All About Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts

rough terrain scissor lifts

All About Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are one of the most popular kinds of aerial work platforms. There are various types including indoor use or rough terrain and they can be either diesel or electric. . Which one you need will depend on the location of the job. If you are looking for rough terrain scissor lift hire, Height 4 Hire has a great range of equipment so you can get the job done quickly, efficiently and safely. Let’s have a look at rough terrain scissor lifts, their key features and when you should use one.

What Does a Scissor Lift Do?

Scissor lifts are powerful and versatile machines that lift workers to heights that would be otherwise out of reach. A scissor lift can raise a worker or object anywhere from 10 to 85 feet in the air. Most jobs that use a scissor lift are in the range of 20-40 feet – that’s two to four stories high.

What is a Rough Terrain Scissor Lift?

The primary purpose of these machines is to lift people and goods off the ground on uneven surfaces. For jobs that take place outdoors or where the surface is not flat and even, you should consider rough terrain scissor lift hire. These machines are designed and built to work in tough areas and enhance productivity by providing exceptional positive traction, speed, and gradeability.

What is Considered ‘Rough Terrain’?

Rough terrain scissor lifts are useful in many applications, primarily in outdoor locations where land is uneven or sloped. Before you hire equipment, you need to understand the land you are working on and know how big the slope is. Rough terrain scissor lifts use a measurement called gradeability. Gradeability is the steepest gradient a machine can climb, compared to the operating angle, which is the steepest gradient a machine will operate on. In the world of access, gradeability specifically refers to the size of the incline that a machine has the capacity to climb up or down. Rough terrain lifts are equipped with high performance tyres and with 4WD, providing enough grunt to propel them up a steeper gradient.

What Are Their Main Features?

Rough terrain scissor lifts are robust, construction-oriented machines with positive traction control — ideal for increasing productivity in demanding outdoor worksites. Key features include:

  • 4WD and positive traction control, ideal for demanding outdoor worksites
  • Drive and function at full height
  • Tilt level sensor with audible alarm
  • Proportional lift and drive
  • Full-height swing gate
  • AC power to platform
  • Rear-wheel braking
  • Even axle weight distribution
  • Foam-filled rough terrain tires
  • Descent alarm
  • In many instances, an ‘oscillating axle’ to help keep all four wheels on the ground when travelling over rough terrain.

Check out our range of diesel and electric powered rough terrain scissor lifts for hire. Equipped with powerful 4-wheel drive, our scissor lifts have superb rough terrain capabilities. With large platform working areas and high lifting capacities, rough terrain scissor lifts will easily take on any heavy tasks. For affordable rough terrain scissor lift hire, get in touch with the team at Height 4 Hire. Contact us online today or call us on (07) 3713 0500.

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