear of the machine. A boom lift may also employ a computerized sensor system to consistently monitor the vehicle and ensure safe operation. Annual inspection is required to ensure the owner/operator operates the boom lift safely. This is a very simple certification process.
Some of the smaller boom lifts are towable behind a vehicle. The boom lift operates with a variety of power options. Depending on the make, height, and model of the boom lift, it will operate using diesel fuel, gas, propane, or electric power. Many boom lifts have dual fuel capabilities-typically gas and propane. That allows these machines to operate both outside in rough terrain environments or inside buildings.