While they may have originally been designed to pick fruit throughout orchards, cherry pickers can offer a wide variety of alternative uses.
From carrying out utility work to dealing with a range of home maintenance issues, cherry pickers are a far more flexible – and often safer – alternative to scaffolding and ladders, making light work of tasks like painting, decorating, building work or washing windows.
However, many people often underestimate the number of uses cherry pickers can actually provide – so, we’re here to set the record straight.
Join us as we take a detailed look at some of the key reasons why choosing a cherry picker for your next task could be one of the best decisions you ever make.
As we’ve mentioned already, cherry pickers offer a great alternative to using scaffolding or ladders.
Therefore, for any building work that involves working at height – such as carrying out a roof survey – cherry pickers can provide quick and easy access, enabling either yourself or a specialist workman to carry out the required repairs or alterations.
While on the topic of working at height, cherry pickers can provide a fantastic way of keeping trees trimmed and under control, helping prevent a potentially fatal, avoidable accident.
Whether it be in a private or public place, cherry pickers provide workers with access to all areas of a tree that needs trimming – from right down at the bottom to the very top.
Now that we are entering into the colder, winter months of the year, the weather is soon likely to turn, increasingly the likelihood of roof gutters filling up with leaves, litter and other various debris.
When left over time, the accumulation of this debris can cause blockages and potential leaks within homes, properties and buildings. As such, hiring a cherry pickers can offer a great way to remove this debris before it causes any potentially costly issues.
Thanks to their ability to reach inaccessible areas, cherry pickers are a fantastic way to facilitate safer rescues from emergency situations.
What’s more, during events such as fires, cherry pickers can carry more people down than firemen can by themselves, potentially helping save more people than would have otherwise been possible.
This, in turn, ensures that either you or a painter/decorator can provide an even coat of paint throughout the entire exterior of the property, helping improve its curb appeal while also potentially increasing its total value.
Putting On An Event
With so many lights, speakers and large pieces of equipment to set up during a large event, cherry pickers can provide a safe method of ensuring they are all set up and functioning exactly as they should.
What’s more, when the event is over, cherry pickers make it a lot easier and safer to take equipment down than using alternative methods like scaffolding or ladders.
As we mentioned at the start of this article, cherry pickers were originally used to harvest fruit. Therefore, if you are looking at conducting some farm work, hiring one for this purpose could help no end.
Providing improved access and a better level of safety than standard ladders, cherry pickers are a highly effective method of both picking and collecting various types of fruit.
Here at MC Property Maintenance, we have a wide range of cherry pickers available for both self-hire and operated-hire. To find out more information about either of these services, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team at your earliest convenience.