Cherry Picker

Published: January 15, 2019 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Cherry Picker Mean?

A cherry picker, also known as a hydraladder, basket crane and boom lift, is a work platform with rails, attached to the end of the boom of a hydraulic crane. A cherry picker can also be mounted on trucks, flat bed trailers and self-moving platforms. A cherry picker is used in a number of construction and engineering applications, such as for reaching parts of a drill rig that are at a considerable height.

Trenchlesspedia Explains Cherry Picker

A drill rig is a complex system of machinery that sometimes reaches very high. A cherry picker with a railed bucket platform is a safe way for workers and equipment to reach high up for the sake of maintenance and repairs. A cherry picker eliminates the need for costly scaffolding and can easily reach hard to reach places. Some cherry pickers come with a set of controls that the workers standing in the bucket can manipulate for adjusting their position.

A cherry picker can be either battery operated or may be equipped with engines that work on gasoline or diesel.



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