A bucket boom truck, sometimes called a cherry picker, is a vehicle with an extendable boom mounted to the bed or roof. A bucket boom may be used to lift workers to the top of a phone or electrical pole, or to a high roofline. Also known as an aerial boom truck, these trucks are a fairly common sight around town. Bucket boom vehicles typically have a lifting capacity of some 350 pounds (158.76 kg) to 1500 pounds (680.39 kg), and may extend the bucket up to 34 feet (10.36 m) in the air.
Larger vehicles, construction boom trucks, or heavy equipment boom trucks, may have a crane at the rear of the truck that’s used to lift heavy items onto the truck bed. These cranes may be short and compact, called a knuckle boom, or the boom crane may extend the length of the truck bed, which is a trolley boom. Crane boom trucks have a lifting capacity of 10 tons (9.07 metric tons), to approximately 50 tons (45.36 metric tons) for some of the larger vehicles.