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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Aichi Vertical Mast Lift

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The AICHI Vertical Mast Lift delivers a versatile solution for tight-fitting construction and maintenance needs like piping, plumbing, and painting. A zero-degree turn radius offers the key to accessing hard to reach locations. Using state-of-the-art AC drive motors, it also offers precise travel and industry-leading run time that equate to greater efficiency and low cost of ownership.

The thoughtful design of the AICHI Vertical Mast Lift puts you in control and grants everything you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. The ergonomic control handle and smooth AC drive motors allow for precise positioning of the lift in tight quarters. A standard 110V power outlet allows for convenient use of power tools and battery chargers. And an intuitively designed platform extension provides an additional 15 inches of working space, making it easier to safely reach across objects. Continue reading

Aichi E-series Scissor Lift: Just Why Is It so Unique?

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scissor lift by aichiAccording to a study published by Global Market Insights in February 2018, the rental market for aerial work platforms is expected to reach $24 billion by the year 2024 (up from around $15 billion in 2016). This sharp increase in demand is largely attributable to the booming construction industry with scissor lifts seeing the largest increase in equipment demand.

And it makes sense. Scissor lifts are practical, inherently safer than using a ladder, and they’re a more economical solution than many other powered types of equipment. So how do you choose the right scissor lift for your application? They’re all essentially the same, right? They travel and lift and lower and that’s usually good enough to get the job done isn’t it?

Well, not quite. While many people tend to focus on the upfront cost as the only factor when purchasing or renting this type of equipment, this could end up costing you in reduced efficiency, performance, and safety, among other factors. This guide will help you understand these factors and make a better, more informed decision when it comes to the type of equipment you want on the job site. Continue reading

By | September 5th, 2018|Categories: Aichi, AWP, Durability, Efficiency, Warehouse|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Scissor Lift Equipment, the Purchasing Factors You Need to Consider

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man using aichi awp by heater in warehouseA scissor lift is a type of platform that can usually only move vertically. The mechanism to achieve this is the use of linked, folding supports in a criss-cross “X” pattern, known as a pantograph (or scissor mechanism).aerial work platform (AWP), also known as an aerial device, elevating work platform (EWP), or mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) is a mechanical device used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height. There are distinct types of mechanized access platforms and the individual types may also be known as a “cherry picker” or a “scissor lift”.

According to a study published by Global Market Insights in February 2018, the rental market for aerial work platforms is expected to reach $24 billion by the year 2024 (up from around $15 billion in 2016). This sharp increase in demand is largely attributable to the booming construction industry with scissor lifts seeing the largest increase in equipment demand.

And it makes sense. Scissor lifts are practical, inherently safer than using a ladder, and they’re a more economical solution than many other powered types of equipment. So how do you choose the right scissor lift for your application? They’re all essentially the same, right? They travel and lift and lower and that’s usually good enough to get the job done, isn’t it?

Well, not quite. While many people tend to focus on the upfront cost as the only factor when purchasing or renting this type of equipment, this could end up costing you in reduced efficiency, performance, and safety, among other factors. This guide will help you understand these factors and make a better, more informed decision when it comes to the type of equipment you want on the job site. Continue reading

By | May 30th, 2018|Categories: Aichi, AWP, Construction, Toyota|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Scissor Lifts: What Goes Up Safely Comes Down Safely

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scissor lift by aichiScissor lifts are reliable mobile elevating work platforms used by workers to reach elevated work locations in a variety of industries and applications. Scissor lift safety requires careful consideration of the equipment specifications and standardizing safe operator practices through effective training.

According to an OSHA study, the three largest issues contributing to scissor lift injuries and deaths were employers’ failure to address:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Stabilization
  3. Positioning

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If You Don’t Own an Aichi Scissor Lift Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

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aichi scissor lift moving through warehouseToyota Material Handling has launched a new line of high-quality scissor lifts manufactured by AICHI, a subsidiary of Toyota Industries Corporation since 2003.

Toyota AICHI dealers in the U.S. and Canada now offer five new scissor lifts with 19- to 32-ft. platform heights and 30- to 46-in. platform widths.

Aichi Scissor Lifts are impressive machines. Their thoughtful engineering and versatility make these lifts dependable solutions for many access issues within your facilities. True to our Toyota roots, quality, durability, reliability, value and overall safety are manufactured into every one of our lifts.

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By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Aichi, AWP, Sales, Toyota|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Infographic: Why Scissor Lifts Are Scarier than Dating Taylor Swift

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scissor lifts at workAlright now that we have your attention let’s get on with our concerns surrounding the application and uses of scissor lifts. You’ve seen scissor lifts at construction sights, on trailers being pulled about by HVAC, electrical and plumbing contractors even in the hallways at school. While they’re not as common as some construction equipment, as a useful piece of equipment they have been adapted into many industries. Our worry is that there isn’t enough training done for the operators, and there isn’t enough done by way of maintenance or annual inspections. Continue reading

Aichi Construction Equipment 2-3-5 Warranty

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aichi aerial work platformYou can feel confident about your aerial work platform purchase when you buy an Aichi product. Aichi’s competitive warranty offers industry-leading coverage and underscores the company’s belief in its products. With two-year basic, three-year hydraulic and five-year structural coverage, Aichi’s warranty is nearly double that of competitors’ warranties. Continue reading

By | September 7th, 2012|Categories: Aichi, AWP, Construction, Durability, Sales|Tags: , , |1 Comment

How About That Rental Forklift?

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toyota forklift in actionIt is encouraging to see the recent uptick in forklift rental units being delivered. I don’t know, but right about now I think many of us are hanging onto just about anything that says the economy is still turning around, even if there are many questions about it and its future left unanswered.
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By | August 31st, 2012|Categories: Aichi, AWP, Forklift, Rental, Toyota|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Scissor Lifts: Of Course Ignorance Kills

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Scissor Lift AccidentWe rent Aichi scissor lifts, daily they are sent out to customers involved in many different industries. Some familiar with the equipment, others we worry not so familiar. We fulfill our obligation towards safety by providing a safe, well maintained piece of equipment that ships with operating instructions. You can watch the delivery truck drive away and wonder if on the other end the user is fulfilling their responsibility by not exposing their employees to danger by asking them to use the equipment without the proper familiarization and training.

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By | August 15th, 2012|Categories: Aichi, Construction, Safety|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Toyota Equipment Does Aerial Equipment

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aichi aerial work platformSome months ago we posted an entry that Aichi had expanded its dealership base, in that expansion our company was named as one of eleven new dealers. It was an exciting day here at Toyota Lift of Minnesota.

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