Everything you need to know about hiring a scissor lift
Scissor lifts are a type of aerial work platform that move vertically. They work by utilising a folding arm which can be raised vertically and these folding supports are in a criss-cross X pattern known as a pantograph or scissor mechanism. Scissor lifts are generally designed to lift weights less than a tonne.
Scissor lifts are also fitted with various outriggers as well as manual and self-levelling functions. Depending on where the machinery is used, the additional fittings will significantly help with its efficiency.
Role of a scissor lift
Scissor lifts are used as temporary access platforms for people or equipment in order to reach certain heights. They are mainly used for the following jobs:
- Maintenance work
- Construction work
- Emergency access for firefighters
Scissor lifts sizes
The following are the different heights you can hire through PlantMiner:
- 0 - 10 feet scissor lifts
- 11 - 20 feet scissor lifts
- 21 - 30 feet scissor lifts
- 31 - 40 feet scissor lifts
- 41 feet and over scissor lifts
What to consider before hiring a scissor lift
When hiring a scissor lift, it's important to consider the job site as this will determine the type you would need. Consider the following when hiring a scissor lift:
- Reach - scissor lifts come in different reach heights. The further the reach you would need, the larger the equipment is.
- Terrain - only certain scissor lifts are suitable to work on rough terrain sites
- Fuel type - they usually come in either diesel or electric options. Choose electric for indoor use to avoid emission issues.
How much does a scissor lift cost to hire?
The cost of hiring a scissor lift will depend on the reach of the equipment you will need and for how long you will hire it for. You can also opt to hire a scissor lift with an operator or without one. Hiring a scissor lift will cost you around $150 a day, without an operator.
If you are looking to hire a scissor lift and would like some advice on which one to hire for your project, you can reach out to our equipment hire experts on 1300 550 434 or by getting scissor lift hire quotes online from local suppliers with PlantMiner.
We also have a number of scissor lifts for hire across Australia. Select your city below for quotes: