As we prepare for all the little ghosts and goblins of Halloween, it’s a good time to talk about the “boo” in boom equipment. We can think of a couple of things people might find scary about material handling and distribution center warehouse boom equipment: heights and price! With proper training and planning, however, those things will become a little less frightening. One of the reasons we are proud to partner with award-winning JLG aerial equipment is because we trust this company to produce the best and safest equipment with the highest ROI.
Aerial equipment is pretty simple - it’s what you need when the job calls for reaching higher than your traditional ladder will, and sometimes getting into normally inaccessible places. OSHA has some descriptions about what qualifies as aerial lift equipment, but surprisingly, it doesn’t include scissor lifts. According to OSHA, scissor lifts are in with scaffolding. For our purposes, however, we are going to include scissor lifts, as well as a lot more, such as:
Let’s face it: Working in industries such as material handling, construction, tree trimming, window washing and more, whether inside or outside, sometimes calls for reaching higher. That means you’ll need to look into what’s out there to achieve your specific goals. Let’s break down what these various pieces of equipment are meant to accomplish.
As you probably noticed, there are different types of boom lifts available - and what you might want or need is going to depend on your application, as well as your wallet. You can choose an electric, hybrid or engine-powered boom lift. You can also choose whether the boom lift is towed to the job site or moves under its own power. JLG boom lifts come in different shapes and sizes, including:
JLG boom lifts make solving challenging operations more manageable. From moving around in a full warehouse to working on a crowded construction site, there’s a boom lift for your job.
With two telehandlers, JLG and SkyTrak, to choose from, you’ll be able to find the perfect fit for your lifting application. Sometimes referred to as the forklift of the aerial world, this equipment is able to lift, move and place objects. Just like forklifts, telehandlers can be used with a variety of different attachments for your material lifting solution.
With capacities that range from 5,500 to 12,000 lbs and heights of up to 55 ft., this pick and place equipment offers lower total operating cost, while mastering job site challenges better than others.
When you need to go vertical and don’t have time to constantly set up and take down scaffolding, the scissor lift answers the challenge. These lefts are available in styles designed to work quietly inside or master rough terrain outside depending on whether you choose electric or traditional engine power. Let’s take a quick look at the differences between the two.
Even though OSHA doesn’t include scissor lifts under the term aerial equipment, we think it deserves a special mention for its ability to solve application challenges in the material handling arena.
With a smaller footprint than a scissor lift, a vertical lift is the answer to raising one man and some light equipment up to do a job too high for a traditional ladder. At JLG, you can choose from electrical-powered push-around vertical lift or driveable vertical lift. Let’s check out the differences between the two.
Since both vertical mast lifts are powered by electricity, you can be assured that you are having a positive impact on the environment around you.
It’s been estimated that picking orders is the biggest time sink in the material handling and DC warehouse industry. Having the proper equipment goes a long way to alleviating wasted time and lower outputs. JLG offers order picking equipment that increases efficiency by providing the right reach and height on demand, as well as warehouse driveability.
With the non-powered EcoLlift series, push-around lifts and LiftPod personal portable lifts, you can put the emphasis on working more safely at smaller applications that require efficiency and an alternative to the traditional ladder.
At S&L Liftmasters, our promise is to offer the highest quality equipment with the best ROI available. We want to help take the “boo” out of boom equipment by providing OSHA-compliant safety training on aerial equipment, as well as helping you decide if renting or buying is the right answer for your unique operation. Contact us today to learn more.