cherry picker


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cherry picker

[′cher·ē ‚pik·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A crane used to remove the aerospace capsule containing astronauts from the top of the rocket in the event of a malfunction.
(mechanical engineering)
Any of several small traveling cranes, especially one used to hoist a passenger on the end of a boom.
(mining engineering)
A small hoist used to facilitate car changing near the loader in a mine tunnel.

cherry picker

A machine for lifting men or materials on a platform at the end of an extendable boom; usually mounted on a carrier with wheels to provide mobility.
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With a Power Talk Box Controller at one end and a Power Talk Box at the other, people working in confined spaces, manholes, tower cranes and mobile cherry picker operations have a simple and effective means of communication for distances up to 3,000 feet.
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He produces monumental outdoor art, shaping steel I-beams with industrial cutting tools, moving them with a hydraulic crane and cherry picker, and bolting or welding them together.
So dad-of-two Brian finally had to get a cherry picker to return him to earth.
First, they rented a cherry picker to determine where the best views were; they found them facing south, from second- and third-floor heights at the back of the lot.
Initially, fire crews tried to repair the sign but a cherry picker was brought in to remove it.
Kenneth Joyce was working at the Wallsend site when a 14 tonne girder became unstable and knocked over the cherry picker he was in.
A PUBLICITY stunt for an anti-graffiti squad backfired after a cherry picker broke down - leaving two council workers stranded 40ft for two hours.