Boom Trucks A boom truck is a type of vehicle most of us have had the opportunity to encounter in our everyday lives. It has an extendable boom attached to its roof that often has a bucket-like element at its end. Workers often use it to get to the top of a building or a pole, such as phone and electrical poles, and its design allows them to work from within the bucket-like platform. The vehicle typically has a lifting capacity of 350 up to 1500 pounds, and the boom length up to 34 feet in the air. Its lifting system is hydraulic, and the more you extend the boom, the less it can carry. The lifting system, along with the bucket-like platform, is referred to as “cherry picker”, because it was first used for picking fruit from the branches that otherwise couldn’t be reached. Today it’s used in various fields of work, including mining, painting and window cleaning. Sometimes even fire trucks have a cherry picker instead of a ladder. Boom trucks are available for rent, and there are many companies whose offer includes a wide range of lift capacities, from 17 to 35 tons, as well as a working height up to over 150 feet. The rates can be calculated on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The equipment should be reserved in advance, but even if you are looking for a short notice rental, there are companies that will be able to deliver. Apart from equipment rental, many companies sell spare parts, offer inspection and maintenance services, as well as safety instructions. Some of them have boom trucks specially designed for quiet operation, suitable for use in urban projects.