A boom truck is frequently recognized by the cable and telephone business vans that have the long arm folded over their roofs. Commonly, a bucket-like apparatus sits at the extension of extendable arms. Normally referred to as a cherry picker, or an aerial boom truck, a bucket truck has an extendable boom installed on the roof or bed. It can transport staff to the peak of a phone or utility pole. Bucket boom lift trucks have a lifting capacity of approximately 350 lbs to 1500 lbs or 158 kg to 680 kg plus they are able of extending the bucket up to 34 feet or to around 10 meters into the air.
Heavy equipment boom vehicles or construction boom trucks can have a hoist attached to the back. These cranes referred to as knuckle booms can be short and compact or be of the trolley boom variety, where the crane is able to extend the length of the vehicle bed. Crane boom vehicles include a lifting capability between 10 to 50 tons or around 9 to 45 metric tons.
Concrete boom vehicles are a different variation. The booms on these lift trucks have a pipeline with a nozzle at the extreme end and are utilized to pump concrete or other resources. The places where these resources have to be deposited is commonly inaccessible to the vehicle or is found at a considerable height, therefore, the boom of a larger concrete boom truck may be extended 230 feet or roughly 71 meters. The truck then pumps the concrete through the boom completely depositing it into the space where it is needed.
Fire engines are frequently outfitted with a boom bucket able to elevate firefighters up to the upper floors of buildings. Also, this boom will allow firefighters to aim the flow of water or to engage or rescue trapped victims. A lot of of the older hook and ladder trucks have been replaced by modern boom vehicles.
There is in addition a small self-propelled boom truck, related to a forklift that is existing on the market for sizable warehouses or manufacturing plants. These mini boom vehicles can raise staff to upper storage areas or to the ceiling of the building. They are much safer and more stable than using an extension ladder for the same application.