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How to Choose the Right Telescopic Boom Lifting Height?

10. 18, 2022

Telescopic boom lifts, also known as straight mast lifts, are aerial work platforms mounted on an extension boom. They work like telescopes and can be extended to heights that are difficult to reach in other ways. Many people use them for landscaping and industrial construction. 

However, telescopic boom lifts do not have the hinges of articulating boom lifts. In other words, a telescopic boom lift cannot go over or around objects or obstacles, but it is more stable at high heights than any other type of aerial lift. A telescopic boom lift also works better in rainy or windy conditions, and it provides sufficient horizontal range.

This extended range makes telescopic boom lifts a popular choice for outdoor projects. The correct telescopic boom lift height is critical to worker safety and efficiency. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the best boom lift for your company.


Determine the load-bearing capacity

Make sure the telescopic boom lift you choose can support enough weight for your task. It may have to carry one or two people, heavy equipment such as saws, and raw materials such as plasterboard or tiles. Great for use in outdoor construction, our range of Telescopic Boom Lifts features different models with varying capacities. Our Telescopic Boom Lifts go all the way up to a maximum vertical reach of 28m and a horizontal reach of 24m. If you want to get more information about the best telescopic boom lift for sale, welcome to contact us today, or request a quote.

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You should also consider the weight of a fully-loaded machine. The floor can't always support large equipment, and machines that are too heavy may jam or damage asphalt or concrete. If you need different weight capacities for different projects, you can rent the ideal boom lift for each project. This way, you don't have to spend more on fuel or rental fees than you need. By renting rather than buying, you also avoid paying for maintenance or storing large equipment when it's not in use.


Boom lifts typically have smaller, lighter bodies than larger boom or bucket trucks. Some bucket trucks are 320 feet taller than telescopic boom lifts. However, boom lifts are larger and heavier, so they are more stable than a bucket or boom trucks. However, cantilever lifts can be too big to access certain job sites. Bucket trucks are not as maneuverable as movable boom trucks, and they usually have a smaller platform height and load-bearing capacity. Make sure the telescopic boom lift you choose has the right tires for the terrain you need to go over.


Calculate telescopic boom lift height and range

The range is the amount of horizontal space a telescopic boom lift needs to move. Before you rent this type of elevator, measure all parts of the area where you will be working.

To take accurate measurements, use an ultrasonic rangefinder. You need to make sure you have enough room to turn the telescopic boom lift, go through doorways and avoid obstacles. The smallest model is 40 ft. high, while the largest telescopic boom lift is 180 ft. high. the maximum range or horizontal range of a 40 ft. machine is approximately 34 ft. while the range of a 120 ft. boom lift is 75 ft.


Are you interested in learning more about aerial lifts for sale and how they can benefit you? For any other further queries, welcome to contact Hered Aerial Lifts, you can also visit our official website or write to sales@hrdlift. com.