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Boom lifts are the foundation for many industries, but getting them where they need to be, safely and efficiently, is a complex task.

Atlantic Project Cargo has extensive experience in handling oversized equipment, and we understand the unique challenges involved in their transportation.

WHAT IS A BOOM LIFT?

A boom lift, also known as “cherry pickers” or “man lifts”, are versatile aerial work platforms that allow workers to safely access areas unreachable by ladders or conventional scaffolding. Boom lifts are vital tools in countless industries, such as:

  • Construction;
  • Maintenance;
  • Utilities;
  • Events;
  • Film, and television.

WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS TYPES OF BOOM LIFTS?

Here’s a list of several types of boom lifts:

  • Telescopic. These are classic “extend-o-arm” machines;
  • Articulating. Equipped with multiple sections that bend and twist;
  • Trailer-mounted. Similar to telescopic or articulated boom lifts, but mounted on a trailer;
  • Spider. Featuring four long. Stabilizing legs and a compact platform;
  • Towable Boom Lifts. Similar to the trailer-mounted option, but designed for towing behind a smaller vehicle like a pickup truck;
  • Cherry Pickers. The term is often used interchangeably with “boom lift”, but it originally referred to a specific type of boom lift with a small platform designed for picking fruit. 

 

MOVING BOOM LIFT ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Moving boom lifts across the US demands careful planning and the right transportation methods.

Transportation Methods

Trailer Transport
Affordable and flexible option. Flatbed trailers for smaller machines, and step-deck trailers for higher machines.

Trucks
Single axle semis for smaller boom lifts and short distances, double axle semis for larger and heavier equipment.

Railroad
Cost-effective choice for transporting multiple boom lifts.

Federal and State Regulations

The main things to consider:

  • Weight permits (every state has different limits);
  • Dimension (width and height restrictions on certain roads and bridges);
  • Safety regulations (escorts, lighting, and reflective equipment);
  • Hazardous materials (equipment can contain them, for example, hydraulic fluid);
  • Federal Oversize or Overweight Permits.

Atlantic Project Cargo will aid in choosing the right transportation method and carefully plan the route so that your equipment will reach its destination smoothly and safely.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OF BOOM LIFT

Moving a boom lift across borders and continents requires knowledge and careful preparation.

Transportation Methods

  • Ocean freight
    Containerized shipping or Ro-Ro vessels are great for long distances;
  • Air freight
    Expensive, but ideal for urgent needs;
  • Truck Transport
    Limited by distance and border regulations.

Potential Pitfalls

  • Permits
    Each country has its own requirements for getting import/ export permits;
  • Weight and Dimension
    Method of transportation and destination affect limits;
  • Customs
    Proper documentation is essential, prepare bills of lading, invoices, and certificates to avoid delays;
  • Documentation
    Incorrect paperwork can significantly delay shipment time;

Atlantic Project Cargo can help with a wide range of needs such as paperwork, logistics, customs clearance, disassembly and much more.

FACTORS AFFECTING THE COST OF BOOM LIFT SHIPPING

Factors that affect shipping costs include:

  • Domestic or international freight;
  • Destination and distance;
  • Shipping method;
  • Boom lift specifications
  • Regulations and permits;
  • Insurance and others. 

ADVANTAGES OF BOOM LIFT SHIPPING​ WITH ATLANTIC PROJECT CARGO

Atlantic Project Cargo is your expert partner for the safe and efficient delivery of construction equipment, no matter the size or distance. We offer global reach, tailored solutions, regulatory compliance, and budget-friendly transport options.