5 Important Things to Consider When Renting a Cherry Picker

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Cherry picker, also known as telescopic boom lifts, are hydraulic cranes with railed working platforms used to lift construction workers and other tradesmen. Cherry pickers are exceptionally versatile and can be seen on construction sites around the world. While deciding to rent a cherry picker can add immense value to your project, if you choose the wrong type or model you could end up slowing down your project’s progression. That is why it is important to consider a variety of factors when choosing which cherry picker to rent. Here at Sterling Access, we consider ourselves cherry picker experts, and these are a few of the most important considerations in our opinion.

The Worksite

Jobsite conditions are one of the first things you need to think about when it comes to hiring equipment. Think about things like the site’s accessibility and the type of terrain. This will tell you what type of tires your cherry picker will need to have to ensure easy handling and maneuverability.

Type of Movement Needed

Do you just need vertical access? Or is the type of movement you require from your lift both vertical and horizontal? If so, a cherry picker may not be the best choice. Something like an articulating boom lift may suit your needs better. Another thing to think about is the access height the cherry picker provides.

Power Source

Most aerial lifts are either powered by electricity or diesel. Think about which power source may suit your needs best and consider the pros and cons of each option.

Weight Capacity

How many workers will need to use the aerial platform at a time? And what sort of equipment will you need to send up with them? You’ll need to calculate the approximate weight and check this against various cherry pickers’ maximum weight capacities.

Space Restrictions

Narrow passageways and hard-to-access sites may require more compact cherry pickers than open job sites.

Are you looking to rent a cherry picker for an upcoming project in Gauteng? Here at Sterling Access, we have a wide range of diesel cherry pickers for you to choose from. When you’re ready to hire a telescopic boom lift, or any other type of access equipment, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.