Narrow Aisle Scissor Lift Specs
A narrow scissor lift is a small aerial platform made explicitly for operation in tight spaces. This equipment is characterized by steel bar-style struts that hinge together, lifting the platform up and down vertically. These lifts are electric, meaning they are battery-powered. Electric scissor lifts are ideal for indoor use, as they don’t produce any harmful emissions.
Unlike conventional scissor lifts, these machines are narrower to help them fit through aisles less than 12 feet wide. Many narrow scissor lifts have an extended deck length to make up for their small platform width. This extra space helps operators fit more items onto the lift.
The lift height refers to how high the platform can extend. This number depends on the make and model you choose. Most narrow scissor lifts can reach anywhere from 20 and 40 feet. This height is adequate for indoor applications.
If you need closer to 60 feet of extension, consider a conventional scissor lift. For any additional reach above 60 feet, a boom lift is probably a better option.
Just like lift height, load capacity varies depending on the make and model of the equipment. On average, a narrow scissor lift can handle between 300 and 500 pounds. As you might have guessed, conventional models can typically lift more than their narrow counterparts. Follow the load capacity chart for your specific narrow scissor lift to maintain safe operation.
Be sure to consider your typical load before choosing equipment. In addition to load capacity and lift height, think about the accessibility of your workspace and the amount of storage space you have available. These factors are important in deciding if a small scissor lift is a good fit for your business.
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