What Precisely Is an Articulating Boom Lift?
The articulated boom lift is a heavy duty equipment capable of performing various tasks from electrical repair to construction applications. These extremely maneuverable lifts make working at heights a lot safer and efficient.
Articulating booms are also referred to as knuckle boom lifts. These machinery are capable of reaching heights from 36 feet to 131 feet, depending on the model of the particular lift.
The articulating boom has a big arm or boom with multiple bending elbows. These are in conjunction with extendable arms that allow the articulating lifts to reach over things and outwards in addition to upwards.
Articulating vs. Telescoping
Telescoping or straight boom lifts have a working height which ranges from 46 to eighty six feet. Unlike articulating lifts, these ones do not have elbows and extend in a straight line. This simplifies some of the lift training but also restricts the areas that can be reached with it.
The design of the articulating boom lift helps to ensure it could negotiate around obstacles and objects. These lifts are offered in electrical models, have zero tail swing and are convenient for indoor application. These specific types of lifts are perfect for crowded work situations.
The A-Series Articulating Boom engineered by Skyjack was designed for utilizing many of their reliable and effective design features. The SJ 46AJ provides an industry leading, 360 degree continuous turret rotation which is standard equipped. because of the turret design allowing for easy operation in tight areas, this model also provides zero tail swing.
Skyjack is well known for its positive traction for extreme terrains. Many of their machinery provide axle based 4WD. These machinery are known for having a rugged and reliable drive train and proven low maintenance. Moreover, the AJ has been designed with a rear axle hydraulic differential lock and unlock switch. This allows the operator to lock the rear differential when traveling on rough ground.