A few months back, we wrote an article intended to give our customers a practical pricing guide for scissor lift rentals. It included different types and models of scissor lifts and how to find the right one for your project. With much demand, we wanted to create a similar guide for finding and pricing boom lifts.
Today, they are an essential tool for different trades across almost every labor field. Electrical contractors, telephone line workers, steel builders, and painters all use boom lifts to perform daily tasks. While they are a utilitarian for almost any project requiring a high reach, it is not always easy to distinguish exactly which piece of equipment is best for which job. Know how to pick the right equipment can help you get the work done faster and easier.
Types of Boom Lifts:
Telescopic Boom Lifts are elevated work platforms that can extend telescopically. They zoom in and out much like an automatic antenna on a car. They are also sometimes referred to as straight booms or stick booms. This type of boom lift offers greater horizontal reach than any other type of aerial platform allowing you to work in areas with limited access points. These booms come in a variety of heights, from 40 ft to as high as 185 ft.
Articulating Boom Lifts are elevated work platforms that can articulate like an arm due to their jointed sections. This allows users to reach difficult areas by reaching over access areas that otherwise may be blocked by obstacles. These types of platforms are sometimes also called “up and over booms” or “knuckle booms.” These machines are very versatile and perfect for tight spaces, but they may not reach as high. They start at heights of around 30 ft and can go up as high as 158 ft.
Costs of renting a boom lift vary depending on the size you need for a job:
- Daily rates range from $275 to $1700.
- Weekly rates range from $650 to $4700.
- Monthly rates range from $1900 to $9900
These prices include only the machine usage costs. You also need to consider additional fees for delivery, damage insurance, and sometimes an environmental fee (if applicable). On our platform, customers see all associated fees up-front. However, be sure to ask other rental agencies about added fees before your sign a contract.
Prices also vary depending on location. For example, although the availability of various sizes may be greater in New York, the prices tend to run about 25% higher than Los Angeles and 20% higher Miami because of increased demand.
In New York, our boom lifts range from the 40 ft boom, starting at $425, to the 135 ft boom starting at $1,700. Delivery rates are a bit more expensive in this region costing between $300 and $400 for drop off and pickup.
NYC area, find the best price for available lifts:
In Miami, sizes range from the 40 ft lift, starting at $450, to the 120 ft lift starting at $1,600. Prices are also similar in the Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach area, costs become cheaper on the northern side of Palm Beach County.
Miami area, find the best price for available lifts:
In Los Angeles, our boom lifts range from 30 ft, starting at $320, to 135 ft. boom starting at $1,400. Delivery costs in Los Angeles tend to be cheaper since you can usually find equipment relatively closeby.
Los Angeles area, find the best price for available lifts:
For a completing listing of all our equipment available to rent, click the links below. Remember that with Tobly, you can book with the click of a button.