There are a lot of options available to you when choosing used boom lifts to be used for your heavy construction projects. The sheer number of options could cause you to become overwhelmed when it’s time to make your selection. This is especially true if you are comparing two boom lifts of similar designs, such as choosing between a spider boom lift and a towable lift.
Both types of machine come with their own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important that you know what each of these are before you make a decision. After all, even used boom lifts are an investment in your business, and you don’t want to lose money or jobs because you don’t have the right equipment on hand.
Spider boom lifts are designed with ease of storage and practicality in mind. These compact and easily-maneuvered machines are driven by the operator to the location of the job. Like bulldozers, spider lifts drive on tracks to help provide stability in more rugged terrain.
This type of lift cannot be towed, however, meaning that there is an added concern related to how you will transport the equipment. The machine also cannot be moved when it is in operation, which significantly reduces its range in some cases.
If your vehicle has a trailer hitch, it can easily move a towable lift. This makes it incredibly easy to get your equipment from site to site, or site to storage, with no additional hauling required. The self-leveling outriggers that are standard to these boom lifts make setup both easy and fast. You never have to waste time when moving or setting up your boom lift, because towable models are designed for ease of use and top-of-the-line efficiency.
Towable boom lifts typically come equipped with a telescopic arm, which is ideal for circumstances wherein you may have to adjust the height of the boom quite regularly. This telescopic technology makes it a snap, thus making towable boom lifts quite popular among busy contractors.
Unfortunately for some, towable lifts have a relatively low maximum reach. As you can expect of a lift that can easily be towed behind a vehicle, towable lifts are more lightweight in construction than other used boom lifts.
What Should I Consider When Buying Used Boom Lifts from NLEQ?
More than anything, you should consider the nature of the jobs that you need the boom lift for. There is no saying outright which type of lift would be ideal for your circumstances, as it depends on the model of the lift and the specific situations that you need it for.
The used boom lifts from NLEQ make it easy to amass an array of heavy construction equipment to help you accomplish any number of jobs. Peruse our inventory of used spider lifts and towable lifts and consult with our team of expert customer service associates to help you make your decision!