Scissor Lift: Which type should I use?


Scissor Lift: Which type should I use?

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Looking for EWP hire near you? You’re in the right place. Here at Diggermate, we specialise in providing scissor lifts, boom lifts and spider lifts. We have flexible, and cost-effective solutions for all your elevated work platform needs. One of our most popular offerings is the electric scissor lift, the perfect solution for most access jobs up to 10m on relatively flat surfaces. Not sure what type of scissor lift you need? Read on and we will help you decide.

Types of Scissor Lifts:

  1. Hydraulic Scissor Lifts: Ideal for warehouses and construction sites, powered by electric motor or compressed air.
  2. Diesel Scissor Lifts: Best for outdoor use, powered by diesel fuel, suitable for areas with ample ventilation.
  3. Electric Scissor Lifts: Quiet and emission-free, perfect for indoor spaces with limited ventilation.
  4. Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts: Designed for demanding outdoor sites with positive traction control and high lift capacity.
  5. Pneumatic Scissor Lifts: Air-powered and maintenance-free, great for environmentally conscious operations.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Scissor Lift

  • Lifting Capacity: Check the weight capacity and reach height of the scissor lift model.
  • Licencing: Operators must have the correct licence if operating machines above 10m, known as a yellow card. Otherwise, no licence is required.
  • Regulations: Ensure the lift is operated by a competent person under proper supervision.
  • Indoor vs. Outdoor Use: Choose 4WD or tracked models for outdoor use and electric lifts for indoor tasks to avoid harmful fumes and floor damage.

Not Sure Which Type of Scissor Lift to Hire?

As industry experts, Diggermate provides guidance to help you select the right machine for your specific needs. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and find the best solution for your site, job, or project.

If you’re looking for reliable and affordable scissor lift hire across one of our 70+ locations in Australia, reach out to Diggermate. With a diverse fleet of electric, diesel-powered, and rough terrain scissor lifts, we ensure improved safety and efficiency for your worksite. Contact us online or call us today.

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