Classifications of Aerial Lift Platforms & Scissor Lifts
Scissor lifts and aerial platforms enable employees to work on elevated structures since they can get to many things and structures. These lifts offer friendly user controls which enable to operate the the platform independently from the base. This allows the machinery to get around things. There are lots of lift designs available which are suitable for particular environments and applications.
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 utilize a big 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, hard and compact dirt surfaces and concrete because they feature a low profile. These machines utilize either a combustion engine or an electric motor to power the lift as well as the lifting device.
Rough Terrain Scissor Lift
The rough terrain scissor lift utilizes the same lifting technology as the regular scissor lift model. The rough terrain unit differs in that it features a specific base that is designed for surfaces that are not even. The rough terrain even provides oversized all terrain tires and a higher ground clearance. These units provide lower lifting heights overall because of the higher center of gravity of the machine.
Telescopic Boom Lift
The telescopic boom lift provides a beam that rises both vertically and diagonally. To operate the boom, the machinery has controls outfitted on the work platform. The controls use 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 machine offers a bucket or a small working platform equipped with hand controls that are utilized to control the boom. The articulating lift could reach on top buildings and over objects.