Cherry Picker Hire

All our cherry pickers, also known as boom lifts, provide up, out and over capabilities for difficult-to-reach locations, providing:

  • Height access up to 28 meters,
  • An outreach of up to 17.37 meters and
  • A lifting weight of up to 280kg.

We have electric, diesel and hybrid articulated boom lifts available for hire, giving you choice over the type of power you prefer to use.

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What is the Best Boom Lift?

That depends entirely on what construction or facilities management activity you are planning.

If your project requires the boom lift to access small spaces, we may recommend a self-propelled cherry picker instead. You may also require specific power options.

We’ve outlined the different types of boom lift models and potential uses to help you whittle down your options from our wide range:

What are the Different Types of Cherry Pickers?

What is the Smallest Cherry Picker You Can Hire?

If you’re looking for the most narrow access equipment we have available to hire, that would be either the JLG Toucan 8 Electric Mast Boom Lift or the JLG Toucan 8E-L Electric Mast Boom, both of which measure in at 0.99m.

If you’re referring to working height, that would be the the JLG Toucan 8 Electric Mast Boom Lift, with a working height of 8.15m.

Why Hire Your Cherry Picker From Star Platforms?

Our powered access pickers are perfect for a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks and are popular in a variety of industries including the construction, sports and events, seasonal sectors and arts and special projects industries.

We assist our customers with both short and long-term cherry picker hire and advise on the right boom lift hire based on your specific requirements.

Whether you’re looking for cherry pickers or or boom lifts with smaller working heights, we can help you select the right model to suit.

Once you know what power access equipment your require, we will get this to your specified location the very next day, at a time that suits you. With national coverage, you can get your project underway quickly when you choose to hire through us.

Star Platforms is a trusted brand with numerous accreditations under our belt, including being CHAS, FTA, and Access Alliance accredited.

See our full list of accreditations here

Can a Cherry Picker go on Grass?

Yes. If you’re planning on using your powered access equipment on grassy areas, we recommend hiring a cherry picker capable of tackling rough terrain. Please speak to a member of our team, who will help ensure your cherry picker is suitable for use on grass.

How High Can Cherry Pickers Go?

Our tallest boom lift, Niftylift HR28 Rough Terrain Articulating Boom Lift – Hybrid reaches 28m high.

Need somethings smaller? Our team can help you select from our models, with heights ranging from 8.15-28m.

Ready to Hire a Cherry Picker?

If you’re ready to hire, you can create an account with us and discuss the type of cherry picker you require for your project.

Our customer service team will be able to advise on the best model to suit your needs, discuss prices and more.

You can call us on 0345 099 7305, email us at

[email protected] or complete our contact form and someone from our team will be in touch.

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