4 Common Scissor Lifts for Your Project


Did you know that you have several types of scissor lifts to select from if you are planning a project? Read on and discover what you need to know about the commonly available types of scissor lifts.

Hydraulic Scissor Lifts

Hydraulic scissor lifts rely on a pressurised fluid to raise or lower them to the desired height. They can reach vertical heights that are only exceeded by the heights reached by diesel-powered scissor lifts. However, some of these lifts may not be good to use during cold weather. This is because the ambient cold temperature can increase the viscosity of the hydraulic fluid to such an extent that the scissor lift will become slow as you operate it. Hydraulic lifts also require frequent preventive maintenance to keep them working at their best level.

Electric Scissor Lifts

Some scissor lifts on the market use electric power to operate. These lifts are ideal for indoor applications where other types of lifts may cause health hazards due to their emissions. However, electric scissor lifts have a limited vertical reach, and they can't be used in rural locations where electric power isn't assured.

Diesel-Powered Scissor Lifts

Diesel-powered scissor lifts are very common due to their versatility. This type of lift is what you will find commonly used for outdoor applications, such as roadway landscape maintenance. They also tend to have a higher reach than the other types of lifts. This is because the diesel engines that power these lifts are capable of generating massive amounts of energy. The only downside of these lifts is that they cannot be used indoors due to the possibility of carbon monoxide exposure.

Pneumatic Scissor Lifts

Pneumatic scissor lifts depend on pressurised air to work. They are the most eco-friendly type of scissor lift since they use ordinary air in their operation. Some of these lifts require electricity to compress the air that they use, while others don't need a secondary power source. Pneumatic scissor lifts can be used indoors and outdoors. They also require very little ongoing maintenance. However, the air hoses must be inspected carefully to avoid accidents that may occur when pressurised air is released while the lift is at work.

As you can see, several of the categories above can be a good fit for your project. Explore all the options and seek for technical guidance in determining the one that is the best for the particular application for which you wish to hire that mobile elevating work platform.


15 May 2017

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