Self-propelled vertical lifts – commonly referred to as mast lifts, vertical lifts or personnel lifts – are working at height solutions that give straight up reach for working directly overhead or alongside the platform. Vertical lifts are ideal if you have floor loading restrictions and need a lightweight machine that can reach as high as a traditional scissor lift, self-propelled vertical lifts can also be driven while at height to avoid time lost raising and lowering the platform.
Ideal for planned or reactive maintenance work in areas where a compact platform with high reach is needed. Most mast lifts are lighter than scissor lifts, and are therefore suitable for areas with floor loading restrictions e.g. sprung floors, or computer flooring. Mast lifts are very stable and provide a good working height to machine weight ratio. The lifts are powered by mains-rechargeable battery packs and drive with platform lowered or elevated. Many models have pull-out decks providing some outreach.
Stock-picking is a task that standard lifts don’t always suit, therefore manufacturers have specialist vertical lifts for stock-picking. The operator platform is smaller, making room for a cargo shelf on the front of the machine. Most shelves are height adjustable, to suit a range of products from small boxes to larger items. Stock-pickers drive when at height, improving efficiency as the operator drives along an aisle to the correct location without having to lower the platform to move to the next bay.
Whether you need your driveable vertical mast lift or stock picker for a few months or a lifetime, HLS can help. We offer a full range of B2B finance options on our boom lifts, including long-term lease, hire purchase and contract hire, as well as the option to buy outright.