Browse United Rentals’ selection of used telescopic boom lifts for sale and find the best machine to help you and your team get the job done. Telescopic boom lifts, also known as stick booms or straight booms, are ideal for jobs requiring maximum stability, strength and overall reach length. Stick booms use arms that extend straight out in sections to safely lift materials and workers to complete a variety of tasks. Use a telescopic boom lift to reach horizontally past rough terrain or lift personnel and heavy materials vertically up to 185 feet.
United Rentals sells straight-mast booms varying in drive type and platform height, with options ranging from 26 to 185 feet. Choose from trusted manufacturers like Genie, JLG and Skyjack and find the best stick boom for sale for your team. Check out Types of Boom Lifts: Telescopic vs. Articulating Boom Lifts.
Learn more about our telescopic boom lifts in our FAQ section below.
Telescopic booms use a telescoping mechanism to extend and retract the boom from the boom hoist. The system uses a hydraulically powered drum as its hoisting mechanism.
Choosing the right telescopic boom lift height depends on several factors. Identifying your working height is the first step; this should include the highest point that your crew or equipment must reach. If there are overhead obstacles at your jobsite, such as ceilings, beams or power lines, you may need a lift that can reach higher than the obstacle while providing safe clearance. You will also want to factor in outreach and account for safety margins. Lastly, consider the lift's load capacity. Higher lifts often have lower load capabilities. Reach out to one of our used equipment sales experts for help deciding which telescopic boom lift is right for the job.
Yes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers to complete an aerial lift training and certification process prior to operating aerial work platforms. United Rentals also offers boom lift certification training for operators to learn safety best practices.