Scissor Lift (Electric)
MEWPs themselves have many generic and interchangeable nicknames, such as aerials, aerial work platforms, access equipment, boom lifts or a generic “Genie® lift.” MEWPs are also sometimes just referred to as booms or scissors. Understanding the differences in the type of MEWPs available on the market will help you select the right machine to meet your jobsite needs.
- Scissor lifts, which get their name from their stacked lifting mechanism of crossed tubes that work in a scissor-like fashion, can also be called vertical lifts, self-propelled platforms or simply slabs. Available in many different heights to choose from.