Your Guide to Buying and Servicing a Knuckle Boom Truck
Knuckle booms are the ideal equipment when you need maximum articulation for up, out, and over positioning. Whether you need to haul equipment through doors or into a window at the top of a building, knuckle boom trucks and cranes offer power, versatility, and maneuverability. Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. carries a large inventory of knuckle booms in Dayton, Findlay, Toledo, and Troy, Ohio. Learn more about our articulating knuckle boom trucks.
What Is a Knuckle Boom Crane?
Knuckle boom trucks are identified by many different names, such as picker cranes, articulating cranes, and loader cranes. This is because they are adaptable to countless different purposes. While many booms have one or two arms, a knuckle boom has several jointed sections (like the knuckles on the human hand). These additional joints allow knuckle booms more flexibility. The outermost jointed section is sometimes telescoping, giving the boom maximum reach. One of the other advantages of the multiple articulating sections is storage and transportation. Knuckle booms can fold into relatively compact spaces. Some models can be mounted onto trucks with room left over for hauling other cargo.
What to Consider When Choosing a Knuckle Boom
When selecting any type of aerial equipment, there is much to consider. Each type of boom lift is optimized for certain features, such as horizontal reach or load capacity. Our team is always happy to discuss your needs and help you select the right type of knuckle boom for the job. However, some factors you should consider when looking for a knuckle boom crane include:
- Maximum working height
- Maximum horizontal reach
- Maximum up and over clearance
- Platform capacity
- Power source
- Tail swing and tight turning capabilities
- Terrain capabilities
- Available attachments, such as platforms, pallet forks, grabs, buckets
Common Uses Knuckle Boom Trucks
Knuckle booms are useful in any situation, as they are one of the best all-purpose lifts on the market today. Their versatility and heavy-duty capabilities make them popular in many different industries. Some of the industries that commonly use knuckle boom trucks include:
- Building maintenance (especially on the exterior of buildings)
- Replacing light bulbs or lighting fixtures
- Installing signage
- Repairing or servicing specialized equipment in factories, warehouses, and other industrial facilities
- Ground transportation
- Sea transportation
- General crane lifting
Types of Knuckle Booms
There are many different types of knuckle booms on the market today. You should certainly consider all your options before making your choice because some are not suitable for all environments. The types of knuckle boom cranes we carry include:
- Diesel: Powered by a diesel engine, these knuckle booms are great for long jobs and the heaviest loads. Diesel-powered lifts are only safe to use in ventilated areas such as outdoors.
- Electric: With a 48V DC electric drive system, electric-powered knuckle booms are safe to use indoors, producing zero emissions and very little noise.
- Dual Fuel: A dual-fuel engine can operate under LPG or gasoline power, giving you and your crew maximum fuel flexibility.
An Inventory of New and Pre-Owned Knuckle Booms
Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. has new and pre-owned knuckle boom trucks for sale. If you want a brand-new knuckle lift, we have many different types and models. On the other hand, we also have fully functioning pre-owned knuckle boom trucks for sale. Whether you are looking for a new or used articulating boom, our sales team will help you find one that does the job you need it to and fits within your budget.
Rent a Knuckle Boom for Your Next Project
When you need equipment for a short period of time, buying a knuckle boom may not be the best option for you. In that case, you want to rent! Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. has a massive inventory of equipment to rent. We routinely have diesel and electric knuckle booms for rent on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis.
Over 20 Financing Programs for Knuckle Booms
We offer many different leases and financing plans for knuckle boom trucks. With over 20 different payment plans available, we make working with you and your budget a priority. We offer canal and operating leases (with or without maintenance services), full payout sale leases, and even seasonal skip-payment leases. Many of our leases include options to purchase, extend, or renew. When you work with us, we work with you!
Knuckle Boom Training Courses
If your team needs the training to use a knuckle boom truck, we have you covered. Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. has many different training classes, from aerial equipment training to OSHA training. We will show your crew how to operate a knuckle boom, but we will also teach them about safety, showing trainees how to calculate lift capacities and avoid potential hazards.
Quick & Reliable Knuckle Boom Parts
When you need to replace a part on your knuckle boom lift, you need parts you can trust. We have one of the area’s largest inventories of knuckle boom truck parts. Our inventory is made up of the highest-quality parts. We only settle for genuine, OEM-quality parts. On top of that, we are known for delivering parts at a break-neck speed. Most customers receive their parts in less than 48 hours.
A Service Team That Knows Knuckle Boom Trucks
When you need repairs or service, time is of the essence. Our service team offers road service and in-shop service. We can come directly to you and perform many repairs on-site. That will minimize your crew’s downtime. However, some repairs, such as rebuilding steering axles or engines, can only be done in our shop. If that is the case, we do offer rentals to keep your team working while we get your equipment fixed.
Routine Maintenance on Your Schedule
If you want to minimize the risk of breakdowns, you need a team of professional technicians to maintain your knuckle boom lifts. We offer planned maintenance programs that inspect and tune up your knuckle booms on a routine basis. We perform in-depth diagnostics and make sure your truck is working at peak efficiency. We also schedule maintenance calls at convenient times to avoid disrupting your crew’s day.
Our Other Aerial Lift Equipment
While a knuckle boom crane truck is flexible and powerful enough to do almost any job, we also offer various other kinds of equipment, from forklifts to pallet racks. We make it easy to get all the equipment for your factory, warehouse, or worksite in one place. Some of the other aerial lifting equipment we have in stock include:
Find a Nearby Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. Location
For more than 44 years, Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. has been Ohio’s premier provider of trucks and industrial equipment. We are proud to serve crews all over the region. We strive to work with any team that needs us. However, we have locations in the following areas:
Contact Us for a Knuckle Boom Quote!
As a service-driven company, Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. backs the quality of all our products with a personal guarantee. Whether you buy parts, hire our service team, or rent a forklift, you can count on quality. Contact us for knuckle boom rentals, purchases, parts, equipment, training, and more!