The cantilever lift is a special aerial lift that provides operators with excellent maneuverability and flexibility. Because of its adjustable arm, the cantilever lift is farther in a single direction than other types of high-altitude lifts.
A cantilever lift can be used to safely enter hard-to-reach areas and lift heavy objects safely. They come in different sizes, heights, carrying capacities, and functions, each of which can solve specific problems and are suitable for specific applications.
If this is your first time renting a cantilever elevator, you need to understand the two main types of this type of elevator and their differences:
Straight arm lifter: The straight arm lifter has a straight arm, but it is retractable, which means that the arm can extend and retract from itself like a telescope. Straight boom hoists have the highest height capacity, many models are more than 120 feet. The telescopic boom also has an excellent horizontal stretching range, allowing you to reach places that are difficult to reach with other types of vertical extensions.
Articulated arm hoist: The difference between an articulated arm and a straight arm is articulated or articulated, which can move up or over obstacles and provide an accessible distance in a small location. If you need to pass through objects and enter the work area, articulated booms are the most ideal choice. Many articulated booms are also equipped with a jib, which is an additional articulated platform that allows workers to move up and down or left and right. Some articulated models can reach up to 100 feet.
In addition to the two types of cantilever elevators, you also need to consider the size of the cantilever elevator. When studying the lifting capacity of a cantilever, the following four “sizes” should be considered:
Height: vertical length.
Scope of action: level.
Load-bearing: How much weight the platform can carry.
Size: The length and width of the platform.
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The distance reached by the power arm also depends on the manufacturer and the specific model.