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Whether you need to fix a streetlight or do some patchwork on the façade, renting a towable boom is one of your best options. These almighty machines are incredibly flexible, reaching heights from 30 to 100 feet.

There are also two different types to choose from: articulated knuckle and telescopic booms. Articulated-knuckle units have a slightly longer range, but even if you get a telescopic model, you can yield many tremendous benefits.

Let’s take a closer look at those benefits.

Benefit 1 — Unmatched Flexibility

When looking for the best type of lift for your operation, the two most common options are scissor lifts and towable booms. However, regarding flexibility, towable booms stand head and shoulders above any other solution.

They’re designed to move in virtually any direction. Whether you want to climb vertically or horizontally, you’ll be able to do so with ease using towable booms. This makes them perfect for navigating obstacles and accessing hard-to-reach spots.

Benefit 2 — Phenomenal Portability

The name “towable booms” is pretty self-explanatory. They can be towed with practically any vehicle, including trucks and SUVs. Therefore, you’re not restricted to just one location when carrying out your project. All it takes to relocate your equipment is moving it with your vehicle. No excavations or other heavy-duty work is required.

Benefit 3 — Versatility

Another reason you should consider renting a towable boom is its versatile design. The ability to move it in any direction makes it suitable for a variety of jobs.

For example, if you need to repair cracked shingles on your roof, simply climb the platform and lift yourself to the top. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to fix multiple sections without climbing down, as the unit supports horizontal movements.

But that’s not all. A towable boom is also ideal for lighting repairs, painting exterior walls, and trimming trees.

Key Takeaways:

  • • Towable boom lifts can go up as high as 100 feet, but in the US, the majority go 35- 60 feet.
  • • There are generally two types of towable boom lifts — articulated knuckle booms and telescopic booms.
  • • Telescopic booms will only reach up, but the articulated knuckle boom will get close to the structure, and then reach around the structure.

“Knuckle booms are the most popular because they offer versatility in places they can reach.”

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