What Do the Numbers on Scissor Lifts Mean?


Have you ever wondered what all those numbers in the names of scissor lifts mean? You’re not alone!

Scissor Lifts Brand Names

With the most popular brands like Genie, Skyjack, JLG, the number in the names of the scissor lifts relates to the width and the height of the machine. Generally, the first two numbers are the platform height, whereas the last two numbers are the width of the machine.

Take the Genie GS 1930 scissor lift, for example, it has a 19-foot height and is 30 inches wide.

However, some brands such as Skyjack reverse the numbers and put the width first and the height second.

Working Height

Always make sure to keep in mind that the working height on these scissor lifts is going to be about 6 feet more than the height of the machine.

Most Popular Scissor Lifts

There are so many different brands and models of scissor lifts on the market, but Above All Equipment Sales always has the most popular brands and sizes when it comes to aerial lifts, especially scissor lifts!

Our bread and butter scissor lifts are:

  • 1930 = 19′ platform / 30″ wide
  • 3246 = 32′ platform / 46″ wide
  • 3226 = 26′ platform / 32″ wide (SKYJACK)

Learn More About Scissor Lifts

If you are looking for an affordable scissor lift from a knowledgeable and reputable company, Above All Equipment Sales has you covered with both new and reconditioned aerial lifts! Contact us today to see which machine is right for your job!

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