• Elevated scissor and boom lift

An aerial work platform (AWP), otherwise known as a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), is an equipment used to allow people or goods to access hard to reach or high areas.

Singapore Forklifts is a reliable company that provides sale, rental and repair services for aerial work platforms in Singapore.

If you need advice regarding your aerial work platform needs, get in touch with our product specialists today!

Types of Aerial Work Platforms

Singapore Forklifts carries 2 types of aerial work platforms:

  • Scissor lifts: Working height of up to 7.8m and load capacity of up to 270kg
  • Boom lifts: Working height of up to 16m and load capacity of up to 230kg

Types of Scissor Lifts


Suitable for: Outdoor use

Diesel scissor lifts, also known as engine-powered scissor lifts, are powered by diesel engines. As such, they release exhaust gases and are typically preferred for outdoor use.

Diesel scissor lifts have larger working platforms and are usually noisier than their electric counterparts.

Yellow electric scissor lift


Suitable for: Indoor and outdoor use

Electric scissor lifts are smaller in size and have narrower platforms than their diesel counterparts. As they are powered by batteries, they do not emit exhaust fumes. Thus, this type of scissor lift is more environmentally friendly.

Types of Boom Lifts

Yellow articulating boom lift


Suitable for: Indoor and outdoor use

Articulating boom lifts are also known as knuckle booms. They have multiple joints along the arm that allow them to manoeuvre easily over obstacles.

Yellow telescopic boom lift


Suitable for: Indoor and outdoor use

Telescopic boom lifts, or straight boom lifts, are useful for reaching particularly high areas and can move in any direction.

Differences Between Scissor Lifts And Boom Lifts

Flexibility Of Movement

Unlike boom lifts that can move in various directions and angles, scissor lifts can only move vertically. Thus, boom lifts offer greater flexibility in terms of manoeuvring around obstacles.

Height of Elevation

Boom lifts, which have a maximum height of 40m, allow workers to reach a higher point as compared to scissor lifts, which can only reach a height of 16m.

Size Of The Platform

Boom lifts have smaller working platforms as compared to scissor lifts. They usually only allow for the transportation of a few workers and items at one time.

Why Rent An Aerial Work Platform With Singapore Forklifts?

Reliable Service Provider

Singapore Forklifts is a trusted service provider for machinery rental and repair services in Singapore. We are dedicated to using our experience to offer the best machinery that will meet your needs!

Expert Maintenance & Repair

To ensure your safety and a hassle-free rental experience, we conduct regular maintenance on our aerial lifts. Our team of engineers are also equipped with the expertise to repair them so that they are good as new!

Are you unsure of the type of aerial work platform that your business needs? Get a free consultation with our experienced team today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Any business that needs to access hard to reach or high areas will need to rent an aerial work platform. However, it will depend on your business needs when it comes to deciding between a scissor lift and a boom lift.

The cost of the rental will depend on the type of equipment and the duration of the rental. Contact us for an accurate quotation now!

Yes, these lifts are a safe method of moving workers and materials to a high location. However, it is important to observe the necessary safety precautions when operating or mounting these equipment.

No, we do not provide aerial work platform rental with drivers. You will need to be certified to operate them.