Scissor Lifts Information

Scissor lifts are available in two distinct categories, engine powered and electric powered. Here’s a look at both.

JLG 2646ESElectric Powered Scissor Lifts

Also referred to as “Slab” machines, Electric scissor lifts typically use batteries for power. This category of scissor lift is intended to be used in industrial or other interior applications.  They have solid rubber tires and a smaller sized platform than their engine powered counterparts.  Most electric scissor lifts are able to fit through a standard 36″ wide doorway.

Commonplace today on most electric scissor lifts is a platform extension which provides a larger work area when extended, yet maintains a more compact overall length when retracted.  Platform extensions also allow for reaching over an obstruction.


Engine Powered Scissor Lifts

SkyJack SJ8831

Engine powered scissor also know as Rough Terrain scissors are intended to be used on work sites without a hard or finished surface.  These scissors come in 4 wheel drive versions and can maneuver in dirt and muddy conditions.

The platform size is typically much larger that the electric scissor lifts and are powered by diesel, gasoline or LP.

Platform capacities of up to 2,000 pounds are common.





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