The aerial platform is a mobile machine equipped with a work platform and a lifting system. It is used to work at heights. And can carry people but not merchandise.
There are different types of aerial platforms : scissor platform, articulated boom platform, vertical mat boom lift and telescopic platform. An aerial platform can be self-propelled, on a truck, towable, on tracks or spider access platform for rough or slope terrain. Aerial platforms usually use a diesel or electric engine.
The aerial platform was made in the USA in order to secure work at heights that was previously made on scaffoldings. John L. Grove, witness to an accident on the Hoover flood barrier, invented the aerial platform before creating a new company called JLG that will sale the first aerial platform in 1970.
Look at the ads for used aerial platforms from Genie, JLG, Haulotte, Manitou, UpRight, MEC and Grove.
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