If you’re working in those hard to reach areas, hiring an elevated work platform (EWP) like a cherry picker could be the best option for you. Cherry pickers are a type of EWP fitted with a hydraulic crane and a railed platform at the end to lift and lower labourers to complete work in hard to reach areas or on power lines, and so on. They are a versatile machine that allows easy access on even the most limited access sites.
There are two types of cherry pickers: straight boom and knuckle booms. A straight boom lift consist of a long extension that allows for greater horizontal and vertical reach than other EWP’s. They are better suited to large construction projects as they have the greatest reach out of all EWP’s.
A knuckle boom lift, also known as an articulated boom lift, are designed to maneuver around obstacles- more specifically where the platform needs to be situated above an obstacle. These boom lifts are suited to smaller construction projects as they can move easily around a site and are more versatile.
Choosing a cherry picker doesn’t have to be difficult, but there may be some specifications to know before hiring a cherry picker, so be certain to know the specifications of your project. Cherry pickers are a great choice for your site as they create ease of movement, they have a platform that helps increase access and means you can bring tools up and down with you.
The cost to hire a cherry picker varies depending on the length of hire and the type of EWP you wish to hire. Before hiring a cherry picker, you need to know the exact specifications of your job, site access, and the length of hire. Cherry picker hire rates will change for knuckle boom lifts and telescopic or straight boom lifts, so get to know how much you want to spend. The prices for cherry picker hire will range from $170 to $300 but may vary from company to company.
Iseekplant is Australia’s largest online construction marketplace offering hundreds of machine and services, so you’ll never be short of choices. If you’re in need of cherry picker hire get a quick quote using our Get a Quote Tool or if you want more information, get in contact by emailing our projects team at [email protected] or calling on 1300 691 912.
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