Straight Booms from Brisbane Scissor Lifts
Brisbane Scissor Lifts is your primary source in the city of Brisbane and the immediately surrounding area for all kinds of scissor lifts, booms, and manlifts. For light tasks in Brisbane, manlifts are probably sufficient. For heavy jobs that can be reached by a vertically raised platform, scissor lifts are ideal, due to their high stability, the distribution of weight evenly in several directions by the crisscrossing of the supporting members, and the large platform sizes that are possible in these configurations.
Booms are most appropriate for jobs where raising the platform vertically, as in a scissor lift, will not bring it close enough to the work area for your workers to labor properly – or at all. The boom adds an element of “reach” into the equation. Where a scissor lift can only raise the platform straight up and down, a boom can be extended over obstacles, including lower parts of the building such as a portico, atrium, or similar, to reach elevated work sites beyond.
Knuckle booms are the most flexible of all aerial work platforms. With one or more joints within the boom itself – sometimes as many as four or five – they can carry a platform to nearly any otherwise inaccessible point and give your workers a stable stand where they can work without fear of falling, and with tools and materials readily to hand.
However, Brisbane knuckle booms are somewhat harder to operate than a straight boom. There are more joints to control, and the process is generally more fiddly and exacting. Using a straight boom allows you to reach over an intervening obstacle and put an aerial work platform where you need it, while simplifying control and allowing less experienced workers to make use of the device properly.
Though the knuckle boom remains an option for truly complex reaching, straight booms are enough for many situations, and can be hired at any time from Brisbane Scissor Lifts.