Platform Guide

Not sure which platform is right for the task? We understand that looking for a used powered access platform or cherry picker can be confusing. This is why we’ve put together our platform guide; giving you a brief summary of the machine, its benefits and ideal uses:

Boom Lift

  • Often battery powered for fume-free use, making it suitable for use indoors
  • Sometimes bi-energy which self-charges
  • Usually road or non marking tyres
  • Commonly used for warehouse and factory maintenance

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Boom Lift –┬áRough Terrain

  • 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive options available
  • Can have oscillating axle, which is good for uneven ground
  • Usually off-road tyres, pneumatic or foam filled
  • Commonly used on construction sites and farms

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Rough Terrain Scissor Lift

  • Usually diesel powered
  • Often 4 wheel drive for rough terrain
  • Often have hydraulic jack legs for levelling on uneven or sloping surfaces
  • Commonly used on construction sites, farms and by cladding companies

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Electric Scissor Lift

  • Compact and fume free
  • Designed primarily for hard, level surfaces e.g. tarmac or concrete
  • Flat slab machine
  • Frequently lightweight and can be towed on a trailer
  • Commonly used in warehouses, factories and some residential

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Mast Lift

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Often low height
  • Ideally suited to factories, office maintenance, construction second fix and stock picking

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Trailer Mount Lift

  • Lightweight
  • Has jack legs for levelling on uneven and sloping ground
  • Road towable allowing easy of transport
  • Commonly used in roofing, CCTV installation, electrical repairs and users with multiple sites

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Tracked Lifts

  • Low ground pressure suited to fields or soft ground
  • Lightweight
  • Advantage of jack legs for self-levellings
  • Commonly used by tree surgeons and sites with limited access

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Push Arounds

  • Battery powered
  • Very lightweight and compact
  • Easy to use
  • Portable and easy to transport
  • Commonly used in offices, second fix construction and decorating

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Not found what you’re looking for? You can view all used platforms for sale, or if you’re still unsure or have a question you can’t find the answer to, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information – we’re always happy to help.