You might think of a cherry picker as something that has specifically commercial and industrial use. These machines that provide high access are commonly used – unsurprisingly – in agricultural fruit collecting, as well as on construction sites and other jobs that require safe and secure access to allow work at height.
Of course, cherry pickers are very useful in these roles – but if you assume that this is the only way that they are used, it can limit a range of possibilities. In fact, it is a great idea to use cherry pickers for a wider array of issues.
Here we take a look at five reasons that you might benefit from using a cherry picker. And remember that if you don’t have the skills and experience to drive and work the cherry picker yourself, cherry pickers are available with operated hire.
1 – Roofing work
One of the places that a cherry picker can come in very useful is if you are carrying out any kind of work on your roof. This could be anything from installing solar panels, making structural changes, or just mending broken tiles. Cherry pickers are faster to set up than scaffold or scaffold towers and also allow you to access all areas of the roof easily.
If you are looking for a way to carry out your roofing work quickly without having the expensive burden or the unsightly challenge of scaffolding around your property, this could be an important option.
2 – Tree trimming
Working in the garden can sometimes be challenging, especially if you have tall trees that don’t easily allow for access via ladders. Once again, you do have the option to hire tree surgeons and professionals, but it can actually work out cheaper to hire your own cherry picker instead, especially if you already have the tools for trimming.
Cherry pickers can provide access up to the very tallest trees around commercial and residential properties – just make sure you are getting one that provides appropriate height for your tree trimming job.
3 – Guttering
Guttering is one of those tasks that every owner of property has to carry out every so often. Some choose to bring in professionals, but if you’re handy with DIY, this can be a great project that will save you a lot of money.
Of course, the issue with guttering is that much of it has to be done at height and unless you are going to pay for long-term scaffold, or go through the lengthy process of using (and moving) ladders, a cherry picker is definitely a valuable option to have available. One of the great benefits of cherry pickers is they allow you to carry out work without damaging anything below.
4 – Painting/exterior maintenance
We have already mentioned that cherry pickers make a great alternative to ladders and scaffolding. The important thing to note is that pickers offer something the other options do not: flexibility. If you are using a ladder, you are limited but the height of the ladder (and, more often, the height that you feel safe to work at).
With a cherry picker you can carry out any kind of building maintenance quickly and easily, while being as safe and secure as possible.
5 – Putting on an event
If you are putting on any kind of event – this might be a birthday party or even an outdoor concert – you will need to set up some equipment at height, including lighting rigs and much more. Cherry pickers can be extremely useful here. And once again, it can be really valuable to have an option that doesn’t involve standing on a ladder when you are setting up electrical equipment.
If you are interested in hiring a cherry picker for any purpose, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced team at MC Property Maintenance today.