Articulating Lift Specs
An articulating lift is an aerial lift with an articulating boom arm that extends up and away from the base of the machine. The arm has various pivot points, allowing it to bend. This feature makes it easy for an articulating lift to work over or around obstacles.
Unlike straight boom lifts, articulating man lifts are ideal for navigating tight spaces. These lifts typically have a smaller base, increasing their mobility around the worksite.
An articulating lift typically cannot extend as far as its straight mast counterparts. The broader base of straight mast models gives them more stability and reach.
Most articulating boom lifts have a lift height between 40 feet and 160 feet. On the other hand, some telescopic boom lifts can reach close to 190 feet. Keep in mind that horizontal reach varies with lift height. For instance, a 40-foot machine has a maximum horizontal reach of about 34 feet, while a 120-foot machine has a maximum horizontal reach closer to 75 feet.
The average articulating lift has a load capacity between 500 and 700 pounds. This number varies depending on the model. Be sure to follow the specs printed on the equipment’s load capacity chart.
The multi-directionality of the articulating boom lift arm decreases stability and reduces the amount of weight it can carry. If you need an aerial lift with a higher load capacity, consider a telescopic boom lift or scissor lift instead.
When comparing articulating lifts for sale, consider the load capacity and lift height you need. Think about your typical load weight and keep worksite height restrictions in mind. Once you know what you’re looking for, fill out the form at the top of the page.
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