The County Government of Nyeri has acquired a modern hydraulic Cherry Picker which will be used to repair streetlights in the county. The crane which arrived in Nyeri town today will start work immediately to curb regular streetlights breakdown.

The County Government of Nyeri has been relying on the crane from other organisations whenever there is a breakdown of streetlights.This is the first kind of a crane which the County Government of Nyeri has acquired to help in the maintenance of streetlights. Local traders have been extending working hours due to street lights in major towns like Nyeri and Karatina towns.

A cherry picker is a hydraulic crane with a railed platform at the end for raising and lowering people. While typically used in building construction and remodeling, cherry pickers sometimes work in warehouses, utilized in installation, maintenance and repair of warehouse racking, lights, heating units or other mechanical system components at elevated heights.

A person stands in and works from the bucket or platform. Some cherry pickers are equipped with a duplicate set of controls that allow operators to manipulate the position of the bucket themselves. Some cherry pickers have telescoping capability to adjust the reach of the device, usually with automatic safety controls to prevent tipping over. Other models use articulating boom sections. Cherry pickers run either on electric power supplied from batteries or they use gasoline or diesel engines.