Scissor Lifts Hire and Supply Croydon London Surrey and South East England

Access Platforms for Maintenance and Building / Construction Work

There are some situations where aerial access is needed to carry out e.g. maintenance and building work of some kind. Longer projects where there is sufficient space below can use ‘more permanent’ solutions e.g. Scaffolding. For more temporary work where scaffolding, ladders etc simply aren’t suitable, a mechanical aerial access platform of some kind is needed. If significant outreach and horizontal manoeuvring is required, a cherry picker style solution may be best. Where vertical movement is all that is required or all that is practically possible, scissor lifts could be your answer.


Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts really come into their own where e.g. space is limited / there are narrow spaces and vertical access is required. Scissor lifts have a very small turning radius which makes them great in particularly tight areas. They also work just as well indoors e.g. in high ceiling spaces, as well as they do outdoors.

Low emission electric motors and non marking tyres make comfortable indoor operation possible.

They also have built-in features to make them more effective and safe outdoors e.g. four wheel drive and pothole protection. Safety features also include motion and descent alarms, manual descent, dual wheel automatic breaks and a horn.

Ease of Operation

Scissor lifts can be easily operated by one person using a small joystick. There are built-in self diagnostics too, and facilities to allow uses to operate compressed air and power tools.

Greater Capacity and Workspace

Scissor lifts are particularly useful where some heavier / bulkier materials need to be transported up to the site of the work e.g. pieces of board, cladding, tiles etc. They have a larger platform to allow for more working space and materials, and have a greater lifting capacity than e.g. cherry picker / boom style aerial access platforms. Although mainly vertically orientated, scissor lifts typically allow some deck / bridge extension. This makes them suitable and practical for a wide variety of jobs.


To Hire Scissor Lifts in Croydon, London, Surrey and South East England call (UK Local Rate) 0845 8800790 or email us at [email protected].

Features of Scissor Lifts

0.90 m roll-out deck extension
Half swing gate
Removable platform console box
Lanyard attach points
Full proportional drive joystick control
with integral thumb steer switch
Proportional lift/lower speed control
Joystick enable for lift and drive
Load sensing system
Power & Transmission
4 x 6V 220 A/hr deep cycle batteries
Automatic positive traction
Programmable “Personality” settings
On-board self-diagnostic testing
Swing-out battery/electrical
compartment doors
20 amp automatic battery charger
Dual motor direct electric front wheel
Drive & Steer
Dual wheel automatic brakes
Emergency brake release
Includes all-motion alarm + amber strobe light.

Pothole protection system
AC cable to platform
Battery condition indicator
Hour meter
Lubrication free scissor arm bushings
Scissor maintenance prop
Manual descent
Non-marking solid tyres (323 x 100)
Variable slope sensing
Slope alarm and light
Tie down lugs
Fork lift pockets
Fold Down Handrails
Platform work-lights
Lifting lugs
All motion alarm
Descent alarm
Alarm package 1
Platform padding
Workstation c/w 12V outlet
Workstation w/o 12V outlet
Amber strobe light.

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