Classifications of Aerial Lift Platforms & Scissor Lifts
Aerial platforms and scissor lifts enable workers to work on elevated structures in a safe manner and allow them to reach things and structures. These platforms and lifts offer friendly user controls to maneuver the base and the platform separately. This allows the machine to get around objects. There are a lot of lift designs available which are suited for specific applications and environments.
The scissor lift uses a series of crisscrossed connected steel arms. These arms are designed to create an X patterned support system when the lift is raised vertically. Workers use a large rectangle platform which is connected 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 as they feature a low profile. These machines utilize either an electric motor or a combustion engine to power the lift as well as the lifting mechanism.
Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
Rough terrain scissor lifts utilize the same technology as the regular type of scissor lift. The rough terrain model varies in that it features a specific base which is designed for uneven surfaces. The rough terrain also offers a higher ground clearance and all terrain oversized tires. These models provide lower lifting heights overall due to the equipment's higher center of gravity.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift offers a beam which rises both diagonally and vertically. 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 attached with a moving elbow. This lifting machinery offers a small work platform or a bucket outfitted with hand controls that are used to control the boom. The articulating lift is capable of reaching over objects and on top of buildings.