Articulating boom lifts have a small move, but a big reach. They’re a Z-style aerial lift, meaning the boom sections of their arm can move independently so you can maneuver the next section to go around or over obstacles. For this reason, they’re sometimes called up-and-over booms.
They’re ideal for hard-to-reach and small areas because of their design, zero tail swing and small base. Many articulating lift rentals are also compatible with boom extensions or a jib. These extensions let you add another section to extend your reach even further.
Other compatible accessories for boom lifts that can make your job easier include:
- Work lights
- Tool tray
- Self-closing gate
- AC generator
Our boom lifts for rent are either battery- or diesel-powered. Different power options help you meet your project needs. Indoor projects in a closed area, for example, benefit from a battery-powered articulating boom rather than a diesel-powered one.
If your next project includes tight spaces and obstacles, then an articulating boom lift is likely the right lift to get the job done.
Small contractors and businesses rent boom lifts for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common uses of up-and-over booms include:
- Roof Work
- Building construction
- Mechanical, electrical or other maintenance work
Industrial facilities, like a steel or automotive plant, often need an articulating boom lift because their building has piping and machinery that can make some areas tough to reach during seasonal maintenance. Other conditions for renting an articulating boom lift include:
- Congested or tight work areas that would be difficult for other lifts to reach
- Short-term, seasonal or infrequent need of an up-and-over lift
- Indoor projects with various obstacles
Renting an articulating boom lift is also helpful if you’re looking to lower your maintenance and storage costs, as well as the time you spend repairing and maintaining your equipment. If a business only does seasonal maintenance, for example, owning an up-and-over lift is more time-consuming than renting one.