A cherry picker (also known as an elevated work platform, boom lift, man lift, basket crane or hydra ladder) is a type of aerial work platform that consists of a platform or bucket at the end of a hydraulic lifting system. The cherry picker has a diverse number of uses and is an integral part of many constructions and engineering environments. They provide a safer alternative to working environments at height, especially scaffolding. As you may have guessed, cherry pickers were originally used for picking cherries. The name stuck on, but its purpose has been diversified to include high-risk construction work. Window-cleaning, repairing, cable maintenance, etc. have all been performed with the help of this easy-to-install versatile equipment. Cherry pickers can be temporarily installed and removed once work is done, and has been a popular choice for building owners instead of permanent facade access solutions. What are some important features to look for while installing a cherry picker? Below, you find more information about cherry picker.
Just as in any facade access system, the type of building should be considered while choosing the right cherry picker. This includes the area around the building that can accommodate a vehicle-mounted cherry picker or a self-propelled one for better control. Cherry pickers are often manufactured to accommodate difficult terrains and should be used in case one is encountered. Loading considerations should also be estimated, and installation of a cherry picker in areas of higher groundwater levels should be done using appropriate equipment.
The height of the cherry picker is a significant criterion for safe installation and operation and is measured from the ground to the end of its extendable arm. Technically, the maximum length of this arm includes the extended arm of a person standing on the boom at its full length.
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