What Is A Scissor Lift?
A scissor lift is a popular model of aerial platform lift which is used for interior work like ceiling construction, sign hanging and other maintenance projects. Scissor lifts have a lower platform height than a boom lift and often only reach as high as 20 – 50 feet.
All About The Scissor Lift
With large platforms to accommodate both people and materials, scissor lifts are popular for manufacturing and industrial projects. They provide a safe and reliable environment for workers to complete projects with heights involved.
With criss-crossing braces, scissor lifts are capable of vertical movement. This X-pattern which compresses and extends is also known as a pantograph.
What truly makes the scissor lift a valuable tool is that it can extend up and then collapse small enough to be easily stored, a value piece that made it a true rival to the traditional ladder.
Scissor lifts are available powered by an electric or diesel engine. Electric engines are better for indoor use because they do not require the same level of ventilation as a gas engine and indoor jobs are usually less intense meaning that the battery will also last longer.
Whatever the project or height, a scissor lift is a great tool to keep workers working at great heights safely.