Classifications of Aerial Lift Platforms & Scissor Lifts
Aerial platforms and scissor lifts enable employees to work on elevated structures in a safe manner and enable them to get to objects and structures. These platforms and lifts provide friendly user controls to maneuver the platform and the base separately. This enables the machine to get around objects. There are a lot of lift designs available that are suitable for specific applications and settings.
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 utilize a large rectangle platform which is attached 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 ideal for hard and compact dirt surfaces, concrete and pavement. These machinery make use of either an electric motor or a combustion engine to power the lifting device and the lift.
Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
The rough terrain scissor lift utilizes the same lifting technology as the regular scissor lift unit. The rough terrain unit differs in that it features a specific base that is designed for uneven surfaces. The rough terrain also provides oversized all terrain tires and a higher ground clearance. These models offer lower lifting heights overall because of the higher center of gravity of the equipment.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift offers a beam which rises both diagonally and vertically. In order to operate the boom, the machine 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 which are connected with a moving elbow. This lifting equipment provides a bucket or a small working platform outfitted with hand controls which are utilized to control the boom. The articulating lift could reach over objects and on top of buildings.