- random question, why are cherry pickers stored extended?
had a long journey to do the other day and went past three places that must hire out those elevated platform chery picker things. All of them had the machines in the elevated position.
Is this for any mechanical / hydraulic reason or is it just so people notice them and think ‘ooh cherry pickers if i need to hire one i can go here’?!
Diggers on the other hand always seem to be stored with the buckets on the ground.
God my journeys are boring if these are the things going round in my headPosted 3 years agomrlugzMember
Makes them a bit harder to nick, although they all have manual lowering controls, if you know the machine, you know how to do it. Can take ages, on certain models you just pull a plunger.
Personally, my limitied experience would suggest you shouldnt leave them upright as they all have maximum safe limits for use in wind. (generally 12 m/s). Any sudden high winds could damage them.Posted 3 years agohammyukMember
As to the actual question – they take up less space in storage at the hire companies yards.Posted 3 years ago
On site its usually so they can leave their kit in the basket overnight and not carry it back to the van/car rather than stashing it somewhere and hoping it doesn’t get knicked.
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