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More about Boom Lifts
Our boom lift rentals come in various sizes and types, and we offer bucket trucks, articulating boom lifts, telescopic boom lifts, vertical mast 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 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive; diesel, gas and electric options; electric, internal combustion or hybrid power models; and models with a reach ranging from 21 feet up to 185 feet. Our lineup of boom lifts for rent include 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. For more information regarding our lineup of boom lifts, check out our resource 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 is designed to allow a worker to complete tasks at heights beyond standard human reach.
Can a boom lift be used as a crane?
OSHA regulation prohibits boom lifts from being used outside their intended use, including functioning as a crane. Regulations also prohibit a crane from being used as an aerial platform.
How much does it cost to rent a boom lift?
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.
Choose the Right Boom Lift
Choose your boom lift fuel source
Electric boom lifts offer a clean-emission option ideal for indoor use and for reaching tall areas within a facility.
Gasoline-, propane- and diesel-powered boom lifts are better choices for outdoor work because of their drivetrain power, faster speeds and fast refueling.
Understand the different types of boom lifts
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.
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.
Where to use a boom lift
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 trucks lift operators 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.
Choose your size
Boom lift load capacity ranges from 500 pounds to 1,000 pounds.
Needing something even smaller? Check out our inventory of vertical boom lifts for rent. These compact lifts reach heights from 24 feet to 32 feet and are ideal for construction, window washing and electrical work.