At Papé Material Handling, you’ll find aerial lift rentals for every type of project. Our extensive rental fleet features a range of late model, low hour Skyjack and Genie aerial lifts including scissor lifts, telescopic and articulated boom lifts, material lifts, and specialty lifts. We’ve put together this Aerial Lift Rental Guide to help answer all of your aerial lift rental questions and to help you determine the best rental model available for your specific application.
Types of Aerial Lifts We Rent
At Papé Material Handling, you’ll find dozens of aerial lift rentals available for a wide variety of project needs. Each model we rent falls into one of the categories listed below.
TELESCOPIC BOOM LIFTSTelescopic, or straight boom lifts, offer the greatest horizontal reach of any mobile elevated work platform (MEWP). These models are often used in landscaping and construction applications.
SPECIALTY SCISSOR LIFTSOur specialty scissor lift rentals include lightweight, compact, hybrid models and self-leveling options.
ARTICULATING BOOM LIFTSWhen you need precise positioning to work around obstacles, articulating boom lifts offer the most up, over, and out control. These models are ideal for particularly hard to reach areas.
ELECTRIC SCISSOR LIFTSFor indoor or level surface outdoor applications where no horizontal reach is required an electric scissor lift offers a quiet, emissions-free solution to a variety of vertical lift needs.
MATERIAL LIFTSMaterial lifts allow workers to safely lift and position material and reduces the risk of workplace injuries. Our material lift rental options range in lift capacity from 250 to 800 lbs.
ROUGH TERRAIN SCISSOR LIFTS
When working on uneven surfaces or inclines, a rough terrain scissor lift will ensure you have the proper stability to work safely and efficiently. These models are built for the toughest construction environment with four-wheel drive and heavy-duty tires.
Which Aerial Lift is Right for Your Project?
Let’s go over a few basic questions our rental specialists typically ask customers to help determine what type of aerial lift or MEWP is needed for a project.
What kind of project are you working on?
An indoor remodeling project will typically only require a small material lift or scissor lift while a tree trimming project would benefit from a model with reach, like a telescopic or articulated boom lift.
How high do you need to reach?
MEWPs are available in a wide range of working height capacities. Our smallest aerial lifts have a max height of 10 feet while some of our larger aerial lift rentals offer a working height of more than 60 feet.
We recommend choosing a lift rental that is appropriately sized for your application. Getting more vertical lift than you think you’ll need might seem like a good idea but renting equipment larger than you need comes with its own challenges. Larger equipment can be more difficult to transport, can be difficult to maneuver in tight spaces, and is generally more expensive.
Do you have any width/height restrictions?
This one is important and often overlooked. You need to be able to get your aerial lift rental into your worksite. Think through the path you will need it to take to get there. Do you need to get it through a doorway for interior work? Between two buildings in an urban environment? Map it out on paper or in your head before committing to your rental. It can be a major headache to delay a project because you realize too late that you’ve rented a piece of equipment that’s too wide or too tall to get to your worksite.
Are you working indoors or outdoors?
Most aerial lifts are designed for one or the other. If you will be working indoors, an electric model is going to be the best option as long as your worksite has power. For outdoor work, you need to know the ground conditions. Will you be working on smooth pavement or on uneven dirt or gravel? We have rentals available with rough terrain tires that can operate safely in grass, gravel, dirt or muddy conditions.
It’s important to remember that aerial lifts are not a one-size fits all piece of equipment, taking the time to determine the right model for your intended application is worth the ultimate cost savings. Boom lift sizes, for example, range from about 27 feet in length to over 64 feet and weigh anywhere from 15,000 lbs. to over 47,000 lbs.
Let Us Help
Our team of equipment specialists can help you find the right Skyjack, Genie, or specialty aerial lift for your specific project needs at a competitive rate. Whether you need a scissor lift rental for the day, a telescopic boom lift rental for a week, or an articulated boom lift rental for a season, we have you covered. Contact your local Papé Material Handling dealership today to reserve an aerial lift rental for your next project.