Lifts, Booms and Bucket Trucks for Video Surveillance Examined

By Brian Rhodes, Published Apr 29, 2022, 09:49am EDT (Info+)

Ladders can be economical and easy to transport, but they can only accommodate a single technician at a relatively low height. When techs need to work higher up, aerial work platforms, commonly called "lifts," come into play.

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In this report, we examine the different types of lifts available, the pros, cons, price differences, and give our recommendations.

Five Types of Aerial Work Platforms

There are five main kinds of aerial service vehicle work platforms:

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The chart below summarizes these options, their common use, and rental costs:

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Moving *********: ****-********* **. ***-*********

*** *********** ********** ** ***** ** whether *** **** *** ****/***** ** its *** ** ** ** **** be ******** ******, ******, ** *****.

**** *** ******* ***** *** **** often ****-*********. *******, ***** **** ***** are *** ********, *** *** ********* the ******** ****** (~**% **** **** self-propelled ******). ******, ******, ** ***** booms ******* **** ***** ****, ***** they **** ** ***** **** ***** by * *******, ************, *** ***** outriggers *** ** ****** ***. * self-propelled **** *** ** ****** ** soon ** *** **** ** ***** enough ** *** ****.

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********* ***** *** **** ***** ***-********* and **** ** ******** ****** **** position. *******, *** ** ***** **** and **** ******* ******, **** ** typically * *-* ****** *** *** requiring * ******* ** ****/*** *** lift.

Owning **. *******

*********** ********* ********** *** ********* ******* on *** ******* ** ********* ** on ***** ***** ****** ** ***** own ****** ***** **** ************ ****. These ****** (*** *****) *** ** driven ******** ** *** **** **** instead ** ******* ********* ** ***** styles **.

*** ***** ************, **** ** **** tall *****, ******* ******* ** ******* spots (**** ** ******* ******), ** tight ***** ***** *** **** ****** by * ***-*** ****, ******* ** typically *** ****** ******. ******** *** rental **** *** ********** *********** (~$*** USD ********, ****** ****** ********* *****) and **** ****** ****** ** ******** and ********* *** ****, ***** ******** a ****** *****/******* **** **** *********** do *** ****.

Electric **. ***

***** *** ******* ****** ** * rechargeable ******* ** **** **** ** gas (**** ***** ****** *******, *** sometimes ******** ** ******).

******** ***** *** ** **** *******, as **** ******* ** ******* *********, but ********* *** *** ***** ** be **** ********. *** **** ************ is **** ***** *** *********** ** battery ****, *** **** **** *** the **** ** ****** ******* ** swapping * ******* ******** ** ****** gas.

***-******* ***** ********* *** *** ** used *******, ****** ** *****, **** ventilated ***** (**** ** ********** ** buildings ***** ************/*** ****** **) ** for **** ***** *******. *******, ****** electric ******, *** ***** *** ** used ********.

Scissor *****

******* ***** *** **** *** ************ in ***** *** **** ** ****** overhead, **** ** ******* ******* ** a ********** ******** ** ******** ******* in ** ****** ***** *** **** for * ************ ******. ******* ***** usually **** ** ********** ********, ******** an ******** ** **** **** ******* below ** *** ***** ** * wall ******* ******* **** *** ******** it.

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******* **** **** **** ** ** up *** ****, *** **** ** side, ******* ***** ********* **** * larger **** **** *** * **** greater ****** ***** **** ***** ***** of *********, ***** ****** *********** ** work ** *****. *** *******, *** technician *** ***** * ***** ** a ***** ***** *** ***** **** out *** *****, ***** *** ***** bundle ** *** ****, *** ****** forward. ******* ** * ****, *** two *********** *** ******* **** *** wire ** ****** ******** ************* ****** than *** *********** ******* ****** **** ladders.

*************

******** ******* ***** ********* **** ******* on ***** ** ***** ******** ********. Rough ******* ****** ******* *****, ***** run ** ****** ****** ** *******, are ******** ** ******** **** ** uneven ******* *** *** ***** ** and **** ******.

*******

******** ******* **** ****** ***** *** typically ~$*** *** *** ***, ~$*** per ****, *** ~$*,*** *** *****.

Telescopic **** *****

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*** ** ***** ******** ************, ********** boom ***** *** ******* ** ******* heights **** *** ***** **** ** lift, **** ******* ******* ** ** much ** ***' *********, ****** **** useful *** ******* ** ******** ********* mounted ** **** *****. ************, **** may ** **** *** ******** *****, such ** ******* ***** ***** ****, landscaping, ** ***** ********* *** ** in *** *** ** ***** **** types, *.*.,******* ******* ********* ******** *******.

**** **** ** **** ** **** the ******* *** ** *** **** roofs, ** *** ********** ***** ** do ************ **** *********** **** **** an *********** ****.

*************

****** ****** ** ********** **** ***** are ***** ************* ***** **** ** scissor *****, **** **** ********** **** lifts ***** *** *** ******. **** means **** *** ********* ********* ***** equipment, **** ** ******** * *** to * *******, *** *** **** the ***** ****** ******** ** **** an ********* ********** *****, ** ********** heavy ***** (****** *****, ***** ******, socket ***, ***.) ***** **** *** camera, *****, *******, ***., *** ****** eat ** ***** ****** ********.

*******

**' ********** *****, * ****** ****** for ************ ************, **** *** ~$*** USD *** ***, ~$*,*** *** ****, or ~$*,*** *** *****.

Articulating **** ****

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************ **** ***** *** ******* ** telescopic *****, *** **** ****** ** the **** **** *** ****** ** retract. ************ ***** *** ** ****** electric ****** ** *** *******.

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**** ********** ******** ***** *** ************ boom **** ******** **** *********** *****, and **** *** ***** **** ******* in ***** ********, **** ** ** alleys, ******* *********, **** *********** **** an ********, ** **** ******* ***** overhangs.

************

***** ***** **** **** *** **** weight ************ ** ********** *****, ** two *********** *** ***** *** ******** only ** **** ******* ** ***** equipment.

*******

**' ******** ************ ***** **** *** ~$400 *** *** ***, ~$*,*** *** week, *** ~$*,*** *** *****.

Personnel *****

*********** * ********* ******, ********* ***** (or "***-*** *****") ******* ** * small ******** ** * *********** **** which **** ***** ******** **. ***** lifts *** ********* ******** ****.

*********

********* ***** *** **** **** ******* than ***** *****. **** *** ******* narrow ****** ** *** ******* ******** doorways *** *** ********* ** ****** in *******.

******* ** ***** ***** ******** ****, they *** ** **** ** ***** tight ***** ******* ** **** ***** cannot. **** ** ********** ****** ** areas ***** *** ******* ** ********* due ** ******** ***** ******, *****, conduits, *** ***** ************, *** ***** boom ** ******* ***** **** *** fit.

************, *** ** ***** ****, **** one-man ***** *** ******* **** ********, making **** ****** ** ****** ***** which ***** ***** *** *** ***** to ********.

*******, ** * ********** ***** * technician ******** *** ***** * ********* ** * *** ******, * user********** ******** ****.

*******

********* ***** *** ** ****** *** ~$150 *** *** ***, ~$*** *** week, ** ~$*** *** *****.

Bucket ******

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* **** ******** ***** **** *** back ** * ***** **** **** vehicle ******* ** ******** ****** * 'bucket *****.'

****** ***** ***** *** ****** "**********" or "***-**********". ********** ****** *** **** to **** **** *** ****** ** the *****, ******* ******** *** ******* of ********. ***-********** ****** **** **** the ******. *** ***** ************ ****, overcenter ** *** **** ******, ** it ****** **** *********** ** *********** the **** ****. ***-********** ****** ****** are **** ******* *** ********** **** repair *** ***** ******** **** **** easy ******.

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******* *** **** ** * ***** offers **** ********* **** * **** propelled ** *** ********* ****** ********, these ********* ***** *** **** ****** capacity, **** **** ****** ****** ******* of ******* ** ** *,*** ******.

*************

********* ** ****, ****** ****** *** require * ********** ******'* *******. ** the **, ******** ********* **** **,*** ****** ******* * commercial ******'* ******* (***). ******** ***** **,*** *** ** driven **** ******** ***** * ******'* licenses. *******, **** ****** ******* ********** training ** ******** ** ***** ** be ******* ** ******* ****** ******, so ***** ***** **** ****** **********.

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********** ** *** **** ********* *** boom **** *****'* **** **** *** turtle/rabbit ******* **.

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***** **** ***** *** ** ******* to ******** *** *** *** ** the **** ******, ***** **** **** typically ***** >$**,*** ******* ********* **** a ** ** ******** *********** **** can ** *** ********* *** ***** $10K.

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** * ***** ** * ******** lift * ***** ***** ***** ** be * ****** **** ** **** types, ***** *** **** ***** ***** that **** **** ** **** ******* areas. **. ******* ** ********** **** partial **** *********** ***** ****** ** too *****, *** *** ******** **** carbon *******, ********* *** ** **** warehouses ****** *** **** ****** ** another ** **** ***** ***.

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**** **** ****** ****** ** **** found ***.

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**** *** ************. ****** ******.

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**** ******** ** * *** **** I *** ******* ** **********, ** . ******* *** ******* ********** *** wearing * * ***** *******. ** safe *** **** ***!

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** **** *** ****** ****** ** the ****** **** ** *** *****? Might **** **** * ****** ****** setup? ***** **** ** *** * decent **** ***, *** * ** pretty **** ** ** ***** ** need * *** *** ** ***** too.

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