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There are many combinations of scissor lifts for many different applications: wide or narrow platforms, with or without extendable decks, indoor or outdoor, rough terrain, diesel or electric. Most rough terrain versions have outriggers/stabilisers fitted giving them the ability to work on unlevel surfaces.
If outriggers are fitted it is recommended that they be used at all times as per manufacturers instructions. Care must be taken when setting the outriggers that each outrigger is load sharing and that the unit is level.
Some manufacturers have developed outrigger self levelling functions. At some stage in the future all new EWPs will have self levelling as a standard feature.
Most scissor lifts will drive at full height providing that they are on a flat, level and stable surface. Scissor lifts that are able to be elevated while the tyres remain in contact with the ground will normally be fitted with solid tyres.
There are two common types of tyres: a rough terrain machinery tyre resembling a tractor tyre pattern which is usually foam filled or a solid rubber non-marking tyre, resembling a forklift style tyre.
The wide deck scissor lifts with the same maximum height as a boom lift have a higher SWL and a larger working area than a boom lift. Fall arrest harnesses are not mandatory to be worn while operating scissor lifts.