Our boom lift rentals come in various sizes and types, and we offer bucket trucks, articulating boom lifts, telescopic boom lifts, vertical mast lifts, towable boom lifts, atrium lifts and boom lift attachments and safety materials. Once you’ve decided that you need to rent a boom lift, it is important to know what each type is best suited for. Choose from models offering varied functionality and features such as wheeled or tracked options for specific surface-navigation needs. We also offer two-wheel or four-wheel drive; diesel, gas and electric options; and models with a reach ranging from 20-foot to 24-foot boom lifts to 185-foot boom lifts for extreme aerial projects. for extreme aerial projects.
Our lineup of boom lifts for rent includes popular manufacturers like Genie, JLG and Skyjack. Whatever your needs may be, United Rentals has a boom lift for rent to satisfy your job requirements. Check out our Project Uptime article, Types of Boom Lifts: Telescopic vs. Articulating Boom Lifts, to help you determine which lift type is right for you.
For more information regarding our lineup of boom lifts, check out our FAQ section below.
The term “cherry picker” is a general term used to refer to many different types of lifts. It can be a reference to articulating boom lifts, telescopic lifts, trailer-mounted booms, spider booms, vertical mast booms or scissor lifts. Each of these lifts is slightly different in design, function and purpose, but each lift allows a worker to complete tasks at heights beyond standard human reach.
OSHA regulation prohibits boom lifts from being used outside their intended purpose, including functioning as a crane. Regulations also prohibit a crane from being used as an aerial platform.
The cost of a boom lift will vary widely depending on the type of lift selected as well as the brand, size and features. To get an accurate price estimate, enter your location and see rental rates near you or contact your local United Rentals branch.
- Electric boom lifts offer a clean-emission option ideal for reaching tall areas within a facility.
- Gasoline, propane and diesel boom lifts are better choices for outdoor work because of their drivetrain power, faster speeds and fast refueling.
- Telescopic boom lifts reach high and far and can get workers next to and on top of tall structures. However, a telescopic boom lift needs more room than an articulating boom lift because its turntable is larger, and it requires outriggers to maintain balance.
- Articulating boom lifts have less horizontal reach but allow an operator to lift workers up and over, or over and under, obstacles. An articulating boom lift can operate in smaller work zones because the far end of the turntable does not extend beyond the drive chassis edge. Some smaller articulating boom lifts have narrow designs that fit smaller spaces.
- Atrium lifts are ideal for outdoor and indoor construction, facilities maintenance and tree care due to their compact footprint and outriggers for improved balance. Also known as spider lifts, compact crawler boom lifts, tracked boom lifts and arborist lifts, these vertical lifts are a great choice for maintenance and repair applications at extreme heights.
- Towable boom lifts are also called tow-behind lifts and trailer boom lifts, and are meant to fold down to a compact footprint, providing extra maneuverability and flexibility when working in tight spaces. With our selection of towable boom lifts for rent, you can save time on construction sites, tree trimming projects and maintenance applications that require added mobility.
- We offer a wide range of boom lift attachments like fall protection carts, welding kits and more. Adding a jib boom extension lets the operator move the platform up and down and side to side.
- Boom lifts offer a major height advantage compared to scissor lifts, but high-reach boom lifts generally aren’t well suited for confined areas.
- Telescopic boom lifts are used for tasks such as painting, glazing, bridge inspections, transmission line repairs and industrial maintenance.
- Articulating boom lifts are perfect for reaching high utility towers and for repair work on bridges, stadiums, hangars and convention centers.
- Bucket truck lifts for outdoor work on utility lines, forestry work or maintenance work at height. These trucks are also used to conduct fire and other emergency rescues, sign repairs and a number of other tasks.
- Boom lift load capacity ranges from 500 pounds to 1,000 pounds.
- Height options range from a 40-foot to 42-foot articulating boom lift to a 180-foot to 185-foot telescopic boom lift.
- Needing something even smaller? Check out our inventory of vertical mast boom lifts and atrium lifts for rent. These compact lifts reach heights from 20 feet on the smaller end to 35 to 42 feet and are ideal for construction, window washing and electrical work.