There are numerous alternatives for access platforms these days. There is a lift designed for practically any jobsite application and business. These self-propelled machines increase efficiency and boost productivity.
Scissor lifts are constructed of an assembly of crossed tubes that work in a scissor-like way to raise and lower a platform. Generally used on level, firm surfaces, these lifts offer access to high areas directly over the lift. Scissor lifts are valued for their large decks and their heavy lifting capacities which enable the operator to transport heavy and big tools and supplies. A platform deck extension slides or rolls out to provide a spacious work area.
There are various sizes of scissor lifts. They differ from 6.57 meters to 18.15 meters in height and .76 meters to 2.29 meters in width. Wider lifts tend to have bigger deck areas, as well as greater extension capability and lift capacity. The manufacturer's model numbers can be used to identify the height of the platform and machine width.
The perfect choice for outdoor use is the rough-terrain scissor lift. They are intended to be tough and durable in demanding construction work locations. They have four-wheel drive with positive traction control, large platforms and efficient lift speed. They are usually used for construction, maintenance and installation.
Electric scissor lifts are the most mobile models. They have the benefit of being less noisy and can fit through standard doorways. They allow maximum workspace for more employees and bigger loads. Their high steering angles and hard-rubber tires guarantee excellent maneuverability. Electric scissor lifts are normally used in indoor applications connected to air conditioning, ventilation and electrical works.