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Scissor lift hire can often seem like a daunting process with many options to consider around platform size, lift heights, and other configurations to choose from. Read on to learn more about this machine and how it can best work for you.

What is a scissor lift?

Used widely by contractors in the construction industry, a scissor lift is a mobile platform machine that safely lifts workers to complete tasks such as window-washing, painting, and construction. A scissor lift is designed to give you a sturdy platform to work from, equipped with safety rails and a harness to ensure there is no chance of falling off. A scissor lift is also commonly known as a MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform). Scissor lifts get their name from a “scissor” style strut used to connect the platform and base of the machine.

Often confused with a cherry picker, a scissor lift has its versatility and can range from small machines operated indoors and that run on electric motors, through to large, off-road versions for heavy-duty work. They usually run on diesel, petrol or hybrid engines.

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Where would I use a scissor lift, and are they safe?

You can use a scissor lift anywhere you need to reach further than a conventional ladder, small scaffolding, or a tower. Many businesses require a scissor lift to carry out building maintenance such as changing lights or point of sale signs or accessing high stock shelves in a stock room or warehouse. Scissor lifts are also commonly used on construction sites where a changing height platform is utilised.

The advantages of scissor lift hire over ladders or scaffolding are safety, speed, and the extent of the reach. The traditional ladder has many risks involved, yet with a scissor lift, you are secure and clipped to the railing with a harness. There is a very low chance of moving unless you want it to – some scissor lifts even let you move the lift while the platform is raised.

There is a railing around the platform with a gated entry/exit area which is a considerably larger platform to a ladder or scaffolding. While on the lift, workers can reach a wider expanse of the working area, and spend less time repositioning. Towers and scaffolding are time-consuming to set up, costing extra time and money on the project. With a scissor lift, you have more freedom to climb on board and lift yourself quickly.

How much weight can a scissor lift pick?

All of the scissor lift platforms are strong and versatile, accommodating weights of well over 500 kg, and can often extend to heights of over 15 metres. This ensures that both workers and materials will be raised effortlessly. The lift can also be paused at different heights as required, allowing workers to make their way up or down the wall. For those construction projects where lifting weight at heights is a concern, hiring a crane comes highly recommended.

Many modern-day scissor lifts are equipped with a type of load sensing system. An LSS (load sensing system) can be force or pressure based. A pressure-based LSS measures pressure on the barrel side of the lift cylinder and translate that pressure reading into weight. While it costs less than force-based, pressure-based can pose a challenge in colder weather. Since hydraulic oil moves slower in colder temperatures, it is harder for the piston to push the oil out of the lift cylinder’s road-side to elevate the scissor. A force-based LLS acts like a bathroom scale by providing a reading that calculates how much the pin has been compressed, showing how much weight is on the scissor lift. It provides an accurate measurement that does not need to be calibrated. Utilising modern safety advancements, the operators can quickly ensure they are working within the scissor lift lifting capacity.

No matter what type of job is at hand, working at heights with equipment needs to be completed safely and efficiently, and a scissor lift hire can do just that.

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Top rated Scissor Lift Hire in Australia

Master Hire
Master HireHarristown QLD
(7 reviews)

"Had everything I needed and the service was brillant. The Master Hire team is friendly and professional. Highly recommend!!"

Centenary Hire
Centenary HireSumner QLD
(4 reviews)

"The guys were most helpful with my equipment selection, and provided all the instructions I needed to get going. They made my job so much easier! Tha..."

MPM Access Hire
MPM Access HireWetherill Park NSW
(3 reviews)

"Justin and the team at MPM Access Hire provided excellent advice and service for our project. They are knowledgeable and genuine in their practice."

Swan Hill Hire
Swan Hill HireSwan Hill VIC
(2 reviews)

"Great customer service from the team and great rates. We always prefer to use a local company. Thanks SHH team!"

Access Express
Access ExpressWingfield SA
(2 reviews)

"Outstanding service from the guys at Access Express. Extremely accommodating to my needs and I found they are priced very competitively."

Alfasi Hire
Alfasi HireBrisbane QLD
(2 reviews)

"Great company to do business with"

Clennett Hire
Clennett HireDevonport TAS
(1 reviews)

"Excellent knowledge and friendly team to deal with."

Coast Hire
Coast HireBega NSW
(1 reviews)

"At relatively short notice, Coast Hire Bega were able to assist us with equipment & coolroom & towable toilet for use at our Son's wedding recently. T..."

TSR Access Services
TSR Access ServicesRiverstone NSW
(1 reviews)

"High quality machinery and very fair pricing. Personalised service of a small business. Would recommend Reece from TSR Access Services."

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Recent Scissor Lift Hire reviews

Clennett Hire
Clennett HireDevonport TAS
(May 2022)

"Excellent knowledge and friendly team to deal with."

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Coast Hire
Coast HireBega NSW
(Dec 2021)

"At relatively short notice, Coast Hire Bega were able to assist us with equipment & coolroom & towable toilet for use at our Son's wedding recently. T..."

- DebbyView profile
TSR Access Services
TSR Access ServicesRiverstone NSW
(Oct 2021)

"High quality machinery and very fair pricing. Personalised service of a small business. Would recommend Reece from TSR Access Services."

- BenView profile
Master Hire
Master HireHarristown QLD
(Sep 2021)

"Had everything I needed and the service was brillant. The Master Hire team is friendly and professional. Highly recommend!!"

- Ben PooleyView profile
Kennards Hire
Kennards HireBayswater VIC
(Aug 2021)

"Well done!"

- Lea HickmottView profile
MPM Access Hire
MPM Access HireWetherill Park NSW
(Jul 2021)

"Justin and the team at MPM Access Hire provided excellent advice and service for our project. They are knowledgeable and genuine in their practice."

- Tony GavanView profile
Swan Hill Hire
Swan Hill HireSwan Hill VIC
(Mar 2021)

"Great customer service from the team and great rates. We always prefer to use a local company. Thanks SHH team!"

- AlysonView profile
Robinson Hire
Robinson HireSt Helens TAS
(Feb 2021)

"Great service. Easy to deal with and simple to learn to operate the U17. Will be recommending to others. Thanks."

- Jamie SamsonView profile
Access Express
Access ExpressWingfield SA
(Jul 2020)

"Outstanding service from the guys at Access Express. Extremely accommodating to my needs and I found they are priced very competitively."

- Aaron HallView profile
Outrite Hire and Sales
Outrite Hire and SalesEastern Creek NSW
(Apr 2020)

"'Great service, reliable and punctual. Highly recommend Sam and his team."

- MattView profile
WA Access Hire
WA Access HireMaddington WA
(Sep 2019)

"We have used the Equipment from WA Access hire several times, they are easy to deal with and hiccups are dealt with swiftly and resolved easily. Staff..."

- Fiona ChildsView profile
Lift Equipt Pty Ltd
Lift Equipt Pty LtdBibra Lake WA
(Aug 2018)

"LiftEquipt Pty Ltd is a locally owned and operated equipment hire company which has been based in the Pilbara since 2006. We are also locted in Perth ..."

- ToddView profile

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