Aerial boom lifts are very useful machines that can be used for countless jobs, and are crucial for working at elevated heights. Owning a boom lift can get pricey, so renting or buying used will be the most cost efficient. Boom lifts usually reach a height of 156 feet and have a maximum weight capacity of 1,000 pounds.

There are several different kinds of lifts and they have varied uses. Check out each of the boom lift types below.

Articulating Boom Lifts

These lifts are also known as knuckle lifts and are designed to transport machinery and equipment. There are many unique features of articulating boom lifts. Even in the fully elevated position, the lift is fully functional. Also, they have the ability to be rotated in 360 degrees, so it can be rotated in both the directions.

The width of articulating boom lifts are also made narrower so that they can be easily moved in tight spaces. Controlling the equipment is also made to be easy, which helps in the smooth forward and backward movement of the lift.

Telescopic Boom Lifts

These are straight and stick-like types of lifts. Telescopic boom lifts do not only go up, they also move from side to side. The 360 degree movement ability makes the sideways movement and upward-downward movement easy. These are perfect for hard to reach places.

Towable Boom Lifts

These lifts come with an articulated boom and a turntable which is attached to a trailer chassis. Towable boom lifts can be towed behind a vehicle and are frequently used by homeowners and commercial jobs where mobility is not needed. These lifts are powered by batteries or a gasoline powered generator.

We hope this gave you some insight on what the differences are between all of the different aerial boom lift options! Feel free to contact us with any questions – we love hearing from our customers!