How to choose and buy a suitable scissor lift?
Scissor lifts are hydraulic powered platforms that can raise and lower heavy equipment or workers while giving them a stable and secure foundation. Bin Dasmal Doors specializes in various aerial working platforms including scissor lifts to boost operational excellence when handling materials.
Scissor lifts in Dubai are available in all shapes and sizes and need to be selected after taking a closer look at the scope of work and work environment.
Here are tips for choosing the right scissor lift for the job
- Vertical reach
Scissor lifts can reach heights of 19 to 40 feet and are available in two kinds of height - platform height and working height.
Platform height is the vertical distance from the ground to the level that the platform will raise. Working height is usually an additional six feet higher than the height of the platform. While choosing a scissor lift, you will need to measure the approximate height that allows for easy maneuvering and operation.
- Load capacity
Weight capacity is important to consider while choosing a scissor lift to comply with safety standards. In general, scissor lifts have higher load capacities than boom lifts and their capacity vary from 500 pounds to 2500 pounds.
- Project nature
Choosing the wrong scissor lift may cause unnecessary damage to your equipment and increase the risk of accidents. The nature of your project and load can determine the type of scissor lift you need to raise your loads and workers safely. For instance, goods that are hoisted many feet high off the ground can fall and cause damage if the scissor lift size is the wrong type.
- Type of the terrain
Construction sites have a variety of terrain types including uneven or sloped terrain and need to be given a close look before choosing the right scissor lift for it. If you are operating on rough terrain with debris, you might want to look for a lift model with higher ground clearance. If the terrain is sandy or muddy then you can choose a rough terrain scissor lift with a four-wheel drive.
- Power supply
Electric scissor lifts use batteries to be charged while diesel-powered scissor lifts operate on fuel tanks which can be used outdoors. A hybrid-powered scissor lift is the most flexible and can be used indoors with battery-powered electricity. The type of scissor lift you will choose depends on the kind of electric supply you need to power up your machines.
As one of the top Scissor Lift Suppliers in Dubai, Bin Dasmal Doors ensure you get the right scissor lift for the job. Our material handling equipment is designed with strength and safety with pre-installed fail-safe features.