Classifications of Scissor Lifts & Aerial Lift Platforms
Aerial platforms and scissor lifts allow workers to work on elevated structures because they could reach many things and structures. These lifts provide friendly user controls that enable to operate the the platform independently from the base. This enables the equipment to get around objects. There are many lift designs available that are suited for particular settings and applications.
Using a series of crisscrossed connected steel arms, the scissor lift is designed to make an X patterned support system when the lift is raised vertically. Workers utilize a big rectangle platform which is attached to the top of the lifting device. There are support railings along the edges to provide added protection.
Scissor lifts are ideal for pavement, hard and compact dirt surfaces and concrete as they feature a low profile. These machinery utilize either a combustion engine or an electric motor to power the lift as well as the lifting device.
Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
The rough terrain scissor lift uses the same lifting technology as the regular scissor lift unit. The rough terrain model differs in that it features a specialized base which is designed for surfaces that are uneven. The rough terrain additionally provides a higher ground clearance and all terrain oversized tires. These units offer lower lifting heights overall because of the higher center of gravity of the equipment.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift provides a telescoping beam which rises both diagonally and vertically. This machine offers a small work platform equipped with controls to operate the boom. The controls use an IC or a combustion engine in order to power the hydraulics and lift the boom.
Articulating Boom Lift
An articulating boom lift has two telescopic booms which are connected with a moving elbow. This lifting equipment provides a small work platform or a bucket outfitted with hand controls which are used to control the boom. The articulating lift is capable of reaching over things and on top of buildings.