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Scissor Lifts

Scissor Lifts

Locators’ ultimate guide to scissor lifts

Scissor lifts — The safe and secure way to reach new heights.

How Manitou scissor lifts revolutionise warehouse operations

Rise above the limitations of traditional material handling with Manitou scissor lifts.

In the world of business, material handling and storage systems are like the gears that keep the machine running smoothly. Without efficient and safe processes, businesses risk losing time, money, and reputation. But traditional material handling methods can only take you so far. That’s where Manitou scissor lifts come in. Traditional material handling methods are like wearing a pair of trainers in a warehouse. Yes, your workers can get the job done, but they’re limited in what they can safely achieve. Workers using manual methods like ladders or forklifts are restricted by height, reach, and capacity. These limitations can lead to delays, errors, and even accidents.

Manitou scissor lifts are like steel-toe cap boots that elevate your workload. They provide workers with the support and stability needed to safely handle goods and achieve their goals. With their ability to lift heavy loads and workers to greater heights, Manitou scissor lifts are the perfect solution. So, for businesses looking to unlock their material handling potential, know that scissor lifts are more than just a tool. They’re a game-changer. By incorporating it into your processes, you can rise above the limitations of traditional methods and achieve more. Manitou scissor lifts are designed to be versatile, durable, and easy to use. This makes them essential for businesses looking to work efficiently and safely.

Moreover, it permits them to stay competitive and maximise their productivity. In conclusion, traditional material handling methods is like letting your workers wear a pair of trainers in a warehouse. They get the job done but are limited in what they can achieve. Manitou scissor lifts are like steel toe-cap boots that elevate your workload. They provide the support and stability needed to handle goods safely and achieve your goals. By incorporating it into your processes, you can rise above the limitations of traditional methods and achieve more. So why settle for less when you can elevate your game with Manitou scissor lifts?

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Lifting the veil on Manitou scissor lifts — types & uses

Discover the wide range of applications for Manitou scissor lifts in material handling and storage systems.

Manitou scissor lifts are versatile tools in different shapes and sizes to fit various applications. So, do you work in a warehouse, construction site, or manufacturing plant? If so, there’s a Manitou scissor lift that can help you do your job more efficiently — and safely. In this section, we’ll examine the different types of Manitou scissor lifts available and their specific uses . . .

Electric scissor lifts

These are the most common type of scissor lifts.

They are ideal for indoor use due to their low noise levels and emission-free operation. They’re perfect for applications that require precise positioning and manoeuvrability in tight spaces. Their compact design allows them to fit through standard doorways and elevators. As such, they are a popular choice for maintenance work in commercial buildings. Electric scissor lifts are available in various sizes and heights. They range from small lifts with a platform height of 4.5 metres to large lifts with a platform height of up to 12 metres.

Rough terrain scissor lifts

Designed to handle uneven surfaces and harsh environments.

Their four-wheel drive and all-terrain tyres make them ideal for outdoor construction. They’re also equipped with outriggers to provide additional stability on uneven ground. Rough terrain scissor lifts are available in various sizes and heights. They range from compact models with a platform height of 3.6 metres to larger models with a platform height of up to 16 metres.

Material handling scissor lifts

Designed to lift heavy loads and transport them across short distances.

They’re commonly used in manufacturing plants and warehouses to move materials from one location to another. Some models are equipped with a conveyor belt or a platform to facilitate the loading and unloading of materials. Material handling scissor lifts are available in various sizes and weight capacities. They range from small lifts with a weight capacity of 453kg to larger lifts with a weight capacity of up to 4,535kg.

Personnel scissor lifts

Designed to lift workers to elevated heights, often for maintenance.

They have safety features such as guardrails and emergency stop buttons to ensure worker safety. They’re commonly used in commercial buildings, stadiums, and outdoor events. Personnel scissor lifts are available in various sizes and heights. They range from small lifts with a platform height of 4.5 metres to larger lifts with a platform height of up to 12 metres.

Indoor scissor lifts

Designed specifically for indoor use.

Indoor scissor lifts are designed specifically for indoor use. They possess non-marking tyres and zero emissions to prevent damage to indoor floors and air quality. They’re ideal for warehouses, distribution centres, and manufacturing plants. Indoor scissor lifts are available in various sizes and heights. They range from small lifts with a platform height of 5.7 metres to larger lifts with a platform height of up to 15 metres.

Hydraulic scissor lifts

Powered by hydraulic cylinders.

They are commonly used in construction sites, repair shops, and manufacturing plants. They’re designed to lift heavy loads and provide access to elevated work areas. Hydraulic scissor lifts are available in various sizes and weight capacities. They range from small lifts with a weight capacity of 907kg to larger lifts with a weight capacity of up to 5,443kg.

Manitou scissor lifts come in various models that cater to different applications. For instance, Manitou’s 280 TJ telescopic articulated platform has a 28m working height. It’s ideal for complex construction work or industrial maintenance jobs. This model can extend to 20m horizontally and has a maximum load capacity of 350kg. Manitou’s 200 ATJ articulated platform is a compact and versatile scissor lift. Its working height is 20m, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Its compact size makes it easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces, making it popular in warehouses and factories. Another popular model from Manitou is the 100 VJR vertical mast lift. This model is perfect for work in confined spaces, as it has a compact design and a maximum working height of 10m.

With a maximum load capacity of 200kg, it’s ideal for use in industries such as . . .

🟪 | Electrical Installations
🟪 | Plumbing
🟪 | Air Conditioning Maintenance

Manitou’s diesel-powered scissor lifts are also ideal for heavy-duty outdoor applications. Their diesel engines provide the power necessary for lifting heavy loads. This makes them popular in construction sites and the agriculture industry. For example, the Manitou 280 ATJ+ diesel scissor lift can lift a maximum load of up to 350kg to a height of 28m. In conclusion, Manitou scissor lifts are versatile and can be used in various industries. Thanks to their different models, they offer a safer and more efficient solution for material handling and storage needs. Its varying capabilities mean they can help businesses improve productivity and reduce downtime.

Choosing the best Manitou scissor lift for your needs

Don’t get stuck with the wrong lift — here’s how to select the perfect Manitou scissor lift for your job

Choosing suitable scissor lifts for your material handling and storage needs is crucial. Selecting the right scissor lift helps ensure that you can work safely and efficiently. Manitou scissor lifts are renowned for catering to different industries’ requirements due to its . . .

🟪 | Durability
🟪 | Versatility
🟪 | Advanced Features

Factors to consider when selecting a Manitou scissor lift

Choosing the right scissor lift can be daunting, given the various models and configurations available.

  1. Weight Capacity
    Consider the weight of the materials that need to be lifted and moved, the workers’ weight, and any equipment they may be using. Ensure the scissor lift’s weight capacity is sufficient to handle the heaviest loads.
  2. Lift Height
    Determine the maximum height you need to reach and choose a lift that can easily achieve that height. Remember to factor in the height of the worker, any equipment they may be using, and any obstacles in the way.
  3. Mobility
    Consider the environment in which the lift will be used. Will it need to navigate through tight spaces or move over rough terrain? Choose a lift with the appropriate wheels or tracks for your needs.
  4. Power Source
    Choose a lift with a power source that is convenient and efficient for your work environment. Options include electric, diesel, and gas-powered lifts.
  5. Safety Features
    Look for safety features like emergency stop buttons, non-slip surfaces, guardrails, and automatic brakes. Make sure the lift is compliant with all relevant safety standards and regulations.

Once you’ve considered these factors, you can compare different scissor lift models and their features. Manitou scissor lifts come in various configurations, including electric, diesel, and hybrid-powered options.

Comparison of different Manitou scissor lift models

Manitou offers a range of scissor lift models with varying specifications and features.

  1. Electric vs Diesel/Gas-Powered
    Electric lifts are quiet, emission-free, and ideal for indoor use. Diesel or gas-powered lifts are more powerful and better suited for outdoor use and heavy-duty applications.
  2. Platform Size & Shape
    Different lifts have different platform sizes and shapes. This can affect their manoeuvrability and capacity.
  3. Lift Capacity & Height
    Different lifts have different weight capacities and maximum lift heights. Consider your specific needs when choosing a model.
  4. Steering & Mobility
    Different models have different steering and mobility features. For example, some have four-wheel drive, crab steering, and oscillating axles.
  5. Safety Features
    Different models may offer additional safety features. For example, some have overload sensors, tilt sensors, and automatic levelling.

Have you selected the best Manitou scissor lift for your job? Great, now you should consider maintaining and servicing it regularly to ensure safe and effective use. You should follow the . . .

🟪 | Manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule
🟪 | Check the lift’s components regularly
🟪 | Perform any necessary repairs promptly

Maintaining & servicing your Manitou scissor lift

Proper maintenance and servicing can help extend the life of your Manitou scissor lift and ensure safe and effective use.

  1. Regular Inspections
    Perform regular visual inspections to check for any signs of wear and tear or damage. Have a qualified technician perform a more thorough inspection periodically.
  2. Cleaning & Lubrication
    Clean and lubricate the lift regularly to prevent rust and ensure smooth operation.
  3. Battery Maintenance
    Is your lift electric-powered? If so, maintain the battery and charger according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  4. Repairs & Replacements
    If any parts need to be repaired or replaced, use genuine Manitou parts and have them installed by a qualified technician.
  5. Training & Certification
    Ensure that all lift workers are appropriately trained and certified. Workers must be fully aware of and understand all safety procedures and protocols.

Selecting a suitable Manitou scissor lift for your needs requires careful consideration of factors, such as . . .

🟪 | Weight Capacity
🟪 | Lift Height
🟪 | And Mobility

You can work safely and efficiently by choosing the right lift and maintaining it properly. Manitou’s scissor lifts help improve productivity and reduce downtime.

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Aisle Masters & Equipment

Efficient | Innovative | Space-saving

Are you looking for efficient and cost-effective solutions to optimise your warehouse space? Look no further than aisle masters and warehouse equipment. With Aisle Masters’ innovative and patented design, you can increase your storage capacity by up to 50%. All while improving the efficiency of your warehouse operations. These narrow-aisle forklifts are perfect for handling heavy loads in confined spaces to save space and labour costs.

Here are five brief benefits of using Aisle Masters & Equipment . . .

🟩 | Increased storage capacity by up to 50%
🟩 | Improved warehouse efficiency
🟩 | Reduced labour costs
🟩 | Safe and reliable equipment
🟩 | Customisable solutions to meet your specific needs

Electric, LPG or Diesel Forklifts

Comfortable | Ergonomic | Interactive

Whether you’re looking for a forklift for indoor or outdoor use, we’ve got you covered with our range of electric, LPG, or diesel forklifts. Our forklifts are built to last. Each is made with durable components and advanced features to help you maximise your productivity. With various sizes and lifting capacities, we can help you find the perfect forklift for your needs.

Here are five brief benefits of using our electric, LPG, or diesel forklifts . . .

🟧 | Increased productivity and efficiency
🟧 | Reduced maintenance costs
🟧 | Environmentally friendly options with electric forklifts
🟧 | Customisable options to meet your specific needs
🟧 | Ergonomic design for improved operator comfort and safety

Telehandlers & Access Equipment

Dynamic | Maneuverable | Precision

At Locators, we offer a range of telehandlers and access equipment to help you work safely and efficiently at height. Our equipment is designed with safety and versatility in mind. This makes it perfect for various applications, from construction to maintenance. With multiple sizes and lifting capacities, we can help you find the ideal equipment for your needs.

Here are five brief benefits of using our telehandlers and access equipment . . .

🟥 | Safe and efficient working at height
🟥 | Versatile equipment for a range of applications
🟥 | Reduced labour costs with increased efficiency
🟥 | Customisable options to meet your specific needs
🟥 | Easy to operate and maintain

Get in touch and benefit from our scissor lifts

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If you are interested in our scissor lifts, you can also be assured of our expert, impartial advice and high-quality services. Our team works with some of the largest companies in our area and some of the smaller ones. So, if you would like a partner with the resources and capability to help your business succeed, get in touch.

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