Classifications of Scissor Lifts & Aerial Lift Platforms
Scissor lifts and aerial platforms enable workers to work on elevated structures in a safe manner and enable them to reach things and structures. These platforms and lifts offer friendly user controls to maneuver the platform and the base separately. This enables the machinery to access objects. There are numerous lift designs available which are suitable for particular applications and environments.
Using a series of crisscrossed connected steel arms, the scissor lift is designed to create an X patterned support system when the lift is raised vertically. Workers utilize a big rectangle platform that is attached to the top of the lifting device. There are support railings along the edges to provide added protection.
Scissor lifts are great for pavement, compact and hard dirt surfaces and concrete as they feature a low profile. These equipments use either a combustion engine or an electric motor to power the lift as well as the lifting mechanism.
Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
Rough terrain scissor lifts use the same technology as the regular kind of scissor lift. The rough terrain unit differs in that it features a specific base that is designed for uneven surfaces. The rough terrain even offers 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 machine.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift offers a beam that rises both diagonally and vertically. In order to operate the boom, the equipment has controls outfitted on the work platform. The controls utilize 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 that are connected with a moving elbow. This lifting machinery offers a bucket or a small working platform equipped with hand controls that are used to control the boom. The articulating lift is capable of reaching over objects and on top of buildings.