Safe operation of tracked booms

We take a look at operating a Teupen tracked boom lift how the controls help you tackle common issues that crop up on sites.

Track drive

With the selection switch on RED only the functions of the track drive are available. The outer 2 joysticks move the lift forwards & backwards. The electro-proportional control system even passes sensitive movement of the operator on the track drive. On models with hydraulic track adjustment the two middle joysticks operate the continuous track adjustment. Additionally there is a slow a quick drive mode.

Tracked Boom Controls Red


The selection switch on YELLOW activates all stabiliser functions. If set on “Auto”, each of the 4 joysticks operates all 4 stabilisers simultaneously. Just hold the joystick pressed until the machine has automatically leveled allows to activate the boom functions. On “manual” each stabiliser can be operated individually according to their numbering.

Tracked Boom Controls Yellow

Boom operation

With activation through the stabilisation system, the boom functions in BLUE become available. The symbols for the various movements are self-explanatory allow to quickly intuitively operate the lift. For many models there is additionally a display in the basket that shows useful information like the momentarily available boom movements or if the load limit at the end of the working curve will be reached.

Tracked Boom Controls Blue

JMS provides fully accredited IPAF training for the safe operation of boom lifts.