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Lift Working Zones

Lift rental working zones are very important for ensuring the success of a rental. A working zone is the area that a lift can reach up in the air. Depending the model of lift and how high up the basket of a lift is, the manlift has a limited outreach. This varies for every model of cherry picker, and can affect the success and ease of your job. Take a look at the working zones of several models of lifts before choosing which model to rent. Additionally it can be useful to measure the exact distance up, and across that you need to reach in order to complete your job, then compare it to a lift rental working zone. 34′ Tow Behind Lift NiftyLift TM34T working zone 42′ Tow Behind Lift with Drive Assist NiftyLift TM42t working zone 45′ Tow Behind Lift Bil Jax 4527a working zone 50′ Foot Towable Lift with Drive Assist NiftyLift TM50 working zone 50′ Self-Driving Lift NiftyLift SD50 working zone 55′ Towable Lift BilJax 5533a working zone 64′ Drivable/Towable Lift NiftyLift TM64t working zone 60′ Telescopic Boom Lift Genie S-60 Telescopic Boom Lift 80′ Telescopic Boom Lift Genie S-80 Telescopic Boom Lift If you have any additional questions on choosing the right lift for your job or the Lift Rental Working Zones diagrams please call one of our helpful staff members! (262)827-1444 For other important information regarding lift rentals please check out our other blog posts on the topic. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Choosing the Right Lift for Your Job

A 50′ drivable lift, with all terrain tires Lifts come in a variety of options for a variety of different work types and locations. Whether you need in-air mobility, off-road capability, ease of transportation, or indoor use there is a manlift for you. Options for bucket lifts include tow-behind, drivable outrigger-stabilized, and drivable counterweighted. For indoor use, scissor lifts are ideal for tight spaces. In addition, there are a wide variety of heights available, and different types of booms can be chosen, both of which affect the types of spaces that can be reached.  The first thing to do when choosing a lift for a job is to determine the size of lift you need. Depending on the job you need to do, this can be a little more complicated than just deciding what the highest point you need to reach is. For example, when trimming trees, you must position the lift away from the tree that is being trimmed to avoid damaging the lift with falling limbs. Typically, an extra 10-15 feet from the highest point being trimmed is required. Another thing to consider is that as a boom lift approaches the limits of its extension the lift will have less outreach available. If, for example, you are painting a 30-foot-high wall a 34-foot-tall lift will technically do the job for you. However, you will need to reposition the lift every 10 feet or so, which takes time, especially if you need to reposition hydraulic outriggers. A 55-foot lift may be able to go closer to 40 feet without being repositioned. This idea of outreach changing depending on the height the lift is set at is called a working zone, and most manufacturers publish this data.  Reaching a lift over while trimming trees to avoid damaging lift After considering the height of the lift, take stock of any obstacles that you may need to work around. This includes both on the ground, and in the air. Most cherry picker-style lifts use hydraulic outriggers to stabilize the lift. This means that they have a “footprint” of ground that they need in order to properly deploy the outriggers. This ground has to be relatively firm in order to prevent sinking (although plywood can be used on softer ground), and free of obstacles. If an outrigger-stabilized lift is not an option, counterweighted lifts can provide an aerial work platform with a smaller ground footprint. Obstacles in the air can also be an issue. Articulating boom lifts offer a great degree of flexibility about where the boom can be in order to reach a certain point. This allows them to reach under, over, and around any tricky in-air obstacles. Telescoping boom lifts, on the other hand, only extend in a straight line, and therefore need to be moved to get a different angle of approach for the boom.  A telescoping boom lift with a counterweight Once you have determined the size and style of the lift for your job, consider how you want to get to and […]

What is a Skid Steer, and What Jobs Are They Appropriate For?

Track Skid Steer Loader

What is a Skid Steer  Skid Steers, otherwise known as skid loaders or bobcats, are extremely versatile pieces of machinery with a wide range of options. A variety of attachments provide utility for an assortment of applications. Tracked models can ensure maximum usability even in muddy, or otherwise unfavorable terrain, while wheeled models provide superior speed and precision. Knowing your workplace conditions and job demands are important for choosing the right skid steer, and attachments.   A New Holland 227 Skid Steer with tracks Choose between tracked or wheeled driving skids depending on your ground conditions. Muddy, sloppy conditions favor tracked skid loaders as the extra surface area helps them to “float” over the muck, and prevent bogging down. Additionally, in wet, soft, grassy areas where minimizing impact to the surface being driven on is important tracked skid steers drastically reduce the ground pressure of the skid by increasing the amount of surface in contact with the ground. In better conditions, wheeled skids offer slightly more precise control over the skid. Also, they typically are faster, allowing for more productivity and better results. Skids steers turn by, as their name suggests, skidding the left- or right-side tracks or wheels while the opposite side continues its motion. This method of turning, as opposed to turnable wheels like a car, give skid loaders a zero or even negative turning radius, perfect for tight spaces.  A New Holland L220 Wheeled Skid Steer What Can Skid Steers Do  Skid Steer’s versatility allow them to perform a wide variety of jobs. Some of the more common uses with just a bucket include hauling mulch, dirt, gravel, and other loose bulk items. They are also capable of grading, medium-duty landscape work, and some farm work. A very common use for skid steers is snow removal, as their buckets make them ideal for both pushing and lifting snow.   A wide variety of attachments can also be used for specific job. Augers make drilling post holes for fences or signs a breeze. Trenchers make digging trenches for piping, drainage, and other projects quick and easy. Stump grinder attachments will allow you to clear out areas full of cut trees to make the space usable. Harley rakes, or power box rakes, are great for prepping ground for seeding, and levelling off difficult ground. Fork attachments allow you to use skids to move pallets, creating a unique cross between industrial use, and all terrain usability, perfect for loading, unloading, and moving pallets at an undeveloped job site.   A skid steer equipped with an auger attachment When Not to Use a Skid Steer  While skid steers are often a great way to get a job done, there can be scenarios where they are not the best choice. One such example is for heavy duty jobs. Skid steers are great all-around medium-duty pieces of equipment, but there can be jobs that are just too big for them. For example, prying up concrete slabs at a demolition site will almost for sure overload the hydraulic and structural […]

Boom Lift & Cherry Picker Uses

Boom lifts and cherry pickers are types of aerial work platform (AWP) or mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). Hence, they are not just used for picking from a cherry tree. Additionally called high-powered access machinery, these lifts give temporary access to otherwise inaccessible areas exploitation extending mechanical platforms. Some AWPs solely extend in one direction, for instance, scissor lifts, that move vertically on a concertina device. Boom lifts and cherry pickers have the advantage of reaching further as height, and square measure more versatile. There are varied sorts of boom lift and cherry picker. Some have the additional reach or a better operating height than others, however, all follow constant principle. A platform or bucket is connected to the boom, which might extend upwards and from aspect to facet, or contains hinges that enable it to supply an ‘up and over’ movement. The operator works on the platform, protected and contained by a cage or guardrail, and is raised to the suitable height or position safely, either by controls on the platform itself or by a second operator at ground level. Stick booms give height and reach, however only extend vertically and rotate laterally. Articulating booms and cherry pickers give additional precise access to tough to reach areas, to perform maintenance and repairs on an aircraft. Booms and cherry pickers square measure the nearest version of the aerial platform to a crane but are terribly different within the means they move and are controlled. Boom lifts and cherry pickers tend to be larger than different styles of AWP, like scissor lifts and personnel lifts, that are available in compact and slim versions to be used in warehouses and offices. Boom lifts, therefore, are typically used on large-scale projects like construction and events. The very largest platforms, mounted on a truck or lorry, will extend their telescoping sections to a height of over one hundred meters. Smaller booms also are obtainable, to be used in telephone and power cable maintenance, window cleanup, tree surgery, and firefighting. And, of course, the initial use to that cherry pickers was place – harvest fruit! These sorts of AWP are typically power-driven by diesel, thanks to their weight, however, a number of the smaller versions could also be power-driven by LPG, electricity, battery or pneumatics. Some are self-propelling, whereas others are mounted, or are fitted with legs, and are called spider lifts. Spiders square measure helpful in areas wherever the lift should maneuver through slim doorways, or to supply stability on uneven ground. Area Rental & Sales offers an assortment of battery-powered boom rentals.

Quality Construction Equipment For Rental

Construction Equipment Rental

Various businesses and homeowners are looking to construction hardware rental as a method for fulfilling the requests they have for equipment. While this is a less expensive method for acquiring the required appliances it is likewise an approach to save money on purchasing the equipment for your yourself. This fills two vital needs. Above all else, it implies that less capital should be put towards equipment cost and accordingly a greater amount of it can be utilized for other center regions of the business. Furthermore, it implies that at whatever point the interest for apparatus or instruments is required, it can be met.      There are no long haul costs with regards to construction equipment rental. Leasing what you require as you need it bodes well on a commonsense level and also a money related one. Area Rental & Sales rents a surplus of hardware and construction equipment in Milwaukee and all of Southeastern WI. Find The Best Construction Equipment At Area Rental & Sales The alternatives for leasing construction equipment are numerous. Everything relies on upon what you require. You can lease excavators, mini skid loaders, excavator loaders, compactors, skid steer loaders, chainsaws,  pressure washers, numerous hand tools and even a plethora of heavy equipment. [google-map location=”{Milwaukee} {WI}”] [weather city=”{Milwaukee}” state=”{Wisconsin}”]