Aerial Work Platform Sizes
These platforms are available in a variety of sizes. The most important elements are the platform height, lift capacity and the working height.
For example, the AWP Super Series has a platform height of 20 ft 1 in – 40 ft 4 in, lift capacity of 300 – 350 lbs and working height of 26 ft 1 in – 46 ft 4 in. The IWP Super Series has a platform height of 20 ft 6 in – 29 ft 6 in, lift capacity of 350 lbs and working height of 26 ft 6 in – 35 ft 6 in.
The DPL Super Series has a lift capacity of 600 – 750 lbs and platform height of 25 ft 4 in – 34 ft 10 in. The working height is 31 ft 4 in – 40 ft.
The GR-20 Runabout has an 11 ft 5 in – 19 ft 11 in height and 350 lb weight capacity. The working height is 26 ft 6 in – 35 ft. The GRC-12 Runabout Contractor has a working height of 18 ft and lift capacity of 500 lbs. The platform height is 12 ft.
The Genie QuickStock (QS) platform height is 11 ft 5 in – 19 ft 11 in and the lift capacity is 350 – 500 lbs. The working height is 17 ft 5 in – 25 ft 11 in.
How to Select the Right Aerial Work Platform
The aerial work platform size aside, other factors have to be looked into before you buy the equipment. These include answering questions like what jobs you will do, how many people will be on the lift, how high the platform must be and if the lift will be mobile or stationary.
Before you buy the equipment, you should get a free onsite demo. The people who will use the platform must also see the device for themselves. During the demo, make sure the platform is tested thoroughly. Have it go through the difficult areas you need access to.
Even if the aerial work platform size is right, you must not forget to assess the safety features. The platform must also be assessed for durability, quality finish and all your company’s other requirements.