Classifications of Scissor Lifts & Aerial Lift Platforms
Aerial platforms and scissor lifts allow workers to work on elevated structures in a safe way and enable them to reach things and structures. These platforms and lifts provide friendly user controls to maneuver the base and the platform separately. This enables the equipment to get around objects. There are many available lift designs which are suitable for particular environments and applications.
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 use a big rectangle platform that is connected to the top of the lifting mechanism. There are support railings along the edges to provide added protection.
Scissor lifts are great for pavement, compact and hard dirt surfaces and concrete since they feature a low profile. These equipments use either a combustion engine or an electric motor to power the lifting mechanism and the lift.
Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
The rough terrain scissor lift utilizes 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 that are uneven. The rough terrain also offers a higher ground clearance and all terrain oversized tires. These models offer lower lifting heights overall due to the higher center of gravity of the equipment.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift offers 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 make use of 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 equipment offers a bucket or a small working platform outfitted with hand controls which are utilized to control the boom. The articulating lift could reach over things and on top of buildings.