If you’re looking for a versatile lift that will perform tasks in tight and difficult-to-reach spaces, browse United Rentals’ selection of used articulating boom lifts for sale. Articulating boom lifts vary in size, mobility, fuel type, power type and portability, so you can select a knuckle boom that suits your project’s specific needs. If you're looking for an electric-powered articulating lift, United Rentals carries a variety of Genie Z boom lifts, as well as options from JLG and other trusted manufacturers. Reach out to one of our United Rentals sales experts to learn more about our fleet of articulating boom lifts for sale.
Learn more about our articulating boom lifts in our FAQs section below.
Maintaining an articulating boom lift is essential for ensuring its longevity, safety and optimal performance. Regular check-ups should include inspecting the hydraulic system, electrical components and control operations to detect malfunctions early. Lubricating moving parts is critical for smooth operation and to prevent wear and tear. Tires and outriggers should also be checked frequently for signs of wear or damage. Lastly, always adhere to the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule and guidelines, and ensure certified professionals carry out any repairs. United Rentals offers equipment service and inspection of owned equipment to keep your fleet maintained.
Articulating boom lifts — sometimes referred to as knuckle booms — use arms with sections separated by joints or “knuckles.” These lifts are ideal for tighter spaces that might be difficult to reach.
Specific instructions depend on your machine and specific task. Always inspect the machine, review the owner’s manual and ensure the operator is properly trained and certified before operating a knuckle boom lift. Learn more about boom lift operator training and certification in United Academy. Use a properly adjusted harness any time you are using the work platform to lift an operator.