Used Scissor Lifts

Looking to buy a used scissor lift?  Learn more about factors to consider when buying a used scissor lift.




This guide highlights general features and specifications of a Scissor Lift, a machine bidadoo recently sells on auction. We have scissor lifts available from many of our locations across the country including:  Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and South Carolina.


What is a scissor lift?

A scissor lift is just one type of aerial work platform that allows individuals to access higher reach areas within the safety of the platform. With a motorized engine & control panel located on the platform, these lifts make it easier to operate alone and address out of reach maintenance areas. What makes this lift unique compared to others, is that it can only move vertically. 

2006 Skyjack SJ8841 41' 4WD Diesel Rough Terrain Scissor Lift

Pictured: 2006 Skyjack SJ8841 41' 4WD Diesel Rough Terrain Scissor Lift


What is a scissor lift typically used for?

Scissor lifts are designed to provide a safe and steady enclosure with a rising platform helping workers reach elevated work territories. Typical scissor lifts range anywhere from 20 to 50 feet, depending on the particular model of the lift.


What’s the difference between a diesel and electric scissor lift?

Consumers often depict which type of lift they want based off of the fuel intake. Electric scissor lifts tend to have smaller tires and can be charged through an outside compatible power source. These are usually used on ground level surfaces, staying away from brush and  rough terrain. On the other hand diesel scissor lifts have bigger tires with more durable hydraulics to encounter uneven surfaces. These models tend to contain stabilizers and are presumed to be less fuel efficient.

2012 Genie GS-1930 19' Electric Scissor Lift

Pictured: 2012 Genie GS-1930 19' Electric Scissor Lift

What are Popular Scissor Lift Models?

Some popular scissor lift models include:

Genie Lift - 1530, 1930, 2032
JLG Lift - 1930ES, 4069LE , 330LRT, 430LRT
Skyjack Lift - SJIII 3215, SJIII 3219


What are some General Features of a Scissor Lift?

Scissor Lifts may include the following:

- Driveable controls from platform
- Vertical movement 
- Deck extensions/movement controls
- Tie down/Stabilizers 

What are the general specifications of a scissor lift?

Scissor Lifts may include the following general specifications:

- Platform Range (20-50 ft.)
- Capacity (500lbs)
- Size (84” x 24”)
- Travel Speed (2mph)
- Wheelbase (69”)


For more info on a specific scissor lifts we have on auction, please contact us at or 206.442.9000.