A Guide to the Equipment Used in Industrial Settings

Boom Lift Hire: What to Know

A boom lift is an elevated work platform that makes it easier and safer to work high above the ground level.

With so many companies offering boom lifts for hire, making the choice of which company to go with can be a little confusing. In order to assist you with this decision, here are a few factors you should consider.

Company Location

One of the greatest factors that add to the cost of hiring a boom lift is the additional cost of transportation for the aerial work platform. The cost of transportation is often included in the overall cost of hiring such equipment.

The location of the company is an important consideration because it will determine how expensive it will be to transport the said equipment to the desired location. The shorter the distance between the job site and the location of the company is, the more affordable it will be to hire a boom lift from the equipment rental agency. For this reason, it is often a better idea to hire boom lifts from rental agencies that operate as close as possible to your job site.

Equipment Breakdown

Another important consideration to have in mind is the sequence of events that would follow in the event that a boom lift breaks down mid-way through an above-ground project.

Under normal circumstances, the obligation to carry out repairs on a broken-down lift should be the responsibility of the equipment rental agency. You should be interested in whether such repairs will be carried out on-site or whether the lift will have to be transported back to the company's location for repair related services.

While breakdowns are an unlikely occurrence for boom lifts that are subjected to a regular maintenance routine, it is not an impossibility. Therefore, it is a good idea to be prepared for such an eventuality.

Boom Lift Power Mechanism

It is also important to consider whether you would want to hire a diesel-powered boom lift or one that runs on electricity. Boom lifts that run on electricity have a rechargeable battery, and they are often used for indoor projects. Diesel-powered boom lifts are an ideal option for remote sites where connecting the lift to an electric outlet might be difficult.

In general, boom lifts that run on electricity are often cheaper to hire as compared to those that are diesel-powered. Electric boom lifts are also known to be less noisy than their diesel-powered equivalent.