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Aerial Lifts

Spider Lifts Eliminate Scaffolding and Provide Safety

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Picture a tarantula the size of a Volkswagen. Now strap an extended-reach boom and bucket to its back, and you’ve got a pretty accurate image of a spider lift. Known for their unique combination of maneuverability and brawny construction, the spider lift provides:

Produced by leading lift manufacturers that include Niftylift, Genie, JLG, Palazzani, and TCA Lifting, popular configurations and their associated costs include:

Spider Lift Dimension and Pricing
Type Max Work Height Max Outreach Max Basket Capacity Track/ Wheels JIB Estimated Cost
Low Range 18' - 75' 16'- 50' 450 - 500 lbs. Tracks Standard $7,000 - $20,000
Mid Range 90' - 115' 50' - 55' 450 - 500 lbs. Both Telescopic $32,000 - $98,000
Upper Range 127' - 160' 52' - 65' 500 lbs. Both Telescopic $90,000 - $225,000

Available with tracked or wheeled chassis and capable of 360-degree rotation, spider lifts are designed for everything from simple building maintenance and tree trimming on city streets to construction and other industrial applications located in rugged environments. To accommodate the widest possible variety of terrain, their “legs” lock into place to guarantee stability. Unlike a standard boom lift, this feature enables them to be securely positioned on steps, multi-leveled platforms, and gradients that range from 25% to 45%.

Say goodbye to scaffolding

Spider Lift

Size and maneuverability aside, one of the greatest benefits associated with a spider lift is the cost-savings in comparison to scaffolding. Factoring in the effort and time involved with setting up and tearing down scaffolding, spider lifts are shown to be far easier to position and reposition for the common height variations that occur on a jobsite. With a spider lift, smaller jobs could be easily completed in the same amount of time it would take just to construct the scaffolding.

Plus, hurried construction and compromised components can make scaffolding a safety risk. In comparison, most spider lifts are engineered to include several emergency systems and multiple interlocking protections - not to mention the cage and safety harnesses – to ensure the wellbeing of operators, as well as those on the ground.

Standard features and popular add-ons

From forestry and window cleaning to signage and lighting installation, a spider lift is suited to an endless range of industries and applications. Leveraging its unique design against a host of popular features and upgrades, these multi-use machines service a variety of height access challenges.

Popular features include:

Spider lift rental

If your needs are short-term or you don’t want to invest that heavily in a piece of machinery, spider lift rentals can deliver almost any of the height ranges available for purchase and can even have the labor contracted out to a qualified operator. They’re also typically covered against breakdowns in most cases, making them a highly cost-effective option for jobs that last less than six months.

Expect daily rates to apply Monday through Friday, with a day consisting of 8 hours. After the 8-hour period, many rental houses will pro-rate excess time, including spider lift operator overtime if applicable.

Note: the above rates do not include operator wages, which could cost an additional $15 to $30 per hour or more depending on your locale and operator experience.

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