All You Need to Know About Cherry Pickers

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Once used almost exclusively for fruit picking (hence its name), modern cherry pickers now boast dozens of practical applications and are one of the most commonly used elevated work platforms on construction sites around the world.

As providers of trailer mounted cherry picker in South Africa, Sterling Access takes this opportunity to provide some useful information about cherry picker!

Do Cherry Picker Go By Any Other Names?

Yes, the official name for cherry pickers is ‘telescopic boom lifts’ although many people refer to these elevated work platforms simply as ‘boom lifts’.

Are There Different Types of Cherry Picker?

In this modern day and age, there is a diverse range of different cherry picker available. Trailer mounted cherry picker are often most suitable for projects as they offer mobility and versatility. Cherry pickers are usually either operated by diesel or electricity and generally offer vertical access of between 14 metres and 40 metres.

When was the First Cherry Picker Invented?

The cherry picker is a more modern invention than some people may assume. It was invented by Jay Eital in 1944.

What Are Some of the Advantages of Cherry Picker?

Some of the reasons why people choose cherry picker over other elevated work platforms include:

  • Greater horizontal reach
  • Good for small areas that are hard to access
  • A wide range of applications
  • Highly durable
  • Mobile
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
  • Minimal tail swing

What Are Cherry Pickers Used For?

Cherry pickers have a wide range of uses, including building maintenance, picking fruit, cutting trees, for emergency services, putting up signs, filming sporting events and festivals, servicing telephone poles, fire services, and more. Because of their stability and ability to provide impressive vertical access, the uses of cherry picker have multiplied over the years.

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Are you looking to purchase or hire a trailer mounted cherry picker in Gauteng? Here at Sterling Access, we have a diverse range of trailer mounted cherry pickers for you to choose. We’re also happy to offer you expert advice. Want to learn more? Take the time to browse our site or contact us if you have any questions.