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Used Boom Truck Purchase Guide

KardiCOTA-50Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just workers in the construction industry who need to reach tall heights during a workday. In fact, plenty of industries use boom lifts on a daily basis, from T&D and oil & gas, to telecommunications, entertainment, and even aerospace. If you’re in one of these industries, buying a boom lift is one of the most important investments you’ll make for your business. 

Of course, a used boom lift needs to have passed the strictest standards of safety and efficiency in order to keep your team and workers protected. But it also needs to be reliable, durable, and innovative. Here’s everything you need to know about used boom lifts, including what makes them so safe and where to buy them for your work site.

What Are Boom Lifts?

Boom lifts are also known by a host of other names—including aerial work platforms (AWPs), boom trucks, man lifts, and on and on—so we can’t blame you if you’re confused.

A boom truck is, essentially, the holy grail of the construction world—and for anyone who needs to scale to extreme heights to get their work done. This truck-mounted aerial work platform lifts workers to heights for things like washing high-rise windows or repairing bridges or power lines.

These lifts are made up of three important parts: an American-manufactured chassis, telescopic boom, and a 3x10 foot aerial platform. Together, these components raise workers into the air to allow them to reach a work site from different angles. They’re large enough to be able to service an airline, yet compact enough to fit into tight spaces, even indoors. 

Why Should You Buy a (Used) Boom Lift?

If you’re searching for used boom lifts for sale that will make your day on the job easier and keep your workers safe, you can’t go wrong with a Bronto Skylift from Kardie Equipment. Here’s why:

Experience.  We were the first in North American to import an AWP over 250 feet. For the last decade we have been operating and maintaining our own fleet of Brontos.  Who better to buy from than the leading Bronto distributor in the USA.

Mobility. Unlike Genie lifts and scissor lifts, which aren’t truck mounted, you can drive a Bronto Skylift to and from work sites. In fact, it can be driven off-road too!.

Reach. Bucket trucks, cherry pickers, and other boom trucks are often capped with a max reach of 185 feet. Kardie’s tallest Brontos, on the other hand, can reach up to 295 feet, making them an ideal choice for teams that need to scale to extreme heights.

Efficiency. Unlike crane & man baskets or scissor lifts, Bronto AWPs can be set up in 15 minutes, which gives you more time to get the job done. 

Safety. Cranes are designed to lift materials, not people. When you attach a man-basket to a crane, it increases the risk of serious injury to your workers. However, the Bronto Skylift was designed specifically to carry and support people, which makes it a much safer option. With smooth boom movements and automatic leveling, you won’t ever experience a shaky ride to the ground. Here are just some of the safety features of a Bronto Skylift:

  • Smooth boom movements and automatic leveling
  • Dual emergency descent systems
  • Multiple backup operating systems 
  • Rigid work platforms permanently attached to the telescopic boom
  • Bronto baskets that can withstand winds up to 28 mph
  • Voice-activated intercom between the work platform and ground
  • Cage load sensor and overload alarm
  • Wind speed indicator and alarm
  • Emergency stop functions from the work platform, ground control, and outrigger control center

Looking for Used Boom Trucks for Sale?

It’s time to get to higher ground as safely as possible. If you’re ready to buy a used boom lift to improve your worksite conditions, we’re here to help. Here at Kardie Equipment, safety is our number one priority, which is why we offer boom lifts exclusively from Finland-based manufacturer Bronto Skylift. Contact us today and we’ll make sure that your workers are protected, and that you get the job done as quickly, efficiently, and reliably as possible.


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