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 180' 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.

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.

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MacFarlands also offers manufacturer qualified training in the safe operation of scissor and boom lifts - please click here for details.

Step One

First of all, what height do you need to reach? The distance from the base of the platform to the ground is called the platform height.

The working height of the machine is the platform height plus 6 feet. So, if you are working on guttering and the height you need to work at is 35 feet, you need a 29 feet or above lift.  

Step Two

Secondly, can you get right up to the area you are working at, or is it over an obstruction - such as a roof?

Most scissor lifts have deck extensions that go out approx. 3 feet, any further than that and a boom lift is needed.

Step Three

Finally, what details are specific to the site? Ask yourself these questions:

  • 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.

These are all factors in choosing the right machine for your job.

Aerial Lift Chooser ChartWe carry machines from a 19' scissor lift to a 180' 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.

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Fill in the following data to find out how many heaters you will need for a given volume and temperature rise.

 

Input Values:

Square Footage   =   sq.ft
Height   =   ft
Outside Temperature   =   °C
Desired Temperature   =   °C

Results:

Roofed Building   =   BTU
Open Building   =   BTU
Tent   =   BTU
 

 

All results are designed to be used as a
guide only and are not definitive!

Fill in the following data to find out what size generator you need.

 

 

Input Values:

Voltage   =   V
Amperage   =   A
Power Factor   =  

Results:

3-Phase   =   Kw
Single Phase   =   Kw
 

 

 

All results are designed to be used as a
guide only and are not definitive!

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