Scissor Lift

What is a Scissor Lift

Overview of the Scissor Lift

A scissor lift is a type of elevated work platform (EWP) that uses a pantograph mechanism of crisscrossed supports resembling a scissor to lift personnel and equipment to height.

Key defining features of a scissor lift:

Key Components of a Scissor Lift

The key components of a scissor lift include:

Types of Scissor Lift

There are several major types of scissor lifts designed for different applications and work environments.

  • Fixed scissor lifts have a stationary base and are intended primarily for indoor use on flat, hard surfaces.
  • Rough terrain scissor lifts are equipped with specialized wheels or tracks allowing them to handle uneven outdoor surfaces like dirt or gravel.
  • Electric scissor lifts utilize an electric motor and battery power source, ideal for quiet, emission-free operation indoors.
  • Truck-mounted scissor lifts are mounted on a truck chassis, enhancing maneuverability and reach.
  • Push-around scissor lifts are compact lifts that can be manually maneuvered into position.

By understanding these main scissor lift categories, workers can select the optimal lift configuration suited for their specific job site needs. Each type provides lifting functionality through a distinct design aimed at particular work environments and applications.

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How to Operate a Scissor Lift


It is critical to follow proper operating procedures when using a scissor lift to ensure safety. Key steps include:

Inspecting the Lift

Inspect the scissor lift prior to operation following the manufacturer’s checklist, including:

  • Check fluid levels of fuel, hydraulic oil, and coolants
  • Ensure tires are properly inflated with no damage
  • Confirm there are no oil leaks
  • Test lift operation raising to ensure smooth operation
  • Ensure safety devices like outriggers, railings, and gates functioning

Using Safety Harnesses

  • Attach body harness at tie-off points before elevating
  • Ensure to remain tied off at all times when the lift is aerial

Starting the Lift

Elevating the Platform

Proper operating procedures are critical because scissor lifts handle heavy loads at height presenting risks requiring safety actions by a trained operator.

How to Choose the Right Scissor Lift for Working Site

Selecting the optimal scissor lift for a job site requires evaluating several key factors.

Consult IHURMO’s professionals to ensure selecting the optimal lift configuration for the specific job.

IHURMO’s Advantages

IHURMO Industry Co., Ltd. has established itself as a premier supplier of scissor lifts, construction hoists, suspended platforms, mast platforms, scissor lifts, and replacement parts. Our ISO 9001 certification and CE and EAC certifications from the EU and Eurasian Economic Union demonstrate our unwavering commitment to product quality, safety, and compliance with international regulations.

With customers in over 100 countries, IHURMO delivers cutting-edge lifting and access solutions for construction projects of all sizes. Beyond reliable machinery, we provide the expertise, service, and support to help drive project success. When you choose IHURMO as your equipment partner, you choose consistent innovation, unmatched reliability, and a collaborative ally invested in helping you achieve your vision.

Trust in IHURMO’s towering cranes and precision platforms to elevate your construction capabilities. Together, let us build toward a future as sturdy and ambitious as the structures we help erect. IHURMO aims to be the cornerstone supporting our clients’ success in this rapidly evolving world of construction.

We offer a wide range of scissor lifts for any work site and invite you to reach out with any inquiries.

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