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Access equipment, including boom lifts, scissor lifts, and elevated work platforms (EWPs), is vital to many construction projects. Our platform allows you to refine your search based on specific access equipment types, sizes, and supplier locations, using the filter of our supplier directory.
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The information below covers the average cost guides for access equipment as well as the types of access equipment available for hire and their height ranges.
The cost to hire access equipment can vary significantly depending on the type and size of the machine, and whether you're looking for wet (operator included) or dry (no operator) hire. It's important to get a quote for your specific needs to ensure you're getting the best value.
All prices are estimates, exclude GST and are in AUD.
|Access Equipment||Av. Dry Hire Rate (per hour)||Min Hire Duration||Av. Wet Hire Rate (per hour)||Min Hire Duration|
|Knuckle Boom EWP||$45 - $70||4 Hours||$75 - $120||4 Hours|
|Straight Boom EWP||$50 - $75||4 Hours||$80 - $125||4 Hours|
|Trailer Mounted Boom Lift||$40 - $60||4 Hours||$70 - $100||4 Hours|
|Truck Mounted EWP||$70 - $90||4 Hours||$120 - $160||4 Hours|
|Man Lift (Vertical Lift)||$30 - $50||4 Hours||$60 - $90||4 Hours|
|Duct Lift||$25 - $45||4 Hours||$55 - $85||4 Hours|
|Scissor Lift - Diesel||$50 - $70||4 Hours||$85 - $120||4 Hours|
|Scissor Lift - Electric||$45 - $65||4 Hours||$80 - $115||4 Hours|
|Scissor Lift - Tracked||$60 - $85||4 Hours||$100 - $135||4 Hours|
|Spider Lift||$55 - $75||4 Hours||$90 - $125||4 Hours|
|Fall Arrest System||$25 - $45||4 Hours||$55 - $85||4 Hours|
|Hi Rail Access Equipment||$70 - $90||4 Hours||$120 - $160||4 Hours|
|Underbridge Access Equipment||$80 - $110||4 Hours||$130 - $180||4 Hours|
Access equipment is a catch-all category including all types of working-at-heights equipment. Below are the subcategories or types of access equipment that are available for hire on iseekplant.
Knuckle Boom EWP (Elevated Work Platform): A highly versatile articulating lift that can manoeuvre over, around, and under obstacles, perfect for tight access areas.
Straight Boom EWP: Offers maximum horizontal and vertical outreach for situations where the workspace is directly overhead or hard to reach.
Trailer Mounted Boom Lift: A mobile, towable lift that is perfect for worksites requiring high reach in a variety of locations.
Truck Mounted EWP: A lift mounted on a truck, offering excellent mobility and height reach, often used for maintenance, construction, and repair work.
Man Lift (Vertical Lift): A compact lift designed for one person to work at height, often used in narrow indoor spaces.
Duct Lift: Specialised lifting equipment designed for lifting and installing ductwork and other HVAC equipment.
Scissor Lift - Diesel: A rough terrain, outdoor lift that uses crisscrossing supports to raise a stable platform vertically, powered by diesel.
Scissor Lift - Electric: Similar to a diesel scissor lift, but powered by electricity and more suited for indoor use or smooth surfaces.
Scissor Lift - Tracked: Scissor lifts with tracks for superior stability and ability to work on sloped or uneven terrain.
Spider Lift: A highly adaptable lift with outriggers for stability, excellent for working around obstacles and in tight spaces.
Fall Arrest System: Safety equipment designed to protect a user who is at risk of falling from a height, typically consisting of a harness, lanyard, and anchor point.
Hi Rail Access Equipment: Specialised equipment designed for work on or around railway tracks, including lifts and other access equipment mounted on a rail-compatible vehicle.
Underbridge Access Equipment: A specialised lift designed to give access to hard-to-reach areas underneath bridges or similar structures.
The size of access equipment is usually measured in reach - or the height to which the machine can take you or the materials it's designed to transport. Below is a table of the reach ranges of each of the types of access equipment and their general applications.
|Equipment||Height Range||General Applications|
|Knuckle Boom EWP||10m - 43m||Building maintenance, window cleaning, tree trimming|
|Straight Boom EWP||14m - 40m||Construction, painting, window installation|
|Trailer Mounted Boom Lift||12m - 25m||Outdoor maintenance, painting, construction|
|Truck Mounted EWP||15m - 60m||Electrical repair, billboard maintenance|
|Man Lift (Vertical Lift)||4m - 14m||Stock picking, light bulb changes, HVAC maintenance|
|Duct Lift||4m - 7m||HVAC installation, warehouse maintenance|
|Scissor Lift - Diesel||6m - 18m||Construction, building maintenance, events setup|
|Scissor Lift - Electric||6m - 14m||Indoor maintenance, warehouse operations|
|Scissor Lift - Tracked||8m - 22m||Construction on uneven ground, outdoor maintenance|
|Spider Lift||13m - 40m||Arborist work, interior atrium work|
|Fall Arrest System||N/A||All height work where fall protection is needed|
|Hi Rail Access Equipment||Varies by model||Railway maintenance, signal work|
|Underbridge Access Equipment||12m - 23m||Bridge inspection, bridge maintenance|
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