The Difference Between An Articulating Boom And A Telescopic Boom

The Difference Between An Articulating Boom And A Telescopic Boom

Apr 14, 2016

Genie® articulating and telescopic boom lifts give operators the reach and reliable performance they need to get aerial projects done.

From electric, hybrid, bi-energy or engine-powered — for indoor, outdoor or rough terrain applications — there’s a Genie boom lift for every job.

Aerial lift equipment is used in a wide range of industries on jobsites and in facilities around the world. Boom lifts, in particular, are an ideal choice for applications where you need to lift workers, tools and materials extended heights to get the job done.

Two different types of boom lifts dominate the market today: Articulating and Telescopic. Choosing the right boom lift for your project will make all the difference in how efficiently, how safely and how profitably you complete the task at hand. Knowing the difference between these two booms will help you make the right selection.

Articulating booms are aerial work platforms with multiple boom sections that hinge — or “articulate” — allowing the operator to gain access to work areas over obstacles and barriers. Also referred to as “knuckle booms” or “up-andover booms,” these versatile products are perfect for tight access and hard-to-reach areas. These lifts provide the ability to lift up, over and out with precise positioning for ultimate versatility in hard-to-access work areas.  


Telescopic booms are aerial work platforms with boom sections that extend telescopically. They are also commonly known as “stick” booms because of their straight appearance. Telescopic booms offer greater horizontal outreach than any other type of aerial platform — ideal for areas with limited access in construction, industrial, entertainment, road building, bridgework, and painting and inspection applications. These lifts are engineered to enhance working efficiency and offer greater horizontal outreach than any other type of aerial platform.

We help you to get additional services related to the use of the boom lift. We assist you to find the right servicing and equipment! We also look into after-sale too. And that’s why we have a comprehensive parts and accessories department from nuts to engines.

We carry different brands, models, and years for the equipment. The equipment is of various years and models and can be refurbished inside-out to look and work as good as new. We provide quality parts and accessories that meet industrial safety standards.

Call +65 6861 6361 or Email  If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to talk to our friendly salesperson. He can certainly help you find the right equipment to meet your budget and job requirements.