Boom Lifts are an aerial work platform with the greatest vertical and horizontal reach. Equipped with a hydraulic arm and basket-type working platform, these boom lifts provide a fast, easy, and safe way to lift workers and their materials to higher working heights not reachable by traditional ladders and scissor lifts.

There are two specific types of boom lifts: articulating and telescopic.

Articulating Booms having moveable sections or arms that bend. These bending sections allow workers to articulate or maneuver up-and-around objects and obstructions. Articulating booms are typically found on jobsites that are crowded, complex, or have limited accessiblity.

Alternatively, Telescopic Booms, or “stick booms” have a long straight arm, and what it lacks in maneuverability makes up for it in it’s much greater horizontal reach and higher weight capacities than it’s articulating counterpart. These boom lifts normally allow for platform heights of 40′ – 80′ (ft), but some manufacturers product models able to reach heights in excess of 130′-180′ (ft). Telescopic booms are typically used in open space jobsites with minimal obstructions.

Boom lifts are most often used for, but definitely not limited to:

  • Industrial
  • Mechanical
  • New construction
  • Window installation & cleaning
  • Roofing
  • Painting
  • Sign hanging
  • Tree trimming
  • & more

Boom lifts can be a costly and expensive investment to own. Renting a boom lift from Aerial Work Platforms, Inc. is a perfect alternative and cost-effective way to get your job done quickly and easily. We are your hometown, locally-owned source for aerial equipment rentals, sales, and service. Our dedicated team is eager to assist you with your next rental. We pride ourselves on our expertise and hassle-free, prompt, and on-time service. We know you’re busy and we know your time is important, let our knowledgeable sales team help you assess your jobsite requirements and select the best type of equipment and get it delivered to your jobsite and picked up when you’re finished. We offer great competitive rental rates, low-cost freight, and DO NOT access environmental fees making AWP a great place to do business. Proud dealer of Genie Lifts, JLG, Skyjack, Hy-Brid, NiftyLift, and JCB

Just like any piece of heavy equipment or machinery, special safety precautions need to be considered. Boom lifts can and do tip. It is necessary for operators to educate themselves and read all equipment safety & operating manuals prior to operating. In addition, OSHA requires aerial equipment safety training and certification to operate aerial equipment. Aerial Work Platforms, Inc. provides OSHA Certified Safety Training for all aerial equipment and forklifts. Contact us today to inquire about setting up your next safety training.

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