Scissor Lifts

Scissor Lifts

A scissor lift is a device for lifting goods and personnel in a construction or retail setting. Designs vary according to the application, but all models consist of a platform or table mounted on a framework of folding metal supports linked so that they fold like an accordion. This structure is on a base with a mechanism capable of pushing the ends of the lowest pair of supports inward. When this is done, the framework extends upward and lifts the table. The base is often mounted on wheels to allow the unit to be moved easily.

Capacity varies greatly. Smaller models have a one-ton limit, but heavier models can lift up to six tons. Some models have their own propulsion powered by gasoline or electricity. The table often has extendable sections on the sides to allow personnel to get close to walls or shelves. Some models include features relating to their specific functions such as electrical outlets and compressed air connections.

Scissor lifts are often used for repairing outdoor wiring such as power lines. Tree services can use them for trimming at a height. Functions such as brick cleaning, window installation and some roofing-related tasks can be aided by scissor lifts.

One of the most respected names in the manufacture of scissor lifts is Advanced Lifts. Starting in 1974, the company quickly reached a prominent position in the industry and remains there today. Its wide selection of lifts is designed for long life and good performance, and they can be seen in countless locations all over the world. Advanced Lifts continues to expand its catalog by developing new models, and their selection now includes mezzanine lifts, tilt equipment, stretch wrappers, dumpers and much more. Their many satisfied customers have learned that they can count on Advanced Lifts for the finest in quality, customer service and expertise.

The Mid-Atlantic Door Group is a proud partner of Advanced Lifts, and has a team of experienced technicians to help with all of your lift needs. Contact us today for additional information.


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