How to Rent Indoor Aerial Equipment
Renting an aerial lift, scissor lift or boom lift is a perfect solution for your special projects.
It isn’t every day that you need an aerial lift, however knowing you have a trusted team that maintains a fleet of scissor lifts and boom lifts is vital to your organization.
This is why we’ve put together a guide designed to assist you in determining the proper scissor lift or boom lift for your application. Here you will receive answers to frequently asked questions to help you in selecting the proper aerial equipment for the job. Contact us today to get started on your aerial lift rental!
Types of Aerial Lifts
To choose the proper piece of aerial lift for your job, you need to first identify what the job requires:
- If you need a large work platform and need to lift a lot of weight or several
- people, a scissor lift is perfect for the job.
- If you need to lift one person, extreme lifting heights, or need to reach out over or around objects, a boom lift is a great choice.
- If you need to move material to extreme heights over extreme terrain, a telescopic boom lift will get the job done.
Keeping all of these conditions in mind, and choosing the proper aerial lift for the job will save you time, money, and stress.
Lifting Height & Capacity
Lifting heights are typically measured in feet, and range from 12 to 80 feet high. The height also determines what type of aerial equipment you will need and the limitations of that equipment. Make sure you take the measurement carefully.
You will also need to determine the amount of weight that you will be lifting. Several people, supplies, and tools add up quickly. Make sure not to overload the aerial equipment. Aerial equipment can typically lift from 300 to 1500 pounds.
Aerial Equipment Dimensions
Aerial equipment comes in a variety of sizes. Generally, the greater the lifting height and capacity, the larger the equipment. Make sure the equipment can fit through your doors (width and height), fit down your aisles, make turns, and can be supported by the floor.
You will also need to determine the platform dimensions. Large platforms limit the lifting height and increase the size and weight of the machine, but allow more people and gear to work at once. Some models of aerial equipment have platforms that will extend or slide back and forth. Boom lifts have the ability to telescope out and/or around objects but generally are limited in platform size and capacity.
If you have any special circumstances for your job, let your aerial equipment specialist know and they will advise you accordingly.
Type of Terrain
Determine the type of terrain the aerial equipment needs to travel over. Concrete, blacktop, gravel, grass, or even dirt. Determine if there are ramps or tight turns involved.
Terrain that the scissor lift, boom lift, or any aerial lift wasn’t designed for can stop it right in its tracks if not properly determined. Rough terrain models are generally larger (bigger tires are required) and therefore less maneuverable. Equipment is available with four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and adjustable suspensions for uneven ground. Identify terrain problems such as hills, ramps, mud, obstacles as these will help determine the right aerial lift for the application.
Choose from an electric aerial lift, LP aerial lift, gas aerial lift, or diesel powered aerial lift. Generally, larger equipment uses internal combustion engines. On smaller equipment, you may have your choice of several types of power. Choose one that is appropriate for your job. Don’t put a gas powered unit in a confined space!
Make sure the drop-off point equipped with a loading dock or ground drop.
Fill out the Lift Truck Rental Reservation Form, and get your aerial lift rental started today.