Classifications of Scissor Lifts & Aerial Lift Platforms
Aerial platforms and scissor lifts allow employees to work on elevated structures in a safe way and enable them to get to objects and structures. These platforms and lifts offer friendly user controls to maneuver the platform and the base independently. This enables the equipment to get around objects. There are numerous lift designs available which are suitable for particular environments and applications.
The scissor lift utilizes a series of crisscrossed linked steel arms. These arms are designed to create an X patterned support system when the lift is raised vertically. Employees use a large rectangle platform that is connected to the top of the lifting mechanism. There are support railings along the edges to provide added safety.
The scissor lift features a low profile that is great for pavement, hard and compact dirt surfaces and concrete. These equipments use either a combustion engine or an electric motor to power the lift and the lifting mechanism.
Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
The rough terrain scissor lift makes use of the same lifting technology as the standard scissor lift model. The rough terrain unit differs in that it features a specialized base that is designed for surfaces which are not even. The rough terrain additionally provides all terrain oversized tires and a higher ground clearance. These units provide lower lifting heights overall due to the higher center of gravity of the equipment.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift provides a beam which rises both vertically and diagonally. In order to operate the boom, the machinery has controls outfitted on the work platform. The controls utilize 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 which are connected with a moving elbow. This lifting machine offers 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 on top buildings and over objects.