Aerial lift types of equipment help to safely lower and raise workers and their tools at different heights as they perform their duties. Applications of aerial work platforms include sporting events, tree care, harvesting, electrical line repair, window repair or washing, construction, and building painting or renovation. Aerial work platforms come in different sizes that allow the users to perform their specific tasks efficiently and effectively. Site van Adrighem offers powerful aerial work platforms to meet every client’s aerial lift needs. Aerial work platforms found at site van Adrighem include truck-mounted aerial platforms, crawler boom lift, articulated boom lift, telescopic boom lift, scissor lift, and mast lift, among others. Choosing the best aerial work platform depends on the features and specific tasks the equipment is to perform.
Different types of aerial lifts are personnel lifts, scissor lifts, and towable boom lifts. Personnel lifts act as a traditional ladder but with greater stability. Scissor lifts, just like a traditional ladder, help workers who wash windows or paint buildings reach a height of about 60 feet. Towable boom lifts are portable and used for lightweight. Found mostly in gyms or yards.
Options for Aerial work platforms
The most common aerial lifts are boom lifts, scissor lifts, and forklifts. They help to move, place, or lift material, tools, or workers to reach a higher place of work.
- Articulated boom lifts
Boom lifts are aerial lifts supported by a mounted extension on a chassis or a truck. Articulate boom lifts also known as “knuckle lifts” are used to overcome various obstacles. It has a turntable at the base that gives full control in any direction where access is limited. Consider using an articulated boom lift when reaching over obstacles, confined areas, working indoors or when an additional reach from the platform is needed.
- Scissor lifts
Scissor lifts are used for indoor or outdoor activities to perform basic maintenance or painting work. They are available in different models and reach the shortest heights of any aerial lift.
- Telescopic boom lift
Telescopic boom lifts offer the greatest horizontal reach of all aerial lift platforms. They are also known as a stick boom lift. They have an extendable arm attached to a turntable that can rotate 360 degrees, allowing work around different angles. A telescopic boom lift is used in open spaces, on rectangular structures, or in the task that requires reaching greater heights than other aerial lifts. The bucket on the telescopic boom lift is small and can lift one person at a time.
- Bucket trucks
Also known as cherry pickers, are boom lifts mounted on a truck. They have a long arm with a platform where a worker stands on, while the arm is attached to a hydraulic lifting system. Are mostly used by utility workers or pruners to access utility lines or tall trees. Buckets trucks can also be used in warehouses, maintenance, remodeling, or installation sectors.
Consider space limitation, weight capacity, power source, movement required, and the project site condition when picking an aerial lift. Site van Adrighem got you covered by ensuring your aerial work platform’s personal preferences, budget, and investment does not go to waste.