Buying an Aerial Lift from TuffWerx
TuffWerx has a variety of aerial lifts to tackle all your jobs. We have the more standard lifts such as cherry pickers, scissor lifts and straight booms, but we also have other aerial lifts that are not as common. Check out the lifts that are on our site, or if you’re looking for a particular item type in the manufacturer, model, number of hours and price. If we don’t have it, we’ll let you know when it comes in. TuffWerx makes buying used heavy equipment easy
About Aerial lifts
There are many types of aerial lifts that serve different functions in different industries. They provide flexible, temporary access to heights for people in maintenance, construction, rescue and other industries. Usually a single person can set up and operate them. The lift can be raised, lowered and driven usually by an operator either on the platform or on the vehicle at the base of the lift. Some have remote controls.
Frequently aerial lifts have electrical outlets, compressed air connectors and other amenities that facilitate work by the person on the platform. Many are powered by electricity and work inside without emitting any toxic fumes, including most single-man lifts and many scissor lifts. Others, like articulated booms and straight booms, can be powered by internal combustion engines.
Besides the most common lifts, there are also underbridge units that lower workers to a particular area. Many articulated lifts have a wide supportive base to operate safely. Some have extending legs or struts that make them look like giant spiders and earning them the name “spider lifts.”
Some aerial lifts are relatively small to carry one or possibly two workers. These include single man lifts that are normally powered by electricity, cherry pickers, many types of cranes, man baskets used on forklifts and straight and articulated booms have smaller, single-person baskets. Others, like scissor lifts only rise vertically rather than horizontally and are lifted by a criss-cross pattern that provides a strong support for more than one worker and extra materials.
Tips for Buying an Aerial Lift
- Figure out whether you need or want a lift that will tackle angles such as an articulated lift, or whether you only require elevation.
- Ascertain how much weight you need the lift to be able to carry including people, materials and tools and choose a weight with a margin of strength beyond that.
- Calculate how much space you need to maneuver the aerial lift in the space that you have. There are some created for smaller spaces and narrow aisles whereas others work well outdoors in rugged construction areas.