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Bucket Truck Description
When choosing an bucket truck, it is important to consider first your working height. This will determine the length of the arm required. Consider your particular location and where you will have to park the truck to ensure that the lift arm is going to be adequate. You may also need to consider buying or renting ground mats to use with the equipment to lower risk of electrocution.
Features of bucket trucks
The vehicle has a platform and a lift, which can raise one or more workers up to work on power lines and more. This lift will often have a control system on it for moving the arm into the proper position. Sometimes, there will be controls on the interior of the truck as well. The lift arm can vary in height and maneuverability based on the model.
How bucket trucks work
It is important to remember that only trained operators are allowed to drive and operate these vehicles. The actual truck part of the equipment works just as any other truck would work. It is easy to drive into different locations. However, the truck also has a lift on the back of it, and the truck driver is typically going to operate the lift. Many times the bucket on the lift will have controls as well. Even when renting the vehicle, it is important to comply with all safety and inspection regulations. Check the lift before using each day to make sure it is in good working order, for example.
About bucket trucks
One of the most important items for those working on power lines has to be the aerial truck. These vehicles make it possible for the drivers to maneuver into position and then lift workers and equipment up to the lines. Being in the bucket makes it much safer for those who are working on the lines.