Lift rental guide for homeowners
Best Man Lift Rentals for 2023
Need to rent a lift for tree trimming, gutter repair, or other household projects? The experts at Area Rentals & Sales will help you get started. Get in contact with our team of experts and we’ll help you pick out the right size and model for your particular job.
Types of lifts
- Telescoping boom lifts: Aerial lifts that extend in a straight line for outstanding vertical and horizontal reach.
- Articulating boom lifts: These lifts come with joints, like an arm, that allow it to bend around obstacles including trees and powerlines.>
- Man lifts: Any kind of work platform that’s designed to safely lift a worker and their equipment on indoor and outdoor worksites.
- Scissor Lifts: These lifts work by unfolding vertically. They serve as economical substitutes for ladders or scaffolding.
Towable Lifts vs Drivable Lifts
Towable lifts are easily transported on roadways via truck hitch. Drivable lifts are harder to get to-and-from the job site but are easily maneuverable once there due to their built-in diesel engines.
We have the best lift brands at the best rental rates
We carry all the top brands of towable man lifts, cherry pickers, drivable lifts, scissor lifts, and more. Consult the chart below for rental and pricing info.
Best lifts for tree trimming
Common trees in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois range in height from 30-100+ feet. It is important to know the height of your tree before you rent a lift. This guide gives you a few ways to quickly estimate the height of a tree.
For small and medium-sized trees, we recommend a simple towable man lift. We have lifts with reaches ranging from 34’ to 55’. For larger trees, a telescoping boom lift (max height of 80’) may be needed.
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Best lifts for gutter repair
Unless you’re fixing up a mansion, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a house over 40’ tall in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois. For most gutter repair or roofing jobs, a towable man life, with a max height of 34’ to 55’, should do the job. For a more stable workspace, you might consider renting a scissor lift (19’ to 26’) or aerial lift (30’). To save money, you might consider simply using a ladder lift (27’).