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Picker Truck Uses in Lethbridge

Mobile Cranes | Mar 18 / 21

Picker trucks are one of the most versatile cranes on the market. Also known as knuckle boom or folding boom cranes, these units are attached to the back of a large truck that allows for exceptional portability and maneuverability. Their configuration allows for versatile and effective handling of many materials in nearly any environment. Our team at Stampede Crane and Rigging has compiled a list of common picker truck uses in Lethbridge and other areas of Alberta. This list will help users determine if a picker truck is the right choice for their needs or if they should look at other mobile cranes for rent in Lethbridge.

What Can a Picker Truck be Used for in Lethbridge?

Picker trucks can be used for a variety of purposes from construction and city maintenance to the delivery and placement of heavy cargo. The following is a list of the most common applications for picker trucks in Lethbridge.

What are the main benefits of picker trucks?

Placing Construction Materials

Picker trucks are most commonly utilized to transport and place construction materials that cannot be lifted by hand. Due to being attached to a standard semi truck, each unit features nearly instant set-up on any construction site, cutting down on prep time and positioning requirements. Picker trucks can also quickly relocate to other areas of the construction site as needed to transport materials or lift materials to higher levels.

In addition to material retrieval and placement, picker trucks are great for installing windows and a/c units for commercial buildings and residential developments. Their folding boom also allows for exceptional handling in confined spaces or areas that other cranes would not be able to operate in.

Should you rent a boom truck for your project?

Hoisting Technicians in Man Baskets

The end of the boom on a picker truck can be equipped with a man basket that allows for aerial access. This allows picker trucks to double as an aerial lift for city maintenance projects or access to hard-to-reach areas on construction sites. Certain picker trucks may be better suited for this purpose than others. Reach out to our team at Stampede Crane and Rigging for assistance determining the optimal unit for aerial access.

Delivering and Placing Heavy Shipments

Many picker trucks feature large flatbed decks that are ideal for the transportation and delivery of heavy materials. By utilizing a picker truck, operations do not need a forklift on hand to retrieve cargo from the flatbed. The operator can simply position the truck in an optimal position, lift the materials, and place them wherever they are needed.

What else can picker trucks be used for?

If you would like to learn more about picker trucks and what they can be used for in Lethbridge, please contact our team. We will be happy to help you find the perfect mobile crane solution for your needs.