Knuckleboom Trucks Explained

In terms of loading and unloading tons of heavy material, nothing can compete with the versatility and maneuverability of knuckleboom trucks. These vehicles are very remarkable when it comes to productivity in finishing heavy lifting tasks in the least amount of time. The physical characteristics of the machine looks […]

In terms of loading and unloading tons of heavy material, nothing can compete with the versatility and maneuverability of knuckleboom trucks. These vehicles are very remarkable when it comes to productivity in finishing heavy lifting tasks in the least amount of time. The physical characteristics of the machine looks like that of a human finger where the boom bends at the 'knuckle' and can be folded into a compact size; at the same time, it can be extended to reach long distant heavy objects. In addition, the boom can be conveniently stored because of this flexible structural component mounted on the bed of the truck.


Benefits

Just like any other commercial vehicle, knuckleboom trucks have numerous benefits. Aside from the capacity to be folded down into a compact size that can then be extended, this powerful machine has a lower profile, increased payload capacity, greater control and more versatility. With modern designs, the truck can maneuver and pick up heavy items as well as sporting an increased reaching capacity which is considered one of the key elements in choosing the appropriate lifting device for a job. Furthermore, it has an accurate control mechanism to better handle material to be lifted; it also has greater efficiency because the material can be placed more accurately in a better fashion.

Uses 

Conventionally, heavy lifting devices are utilized to transport material from a home base to a customer's job site. The latest technology of this equipment also allows for its use in multiple applications. The construction industry uses it to carry and transport roofing and concrete products. Electric line and telephone companies purchase it to load and unload spools of power line and cable as well as to carry transformers and electrical poles for installation where accurate control is a necessity. Advertising companies basically use this vehicle to transport and place billboard signs. In addition, many manufacturers put different attachments on the end of the boom to make it more versatile and accommodate various applications. It can be transformed into an auger drill, a cherry picker, and bucket trucks in order to perform various applications associated with aerial lifting activities.