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Boom lifts get up and over obstacles to get the job done

Our fleet of Articulating boom lifts and Telescopic boom lifts come in various sizes, transport and drive-train options. 

Articulating Boom Lifts are aerial work platforms with multiple sections that "articulate," allowing the user to gain access to work areas that may be blocked by barriers or obstacles. Also known as "Knuckle Booms," these units are versatile and work well in areas with hard to reach places.

Telescopic Boom Lifts or "stick booms" are aerial work platforms with sections that extend up and out to the jobsite. These lifts offer greater horizontal reach than any other type of aerial platform, allowing you to work in areas with limited access points. 

Find towable, bucket truck and self-propelled boom lift options for the job with United Rentals.

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Telescopic vs. Articulating Boom Lifts: What's the Difference?

Aerial work platforms are essential when workers must access tight spots at height or move relatively light loads of tools or equipment, also at height. Two of the most popular kinds are articulating boom lifts and telescopic boom lifts. Both have hydraulic arms with significant reach.

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Boom Lift Safety: Insider Tips from a United Rentals Safety Champion

Like most pieces of construction equipment, boom lifts are safe when they’re used properly and potentially unsafe when they’re not. Whenever we rent equipment, we like to help customers understand how to use it safely. Here are seven of our most important tips for using a boom lift safely based on the behaviors we’ve seen.



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The right boom lift can help make your job a success!

Boom lifts are one of the most popular pieces of equipment on construction sites. We offer boom lifts designed for heavy-duty outdoor work with 4-wheel drive and self-leveling platforms, and vertical boom lifts designed for indoor maintenance work.

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