What Is an Articulating Boom Lift?
The articulated boom lift is a heavy duty equipment capable of performing a wide variety of jobs 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 could reach heights from 36 feet to 131 feet, depending on the model of the specific lift.
The articulating boom has a large arm or boom with multiple bending elbows. These are in conjunction with extendable arms that allow the articulating lifts to reach outwards and over things and also upwards.
Telescoping vs. Articulating
Both telescoping or straight boom lifts could work at heights from 46 to 86 feet. Not like articulating lifts, these ones do not contain 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 can negotiate around objects and obstacles. These lifts are convenient for indoor use, available in electrical models and have zero tail swing. These particular kinds of lifts are ideal for crowded work situations.
The A-Series Articulating Boom engineered by Skyjack was designed for using many of their dependable and efficient design features. The SJ 46AJ offers an industry leading, 360 degree continuous turret rotation which is standard equipped. Due to the turret design allowing for easy operation in tight areas, this model offers zero tail swing also.
Skyjack is known for offering positive traction and extreme terrain ability. These features are offered by the axle based 4WD, that is provided in many of Skyjack's product designs. These equipment are known for having a rugged and dependable drive train and proven low maintenance. Additionally, 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.