Cherry pickers like these are a pretty common sight in the city. They use them for everything from pruning trees to lighting movie scenes to hanging decorations for festivals.
Well, I got up close and found they have a very nifty UI:
That's good design, and I imagine it speeds training time immensely.
I'd be interested to know if the one in the bucket is laid out exactly the same or if it has the perspective flipped. They laid the diagram out to roughly match what you can see from a position next to the panel, even with a handy "you are here" marker. If they did the same in the upper control panel that'd be pretty clever.One change I might make is to move the rotation axis off the panel and make it a more substantial handle that's laid out perfectly horizontal. Why? Because the rotation axis is the only one that makes the panel itself move, and I'd want one that's easier to keep a grip on while you're walking a slow orbit around the machine, with a tiny switch like that you'll get it pulled away from you and that'd make the machine jerk, bad for the machine and anyone in the bucket.
Many states require that the operator run every articulation on the lift through its complete range of motion from the ground before operating from the basket. This pre-flight check ensures that the driver will not get stranded 40' in the air mid-job. These machine are subject to constant abuse, especially rental units (not just physical, think paint, plaster, etc.) The control panel at ground level is also necessary should the driver become incapacitated.
Most of these are going to be placed in rental businesses, i guess quick and super intuitive training is crucial
90% of the time these are driven from the basket which is a much different experience. Looks like right stick is all the ground movement while left stick is basket positioning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYUYA3-acQw explains each button. Its fairly straightforward but also easy to raise your self into an obstacle as the basket is a bit jerky.
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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