Selecting the appropriate lift for your job site requires a bit of pre-planning. In addition to knowing the reach needed, you also must consider the options of the task at hand and how many workers, tools, and materials will be on the lift. Will your work be indoors or outdoors on an even or uneven surface? Will the lift need to go up steps or through narrow lined halls or doorways? Considering these questions can help determine which machine is best for your next task.
Light Maintenance Lifts
For low-level tasks, consider lifts that can reach up to 20 feet with these options:
Some machines in this category also work well in noise sensitive environments and on sensitive flooring.
Facilities Maintenance Lifts
If your task requires a vertical reach greater than 20 feet, you need to look at mast-style boom lifts, articulating boom lifts, compact crawler booms or scissor lifts. With these lifts, you can reach up, over and around various obstacles. Other features include a larger platform height, a greater lifting capacity, and auto-leveling riggers. Electric, gas, diesel, or hybrid-powered models are available.
Wider Platform Lifts
Access for more workers and materials will require a wider platform as provided with scissor lifts. These lifts feature a height range of 21 to 46 feet, come in electric or engine powered models, and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
No matter your task at hand, there’s a lift available for your next job. Get familiar with the options and ask a few questions to ensure a safe and well-equipped worksite for you and your workers.
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