How to Work Out Which Size Scissor Lift You Need for Your Upcoming Project

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Scissor lifts are undoubtedly one of the most popular aerial work platforms as they offer wide, stable platforms that are ideal for a wide variety of projects including painting, tree trimming, and so much more.

If you need to rent a scissor lift for an upcoming project, you should carefully consider which size of scissor lift would suit your project’s needs the best. As experts in scissor lift rental, small, medium, and large, Sterling Access is here to provide you with some advice!

Small, Medium, or Large?


Small scissor lift provide access to heights of between 6 metres and 8 metres. Because of their compact size, they are ideal for tight spaces and indoor working environments. Scissor lifts of this size are typically powered by electricity, so they are quiet and don’t give off any fumes.


Medium scissor lifts usually provide access of between 8 metres and 10 metres, and are perfect for a wide range of applications. These lifts are also often powered by electricity and are used for maintenance, trimming trees, and indoor construction.


Large scissor lift provide access to heights of up to 13 metres, and even more in some cases. These lifts can be used for all types of construction purposes, including bricklaying, and can accommodate more workers than small or medium lifts. Large lifts are usually powered by diesel.

A Few Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right-Sized Scissor Lift

  • The height you need to gain access to.
  • If you have any space restrictions.
  • Whether you’ll be working indoors or outdoors.
  • The type of work you’ll be performing.
  • The weight that will need to be lifted.

We trust that this article has assisted you in determining the right scissor lift for your project’s needs.

When it comes to scissor lift rental, small or large, Sterling Access should always be your first choice. We offer both electric and diesel scissor lifts, ranging in height from 6 metres to 13 metres, perfect for a wide variety of different projects. Please contact us for any further information that you may require.