What do you need to operate a bucket truck?

What do you need to operate a bucket truck?

Required Licensing A driver must have a CDL to operate a vehicle with a gross weight over 26,000 lbs. So, bucket trucks or digger derricks weighing less than 26,000 lbs will be legal to operate without a commercial driver’s license.

What is my bucket truck worth?

Expect to pay $37,000 to $140,000 for a standard light-duty bucket truck that’s used for routine facilities maintenance, utility service, or something similar. Heavy-duty trucks used for construction, forestry, and a range of other tasks at elevated heights run between $84,000 and $370,000.

How far does a bucket truck extend?

Bucket trucks that can reach from between 29 and 45 feet are among the most common kind of service vehicle for telecommunications and electric power distribution service providers. At this range of heights, our bucket trucks are available in a variety of configurations.

Is a bucket truck a good investment?

Buying a bucket truck can be a great investment for a company. Before you begin looking at trucks it’s important to determine the amount of money you’re willing to spend, the condition of the vehicle you want to buy, and the purpose of the truck.

Is it hard to drive a bucket truck?

Bucket trucks are complex and require specialized training to operate. In order to ensure your safety, and the safety of others working in the area, it is important that you know the risks you face. Few pieces of equipment are as complex and create more dangers to the operator than a bucket truck.

What can you use a bucket truck for?

10 Reasons You Might Need a Bucket Truck

  • Electric Utility & Telecom.
  • Lighting & Sign Maintenance.
  • Construction.
  • Forestry, Tree Care & Landscaping.
  • Fire Rescue.
  • Exterior Painting.
  • Window Washing.
  • Fruit Picking.

How long do bucket trucks last?

Many of our fleet clients buy their forestry equipment from us with the expectation that it will last 15-20 years, though on many cases, those trucks are still on the road many years later than that.

What can I do with a bucket truck?

Uses for Bucket Trucks

  • #1 Electrical and Telephone Line Maintenance. This is the most common and obvious use for a bucket truck.
  • #2 Harvesting Fruit.
  • #3 Washing Windows.
  • #4 Animal Rescue.
  • #5 Fire Rescue.
  • #6 Tree Trimming and Maintenance.
  • #7 Painting.
  • #8 Stage Tools.