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Cherry Picker

Cherry pickers are pieces of heavy construction equipment. They go by many names, including elevated work platform, boom lift, man lift, and basket crane. While they have different names, cherry pickers share standard uniform designs. They have broad, base aerial work platforms with buckets attached to the end of hydraulic lifting systems. Originally, cherry pickers saw use in cherry and apple orchards to help fruit pickers reach produce high in trees with ease. Today, fruit pickers and produce farmers still enlist the help of cherry pickers to facilitate farming. However, cherry pickers are useful and practical tools in other industries as well, including construction, large agricultural operations, and other industries that require heavy lifting .


Cherry pickers come in stand-alone and mounted designs. Small pickers often attach to the backs of larger vehicles, such as trucks and pick up style vans. However, you can also find large pickers mounted to sturdy, immobile platform bases, as stand-alone trailer units, or as mobile platforms mounted to large, trawling wheels. Regardless of design, cherry pickers have single, large buckets designed for one or two people to occupy and work from. Pickers have controls for their buckets and long arms, which pick up, carry, and deposit cargo. Some pickers have integrated telescopes, letting them accurately reach devices and clear obstacles. In addition to varying in design, cherry pickers may operate using electricity or diesel engines. You can find new and used pickers in various designs for sale or rent in South Africa.


Although cherry pickers still serve their original purpose, which is to pick produce from high trees, people use them for many other commercial and industrial tasks. Cherry pickers see use in mining, construction, and painting operations. People use them to service telephone poles, utility poles, and television wires as well. You can find new and used cherry pickers for these purposes from distributors and manufacturers.

Cherry pickers serve practical uses in many commercial and industrial settings. They still serve their original purpose of assisting fruit pickers, and help workers service telephone poles, reach utility wires, and perform heavy lifting on construction sites. Whatever your needs, you can find various types of new and used cherry pickers for sale or rent, including stand-alone and truck-mounted designs, from commercial manufacturers in South Africa.