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18.8m Knuckle Boom Lift (Nifty HR21)

Smart Hire introduces the Nifty HR21, a versatile and robust boom lift, perfect for a range of tasks. With its impressive 20.8m working height and 13m outreach, this diesel-powered lift is ideal for challenging outdoor environments. Its 4WD capabilities ensure reliable performance on rough terrain, while the 45% gradability makes it suitable for steep inclines. The Nifty HR21's compact design, combined with its exceptional maneuverability, makes it an excellent choice for spaces where accessibility is key. Its efficient diesel engine and user-friendly controls ensure both performance and ease of use. Choose Smart Hire for your elevated work platform needs and experience the power and versatility of the Nifty HR21. Ask us about knuckle boom lift hire now.


Platform capacity


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Platform height

18.8 (61.7ft)

Working height 20.8m (68.3ft)
Gross Weight 6680kg
Max width 2.27m
Max gradient 45% (or 24°)
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Q1.How much does it cost to rent a Boom lift?

A. The cost to hire/rent a Boom lift in Australia ranges between $400 - $600 per day for a 10m lift, and $1600-$2000 for a weekly charge. However, these prices are subject to change, depending on the duration of the rental period, size of machine and quality of service. For a smaller lift, a 10m Boom lift is recommended

Q2. Do I need any licensing/ certification to use a Boom lift?

A. According to WorkSafe, a high-risk work license for EWPs (elevated work platforms) is not required for any piece of machinery with operating work platforms of less than 11m from the base level (ground). Therefore this boom must be used by a licensed operator.

Q3. How high does a Boom lift go?

A. The height of a Boom lift is dependent on which machine you hire, with that being said, machinery sizes range from ground level (0m) to the highest being around 24.4m (80ft) platform height. The most popular sizes are 10m (33ft) and 13m (45ft) lifts, however, Smart Hire also stocks 18.3m (60ft) and 24.4m (80ft)

Q4.What's the difference between a scissor lift and a boom lift?

A.There are two distinct types of access platforms, usually called scissor lifts and boom lifts (or sometimes cherry pickers). The difference between the two is that a scissor lift can usually only move vertically, whereas a boom lift has an outreach, to work above areas not accessible from directly below.

Q5. Is there any safety equipment required for a Boom lift?

A. Generally speaking fall protection is advised for any heights above 1.8m (6ft) off the ground, protections of this nature includes a safety harness, fall arrestor, inertia reel, and safety clips. Apart from that safety helmet, gloves and goggles are also recommended (all of which can be hired from Smart Hire).
18.8m Knuckle Boom Lift (Nifty HR21)
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