Boom with trucks, used across a variety of industries from construction to fire fighting, are very versatile but can also be expensive, thus there has been a rise in trade of used boom with trucks as people attempt to curtail costs ion the recession. These trucks are essentially trucks with construction booms attached to the rear for lifting heavy items. The cranes may be short and compact (knuckle boom), or may extend the length of the truck bed (trolley boom). Used boom with trucks may have a lifting capacity of 10 tons (9.07 metric tons), to approximately 50 tons (45.36 metric tons) for some of the larger vehicles.
New and used trucks
New and used trucks can be modified to perform specific functions. An example of a modified boom truck is the boom bucket truck (sometimes called a cherry picker). The boom bucket truck is a vehicle with an extendible boom mounted to the bed or roof. A bucket boom may be used to lift workers to the top of a phone or electrical pole, or to a high roof line. Also known as an aerial boom with truck, these cranes are a fairly common sight around town. Bucket boom vehicles typically have a lifting capacity of some 350 pounds (158.76 kg) to 1500 pounds (680.39 kg), and may extend the bucket up to 34 feet (10.36 m) in the air.
The design of the bucket truck includes a storage bin that is perfect for holding tools and material needed by the worker. In addition, some bucket trucks are designed with a single or double-arm boom or a hydraulic outrigger jack, which provides extra stability. Used boom bucket trucks for sale should always be bought through a reputable vendor, like Saturn. These trucks are sold in a number of sizes and shapes, each to help make work easier. While the bucket truck is used for many different purposes, the most common is power linemen.
Another example of one of these truck is the concrete boom truck. This truck has a specialized boom attached, which is filled with concrete (or similar substance). The boom is designed with a nozzle at the far end to pump concrete and other materials into specified areas. These areas are, in most cases, inaccessible to the vehicle, or are at a considerable height. The boom on a larger concrete truck may be extended some 230 feet (71 m). Material is then pumped from the vehicle through the extended boom and directly into the space where it is needed.
Used boom with trucks with trolley booms attached are usually much heavier than their Knuckle Boom truck counterparts with knuckle boom cranes attached. Knuckle boom cranes are better designed to allow for increased payload on the back of the truck bed than standard boom with trucks, due to the articulating knuckle boom being able to fold into a smaller shape, therefore saving space in storage. The trolley boom is not articulated and cannot fold, therefore it needs to be travelled and stored at full extension. With a knuckle boom, the smaller weight and ability to fold up means there will be more carry load space than with more traditional stick booms that weigh more and are not articulated, therefore unable to fold into a more convenient size.