Telescopic Boom Lift Specs
A telescopic boom lift is a type of aerial lift that helps operators access hard-to-reach places. Also known as a straight boom lift, this equipment has a straight, extendable boom arm. Unlike an articulating boom lift, this straight boom arm does not have any pivot points. Because of this, straight boom lifts are less mobile, but offer more capacity, stability, and reach than their articulating counterparts.
This equipment is operated from a basket attached to the end of the straight boom. Features and capabilities vary by model. The type of boom lift you choose will depend on your typical worksite. Learn more about the specifications of a telescopic boom lift below.
Because of their multidirectional arm, telescopic boom lifts have a much better reach than aerial lifts that only extend vertically, like scissor lifts. The average lift height for this equipment is between 150 and 185 feet. Telescopic lifts typically extend higher than their articulating counterparts. Small 60 ft straight boom lifts are available for simple indoor tasks.
Think about the type of work you’ll be doing to determine which type of boom lift is the best fit. If you need to navigate a crowded worksite with hanging wires, steel beams, or other obstacles, an articulating boom lift is the best choice. However, if your main focus is stability and reach, a telescopic boom lift is ideal. You’ll get more lift height from a telescopic lift than from articulating models.
Just like lift capacity, load capacity varies by model. The average load capacity of a telescopic lift falls between 500 and 1,000 pounds. Straight boom lifts can carry more weight than articulating options.
Always operate within the guidelines on the equipment’s load capacity chart. Train every operator and ensure that they use the telescoping boom correctly.
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