While ladders are economical and easy to transport, they can only accommodate a single technician at relatively low heights. When techs need to work further up, aerial work platforms, commonly called "lifts", come into play.
In this report, we examine the different types of lift available, the pros, cons, and price difference of each, and give our recommendations on when to use each.
Five Types of Aerial Work Platforms
There are five main kinds of aerial work platforms, shown here:
The chart below summarizes the these options, their common use, and rental costs: