Chapter 4: Electric Boom Lifts

Electric boom lifts are made for confined and side-to-side work spaces. They are used for aerial work platforms and jobs that require multiple attachments.

Because electric boom lifts are significantly smaller than other aerial lifts, they can hold only one worker at a time.

What Are the Specific Features of Electric Boom Lifts?

Features of electric boom lifts include compact storage length, easy maneuverability and self-leveling platforms. Work platform widths can vary between three and 10 feet. Heights of electrical booms range from 30 to 100 feet, with average working heights between 30 and 40.

This type of aerial lift has a variety of boom types, such as mast and Z-type. Electric booms are battery-powered as well.

Electric Boom Lifts: Specialty Uses

Electric boom lifts are ideal for confined spaces, particularly where you need to move horizontally. They can be used for electrical work and other overhead construction tasks.


While electric boom lifts are often best-suited for small spaces, they can be extremely useful for commercial operations where you need to navigate narrow aisles or tight spaces. Jobs within manufacturing facilities and construction sites or pedestrian spaces like malls and open areas could benefit from utilizing an electric boom.

What You Should Consider with Electric Boom Lifts

Consider renting an electric boom lift with special handling technology that allows you to maneuver the work platform 180 degrees. This feature helps you access areas in hard to reach locations.

You may also want to consider a telescoping boom to provide maximum reach for areas with limited access.

Benefits of Electric Boom Lifts

 In general, electric lifts are a more sustainable option for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Electric boom lifts are common choices because of their compact size and the fact that they are powered by electricity rather than fossil fuel.

Electrically-powered lifts are especially useful for indoor operations because they don’t emit toxic fumes. These lifts can be a great environmentally-friendly choice, but they often have a limited battery life. Larger projects will require multiple batteries for continuous operation.

Electric boom lifts typically have non-marking tires, making them perfect for indoor use. These lifts are also less dependent on hydraulic oils and are highly productive.

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