Aerial lifts are versatile pieces of equipment featuring extendable platforms that allow you to access higher work areas, such as ceilings, roofs, windows and HVAC equipment. Lift prices tend to vary greatly due to the wide variety of specialized features and options available. Deciding on the right lift for your job can be complicated.
Aerial lifts feature a platform supported by a “boom,” or a tall, extendable arm used to lift the platform to a greater height. You may also know them as boom lifts, cherry pickers or bucket lifts. Aerial lift rentals are seen on many commercial construction and residential projects, and they come in many sizes and forms.
Types of Aerial Lifts
Some types of aerial lift rentals you can consider for your project include:
Electric Scissor Lifts: Scissor lifts move up and down, offering more capabilities than standard scaffolding. Their wide variety of platform and working heights give you more flexibility on the job.
Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts: Similar to standard scissor lifts, rough terrain scissor lifts have been outfitted to withstand outside terrain and harsh environmental elements.
Personnel Lifts: A personnel lift is best suited for jobs that will be completed by one person. With working heights that range from 17 to 26 feet, these are ideal for a variety of indoor projects.
Electric Boom Lifts: Boom lifts are a type of aerial lift with a platform that can move beyond the base of the lift itself, horizontally and vertically. The boom has a considerable reach advantage and greater versatility than many other aerial lift options.
Straight Telescopic Booms: Straight telescopic boom lifts are a great option for outdoor use. This lift lets you access hard-to-reach areas and elevated locations that aren’t suitable for scaffolding.
Articulated Knuckle Booms: Articulated boom lifts provide even greater versatility than straight telescopic booms. These lifts are typically used in crowded outdoor environments where there are hazards and obstacles to avoid.
Towable Boom Lifts: The ability to tow a lift behind your average work truck makes it easy to transport between jobsites and to secure it overnight.
Atrium Lifts: The atrium lift can fold into a compact size to squeeze through a doorway. The lift then opens to reach high locations with ease. An atrium lift is best suited for a job that requires precise vertical movement.