Which Lift do You Need for the Job?

When it comes to elevated construction work, a solid cost-effective lift is a must-have. But how do you know which lift to get? Do you want a lift that extends straight up, or one that can reach over barriers? Do you want a lift that is self-propelling, or one that can be towed? Renting a lift that is too large or too heavy for your building or site is not only inconvenient, it can become a costly error.

Before selecting a lift, make sure you know the lift’s total weight and maximum capacity, understand how it can accomplish work in tricky areas, and have a plan for transporting the lift to your worksite. Some mezzanine floors and elevators can only accommodate a limited amount of weight. Certain floor material such as tile can crack underneath a heavy lift. Be sure to check doorway heights and widths, flooring weight requirements, and indoor angles before selecting a lift.

Telescopic Boom Lifts

When you need to work around difficult angles on crowded sites indoors or outdoors, telescopic boom lifts can help you access even the trickiest angles. Make sure that you look for a telescopic boom lift that offers optimal vertical and horizontal outreach, with easy maneuverability and clean operation.

Articulating Boom Lifts

These are more versatile movement than telescopic boom lifts, navigating tight spaces and reaching over obstacles and barriers. They feature multiple boom sections that hinge, allowing workers to access hard-to-reach work areas. Articulating boom lifts are ideal for working indoors.

Lightweight Boom Lifts

One of the most versatile machines in the industry, these are ideal for working on sensitive surfaces such as indoors, on designed concrete, or landscaping. These machines are perfect when you need a lift which will not damage your floor.

Towable Boom Lifts

Also known as bucket lifts or cherry pickers, they are perfect for homeowners and commercial applications that don’t require mobility. They come with an articulated boom and turntable mounted on a trailer chassis so that they can be towed by a vehicle. They’re easy to transport and can be set up in minutes, enabling you to get to your job, whether that is home repair, lighting, tree trimming, or more.

Personnel Lifts

These are lightweight and compact, easily set up by one person within minutes. Because of these features, personnel lifts are ideal for warehouses, schools, churches, and other indoor venues. They are also good for light-duty construction purposes or internal work on construction sites such as high rises.

Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are ideal for indoor maintenance or outdoor construction. These lifts extend straight up, offering a stable platform for maintenance or construction workers to perform their tasks. Remember to check the weight of the lift as well as its height. These lifts are helpful in warehouses and outdoors. Some rough terrain models can handle steep slopes and are safer than a ladder on uneven ground.

Vertical Mast Lifts

These are versatile lifts that can be simple for one worker to set up and use within minutes. They can typically elevate between 10-50 feet and use  electricity for power, which makes them particularly handy for indoor jobs.

No matter what type of aerial platform you need to complete your work, Vandalia Rental offers a variety of lifts for all your needs. Since 1961, Vandalia Rental’s business approach has been focused on superior equipment quality and honest service. Our motto is “invest in our customers’ success, and they will continue to invest in ours.”

Vandalia Rental’s lift offerings include telescopic boom lifts, lightweight boom lifts, towable boom lifts, personnel lifts, scissor lifts, vertical mast lifts, and articulating boom lifts. Whether you need to rent an aerial work platform for maintenance or construction work, Vandalia Rental can find the right fit for you. For more information about finding the perfect lift to complete your job, please contact us.