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19th April, 2020

Everything You Need To Know About Cherry Pickers

Learn all about hiring a cherry picker, including the different types and heights of cherry pickers and their uses. Read on here.

Cherry pickers are often known as ‘boom lifts’. These aerial work platforms have extension arms – so as well as helping work at height, they can also help you access those hard-to-reach places. Let’s take a look at why you should use a cherry picker on-site, the types of cherry pickers available, the protective equipment you require and the cost of cherry picker hire.

Why Should I Use a Cherry Picker?

A cherry picker gives you and your team temporary access to areas at height. They’re particularly useful on worksites where you’re short of space, or where access is an issue. They’re highly manoeuvrable and their extendable arms mean you can reach out without moving the base of the cherry picker. This means you can complete your jobs quickly, without the need to compromise worker safety.

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In the construction industry, cherry pickers are commonly used for building maintenance tasks, installations, surveying, glazing and roofing purposes. But, they can also be used for factory and warehouse maintenance as well as CCTV installation. These are all jobs that don’t need carrying out regularly, which means that cherry picker hire is likely to be a much more cost-effective solution for you than buying a cherry picker outright would be.

What Type of Cherry Picker is Best For Me?

Broadly speaking, there are two main types of cherry pickers: articulated with bending arms, and telescopic cherry pickers that have straight arms.

Articulated cherry pickers are perfect if you have restricted access on your site, and they also provide you with an excellent working range. On the other hand, telescopic cherry pickers usually offer greater outreach.

At YardLink, our most popular cherry picker hire options include:

12m Cherry Picker Hire

This 12m cherry picker hire solution makes it easy for you to work at heights. It can run on diesel or electric and can be used for both indoor and outdoor work.

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Plus, it has a horizontal reach of 4.5 metres, so you can easily access different places on your site.

15m Cherry Picker Hire

If you need to work at an even greater height, then consider our 15m cherry picker. With a horizontal reach of almost 10m, it couldn’t be simpler or quicker for you to get the job done.

17m Cherry Picker Hire

Similarly, our 17m cherry picker is particularly popular with residential builders and large home builders. It can easily transport you to roof height and beyond, so you can comfortably survey a site, complete some roofing or start glazing.

57m Cherry Picker Hire

If you need to work at extreme heights, then consider our 57m cherry picker.

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It’s ideal for outdoor construction and industrial applications, and its compact design provides it with superb manoeuvrability. The telescopic upper boom also offers improved accuracy when positioning the platform.

What Safety Equipment Do I Require When Operating a Cherry Picker?

When you and your team use a cherry picker on site, it’s recommended that you wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes a safety helmet, protective footwear, protective goggles and a safety harness. You should also consider attaching the harness to the basket using a cable. This won’t restrict your movement in any way, but it will help stabilise you in high winds.

If you’re uncomfortable operating the cherry picker yourself, then we can also provide you with IPAF operator hire when you book.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Cherry Picker for a Day?

The amount it costs to hire a cherry picker for the day will depend on its vertical and horizontal reach, and its maximum working load.

If you’re interested in tall cherry picker hire or you’re looking for something a little more compact, then call our friendly and knowledgeable team today. They can advise you on the relevant cherry picker hire prices and find the cherry picker that’s best suited to your needs.

At YardLink, we make cherry picker hire simple and straightforward. Thanks to our large range of options and the high availability of our stock, we may even be able to supply you with a cherry picker on the very same day.


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