Scissor lifts are designed to work vertically, allowing you to reach places that would otherwise require the use of tall ladders or scaffolding. They provide a platform, with rails, to allow a safer means of reaching these places. Here at Illinois Lift, we can help you find a used scissor lift so you can concentrate on the work at hand and not have to worry as much about safety.
Scissor lifts are designed to work either indoors or outdoors. If you have a large warehouse that requires being able to lift heavy merchandise or stack it at a great height, an electrically operated lift with low emissions is your best option. Workers can change light bulbs safely, retrieve items without strain or risk of ladder falls. Your scissor lift may also help reduce insurance costs as it creates less likelihood of injuries.
Tree trimmers, utility workers, and construction companies all find using scissor lifts beneficial. They save time and reduce injuries. A gas-powered unit with strong tires can help navigate rough terrain that other vehicles find difficult.
You may already know the type of used lift you are looking for, but those just starting out may find the variety confusing. Our representatives are always willing to talk with you to determine your needs and direct you to the ideal choice, but it helps to answer a few questions to help direct your search.
Scissor or Boom Lift – Boom lifts allow for navigation around objects, while scissor lifts only work vertically. Choose a scissor lift if your task requires only reaching someplace high that doesn’t require accessing various angles.
Indoor or Outdoor – This will help you determine whether or not you need something with low emissions, such as an electric model. It will also help you determine if you need a model with stronger tires.
Height – Different models have varied height capacities and you will need to know how high your maximum need will be. You will also need to take into account any clearance limitation, especially indoors.
Load Weight – This is also something that varies with model and knowing your maximum limit will help narrow your choices.
These are the major considerations you will need to take into account and knowing the answers can help us match you with the perfect solution to your needs.
Our stock of used scissor lifts include the biggest names in the industry. We also have a stock that is ever-changing so if you don’t see what you need right now, ask and we may be able to help you find that perfect lift to get you on track to an easier, safer work day.