Types of Boom Lifts

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Here at NLEQ, you can find all types of telehandlers and boom lifts in a wide variety. Each make and model has been designed to fit a particular need. These machines can all be combined into a few categories that dictate their purpose. These categories include self-driving boom lifts (straight boom lifts and articulating boom lifts) as well as towable boom lifts.

A self-driving boom lift is generally a wheeled machine however you can also get them with tracks. This machine is controlled by the person inside of the basket, which is one of its unique characteristics. Self-driving boom lifts are equipped with four-wheel drive, which is why they are often used for work in the outdoors. Their heavy bases are remarkably stable and provide them with excellent maneuverability. Because of their stability and versatility outdoors, self-driving boom lifts are usually used in heavy construction job sites.

They are usually the largest boom lifts, which means they are capable of accommodating many workers and equipment at once. One downside to this style is that the lift must be transported to the job site on a large trailer, as it weighs as much as a small tractor. There are some compact tracked models that are stabilized by outriggers, but these only provide a wider range of storage options. They can make transportation even more difficult.

If you are looking for types of man lifts that are cheaper than the self-driving boom lift, take a look at the towable boom lift. These machines are much lighter however they generally have lesser reach than the self-driving alternative. Towable lifts can easily hook up to any vehicle with a trailer hitch, making them the best when it comes to transportation. Towable boom lifts do not require a drive engine or chassis.

While small adjustments can be made without lowering the boom with a self-driving boom lift, this is impossible with a towable boom lift. In some cases, you might even have to re-hitch the towable boom lift to your vehicle to make the necessary adjustments. Regardless, towable boom lifts are considered the most affordable type of construction equipment when it comes to man lifts.

Straight boom lifts use a telescoping boom mast to achieve their operational height. This telescoping movement makes for a smooth and stable ride. It also allows employees to reach close to 200 feet high, making it one of the highest reaching machines. Telescoping boom lifts do not need as much maintenance as their competitors, making them an easy way to reach high heights.

Articulating boom lifts are similar to telescoping boom lifts. The articulating arm of this boom lift differentiates it from the rest. The arm of an articulating boom lift extends by unfolding layer by layer until reaching the preferred operational height. If you are working in an area with a crowded landscape, the articulating boom lift will allow you access to hard to reach places. The articulating boom lift is also easier to move from job site to job site, as it is compact and a little easier to transport. They do not reach as high as the other models, however, as they sacrifice height in exchange for their articulating ability.

If you are in the market for any of these types of boom lifts, visit our website. At NLEQ, we offer a wide variety of machines in each of these categories.

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