Welcome To US Manlifts

We welcome you to US Manlifts, the premiere source for manlift sales and rentals in the country. USManLifts.com works with hundreds of warehouses, retailers, landscapers, sign companies and more every month to find new and used manlifts for all kinds of lifting jobs. Whether you already own a small fleet of manlifts and just want an easier way to look for manlift prices, or have never used a manlift before and are not sure where to start, US Manlifts is here for you. Never before has it been so easy to research and compare the full range of options at your disposal for scissor manlifts, boom manlifts and articulated manlifts for any height. Don't settle for anything less than high quality customer service, top manlift brands and competitive pricing.

Why A Manlift Rental Or Purchase Can Help Your Company

Manlifts can bring new levels of efficiency to warehouses and workplaces everywhere. For some organizations such as sign companies and general contractors operating a manlift is a daily necessity. However, tens of thousands of additional businesses such as warehouses, distribution centers and retail facilities have learned to use manlifts to expand their work spaces vertically. By adding height to warehouse racking that is easily accessible with scissor manlifts, it is possible to vastly increase storage space. An investment in manlifts can lead to greater efficiency for an entire operation. Renting a man lift can lead to similar efficiency gains for companies who need to store items for indefinite or very long periods.

Types Of Manlifts

There is a huge diversity in type of manlifts for different application from indoor to outdoor, construction to entertainment and more.

Scissor Manlift - A scissor manlift is the most popular type and generally lift from 17 feet up to 40 feet. Due to the nature of their scissor base where they get their name, they are highly compact when not in use and are very easy to transport and can fit though the doors of most buildings. Scissor man lifts are easy to operate and are relatively inexpensive for lifting jobs under forty feet.

Boom Manlift - Boom manlifts are great for jobs that require lifting to heights from 50 feet up to 125 feet. The 'boom' is what juts out from the base to hold and lift workers. These heavy duty manlifts are primarily used to provide aerial workspace for construction crews or signage companies, but they are also strong enough to act as a crane for lifting heavier items in many cases.

Articulating Manlift - An articulating manilft can be considered a subset of the boom manlift. Essentially the only difference is that the boom articulates to allow for a much greater range of motion. This is particularly important where there are obstacles in between the manlift and the workspace, such as a large tree or small building. Inside large warehouses articulating manlifts can be used to operate and maneuver over and around tall aisles. They also bring the advantage of being more compact when not in use.

Frequently Asked MAn Lift Questions

With so many options in manlift sizes, types, applications and financing, we know you have questions. We have listed some of the most common below to help you get started, or you can send us your information to start comparing manlift prices based on your specific needs.

What height manlift do I need?

This is both the most common and important question and the easiest to get wrong for those new to using a manlift. The trick here is that the listed platform height of any manlift is actually referring to where the workers feet will go. So the actual working height of a manlift will be between 5 and 7 feet higher. So if the top of your warehouse rack reaches to 30 feet, you will only need a 25 or 27 foot manlift. When in doubt, always buy or rent a slightly larger manlift than your initial job calls for. Just be careful that the width of the manlift is narrow enough to fit into your warehouse, gym or facility doors.

How much does a manlift cost?

Manlift costs vary greatly based on four factors:

  1. New vs. Used Manlifts - A used manlift will save you 25% to 70% depending on the age and condition of the lift. These costs can creep savings can creep back into your bottom line however if your used manlift needs to be serviced often or keeps your workers from accomplishing their tasks for extended periods.
  2. Lifting Height - Small manlifts under 25 feet can be found for under $5,000 used and up to $30,000 for new. The very large boom manlifts with heights near and over 100 feet can start as low as $50,000 for used and up to $150,000 and more for new.
  3. Manufacturer - If you are looking at Genie manlifts, JLG manlifts, or other top brand names the sticker price will typically be slightly higher than lesser known brands. These established brands have earned their track records of providing reliable equipment. You will also find that service on top brands is more consistent and readily available adding to the overall convenience of ownership.
  4. Location - Location comes into play mostly for used manlifts. Highly populated metros always have a much higher inventory churn that allows the experienced buyer to find great deals. If you start looking further away from your place of work, the delivery costs can negate any savings you find in a great deal.

On what type of surface can I use a manlift?

There are two distinct types of manlifts for indoor/outdoor use on hard packed flat surfaces and those for rugged uneven surfaces. Most scissor manlifts have smaller rubber tires suited for concrete or asphalt, while boom manlifts have larger wheels and wider wheel base that allows them to navigate uneven surfaces easier. There are of course always workarounds if you run into a situation where your manlift needs to get past mud, soft grass or another obstacle. For example, you can lay down sheets of wood to roll the manlift over the affected area. Note, when workers are actually working on the manlift it is extremely critical that the surface is very stable.

Is operating a manlift dangerous?

Yes, if an operator does not know the limitations of a manlift or is not properly trained then that worker and those around them can be put in harms way. Manlift safety receives the brunt of the media spotlight when high profile accidents occur in public spaces. We always insist that all of our customers use every precaution and cut no corners. For more information please visit Up Right! and The Institute For Aerial Lift Safety.

How many workers can a manlift hold?

Most manlifts are designed to hold one worker and their equipment. Large manlifts can have capacities up to 1,000 lbs. and hold 3 workers and their equipment.