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Scissor lifts are used to elevate workers in high areas and are commonly used in warehouse/industrial settings. These machines are made by JLG Genie and Skyjack. They have crisscrossing braces that resemble a “scissor”.
Scissor Lifts are designed to go up and down in one general area. Scissor Lifts have larger extendable platforms that can hold multiple people and or materials.
A boom lift, also referred to as a cherry picker or man lift, provides a lot of flexibility and great lifting height. It is a large hydraulic “arm” that is able to maneuver over and around objects. Boom Lifts come in “straight stick” or “articulating” footprints. Articulating boom lifts have arms that bend like a joint or knuckle. Stick booms have straight arms. Stick boom lifts usually have higher load capacity and less maneuverability.