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