Commonly inaccessible areas or easily accessed with aerial platforms. Often this means areas at great heights, like bridges, trees or roofs. Firefighters also frequently use aerial platforms to reach certain areas for emergency access.
Aerial platforms are not designed to carry heavy weights and do heavy-duty work: they are commonly used for limited weights. For weights greater than that of personnel and their required equipment cranes are generally used. An additional limitation of aerial platform is that although some of them contain wheels, they are not suited to drive large distances, unless mounted to a vehicle.
Three types of platforms
Aerial devices, scissor lifts, and hotel lifts are three different types of aerial platforms. Most of these different types of aerial platforms are powered by hydraulics or pneumatics. The difference between these types is roughly determined by their range of motion. Scissor lifts, for example, exclusively move in vertical direction while showing a so-called X-pattern. They are typically used for maintenance work, or jobs like painting. Some aerial lifts are capable of rotating around a vertical axis. Most aerial platforms can be operated by a single person. This could be the person doing the job or a person working from a distance with, for instance, a remote control.
Variety in listings
Tradus offers many used aerial platform trucks from various countries in Europe. Brands that are well represented include MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Iveco, DAF, Volvo, Scania, and Nissan.