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How to choose an aerial platform?

An aerial platform is a fairly common special equipment that is in demand in completely different areas. However, for those enterprises in which the intensity of use of the aerial platform is rather limited, it is more expedient not to purchase this special equipment, but to lease it from one of the companies specializing in this issue .

Knowledge of certain criteria will allow you to choose the model of the aerial platform that best suits the needs of the enterprise. Also find out more about lift rental on the https://www.alphaplatforms.com.


An aerial platform is a special equipment designed for work at height. Its construction consists of an auto platform and a boom with a special platform for people. The ascent is carried out in one of two ways:

  • due to the crank mechanism;

  • using a telescopic system.

The maximum height is 50 m.

Application area

This special equipment is universal, it can be used for:

  • high-rise work in construction;

  • placement of outdoor advertising;

  • tree crown;

  • high-rise works at industrial facilities.

And these are just a few areas in which an aerial platform may be needed. This technique is distinguished by excellent maneuverability, undemanding maintenance and economy, which explains its demand in various areas.

Criterias of choice

Choosing an aerial platform, you need to decide on some criteria:

  • lifting height - it must correspond to the conditions of the work being carried out;

  • boom type - the boom design can be different, it depends on the conditions of use of this equipment, including the space in which it will work;

  • the carrying capacity of the cradle is selected in accordance with the number of people and tools required to carry out a particular type of work;

  • carrying capacity of the chassis - ensures the stability of the entire structure;

  • control method - currently it can be carried out both from the cabin and from the cradle.

The choice of an aerial platform should be carried out taking into account the peculiarities of its application, only in this case its functionality will correspond to the tasks set.

Topic revision: r1 - 2021-11-28 - JackOsvencin
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