Classifications of Aerial Lift Platforms & Scissor Lifts
Aerial platforms and scissor lifts enable employees to work on elevated structures in a safe manner and enable them to get to things and structures. These platforms and lifts provide friendly user controls to maneuver the base and the platform independently. This allows the equipment to get around objects. There are many available lift designs that are suited for specific settings and applications.
Utilizing a series of crisscrossed linked steel arms, the scissor lift is designed to create an X patterned support system when the lift is raised vertically. Employees make use of a large rectangle platform which is attached to the top of the lifting device. There are support railings along the edges to provide added safety.
The scissor lift features a low profile that is great for hard and compact dirt surfaces, concrete and pavement. 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 standard scissor lift model. The rough terrain unit differs in that it features a specific base which is designed for surfaces which are uneven. The rough terrain additionally offers a higher ground clearance and all terrain oversized tires. These units provide lower lifting heights overall due to the higher center of gravity of the machinery.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift offers a telescoping beam that rises diagonally and vertically. This machinery provides a small work platform equipped with controls to operate the boom. The controls make use of a combustion or an IC engine in order to power the hydraulics and lift the boom.
Articulating Boom Lift
An articulating boom lift has two telescopic booms that are connected with a moving elbow. This lifting machine offers a bucket or a small working platform outfitted with hand controls that are utilized to control the boom. The articulating lift is capable of reaching on top buildings and over objects.