United Rentals is here to connect you with the best used bucket truck for sale for your specific project. These versatile machines are often used to lift heavy loads and supplies to workers. They can also be used to safely lift people to perform tasks that are otherwise unreachable. Bucket trucks — sometimes referred to as cherry picker trucks or boom trucks — use a telescopic or articulating arm to perform a variety of lifting tasks at worksites. Boom trucks with telescopic arms are ideal for linear movement, and articulating boom trucks are great for compact spaces that require more maneuvering.
Learn more about our bucket trucks in our FAQ section below.
Most states do not require bucket trucks to have a DOT number. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration can tell you if your state requires DOT numbers on these trucks.
The United States Department of Transportation requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires specific aerial lift training and certification in many states. Read OSHA’s list of additional aerial lift safety practices here.
Knuckle boom trucks are utility vehicles with aerial work platforms or “buckets” that are attached to an articulating arm that is ideal for lifting in compact spaces.