Classifications of Aerial Lift Platforms & Scissor Lifts
Scissor lifts and aerial platforms allow employees to work on high structures as they could reach lots of objects and structures. These lifts offer friendly user controls which enable to operate the the platform independently from the base. This allows the machine to access objects. There are lots of lift designs available which are suitable for particular applications and settings.
Utilizing 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 large rectangle platform which is attached to the top of the lifting mechanism. There are support railings along the edges to provide added safety.
Scissor lifts are ideal for pavement, compact and hard dirt surfaces and concrete since they feature a low profile. These machines make use of 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 utilizes the same lifting technology as the standard scissor lift unit. The rough terrain model differs in that it features a specific base that is designed for uneven surfaces. The rough terrain even provides oversized all terrain tires and a higher ground clearance. These models offer lower lifting heights overall due to the higher center of gravity of the machinery.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift provides a beam which rises both diagonally and vertically. In order to operate the boom, the machinery has controls outfitted on the work platform. The controls make use of a combustion or an IC engine in order to power the hydraulics and lift the boom.
Articulating Boom Lift
Articulating booms have two telescopic booms attached together with a moving elbow. This lifting machinery offers a bucket or a small working platform outfitted with hand controls which are used to control the boom. The articulating lift is capable of reaching on top buildings and over things.