Your browser is out of date.

You are currently using Internet Explorer 7/8/9, which is not supported by our site. For the best experience, please use one of the latest browsers.

Spider Lifts Fiberglass Booms Manufacturer

Spider Lifts Fiberglass Booms Manufacturer

Spider Lifts

Lightweight and versatile, spider lifts are an excellent tool for reaching elevated locations indoors and outdoors. These lifts support various businesses, from event organizers to commercial roofing companies. With high-quality fiberglass booms for spider lifts, technicians can maximize the benefits of these practical work platforms and avoid common hazards.

Features of Fiberglass Booms for Spider Lifts

Boom lifts include a support base, an extension arm or boom assembly, and a work platform. Spider lifts use articulating and or telescoping booms.

With standard machinery, the boom assembly is usually made of steel or aluminum plate. This is good for impact resistance but bad for electrical safety.

On the other hand, fiberglass booms for compact crawler lift platforms combine wound fiberglass filaments with epoxy resin. The result is a strong state-of-the-art boom structure without any metal.

The Importance of Insulated Booms for Spider Lifts

Spider lift boom assemblies for professional use have a max work height that ranges from 75 feet to 160 feet. High lift elevations often put operators dangerously close to power lines and utility poles.

The risks are especially high for workers who regularly trim tree branches or install outdoor equipment near large structures. These work areas are often located close to utility easements, which means transformers are potentially within arm’s reach.

Industries that Benefit From Insulated Booms for Self-Propelled Machinery

Electrical safety is a concern in many industries and applications for spider lifts:

  • Traffic lights and signs
  • Stadiums and outdoor event venues
  • Commercial and industrial electrical repairs
  • Telecommunications and data centers
  • Shopping malls and outdoor plazas
  • Aerospace manufacturing and maintenance locations

Put simply, fiberglass booms represent the gold standard for work environments where electrical systems come into play.

The Advantages of Fiberglass Booms for Spider Lifts

Every company that takes worker safety seriously should invest in fiberglass booms for compact atrium lift systems instead of conventional steel arm assemblies. Fiberglass booms are a critical piece of electrical safety equipment for spider lifts.

Spider Lifts - Workplace Safety

If a metal boom accidentally makes contact with a power line, the results can be disastrous for operators and others. Over 750 volts can travel through the equipment, leading to a serious risk of electrocution for nearby personnel. High-voltage power lines can jump an air gap of several feet, so it’s not necessary for metal parts to directly touch the pole.

This is why municipal utility workers use aerial bucket trucks with insulating materials, such as reinforced fiberglass. It’s the same reason why construction workers avoid using steel scaffolding or aluminum ladders near electrical systems. High-quality fiberglass ladders follow the same wound-filament design as our insulated booms for compact crawler lift platforms.

Spider Lifts - Electrical Protection

Fiberglass and epoxy resin are dielectric. In other words, they’re poor conductors of electrical current, which makes them excellent insulating materials. Fiberglass booms don’t attract electricity or allow high-voltage current to ground.

In practice, this helps to protect both operators in the air and workers below. Even if a worker accidentally touches a power line, the current can’t conduct along the fiberglass boom or complete a circuit with the ground. The worker remains safe.

Spider Lifts - Other Advantages

Reinforced fiberglass booms can offer other benefits for industrial operations:

  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Greater portability for compact crawlers
  • Significant customizability

Our team coordinates closely with businesses before fabricating insulated booms for compact atrium lift systems. We can meet tight manufacturing specifications for size dimensions, tensile strength, load capacity, and other properties.

Learn More About Fiberglass Booms for Lift Machinery

Waco Boom is an industry leader in customized boom solutions for self-propelled machinery. Contact us for detailed specs on state-of-the-art fiberglass booms for spider lifts.



Waco Boom manufactures with a specific focus on insulating booms for the aerial work industry and has been held as the industry standard for nearly 30 years. Since 1998, our engineering staff has maintained a presence helping inform and understand industry standards for domestic and international applications.

Waco Boom uses a filament winding process and unique molding techniques, unmatched by any other process. This ensures the highest resin-to-fiber ratio and heightened consistency, which translates to better stiffness and durability, prevention of air and moisture gaps, lighter weight, and superior aesthetics. When designing to customers’ needs for safety of life and property, choose the boom that is backed by the best quality, expertise, and service.


All progress and development at Waco Boom reflect back to manufacturing the best filament wound booms. The quality assurance program is built on the premise of continual improvement. This improvement is pursued in production efficiencies, new tooling and part designs, enhanced quality checks, and engineering research.

Waco Boom performs onsite destructive break testing and dielectric tests. This focus and attention are unparalleled and new challenges are welcome to help drive a safer, lighter, stronger, and unique product for the aerial lift industry.

Boom Availability

Based on performance requirements, Waco Boom can help recommend and develop the proper boom for your application. Tooling can be machined to create a unique, proprietary component for your design. In addition, on the back, you will find a chart with readily available common boom sizes.

Our Process, Our Booms

Have a question? our experts can help you!

Contact Us Today
Global Leaders in Fiberglass Booms
Global Leaders in Fiberglass Booms
Quality Raw Material Input
Quality Raw Material Input
Quality Assurance checks
Quality Assurance Checks
Decades of experience
Decades of Experience

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information on any of our products, please contact us or submit a request.

(254) 776-2556

Mailing Address

PO BOX 20008
Waco, Texas 76702

Shipping Address

481 Texas Central Parkway
Waco, Texas 76712