Types of Construction Lifts or Boom Lifts
Construction lifts are the equipment used to enable employees to locate high-up places without constructing any scaffolding. They are used to work on elevated structures, to do maintenance work and are common machinery found in factory and warehouse environment also.
Usually, construction lifts offer powered and wheeled bases which are capable of driving to the work location and have a platform on them which is responsible for lifting workers. There are lots of different kinds of lifts and each one is suited to different jobs and environment.
Bucket trucks, that are usually referred to as "cherry-pickers", carry a long boom that has a bucket connected at the end. This bucket area is where an employee could stand. Commonly, bucket trucks are utilized by landscapers and by utility workers. Landscapers often use these kinds of machinery to cut trees.
Each and every bucket truck has a boom assembly mounted to a standard truck, which enables these vehicles to move fast on regular roads. What's more, this increases the area which this machinery can service efficiently. This is specially vital for power companies. Like for instance, many of these businesses utilize cherry pickers to raise employees up so they could reach and work on transmission lines. The buckets have to be regularly checked and correctly insulated as they are working close to possible shock hazards.
Knuckle lifts or articulated boom lifts have a work platform mounted to an arm that could bend and reach obstacles. The base of the lift contains a turntable and is capable of turning the lift in a complete circle. The base of the lift is mounted on wheels as well for extra mobility.
Usually, the articulated boom lift is used for landscaping projects but is also useful for maintenance work on projects that are already finished. Projects that do not need easy access right beneath the jobsite. These lifts can be used to repair piping or exterior electrical work, and areas that are difficult to clean. Often knuckle lifts are driven by the worker in the platform with the extended boom.