Trailer Mounted Cherry Pickers that can be easily pulled behind a vehicle for quick and easy transport.

Working Height: 21.2 m

Working Reach: 19.2 m

Weight: 2,380 kg

Working Height: 22.6 m

Working Reach: 20.6 m

Weight: 3,330 kg

Working Height: 25.1 m

Working Reach: 12.6 m

Weight: 3,000 kg

Working Height: 29 m

Working Reach: 12.3 m

Weight: 3,400 kg

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High working reach lifts that are towable with a standard work ute

Trailer mounted lifts are a specialised Elevating Work Platform (or EWP) designed to help people work safely at heights.

 One of the most versatile types of EWP in Australia, trailer mounted lifts have many features that make them ideal for arborists and tradies. Trailer mounted lifts:

  • Are lightweight
  • Can be set up on slopes
  • Have a self-propelled drive system
  • Are easily transportable
  • Offer great working outreach and height, and
  • Are easy to set up and easy to operate.

Importantly, trailer mounted lifts are considerably lighter than a standard boom lift of the same height. For example, where a boom lift weighs 10 tonnes, a trailer mounted lift with similar specs will weigh under 3.5 tonnes. It gives you a considerable advantage when you’re setting up in areas where space is at a premium.

What industries can benefit from using trailer mounted lifts?

Trailer mounted lifts offer the right combination of safety, efficiency, and adaptability that many businesses can benefit from. These include:



Using a trailer mounted lift helps arborists avoid the dangerous task of having to climb trees all day, every day. They help increase safety and prevent fatigue for workers.


Trailer mounted lifts can also be a more cost-effective solution for arborists than paying professional tree climbers. 

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Painters, electricians, and plumbers can all benefit from using a trailer mounted lift. The machine avoids the need for scaffolding, offers quicker set up time, and allows tradies to access difficult areas more efficiently.


Property maintenance

A trailer mounted lift helps property maintenance workers to clean windows from a solid platform without the use of scaffolding. Their light weight means workers can easily use the machine to access almost any application.


Electrical authorities

Trailer mounted lifts can help electrical workers to easily access street lights and to operate in and around the confined spaces of a substation.

And since they are towable behind most vehicles, they can be used almost anywhere.

What boom configuration works best?

A high quality machine will have a long service life if it’s properly taken care of. Trailer mounted lifts should have a quarterly service every 3 months, and an annual service (you guessed it!) every year.

Australian Standards also require a 10 year rebuild/recertification for trailer mounted lifts, followed by a rebuild every 5 years.

Can you set up a trailer mounted lift on slopes?

Yes – trailer mounted lifts are highly suited to use on sloping terrain, since they can be set up on slopes of up to 12 degrees without any packing. 

And with the correct packing technique, they can also be used on even steeper slopes

What size trailer mounted lifts are available?

Trailer mounts can lift up to 29m in Australia and 12.7m horizontally. In terms of basket capacity, they have a large Max Rated Capacity (MRC) of 200Kg, which makes them suitable for two men and tools.

Which trailer mounted lift is best suited to the arbor industry?

Monitor Lifts have found that the 2300 EX trailer mount is ideal for the arbor industry due to its self-propelled drive, large vertical & horizontal outreach, ease of transport using a 3.5 tonne GVM vehicle, and the option of using both battery and petrol power.


What’s more, its knuckle boom enables easy up-and-over outreach for difficult to reach jobs.

What advantage does basket rotation give you?

All Monitor trailer mounted lifts offer the option of a rotating basket, allowing you to approach your work at an angle. This can help you deal with obstructions, but still face directly on to the working area. A rotating basket can make it far easier to reach any job.

How can I tell the maximum weight a trailer mounted lift basket can handle?

There are four ways to identify the Max Rated Capacity (MRC) of a basket:

  • Decal on the basket
  • On the ID plate on the machine
  • Envelope diagram decal (What capacity at what reach)
  • Operator’s manual with your machine


To ensure you are working within the trailer mounted lift’s MRC, make sure you consider the weight of tools, harnesses and workers – in fact anything you’ll have inside the basket. Some larger machines can have a safe working load of 200Kg or more.

What optional extras are available?

Depending on the exact machine you choose, there are two broad categories of available accessories: either factory fitted or optional extras.


Factory fitted accessories

  • Basket rotation
  • Load management system
  • Proportional speed drive
  • Variable boom speed
  • Proportional boom controls
  • Lead acid battery system for emissions-free operation
  • Petrol engine
  • Telescopic boom
  • 240 v electric output in basket
  • Stabiliser pads for use on softer ground or fragile surfaces


Optional accessories

  • Additional cover protection kit
  • Safety harnesses and lanyard
  • EDD (Emergency Descent Device)
  • LED lights upgrade

What vehicle can transport a trailer mounted lift?​

A trailer mounted lift can be towed with a 3.5 tonne GVM vehicle, so most vehicles used by tradies can easily handle towing the machine.


That means that when you choose a trailer mounted lift, you won’t need to factor in the cost of a new truck with ramps and the like, just to get to site. You also don’t face the fuel bill that comes with using a truck.

To find out how a trailer mounted lift could offer you a versatile and efficient access solution, call Monitor Lifts on 1800 025 024 or contact us online.

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