A cherry picker is a kind of elevated or elevator work platform that is used for reaching high places that cannot be accessed with ladders. This equipment is used by workers to paint buildings, clean or wash windows, fasten ad banners or signs and install lights for decoration or illumination. More often than not, the usage of the said equipment is temporary. Contractors usually hire a cherry picker to use for a short period of time because it is a more practical decision compared to purchasing them only to be disposed of or kept for storage after the project or work has been completed. These facts show that having a business renting them out is a good idea.
Some people call this a mobile tower business. Mobile tower because cherry pickers can be moved around to different sites where they are needed and they are just like towers that help workers reach high spots. A mobile tower hire or rental business is considered profitable because of the demand for this kind of equipment is rather high and the market is so wide. You can cater to most construction projects, vegetation management, power companies, telecommunication services, lighting installation, highway and bridge maintenance, cable TV companies, even advertising and broadcasting firms.
Boom lifts, as they are also called, are used by construction companies to reach higher floors especially in buildings that are not completed yet. They are also used for finishing the buildings with paint. This machinery is still used in managing vegetation like trimming tree branches for tornadoes and power lines, and even for picking apples and cherries from the trees, the equipment’s original purpose hence its name cherry picker.
Power companies rent these out for the maintenance and even installation of electrical posts. Telephone companies need them for line installation, repair and maintenance same for cable TV companies. Highway and bridge contractors use them for road signs, lights and all sorts of work on high spots. They are also hired by advertisers for billboards, neon lighting and other high-level ads. News companies rent a cherry picker to broadcast traffic updates et cetera. There are many other uses for these towers that only show that they are really useful and a business like this would make a great niche market.
Mobile towers, which are also known as man lifts, hydraladders and basket cranes, come in many types: telescopic booms, articulating booms, straight mast booms, scissor-type booms, travel towers and many more. They can have trucks, vans, trailers and even their own engines as bases. There are numerous applications for this equipment that you can imagine the money you can make when renting them out. Indeed, having your own mobile tower business would be a profitable one.