2024 China Aerial Work Platform Purchasing Guide

  1. Clear requirements
    Determine the specific purpose, working environment and working height of the required aerial work platform. Common types of aerial work platforms include scissor type, vehicle-mounted, articulated arm, self-propelled, aluminum alloy, explosion-proof, trailer type, electric, self-propelled straight arm, off-road, omnidirectional self-propelled, etc. Each type has its own characteristics and applicable scenarios.
  2. Choose brands and agents
    Brands: Give priority to brands with good reputations. Good brands usually have advantages in technical strength and after-sales service. You can learn about the reputation of different brands through online searches, industry reviews, customer feedback and other channels.
    Agents: The same brand, height, type and model may have price differences when purchased through different agents. You can compare the quotations and services of several agents.
  3. Investigate the rental market
    Understand the current rental market’s acceptance of various brands and models of aerial work platforms. If a brand or model is widely rented and used, it may mean that it has certain advantages and reliability.
  4. Pay attention to equipment performance and key parameters
    Technical parameters: such as the maximum operating height, load capacity, lifting speed, working radius, etc. of the platform, which must meet actual work needs.
    Safety: Check whether the equipment has safety devices such as anti-fall, overload protection, and emergency braking.
    Stability: Consider the stability of the equipment under different working conditions, especially when stretching, turning, or working on uneven ground.
    Mobility: According to the space and terrain of the work site, choose equipment with good mobility, such as products with zero turning radius.
    Power system: such as electric, fuel, etc., choose according to the use scenario and environmental protection requirements.
  5. Understand after-sales service
    Whether the equipment manufacturer or agent has an after-sales service point in the local area to ensure timely repair and maintenance support.
    Understand the response time, maintenance technology level, spare parts supply, etc. of after-sales service.
    Check the warranty period and terms provided by the manufacturer.
  6. Check the quality and configuration of the equipment
    Accessories: The quality and performance of important accessories such as electronic control systems, cylinders, pump stations, seals, batteries, etc. have a great impact on the reliability and service life of the equipment.
    Random data and tools: unpack and accept the goods after arrival, check whether the random technical data is complete, whether the random accessories, tools, and attachments are consistent with the list, whether the equipment and accessories are damaged or defective, etc., and keep records.
    VII. Verify the qualifications of suppliers
    Have the ability to independently bear civil liability, and provide relevant certificates such as business licenses of legal persons or other organizations registered in the People’s Republic of China.
    Have good business reputation and sound financial accounting system, such as providing annual financial status reports or recent financial status statements.
    Have a good record of paying taxes and social security funds in accordance with the law, and provide corresponding supporting materials.
    Performance requirements: Some procurement projects may require suppliers to have manufacturing or sales performance of related equipment.
    Confirm that the supplier is a wholly foreign-owned or foreign-controlled enterprise.
    Understand whether there are restrictions on direct holding and management relationships between the head of the unit and different suppliers.
    VIII. Refer to other factors
    The versatility and scalability of the equipment, whether it can meet more work needs by adding accessories or tools.
    The convenience and comfort of operation, good design can improve work efficiency and reduce operator fatigue.
    The energy saving and environmental protection of the equipment meet the requirements of sustainable development.
    The manufacturer’s training and technical support ensure that operators can use the equipment correctly and safely.

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