Choosing the right lift for the job
At MacFarlands we are very aware of how many different sizes and shapes of aerial lift there are and how difficult it can be to find the right one for your project. We carry machines from a 19' scissor lift to a 125' articulated boom lift. Just go through the questions and apply your answers to the table here to help you select the machine that best suits your needs.MacFarlands also offers manufacturer qualified training in the safe operation of scissor and boom lifts - please click here for details.
Typical Scissor Lift
Below is a diagram showing a general working envelope for a boom lift.
Typical Articulated Boom Lift
Stowed (collapsed) dimensions
- What is the minimum gap I have to get through to get the unit where I need it?
- Where is the nearest flat, level ground to set up the unit?
- What terrain will I have to traverse to get the unit where I need it to be?
- What weight will the site take? The weight of machines varies drastically depending on the type and size.
Once you have collected this information, click here to see a table of machines and choose which machine is likely to meet your needs. If you are unsure about the terrain, or cannot decide from these specs, please contact any of our branches to have one of our experienced personnel assist you.