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Scissor lift rentals are easy with Mustang Cat. Scissor lifts provide work crews with the opportunity to move around and operate equipment safely at height. They typically feature larger work platforms than boom lifts, as well as improved stability in rough terrain. Potential industry applications include construction, utility work, material handling, maintenance and more.


The Mustang Cat® Rental Store rents scissor lifts by the day, week, month or longer. Our inventory consists exclusively of low-hour machines that receive regular maintenance according to the manufacturer's schedule. Read on to learn more about our rental fleet or contact a location near you to request a quote.

Overview and Advantages of Using a Scissor Lift 

A scissor lift's main advantage is its larger platform and improved lift capacity. This makes it easier to carry multiple team members at once or bring equipment and tools that will improve your productivity. Another advantage to a scissor lift is that it can move even when the platform is fully extended, reducing the amount of time necessary to finish a job that's spread out over a larger geographic area.

The main drawbacks to a scissor lift are its limited flexibility and lower reach. Scissor lifts can't maneuver around obstacles the way an articulated boom can. They also require you to be directly underneath a worksite, which can be difficult in confined areas. If you're unsure whether a scissor lift is right for you, contact a Mustang Cat Rental Store expert for assistance.

When to Use a Scissor Lift

Scissor lifts are versatile machines that make any job safer and easier. A scissor lift has a platform that one or two people can use to work at heights, with enough space for tools and supplies. These machines also have onboard electrical outlets. They provide a safer alternative to ladders and scaffolding, are simple to use and can be quickly moved into position.

These machines are used in many different industries. They are ideal for creating safe, ergonomic and elevated workstations and lifting heavy materials high in the sky. Scissor lifts are also highly mobile machines, with excellent ground speed and gradability. You have many models to choose from, including options suited for indoor and outdoor use.

Types of Scissor Lifts for Rent

At Mustang Cat, we offer various capable JLG and Genie® scissor lift rentals. Which type makes the most appropriate rental for your application? That depends on factors like the project, location conditions and work location — outdoors or inside. Our complete inventory of dependable scissor lift rentals includes:

  • Narrow Scissor Lift Rental: Our narrow scissor lifts are excellent for indoor applications. They are mobile and maneuverable machines with up to 26' of reach.
  • Electric Scissor Lift Rental: Electric forklifts are what you need if you plan to work inside. These machines are rechargeable, feature quiet operation and have zero emissions.
  • Rough Terrain Scissor Lift Rental: Rough terrain scissor lifts are perfect for outdoor use, handling steeper inclines and tackling challenging surfaces like dirt, mud and gravel.

Rent a Scissor Lift From Mustang Cat Rental Store

The Mustang Cat Rental Store is your source for scissor lift rentals in Houston and throughout Southeast Texas. Our fleet includes JLG equipment with lift heights up to 26'. Electric models are ideal for indoor and outdoor use, while our 4WD diesel models offer rough terrain capability. In addition to lifts, we rent a wide range of work tools, protective equipment and accessories that help you get the job done safely and efficiently.

Our fleet is only one of the reasons why we're the professional's choice for scissor lift rentals. We also provide on-site training for your team as well as any maintenance or service support you require over the course of your rental. If you experience unexpected downtime for any reason, we can send a team of technicians out who will help you get back up and running quickly.

Scissor Lift Rental Options: Long vs Short Term

Our clients rent scissor lifts for a wide range of reasons. Often, a specific, one-off job will require work-at-height capability they don't currently have. Sometimes, renting a replacement scissor lift is necessary to stay productive while your current lift is down for repairs.

Renting a scissor lift is also great if you're working in a remote area where transporting your fleet wouldn't be cost-effective. Finally, extended renting can be a smart option, too — avoiding the commitment of a lease frees up your credit to put toward other expenses while still letting you enjoy the benefits of a high-quality, new machine.

Rent a Scissor Lift From Mustang Cat Today

Whatever reason you have for renting a scissor lift, Beaumont's The Mustang Cat Rental Store can connect you with the equipment solution you need to succeed. With 11 locations in Southeast Texas, we are the best place to rent a scissor lift in Houston and the surrounding areas, such as College Station, El Campo and beyond. Contact us today to learn more or request a quote.

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