Small Scissor Lifts

By JETechnology Staff

Small Scissor Lifts

For many forms of maintenance work where a ladder simply won’t suffice, a scissor lift platform can be the answer to your problems. Unlike boom lifts — also known as cherry pickers — that have a long telescoping arm or articulated jointed arms, a mini scissor lift is a highly compact and versatile piece of equipment.

Typical aircraft maintenance scissor lifts — often referred to as slabs — are powered by electricity and designed to roll across flat surfaces. Their work platforms are larger than the average single worker bucket found at the end of most boom lifts. Plus, with sturdy crisscrossed bracing that squeezes together to raise the platform from underneath, scissor lifts supply an extremely stable workspace capable of accommodating more than one worker, as well as tools and maintenance equipment.

What Is the Cost of a Scissor Lift?

Indoor electric scissor lifts are a wise investment for avionics workspaces that regularly need to lift maintenance personnel and tools to heights of between 10 and 40 feet. So what does it cost to rent or purchase one?

If you only occasionally need to work at height, you can rent a scissor lift. Typically, renting a 19-foot scissor lift costs approximately $125 per day, $450 per week and $1,000 per month. You can expect to pay another 20 to 25 percent more for a 32-foot model. In addition, there are delivery and pick-up fees that can add another $100 or more to your bill.

For aviation maintenance professionals who conduct work at height on a near daily basis, it’s more economical to purchase a scissor lift. While prices vary according to workmanship and materials used in manufacturing, most brand new 19-foot scissor lifts cost somewhere in the range of $13,000. For a 30-foot lift, the sticker price is generally around $22,000.

For a more accurate idea of scissor lift — as well as any other aviation work platform — costs, you’re best advised to request a proposal from one of our customer service experts at JETechnology Solutions.

How High Will a Scissor Lift Go?

It’s important to remember that scissor lifts are only designed to lift vertically, giving the professionals who use them an incredibly stable platform. This setup is why scissor lifts are usually categorized according to the height their platforms rise to above the ground.

Small scissor lifts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but typically, they’re capable of lifting their platforms anywhere between 10 and 60 feet off the ground. The majority of mini scissor lifts are designed to elevate between 20 and 40 feet.

Along with height capabilities, scissor lifts also have weight capacities that range from a few hundred pounds all the way up to several tons. Your specific work applications will help determine which type of lift is best for you.

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For more information on scissor lifts as well as our full line of work platforms, contact us today. Or, if you prefer, you can reach out directly by contacting a JSI engineer.