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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Neither one of them had a two-man bucket truck so Garvin remained on the ground and used his truck's ground controls to maneuver the bucket beneath Helms while Bryant was inside his bucket, using the upper controls to reach Helms and give him instructions on what they were going to do.
He said the bucket truck "comes with training,'' and a regional forestry trailer equipped with a chipper is already available.
Time is of the essence when you are in a bucket truck. Everything revolves around how fast you can do something and the minimum number of trips you need to make it back down to the earth.
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ComEd said it plans to place the hybrid bucket truck at the company's Chicago North Office later this year.