Classifications of Scissor Lifts & Aerial Lift Platforms
Scissor lifts and aerial platforms enable employees to work on high structures because they can reach lots of objects and structures. These lifts provide friendly user controls which enable to operate the the platform independently from the base. This enables the machinery to get around things. There are lots of available lift designs that are suited for specific applications and environments.
The scissor lift utilizes a series of crisscrossed connected steel arms. These arms are designed to create an X patterned support system when the lift is raised vertically. Employees utilize a large rectangle platform which is connected to the top of the lifting mechanism. There are support railings along the edges to provide added protection.
The scissor lift features a low profile which is great for concrete, pavement and hard and compact dirt surfaces. These machinery utilize either an electric motor or a combustion engine to power the lift and the lifting mechanism.
Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
The rough terrain scissor lift uses the same lifting technology as the regular scissor lift model. The rough terrain unit differs in that it features a specific base that is designed for surfaces that are not even. The rough terrain also offers a higher ground clearance and oversized all terrain tires. These units provide lower lifting heights overall because of the machine's higher center of gravity.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift provides a beam that rises both vertically and diagonally. In order to operate the boom, the machine 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 which are connected with a moving elbow. This lifting equipment 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 things.