Cherry Picker Crane
Cherry pickers are usually very helpful in orchards to aid workers in fruit picking, when the tree is too high. People use all kinds of tools for picking fruits from trees but if you want to make your job simpler and more efficient, you should get a cherry picker. This equipment can either be mounted at the back of a large truck, a van, or a stand-alone platform.
The Cherry Picker Crane
The typical cherry picker is mounted onto a truck. For this reason, it is called a bucket truck and it can either be in a stand-alone trailer or a self-moving platform. The operator is expected to situate himself inside the bucket and there should be a set of controls available for him to use. However, there will also be a set of controls that another operator can be controlling and this prevents any untoward accident from happening to the operator in the crane’s bucket. The crane or the actual lifting arms may have telescopic features that make controlling and maneuvering the device a lot easier.
The Usefulness of a Cherry Picker Crane
You cannot doubt the usefulness of a cherry picker. It is being used all over the world and it has done a lot more than just helping people pick fruits in the orchard. You cannot and should not limit its usefulness to picking fruits from high trees. Due to its appearance and function, it can help you reach places that you need to reach. It functions as a very convenient and advanced ladder that can help you get to an otherwise inaccessible location. Aside from this, a cherry picker crane can be used for the following purposes:
• It is very useful for cleaning windows and walls. If you want to be able to high walls and tall windows with ease, you can use the cherry picker crane to lift you up.
• By using the cherry picker crane, electricians can inspect, repair, and install electrical wirings on top of poles.
• Firefighters can also use a cherry picker to rescue people as well as put out the fire.
Operating a Cherry Picker Crane
If you want to get your hands on a cherry picker crane, you will need to have the proper certification and training. Most countries have specific restrictions. But before anything else, you should know how to responsibly operate a cherry picker crane:
• Make sure to have a license to operate the cherry picker crane by attending a training class.
• Before you use the equipment, you should make sure to wear a full body harness that comes with a lanyard and a shock absorber.
• Check the gauges of the machine and turn the key to see if the battery is charged.
• Put your foot on the platform and manipulate the lever to move it up, down, forward and backward. You can also use the steering wheel to move the machine to the right and to the left.
• Do not be in a rush, especially if this is your first time to use the machine.