Our Scissor Lifts Will Raise Your Operations to New Heights
Scissor lifts are an essential tool in many industries, from construction to industrial applications. They provide a safe and efficient way to reach elevated work areas without the need for ladders or scaffolding. Scissor lifts come in various sizes and configurations, so it’s important to understand their features before investing in one for your business. Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. supplies scissor lifts in Dayton, Findley, Toledo, and Troy, Ohio. Learn more about our scissor lifts and the services surrounding them.
What Is a Scissor Lift Exactly?
A scissor lift is essentially a platform designed solely for vertical movement. The platform raises and lowers with folding supports that form a crisscross pattern that resembles scissors (hence the name). As pressure is applied to the outside of the lowest supports, the lift is raised to the desired height. Since scissor lifts are primarily used for vertical movement, some have an extending deck to allow workers to reach their desired work area.
Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. Carries the Best Scissor Lifts
Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. supplies various types of scissor lifts to suit your specific needs. Our scissor lifts can reach anywhere from 15 feet to 40 feet. We can help you acquire a scissor lift with various sizes of platforms, whether you need space for a single person or several. Scissor lifts work in both indoor and outdoor spaces. They make very little ambient noise, which helps keep your worksite more peaceful and makes communication between team members easier.
The Common Uses for Scissor Lifts
Scissor lifts make it easier to access high spaces, and they can help workers in various situations, from building maintenance to construction. Sometimes they are called aerial work platforms, elevated work platforms, or even mobile ones. These are all just different names for the same thing: scissor lifts. Some of the most common uses for scissor lifts are:
- Building maintenance such as changing lights, accessing utilities, or cleaning
- Construction projects
- Hanging signage
- Servicing difficult-to-reach equipment within warehouses, factories, and industrial facilities
- Warehouse storage and retrieval
- Much more!
Types of Scissor Lifts
From the outside, most scissor lifts will appear to work in the same way, raising and lowering the platform by extending or contracting the scissor-like arms. However, there are several types of scissor lifts based on the source of their power. The main types of scissor lifts include:
- Hydraulic Scissor Lifts: Hydraulic scissor lifts are powered by changes in oil pressure within the lifting cylinder.
- Diesel Scissor Lifts: One of the most common types of scissor lifts seen on construction sites, diesel-powered scissor lifts use a diesel-powered motor to raise and lower the platform. This means more lifting power, but it also emits fumes, making it a poor choice for indoor projects.
- Electric Scissor Lifts: Electric-powered scissor lifts are versatile and noiseless. Since they are powered by electricity, they produce no emissions and can safely be used indoors or outdoors.
- Pneumatic Scissor Lifts: A pneumatic scissor lift uses air pressure for its lifting power. This requires no fuel and can be used in any environment.
We Offer New & Pre-Owned Scissor Lifts
Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. carries new and pre-owned scissor lifts. Whether you are looking for a never-used piece of equipment or something more economical, our team can help you find exactly what you need. We have over 200 configurations of new trucks and equipment. On top of that, we have the area’s largest inventory of preowned trucks.
You Can Rent a Scissor Lift for a Day, Week, Month, or More
Sometimes, you might only need a scissor lift for a single job or a short-term project. This makes purchasing a scissor lift an unappealing choice. We offer rentals for most types of trucks, including scissor lifts. All our rental equipment is dependable and inspected after each use to ensure it is in top condition. Rentals are available on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
More Than 20 Leasing & Financing Plans
At Miami Industrial Trucks Inc., we do everything we can to work with your budget, including offering reasonable and fair financing programs. We have over 20 different financing plans, including residual leases, full payout leases, and even seasonal skip-payment leases. No matter your budget, we have a program that will work for you.
Training for Safe & Effective Scissor Lift Operation
If your crew doesn’t have experience working with scissor lifts or other aerial lift equipment, we can help. We have training courses designed to help your team learn to work with scissor lifts safely and effectively. We cover things like avoiding hazards, understanding load capacity, and how to operate the scissor lift according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Fast & Reliable Parts for Your Scissor Lifts
If you need to perform repairs or service on your scissor lift, we can help you find the best replacement parts around. Our $1.7-millin inventory means you can find any part you need. We guarantee the quality of all the parts we supply, ensuring that they are all genuine, OEM-quality parts that meet or exceed the manufacturer’s specifications.
On-Site Scissor Lift Repairs
When you need a scissor lift on the job, your project often can’t afford to have it out of commission for an extended period of time. Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. offers quick and reliable repairs and services for scissor lifts. We offer both road service and shop service. Our expert mechanics can bring the latest diagnostic equipment to your site, find the source of the problem, and repair it as quickly as possible. If the project is too large for on-site repairs (such as transmission work or lift cylinder repacking), we can bring it back to our full-service shop and can even deliver a rental to you if you need a replacement while the work is being completed.
The Importance of Scissor Lift Maintenance
The most reliable way to prevent unexpected breakdowns is to follow a strict schedule of maintenance on your scissor lift. If you take advantage of one of our planned maintenance programs, we will routinely perform diagnostic checks and inspect as many as 76 potential points of failure. With these sorts of maintenance services, you can rely on your scissor lift every time you need it.
Other Aerial Equipment at Miami Industrial Trucks Inc.
Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. is known for having one of the largest inventories of aerial equipment in the Ohio area. Aerial equipment is any type of mechanical device that provides access to high spaces and hard-to-reach areas. In addition to scissor lifts, our inventory includes the following aerial lifts:
Several Locations Across Ohio
The crews around Ohio have come to trust Miami Industrial Trucks Inc. as the premier supplier of scissor lifts and other trucks, lifts, and industrial equipment. While our offices are headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, we have locations in the following areas:
Contact Us for a Scissor Lift Quote Today!
Businesses and project managers work with us time and time again because they know that their satisfaction is guaranteed. We have a specific protocol for ensuring our equipment, parts, and services meet your expectations and needs. To get started, contact us for a quote for scissor lift rentals, purchases, parts, equipment, and more!