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Old 06-18-2017, 11:10 PM   #1
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Anyone own or have a lot of experience with the tz 50 boom lift. Thinking about buying one. Thanks.
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:20 PM   #2
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I occasionally rent this or the equivalent Bil-jax, I like them a lot. Only limitation I can think of is, to get the outriggers down it's a pretty good sized footprint, it's not like you can squeeze it in a real tight spot. You can tow it with a side by side utility quad or etc.
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worked with a company that bought one (not sure of size),easy to tow with a decent pickup.

rent one first and make sure it fits your needs. ours had an articulating bucket, which I would insist on, but to get all the way to the top of the poles we were working on I had to stand on the top of the platform rails when noone was watching, so make sure you get one sized to your needs. Ours was brand new, and it was a little quirky if the ground settled on any of the outriggers while you were on it it was hard to get it to let you move at all (I probably should have had a ground man lol).

very handy though, for a lot of things, but not much reach outside the center of gravity either, like a regular boom lift, so I strongly recommend you try before buy.
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I looked at them before buying my small lift but the price is insane and would have to use it way more than I know I would to justify buying it.

For me, my lift work is 75% inside so for the 25% outside it's just as easy to rent (even though our only rental place sucks) the Genie 25/45 4x4 articulating lift for $200 per day + delivery.

On the flip side if your needs call for it and you can pay it off in a short period of time charging it out on each job then obviously you would benefit from it.

I bought my Genie 19/30 less than a year ago and have already recouped close to 50% of the purchase price and have done 0 maintenance to it.

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