There are many ways to make your construction site more efficient, but one of the easiest ways is to utilize your equipment to its fullest potential. If you have a telehandler, a boom lift, or a scissor lift, you can make your construction site run like a well-oiled machine.
Telehandlers are the main heavy material mover on most job sites. In most cases, it is mounted onto a four-wheel drive chassis and is equipped with a telescopic boom. This shooting boom forklift can lift beyond 50 feet in the air depending on the model. Telehandlers are often fitted with pallet forks as this is efficient for lifting bulky materials at construction sites. Telehandlers are great for moving materials around helping workers get quick access to their materials while staying as organized as possible. It lifts materials to where they need to be. The telehandler is specifically known for its ability to accept a variety of attachments so that it can handle just about any job. This versatility allows the job site to do more with less.
A boom lift has as many names as it does uses. Some call a boom lift a cherry picker, others call this piece of machinery a man lift, an elevated work platform, a basket crane, and so on. A boom lift is an AWP—aerial work platform—that allows a person to reach greater heights. This might be why it is nicknamed a cherry picker—it allows people to reach the cherries on the cherry tree. The most basic form of a boom lift is simply a bucket shaped platform with a jointed crane. The crane is run by a hydraulic system and is attached to a grounded base. Boom lifts can be mounted onto trucks and vans. The bucket on boom lifts is designed to hold a person safely, so that they can work at greater heights.
The boom lift is unique amongst aerial lifts in its ability to access hard to reach places that are considered more dangerous. For example, boom lifts are often used in ski lodges. A boom lift can be used in many different professions. Firefighters use boom lifts on the back of their fire trucks that act the same way as ladders, but safer. Window cleaners use boom lifts to reach high windows. Other professions that use boom lifts to get their jobs done include construction, foresting, mining, electrical repair, cable repair, and painting murals. Boom lifts are also used to hang lights over the sound stage. In this situation, they are known as candors.
A scissor lift has a platform similar to a boom lift. It, however, can only move vertically. If you have ever seen the machine with the criss cross “X” shaped pattern, that was a scissor lift. The scissor lift gets its name from the pantograph, which is another name for the scissor mechanism the scissor lift uses to get up and down. Scissor lifts are used for elevating materials.
If you want to make your job site more efficient, you must first utilize what you have. If you do not have telehandler, a boom lift, or a scissor lift, but want to use them to make your job site more efficient, contact us for information about rental right away. We’ll get you into the right equipment for your next project.