What Is a Boom Truck?
A boom truck utilizes a winch to recover heavy items or transport supplies to places that are typically inaccessible. Like for instance, they are commonly used maneuvering supplies to a hillside or over a ditch or to reach the top of a building.
Larger trucks are outfitted with a boom winch which is mounted in the bed of a truck. It is capable of transporting construction things and other equipment from the side of the street to a certain location. There is one more boom truck configuration that is outfitted with a cherry picker. This version enables arborists to access treetops easily.
Terex's Stinger BT 3063 model has a reach of 113-feet and is outfitted with both outriggers and stabilizers. A boom truck could range from an aerial work platform which is moved by a hydraulic lifting device which is mounted on the bed, up to a Class 8 tractor-trailer rig with a bucket. It is also possible to have a customized boom lift manufactured for a particular buyer's requirements.
Cherry pickers or bucket booms allow employees to reach excellent heights. Usually, buckets or cherry pickers transport workers from the ground up to high places like treetops, the sides of a building, for firefighting and fire department rescue or up utility poles.
The boom platform is able to be operated from the truck's cab by remote. Either the boom is mounted on a separate trailer or on the bed of a big truck. Booms which are larger need outriggers which extend horizontally from the truck in order to level out and stabilize the crane throughout its use.
A cab-over-engine model boom truck has a control cluster capable of moving the boom situated inside of the cab. It is normally a panel in the boom itself on the side of the bed.