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Not everyone can afford to buy necessary equipment and not everyone needs to. For many smaller and one-off jobs, renting the equipment should be sufficient. One of the common pieces of machinery that is frequently rented is a lift. When it comes to the lift with a boom, there are several considerations that you have to take into account when specifying the lift you need. Consider the capacities of the machinery, both for the weight you are trying to lift and also for the height at which you need to operate.

Key Takeaways:

  • Boom lifts have smaller vehicle bodies than bucket trucks, giving them greater maneuverability.
  • Articulating boom lifts, also called knuckle booms, have jointed lifting arms.
  • Telescopic booms lifts can reach about 19 stories high, more than articulating boom lifts and far more than scissor lifts.

“Telescopic booms lifts, also known as straight booms or stick booms, extend along a straight, unjointed lifting arm and provide easy access to aerial working locations both vertically and horizontally.”

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