Bridge Pier Cell Antenna Repairs

Telecom Antennas Repairs

Case Study:

How to Quickly Troubleshoot Cell Tower Signal Issues in New York City With No Place to Park Your Lift

What was the challenge?

Telecom engineers and technicians value their time and constantly seek ways to increase productivity. That’s why they consider our boom lifts as-a-service a game-changer. Our boom lift service enables them to focus on their job at hand and not be distracted by the time-consuming hassle of finding, delivering, and manning aerial platforms. In fact, using operated lift rentals vs. self-propelled bare rentals can reduce team size by 1-2 FTEs.

New York City’s Roosevelt Island is a major hub for telecom antennas due to its strategic location between Manhattan and Queens. The tower operator received repair requests because of signal troubles from some tower sectors.

This particular tower operator doesn’t typically work in New York City, although they routinely engage Alpha Platforms in multiple states for tower inspections, maintenance, and repairs.

For this job, they engaged us for an all-inclusive height access service, an optional street permit procurement, and traffic management services for the job site. The site was precariously located on the river bank with no room for parking under the tower. That meant the lift had to be small yet have significant side reach.

What was the solution?

Alpha Platforms has been expertly managing at-height projects in New York City since 2011. We dispatched our A-150, a 150-ft boom lift with a side reach of 95 feet for this job.
The job site was set and ready before the telecom technician’s arrival. Within 10 minutes of the technician’s arrival, he was lifted to the tower to complete diagnostics and sector replacements efficiently.
The specs of our state-of-the-art A-150 lift:

What was the outcome?

The whole job took a single employee just a few hours, as using Alpha Platforms operated rentals more than doubled productivity. Also, there was no wait for lift delivery, no need to hire a professional lift operator, and no distractions from the main job. Our operated all-inclusive rentals come with IPAF-certified, full-time, experienced operators and flaggers required for traffic management.

For professionals who value their time and want to work with a fully-insured provider, Alpha Platforms’ operated rentals are a preferred choice for height access needs.

Businesses from New England to Florida have experienced reduced liability and risks and time and cost savings with Alpha Platforms.

Our precise German-made lifts have become the height access method of choice for those who try them, as they combine unmatched productivity, safety, and reach.
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Notable 150 Foot Boom Lift Capabilities
  • 12-foot extra large cage
  • 1,320 lbs lifting capacity for crew, equipment, and materials
  • Side reach up to 95 feet
  • Parking on a slope up to 10°
  • Jib length 31’ 6’
  • Parking in tight spaces 8’6’’ wide
  • Cage rotation 2 x 80°

Alpha Platforms has helped hundreds of teams like yours

Customer Testimonials
from Case Studies

Brian Rosado Hernández
The Telecom Company Foreman

Excellent service, arriving on time every day, responsible with the load limit, very attentive to the lubrication and controls of the crane.

Ryan Hughes

I had an emergency project on a 140' high voltage tower and needed Alpha Platforms next day. They were so helpful and expedient walking me through the entire process so I was comfortable with the deal. They showed up to my site next day and cut about 2 days off of the project due to the safety, speed and efficiency of their lift and operators. I'll never rent or hire another lift company. I would recommend Alpha platforms for all your high reach needs.

Elizabeth Radlbeck

Jon told me that it was a pleasure to work with Alpha Platforms, the crew was skilled and helpful, the equipment was top notch. Our installers appreciated the security of the platform vs working off of a swing stage, it made their job easier and more efficient. From first meeting thru to the end of the work day everything ran as smoothly as it could. City Sign Service, Inc. will definitely be partnering with Alpha Platforms on future projects

Byron Nivelo

We had an exceptional experience with Alpha! They are professionals, great operator team. Overall reliable, recommended will certainly return for my future needs hands down.

Nick Muhlon

My company used alpha lifts to clean a 14 floor building and they were great. Very accommodating, always on time, and will work with you to get the job done safe and sound. The lifts they provide are state of the art and can pretty much reach any low rise building under 250 feet. I’d recommend them to anyone doing window cleaning or facade cleaning, or anything king of height access work!

Mike P.
Building restoration services family business owner

We wanted to give it a try and see what this boom truck could do. We loved the idea of a wide basket that could reach up to 30 feet and get to the brick wall over the roof. The main reason we loved the truck was how it maneuvered the boom to lower the bricks inside a dumpster, which was located behind the truck. It saved us at least one extra day of work. It all went great.

Joseph A.
Head stone mason, national cathedral

The project was performed successfully, and we were really glad to have contactless means of reaching the building, as we all know that pipe scaffold might damage the structure, in this case, very very sensitive.

Jason A.
Director of operations, family-owned regional electrical services provider

Alpha has the most efficient and leanest site setup time I’ve ever seen. My brother, who is the top climber of our group, first struggled to understand how this cage could go around the tower better than the crane - and when it did the whole 360°, he became a believer. Also, each laborer said how incredibly safe they felt - very different from the small crane basket. We were able to secure and push back the panels in place without the basket ever moving.

Justin N.

That is a fine piece of equipment! And the competent, professional group that goes along with it is just the cherry on top. I really appreciate everything. I'm sure we'll be able to use Alpha again in the future as we get these opportunities. In fact, it will only help our business knowing we have a safe, reliable solution to these over 50‘ height challenges.

Thomas Inciarte
Telecom Company Representative

Excellent team working with us, always willing to do anything for the best

The Signage Company Owner

It was a pleasure to work with Alpha Platforms, the crew was skilled and helpful, the equipment was top-notch. Our installers appreciated the security of the platform vs working off of a swing stage, it made their job easier and more efficient. From the first meeting thru to the end of the work day everything ran as smoothly as it could. We will definitely be partnering with Alpha Platforms on future projects. Thank you for your help!

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