Most construction sites give a glimpse of the immense utility that elevated working platforms offer in making the task of workers simple. Elevated platform is a device used to position workers along with their tools and materials, at work locations. It usually comprises of a platform and an elevating technique and can be mounted on a vehicle or may have an inbuilt chassis that gives motion and support to the whole machine. The platform that is used to carry the workers may be in the shape of a basket, bucket or any other stand attached at the end of a hydraulic lift system. These elevated working platforms are used in different types of lifts used on construction sites, rescue and emergency services to help trapped people from high rise buildings or even by entertainment industries to set up aerial platforms for performance and video recording of a show.Find Out More at Boom Lifts website
The most popular of these elevated working platforms is the ‘cherry picker’ which has a bucket platform at the end of an extendable neck which can move in different directions to help in maintenance and repair work. The extendable neck is powered by hydraulic or pneumatic powered pistons which help in moving various parts of the machine. These can be telescopic sections that expand in straight lines or wholly articulated boom arms with the work platform itself lynching at the end of the most elevated section. These articulating boom lifts are stand-alone lifts that derives power from a combustion engine and may have either smooth hard surface or off-road tires. The articulating boom lift can has great accessibility and can reach over objects and buildings. It is easier to maneuver these machines for complex jobs requiring the workers to reach up to difficult areas. These lifts are used in cleaning windows and painting walls of tall buildings, construction, mining, pruning trees, telephone service, cable service, electrical equipment, manufacturing, shipbuilding and in warehouses. Owing to the diversity of functions trained operators can use it more tactfully.
Another type of lift using elevated working platforms are scissor lifts which help workers to securely reach and work on high structures and objects. These lifts and platforms user has the freedom to control the base and platform and find the way to and around work location. There are different types of scissor lift that can be used according to the requirement of work. For instance rough terrain scissor lift is specifically used for rough and uneven surfaces. Rough terrain scissor lifts possesses high ground clearance and huge tires that can move on all types of terrain. These are 4-wheel driven to help it in paving way through muddy and bumpy ground. They have low lifting heights because of high center of gravity.