Bucket Trucks for Sale (2)

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. Still not sure what kind of bucket truck to purchase? Check out Types of Boom Lifts: Telescopic vs. Articulating Boom Lifts. For more information about boom trucks and additional inventory, fill out this form.

FAQs About Bucket Trucks

What tasks are boom trucks used for?

  • Boom trucks — also known as cherry picker trucks, knuckle boom trucks or bucket trucks — can hoist supplies and safely lift workers to perform a variety of tasks. These highly versatile machines can lift individuals to repair cable lines, perform building maintenance, clean windows and more.

What license do you need to drive a bucket truck?  

  • 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.

What is a knuckle boom truck?

  • 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 more compact spaces.
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