The Different Types of Boom Lifts and Their Uses

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If you’ve been looking to invest in a vertical lift for your operation, you may have noticed that there are several different types to choose from and you may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of boom lifts for sale.

Boom lifts are praised for their vertical height access and durability, and come in three main types, including: articulated boom lifts, telescopic boom lifts, and trailer-mounted boom lifts. As access hire experts in South Africa, Sterling Access is here to tell you a bit more about each lift.

Articulated Boom Lifts

Articulated boom lifts, also sometimes referred to as knuckle booms, are possibly the most popular type of boom lift and they are often seen on construction sites around the world. This type of boom lift is characterised by its articulating mast, which is made up of several different segments that are connected by joints. This articulation is what gives this boom lift its versatility, and allows for lifting workers and materials “up and over” certain obstacles.

Telescopic Boom Lifts

Telescopic boom lifts, also known as straight boom lifts, do not have an articulated mast. Instead, the mast is long and straight and can be retracted and extended to meet your exact height requirements. These boom lifts are perfect for wide open spaces and can help you reach high and wide points on your site. Some potential uses include:

  • Painting
  • Electrical work
  • Tree trimming
  • Maintenance work

Trailer-Mounted Boom Lifts

Trailer-mounted boom lifts are often praised for their ease of use and overall convenience as they can be towed behind a bakkie or any 4X4 vehicle. You can move them around your site, and to different locations, with very little effort. Trailer-mounted booms provide access to heights of up to 13 metres and are perfect for projects in which you don’t need height access for very long.

Are you looking for boom lifts for sale in South Africa? Here at Sterling Access, we have a wide range of boom lifts for sale and for hire in Gauteng. With years of industry experience behind us, we are your trusted experts when it comes to your access hire needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for any further information.