What is the difference between an articulating boom and a telescopic boom?

What is the difference between an articulating boom and a telescopic boom?

Dec 15, 2015

What is the difference between an articulating boom and a telescopic boom?

 Articulating Booms 

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-and-over booms,” these versatile products are perfect for tight access and hard-to-reach areas.

Why choose an articulating boom?

You need access in confined work areas. Narrow models are ideal for the tightest, most congested spaces. Genie® 62-ft articulating Z™-boom lifts and under, for example, have zero tailswing, which means the far end of the turntable does not extend beyond the edge of the drive chassis when they are rotated.

You need to reach over obstacles. Articulating booms have less horizontal outreach than telescopic booms, but they provide greater versatility to reach up, over and out to access work areas.

You’re working indoors. Industrial models use DC electric power or clean-burning (LPG) fuel and have non-marking tires for indoor use.

You need to travel over rough terrain. Rough-terrain models are designed for rugged, unimproved construction sites. Features include petrol/LPG or diesel engines, lug-tread tires, an active oscillating axle (for enhanced traction) and four-wheel drive.

You need extra reach from the platform. Most Genie® Z™-boom lifts offer a boom extension, called a “jib,” between the end of the primary boom and the platform. Jib booms add another articulation point for the platform to move up and down, and on some models, side-to-side.


Telescopic Booms

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, bridge work, painting and inspection applications.

Why choose a telescopic boom?

You need the maximum combination of height and outreach. Genie® telescopic S™-booms, for example, are ideal for access to work from a distance — where the terrain or obstacles prevent close access. Outreach capability is often as important as working height on these models.

You have a rugged, unimproved worksite. Telescopic booms with four-wheel drive and active oscillating axles are designed for maximum terrainability and traction.

You want to maximize your productivity. These booms are designed to get up into working position quickly.

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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.

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