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Mounted Aerial Boom

Bucket Truck Labeled

1. Makes and Models

Equipment ClassMakeModel#Link
Truck Aerial Boom 45FT&UPINTERNATIONALDURA STAR 4300 SBA 4X22Spec Sheet DURA STAR 4300 SBA 4X2
Truck Aerial Boom Up To 45FT With GPSINTERNATIONALDURA STAR 4300 SBA 4X21Spec Sheet DURA STAR 4300 SBA 4X2
Truck Aerial Boom Up To 45FT With GPSFORDF 550XL SUPER DUTY3
Truck Aerial Boom Up To 45FT With GPSFORDF-5503
Truck Aerial Boom Up To 45FT With GPSDODGE RAM5500 4X420

2. What are They

An aerial boom is a vehicle-mounted work platform usually mounted on a truck that can move vertically and/or horizontally. Some aerial lifts can even rotate around a vertical axis. Aerial lifts are used to lift workers to difficult work positions. It is featured with fast speed, high mobility, and it can reach where there is a need for aerial work within a short time. With the support of the cargo body and the hydraulic outriggers, it is much more stable, and it is not confined to the work on even ground. Aerial booms typically have two sets of controls – the upper set, installed in the work platform or bucket, and a lower set installed at the base of the machine.


3. Common Uses

  • Transport of lifting workers to difficult work positions.
  • It can also be used as a crane to lift equipment to job sites. 

4. Types of Jobs

  • Bridge construction and maintenance.
  • Utility installation, relocation, and maintenance.

5. Safety

Safety of the operator:

  • Only operate with at least two people present – one of whom must remain on the ground.
  • Ground personnel should be trained to operate lower controls in case of emergency.
  • Personnel in the bucket should be harnessed to prevent falls.
  • Operators should wear appropriate clothing and follow the necessary safety procedures that apply to all occasions.
  • The operator’s PPE should include standard eye protection, work gloves, proper footwear, hearing protection, and hard hats.
  • Equipment should be mounted carefully, keeping three points of contact at all times, and the steps and cab interior should be kept clean.
  • Extreme caution should be applied around overhead power lines and underground utilities.

Safety of the others:

  • Always keep others in sight and away from the equipment.
  • Establish a safe work zone.
  • Never allow riders on the equipment

Equipment Safety:

  • Perform prestart inspection and lubrication daily.
  • Make sure equipment is performing correctly.
  • Check for obstacles and hazards in the area.
  • Obey rules about parking and operating on inclines.
  • Know the equipment and its limitations.

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