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Because there are many boom truck types available, the exact features and options for each may differ somewhat. Some will have a bucket boom, while others will have a boom used for moving materials. However, you will find that the basic usage tends to be quite similar from one truck to another. Therefore, if you have someone on staff that can operate one type of boom truck, they should not have too much trouble when they are transitioning to another.
How boom trucks work
The boom on the truck is extendable in many cases, making it easier than ever to get to those hard to reach areas. Some of the boom trucks have articulating arms, and some have buckets large enough for more than one person, as well as equipment.
Concrete boom trucks are another type, which could be useful for construction, as well as some aspects of utilities. Of course, firefighters have their own versions of boom trucks as well. They are very helpful in many fields, including utilities.
About boom trucks
A boom truck is any type of flatbed truck or truck tractor that features a boom crane. Smaller versions can be mounted to vans. This type of equipment is often used for loading and unloading items. These are extremely popular with those who are in the utilities field. Another type of boom truck is the bucket boom, also known as a cherry picker. With this type of boom, it is possible to put people into the bucket, which makes it easier and more efficient to work on power lines and other utilities.
Boom Truck Manufacturers
Because these types of trucks are so in demand today, quite a few companies manufacture them. Some of the most popular manufacturers include Altec, Elliot Equipment Company, Prime Hitech Engineering Limited, and J.V. Enterprises.