Scissor Platform

The platform on a scissor lift can usually only move in the vertical plane. The mechanism to achieve this is a series of linked, folding supports in a criss-cross 'X' pattern. The upward motion is achieved by the application of pressure to the outside of the lowest set of supports, elongating the crossing pattern, and propelling the work platform vertically. The Platform may also have an extending 'bridge' to allow closer access to the work area (because of the inherent limits of vertical only movement).

The contraction of the scissor action can be hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical. Depending on the power system employed on the lift, it may require no power to enter 'descent' mode, but rather a simple release of hydraulic or pneumatic pressure. This is the main reason that these methods of powering the lifts are preferred, as it allows a 'fail safe' option of returning the platform to the ground by release of a manual valve.

We hire self-propelled, 2WD and 4WD, scissor lifts up to 17m working height. Some machines are fuelled by diesel, others are electrically powered (so more suitable to working indoors). We can supply many more machines than are listed here. If you can not see what you want, call us. We will be happy to find the most appropriate machine for your needs.

  • Working height: 7.79m
  • Lift capacity: 227kg
Download this file (genie_GS1932.pdf)Genie GS1932 spec sheet15/09/2016
  • Working height: 9.92m
  • Lift capacity: 454kg
Download this file (genie_GS2646.pdf)Genie GS2646 spec sheet15/09/2016
  • Working height: 11.6m
  • Lift capacity: 318kg
Download this file (genie_GS3246.pdf)Genie GS3246 spec sheet06/10/2016
  • Working height: 11.60m
  • Lift capacity: 454kg
Download this file (genie_GS3268RT.pdf)Genie GS3268RT spec sheet06/10/2016
  • Working height: 11.8m
  • Lift capacity: 340kg
Download this file (upright_X32.pdf)Upright X32 spec sheet15/09/2016