Scissor Lifts for Rent

See below for the largest range of scissor lift rental products in the country, ranging from compact, lightweight scissor lifts to heavy-duty models. 

Red MEC Electric Powered Scissor Lift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-1000

Scissor Lift, 10 ft.-13 ft., Electric Powered

  • Larger platform size with platform extension available
  • Work in areas conventional scissor lifts can't fit
  • Up to 750-lb. platform capacity
  • Working height up to 20'
  • Add this compact electric scissor lift to your cart now
Orange and Gray Skyjack Electric Powered Scissor Lift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-1500

Scissor Lift, 14 ft.-18 ft., Electric Powered

  • Work in areas conventional scissor lifts can't fit
  • Battery charger included for maximum uptime
  • Joystick drive and steering controls for easy operation
  • Narrow width for excellent maneuverability
  • Add this compact electric scissor lift to your cart now
Red MEC Scissor Lift unextended

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-1999

Scissor Lift, 18 ft.-19 ft., Electric Powered

  • Work in areas conventional scissor lifts can't fit
  • Battery charger included for maximum uptime
  • Joystick drive and steering controls for easy operation
  • Narrow width for excellent maneuverability
  • Uses: Ideal for working in narrow areas for construction, industrial maintenance, and warehouse applications on smooth slab surfaces
  • Add this compact electric scissor lift to your cart now
Blue Genie 19 ft. extended electric powered scissor lift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2000

Scissor Lift, 19 ft., Electric Powered

  • Work in areas conventional scissor lifts can't fit
  • Battery charger included for maximum uptime
  • Joystick drive and steering controls for easy operation
  • Narrow width for excellent maneuverability
  • Add this compact electric scissor lift to your cart now
Blue Genie 20 ft. electric scissor lift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2001

Scissor Lift, 20 ft.-21 ft., Electric Powered

  • Work in areas conventional scissor lifts can't fit
  • 500-lb. platform capacity and up
  • Battery charger included for more uptime
  • Joystick drive and steering controls for easy operation
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
Orange and Gray Skyjack Scissor Lift, 20 ft.-21 ft. with Power Deck Extension

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2003

Scissor Lift, 20 ft.-21 ft., Electric Powered, Power Deck Extension

  • Increased horizontal reach with the power deck extension
  • Joystick drive and steering controls for easy operation
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Battery charger included for more uptime
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
orange scissor lift product shot

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2002

Scissor Lift, 20 ft.-22 ft., Electric Powered, Extra Wide

  • Safe, slip-resistant plated 89" wide platform and extensions
  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Lift capacity of 800 lbs. and up
  • Clean, efficient and fume-free electric operation
  • Uses: Ideal for one or two operators to work in the air for maintenance, repair or construction
  • Add this scissor lift to your cart now
Red MEC electric Scissor Lift extended

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2514

Scissor Lift, 24 ft.-26 ft., Electric

  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Clean and efficient electric operation
  • Battery chargers available for more uptime
  • Maximum platform height 26'
  • Uses: Ideal for one or two operators to work in the air for maintenance, repair or construction
  • Add this scissor lift to your cart now
Blue Genie 24-26 ft. electric scissor lift extended

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2515

Scissor Lift, 24 ft.-26 ft., Electric Powered

  • 30"-36" wide for fitting through narrow doorways
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Clean and efficient electric operation
  • Battery charger included for more uptime
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
Orange and Gray Skyjack Electric Powered Scissor Lift extended

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2525

Scissor Lift, 24 ft.-26 ft., Electric Powered, Wide

  • 46"-68" wide
  • Battery charger included for maximum uptime
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Clean and efficient electric operation
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
orange scissor lift extended product shot front angle

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2545

Scissor Lift, 25 ft.-27 ft., 4WD, Electric Powered

  • Working height up to 33'
  • Durable 4-wheel drive for moderately uneven or sloped surfaces
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Clean and efficient electric operation
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
Orange and Gray 25 ft.-27 ft. Skyjack with Scissor lift extended
Cat Class Code
300-2551

Scissor Lift, 25 ft.-27 ft., 4WD, Gas or Diesel Power Available

  • Heavy-duty 4-wheel drive for rugged terrain
  • Solid steel deck platforms with slip-resistant plating
  • Gas- or diesel-powered options available
  • Joystick drive and steering controls for easy operation
  • Uses: Ideal for precise elevated construction and maintenance work on any terrain
  • Add this 4WD scissor lift to your cart now
Blue Genie 30-33 ft. electric scissor lift extended

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2995

Scissor Lift, 30 ft.-33 ft., Electric Powered

  • 32" wide for narrow sites
  • Battery charger included for maximum uptime
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Clean and efficient electric operation
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
Blue Genie 30-33 ft. electric scissor lift with a worker on the platform next to a material lift in a warehouse

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-3000

Scissor Lift, 30 ft.-33 ft., Electric Powered, Extra Wide

  • Safe, slip-resistant plated 68" wide platform and extensions
  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Lift capacity of 850 lbs. and up
  • Clean, efficient and fume-free electric operation
  • Uses: Ideal for one or two operators to work in the air for maintenance, repair or construction
  • Add this scissor lift to your cart now
Blue Genie 30-35 ft. electric powered 4WD scissor lift with a worker on the platform next to a material lift in a warehouse

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-3045

Scissor Lift, 30 ft.-35 ft., 4WD, Electric Powered

  • 4-wheel drive for moderately uneven or sloped surfaces
  • Battery charger included for maximum uptime
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Clean and efficient electric operation
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
Orange and Gray Skyjack Scissor Lift
Cat Class Code
300-3051

Scissor Lift, 30 ft.-35 ft., 4WD, Gas or Diesel Power Available

  • Heavy-duty 4-wheel drive for rugged terrain
  • Solid steel deck platforms with slip-resistant plating
  • Gas- or diesel-powered options available
  • Joystick drive and steering controls for easy operation
  • Uses: Ideal for precise elevated construction and maintenance work on any terrain
  • Add this 4WD scissor lift to your cart now
Red MEC 4WD Scissor Lift
Cat Class Code
300-3052

Scissor Lift, 30 ft.-35 ft., 4WD, Speed Level, Gas or Diesel Power Available

  • Suitable for rough terrain and sloping surfaces
  • Gas- or diesel-powered options available
  • Platform leveling at full elevation
  • Joystick drive and steering controls for easy operation
  • Uses: Ideal for precise elevated construction and maintenance work on any terrain
  • Add this speed level scissor lift to your cart now
Orange and Gray Skyjack Electric Powered Scissor Lift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2999

Scissor Lift, 30 ft.-35 ft., Electric Powered

  • Heavy lift capacity of 700 lbs. and up
  • Battery charger included for maximum uptime
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Clean and efficient electric operation
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
Orange and Gray Skyjack Scissor Lift extended
Cat Class Code
300-4051

Scissor Lift, 36 ft.-49 ft., 4WD, Gas or Diesel Power Available

  • Suitable for rough terrain and sloping surfaces
  • Working height up to 55'
  • Gas- or diesel-powered options available
  • Joystick drive and steering control for easy operation
  • Uses: Ideal for precise construction and maintenance work at high elevations
  • Add this heavy-duty scissor lift to your cart now
Blue Genie 39-40 ft. electric scissor lift fully extended

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-4000

Scissor Lift, 39 ft.-40 ft., Electric Powered

  • Efficient, fume-free operation
  • Battery charger included for maximum uptime
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Clean and efficient electric operation
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
Blue Genie 39-40 ft. wide electric scissor lift extended

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-4047

Scissor Lift, 39 ft.-40 ft., Electric Powered, Wide

  • 46" to 48" wide for extra work space
  • Efficient, fume-free electric operation
  • Battery charger included for maximum uptime
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
Red electric scissor lift unextended

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-4025

Scissor Lift, 40 ft., 4WD, Electric Powered

  • 4-wheel drive for moderately uneven or sloped surfaces
  • Efficient, fume-free operation
  • Includes pothole guards for increased safety
  • Battery charger included for more uptime
  • Uses: Ideal for precise elevated construction and maintenance indoors and outdoors
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
Blue Genie 50-60 ft. 4WD scissor lift extended
Cat Class Code
300-5050

Scissor Lift, 50 ft.-60 ft., 4WD, Gas or Diesel Power Available

  • Working height up to 66'
  • Suitable for rough terrain and sloping surfaces
  • Gas or diesel power options available
  • Solid steel deck platform with slip-resistant plating
  • Uses: Ideal for precise construction and maintenance work at high elevations
  • Add this heavy-duty scissor lift to your cart now
Red MEC Scissor Lift extended
Cat Class Code
300-5060

Scissor Lift, 60 ft.-70 ft., 4WD, Gas or Diesel Power Available

  • IC-powered, ideal for outdoor sites or indoor sites with ventilation
  • Suitable for rough terrain and sloping surfaces
  • Gas or diesel power options available
  • Solid steel deck platform with slip-resistant plating
  • Add this heavy-duty scissor lift to your cart now
Electric Powered Scissor Lift

Zero Emissions

Cat Class Code
300-2415

Scissor Lift, 8 ft., Electric Powered

  • Fixed height and narrow width
  • Efficient, fume-free operation
  • Joystick drive inside the platform
  • Driveable at full elevation
  • Uses: Ideal for stocking or other warehouse work where you need tools or supplies in the platform
  • Add this electric scissor lift to your cart now
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More about Scissor Lifts

United Rentals provides a vast array of scissor lift rentals suitable for construction, industrial maintenance, entertainment, warehouse applications and more. United Rentals carries electric scissor lifts ideal for indoor applications and rough-terrain scissor lifts for traversing slopes, uneven terrain and mud. You’ll be able to find a scissor lift for rent with practical features like self-leveling and excellent maneuverability for narrow and compact spaces, as well as more robust options with ample working space and heavy lifting capacity. You can even arrange for a scissor lift rental delivery straight to your jobsite to avoid any unnecessary downtime. Rent a scissor lift from our lineup of trusted manufacturers, including Skyjack, JLG and Genie. Should you require more information before renting a scissor lift, check out our FAQ section below or our tips for choosing a scissor lift.

FAQs
Does OSHA require a harness in a scissor lift? 

Fall protection equipment is required in any general industry setting where a worker's fall risk is greater than 4 feet. Construction regulations require fall protection equipment for heights greater than 6 feet. 

Are scissor lifts considered to be mobile scaffolding by OSHA? 

According to OSHA, a scissor lift is considered mobile scaffolding when the platform only moves vertically. An aerial lift is classified as a vehicle-mounted platform because it has the ability to move vertically and horizontally. 

How do I move a scissor lift? 

Scissor lifts use a control box with selector dials to move vertically and horizontally. Control boxes will include an emergency stop button and a joystick with left and right steering capabilities. We also offer scissor lift operator certifications for those who need it

Choose the Right Scissor Lift
Choose your scissor lift fuel source

Electric scissor lifts are intended mainly for indoor work, though they can be used outdoors, too. They rely on a battery for power, tend to be at the shorter end of the height spectrum and are suitable for movement over smooth or solid slab surfaces. Some models are equipped with non-marking tires designed to avoid leaving unsightly black marks on the floor. Standard scissor lifts typically can't drive into small spaces, but smaller, electric-powered scissor lifts often fit where other scissor lifts don’t.

Rough-terrain scissor lifts are often diesel- or gas-powered and can handle uneven, rough or muddy terrain. They can reach heights of 50 feet or more and typically have a larger work platform compared with electric scissor lifts.

Understand the different types of Aerial Work Platforms (AWP)

Scissor lifts are essential tools for all sorts of projects because they are often the best and safest way to reach an elevated work area. These machines lift workers and their tools to where the maintenance or repair work needs to be done by using a scissor mechanism that raises and lowers an aerial work platform. 

If you can’t get directly to where you need to work, you may need a boom lift instead.

Know your capacity

There are two load capacities to consider: the weight capacity and the personnel limit. It’s important to adhere to both for compliance with OSHA standards and safety. If you’re below the total weight capacity for a given lift, that does not mean you can add another worker to the platform.

Capacities vary greatly. At the low end, a 10-foot electric scissor lift can handle a 750-pound load and is rated for two people, while a 50-foot diesel model can lift 1,500 pounds and is rated for up to six people.

For the heaviest loads, use a lift with strengthened scissor braces to prevent swaying.

Choose your size

Your primary consideration when choosing a unit to rent is what scissor lift size and height you need. 19-foot lifts are popular because they reach high enough to access ceilings and ductwork inside buildings with 10-foot ceilings and will fit through a standard doorway even with the guardrails in position. Their narrow width makes them highly maneuverable.

30-foot lifts are a good choice for work around power poles and telephone lines, while 50- to 60-foot lifts can reach very tall treetops or sixth-floor exteriors. For high utility work, there are 60- to 70-foot scissor lifts.

Most but not all manufacturers refer to the height of the platform itself, which in practical terms gives you about 6 more feet when you consider the height of the worker (the working height).

Choose your platform

Platform size can significantly affect efficiency and safety on the jobsite. Wider platforms offer better access and require less repositioning time as the job progresses, but you need to be sure the lift will fit in the space available.

Some scissor lifts can be fitted with powered deck extensions, which give workers more forward horizontal reach.

Know your terrain

If you’re working on uneven or sloped terrain, opt for four-wheel drive, available on many rough-terrain scissor lifts and even some electric scissor lifts (which may also feature pothole guards).

Ground clearance is another potential consideration. If you need to navigate very rough terrain or travel over debris, you might want to look for a model with higher ground clearance and specialized tires.

 

Scissor Lifts in Action