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Boom Lifts: A Comprehensive Guide

Level up your construction site with a boom lift! This aerial work platform will prove beneficial for a wide range of projects—from construction to landscaping. With its hydraulic arm, boom lifts can move both horizontally and vertically, providing optimal versatility in three dimensions.

When renting a boom lift, consider these factors:


The size of your boom lift matters. Make sure you know how high you need your platform to reach and what your horizontal extension requirements are before making your rental decision. Note that stowed height should be taken into account for storage purposes and that you measure the width of your work area to ensure this equipment will effectively maneuver within your space. Measure your ground bearing pressure before placing your boom lift at your worksite to ensure you can safely operate the machine on your planned surface.

Fuel Type

Diesel or electric? The type of fuel you choose to use goes beyond your sustainability concerns. If you are working indoors or in a confined area, you will be better off renting an electric boom lift to avoid exhaust build-up in your space. If you are working outdoors or need a boom lift with a longer operating lifespan (before recharging is needed), diesel fuel will prove the best fit for your project needs.

Safety Precautions

Once you have decided on the right boom lift for you, make sure that you know how to safely operate the machine before getting behind the wheel. Do not overload your lift. Make sure you are wearing a harness when on the platform, and do not lean on the guard rails. Always inspect your surroundings and communicate with your co-workers during operation.

For your boom lift rental, contact Calgrove Equipment Rentals at (818) 805-1617! We are here to help you acquire the tools you need to complete your project successfully.