At MacAllister Rentals, we have what it takes to get your job site materials to you and up where you need them. We rent boom trucks with 18- to 28-ton capacities, some with a maximum horizontal reach of up to 130 feet so you can tackle your toughest jobs. With locations across Indiana and Michigan, it’s easy to find a store near you or your work site. Equipment availability may vary by location, so contact us in advance.
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What Is a Boom Truck?
A boom truck is a truck with a boom on the rear or flatbed trailer. The “boom” of the truck is an extendable mechanical arm that positions the work platform where needed. Different booms include a knuckle, crane, or trolley and vary in length, lifting capacity and features.
The advantages of a boom truck over other similar equipment include:
- It’s portable and easy to transport.
- It’s capable of quickly moving a variety of objects across a work site.
- It’s operated with remote, electric or hydraulic controls.
Boom trucks are also compatible with telescopic or fixed jib extensions so you can extend your boom’s reach. And operator cabins often have heating and air conditioning so your team remains comfortable and productive.
Because of the benefits of a boom truck, many contractors and companies use them for various work sites and jobs, instead of hauling similar heavy equipment on their trailers.
Why Rent a Boom Truck?
There are countless applications where boom lifts are a perfect tool for the project. Some of the most common uses of a boom truck rental include:
- Lifting and moving materials and pieces of equipment around a job site
- Moving equipment and materials between work sites
- Positioning workers or materials at the correct height for an elevated work area
Boom truck rentals are also helpful for transporting materials to your site, as the truck bed can hold some items, like concrete boxes or lumber and sheet metal, for your project.
Companies large and small opt to rent a boom truck for reasons that can range from finances to storage. Motivations for renting include:
- Limited operating or project budget
- Small or filled storage facilities
- Seasonal or short-term use of a boom truck
- Long travel distances between work sites and company headquarters
A landscaping company, for example, may choose to use a boom truck rental if they’ve accepted a project outside of their usual service area. In these instances, a rental minimizes wear and tear on your own equipment and cuts down on high gas costs of driving it to the site.
How to Rent a Boom Truck
Contractors and companies throughout Indiana and Michigan also choose to rent because it’s a simple process with the MacAllister Rentals team. We’re experts on our boom truck rental fleet and have a straightforward, three-step process for renting:
- Complete a quote request form.
- Review our rental estimate.
- Schedule delivery and submit payment.
Our team will also provide advice on choosing a boom truck and answer any questions you have about the rental process. Contact our customer service team today to learn more about our rental boom truck options.