Industrial Supplies and Other Stuff

Choosing the Correct Electric Scissor Lift for Your Job

Companies that rent out scissor lifts understand that every job is unique, and therefore, it's vitally important to offer customers a variety of machine types to choose from. 

Electric scissor lifts are one of the most in-demand types of scissor lifts. These types of scissors are commonly used in small-scale and indoor applications, such as the painting of building interior and exterior walls, window washing and ceiling construction.

If you have a job that requires the use of an electric scissor lift, you should know that not all electric scissors are created equal. Within this scissor lift family, there's a set of machines available to you.

Here are some helpful tips for choosing the right electric scissor lift for your job.

Consider the Weight of Your Job

As with other lifting equipment, electric scissor lifts have a maximum load capacity that should never be exceeded. Lifting more weight than a particular machine model is rated for increases the risk of an accident, jeopardising the safety of machine users.

The electric scissor lift you choose should have sufficient load capacity to support the maximum weight of the personnel it'll be carrying and any tools, materials and supplies they'll be using. 

Choose a Machine That Won't Ruin Your Floors

Electric scissor lifts typically run on wheels and are used in flat slab applications. As they're heavy machines, they can leave unsightly tyre marks on your floors, thus ruining the aesthetics of your building or facility.

If you're concerned about the potential damage that your scissor lift operations could cause to your floors, go for a model with non-marking tyres. This way, you don't have to worry about tackling unsightly tyre marks after you complete your job.

Consider the Height of Your Job

All scissor lifts use a zigzag-like lifting mechanism to elevate workers to the desired working heights. This explains where they get their name.

When choosing an electric scissor lift for your job, you should make sure it can reach the height of the job. Otherwise, you won't be able to get the job done. Consider the height of your workers and the maximum height that the working platform can reach when matching a machine to the task at hand.

The above guide is intended to help you get familiar with the process of selecting an electric scissor lift for your project. It's not meant to be a comprehensive guide to scissor lift selection. If you have specific questions you need to get answered before making your choice, feel free to contact the professional working at a scissor lift hire company near you.

About Me

Industrial Supplies and Other Stuff

Hello, my name is Damian and on this blog, I will be discussing a topic which perhaps doesn't seem that sexy. The topic is industrial supplies and other stuff like equipment procurement. You are probably wondering how an 18-year-old got so interested in this subject. A lot of other people think I am strange and that I should be out chasing girls or something. Well, I got into this subject when I had to complete a college project on a local business. I ended up spending an entire summer hanging out at the local industrial plant. I learnt so much about the industry that I decided to start this blog. I hope you like it.


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