Scissor Lifts

Scissor Lift hire from JMS Powered Access

Hire scissor lifts from 3.50m up to 34m

  • Narrow scissor lift machines for tight, confined spaces
  • Large platform scissor lift models for handling bulky materials with high working capacity
  • 4 Wheel Drive Rough terrain models for tough site conditions
  • Choice of diesel scissors, electric scissors, gas (LPG) scissors and bi-energy scissors

Hire from leading scissor lift manufacturers –  Genie, JLG, Snorkel, Dingli, Skyjack, & Haulotte

Scissor Lifts available to hire across the UK from JMS hire depots in Harpenden, Leeds, Radlett and Dartford.

Scissor lifts provide height access via their scissor-like lifting mechanism. They can be extremely versatile and are a common sight on job sites and in powered access fleets.

Scissor lifts operate vertically so need to be situated on level ground directly underneath and as close to the work area as possible. They don't normally provide outreach however some scissor lifts have deck extensions to increase the platform area and provide a small amount of outreach.

Scissor lifts are suitable for applications where operators need to have tools and materials with them at height. For example, cladding, curtain walling, and indoor & outdoor building maintenance tasks.

There are two main types of scissor lift:

  • Rough terrain scissor lifts: These are designed to work on challenging ground conditions. They often have foam-filled tyres to help protect against punctures and come with 4 wheel drive to make moving across uneven terrain easier.
    Both electric and diesel power options are available for rough terrain scissor lifts.
  •  Slab scissor lifts: These are designed for operation on slab or flat hard surfaces and come with non-marking tyres to protect flooring.
    Often built on compact chassis, these scissor lifts are ideal for working in narrow aisles environments where space is limited such as warehouses and manufacturing units.
    Typically battery powered, they can be used internally and wherever low emissions are required.