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5 Different Types of Scissor Lifts & How They Help Construction

Scissor lifts are useful piece of equipment to have when you're on a construction site. Designed to elevate workers and loads to higher areas in much safer ways, here are the 5 types of scissor lifts, and how they can make a difference in your construction job.

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Diesel Scissor Lifts

Diesel Scissor Lifts

This is the most commonly used scissor lifts within a construction site. With their signature cross-braced system, workers can reach a height of about 30 feet. Some models even extend to as high as 60 feet.

And since a diesel lift is powered traditionally, they emit fumes and are noisy. For this reason, they are mostly reserved for outdoor construction sites or areas where ventilation is readily available and noise can dissipate.

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Hydraulic Scissor Lifts

Hydraulic Scissor Lifts

Hydraulic scissor lifts are powered by engine-driven or hand-operated hydraulic systems. Changing pressures of the hydraulic oil in the machine help operate the lift and move the platform down or up. They're fairly easy to use. And that's why users aren't required to undergo so much training.

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Electric Scissor Lifts

Electric Scissor Lifts

Electric scissor lifts are popular aerial platform machines. These types of lifts are great alternatives to burning fuel. They feature a silent and powered drive mechanism. And because they don't emit fumes or noise, electric scissor lifts give cleaner solutions for indoor spaces.

They're less bulky compared to the diesel scissor lifts though. Very optimal for smaller spaces.

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Pneumatic Scissor Lifts

Pneumatic Scissor Lifts

This type of scissor lift makes use of air pressure as their lifting mechanism. And compared to traditional lifts, this type of scissor lift doesn't emit hazardous fumes or other by-products into the environment.

For this reason, it's a very sustainable option for companies who have a goal to minimize their carbon footprints.

But how does it work?

Pneumatic scissor lifts vacuum and compress atmospheric air. Because they're not powered by fuel, they're not very powerful and not good for rough terrain or diesel lifts. But since they require only air, pneumatic scissor lifts can be used in almost any environment, including indoor facilities.

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Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts

Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts

A rough terrain scissor lift is designed exclusively for outdoor terrain. Aerial lift renting companies deliver them to clients equipped with heavy duty tires, high weight capacity, plus additional safety mechanisms. For this reason, they're very ideal equipment for working on uneven surface, slopes, and projects that happen during inclement weather.

Rough terrain scissor lifts provide elevation to a maximum of 50 feet, and widths of up to 10 feet. They are powered by gas, liquid propane, diesel, and dual fuel.