Construction and renovation projects often require access to vertical heights that ladders simply won’t reach. But with so many different types of access equipment on offer, it can be difficult to know what is most suitable for your project’s specific needs.
As professional suppliers of access equipment in South Africa, the experts at Sterling Access use this article to provide you with a brief introduction to five of the most popular types of access equipment, and their potential uses.
Cherry pickers, also known as telescopic boom lifts, are ideal for situations in which horizontal outreach is also required. While cherry pickers’ original purpose was for fruit picking, today cherry pickers are used for a vast number of different types of projects in the construction and entertainment industry.
Trailer-mounted boom lifts are easily one of the most popular forms of access equipment thanks to the mobility that they offer and the fact that they can be towed behind a van or truck. They are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, and are available in both articulated and telescopic versions.
Scissor lifts make use of an accordion-like mechanism to lift tradesmen to certain heights so that they can perform various construction and maintenance tasks from a safe and secure platform. The uses for scissor lifts are endless and they can be used on various types of terrains.
Push-arounds are perfect for indoor use and can be set up by just one person in a matter of minutes! They can be easily transported, have non-marking tyres and can offer vertical access of 13 metres and more. The compact size, and the fact that they can fit through doors, make push arounds a very popular option for indoor use.
Here at Sterling Access, we have one of the largest fleets of access equipment for hire in South Africa. If you want to learn more about the types of access equipment that we have available, we invite you to visit our site or contact us if you have any questions or would like to hire equipment for an upcoming project. Our expert team would love to hear from you.