Some types of outdoor lifts include boom lifts and scissor lifts. Other types of lifts include personal lifts and forklifts, and each different type is typically designed for an extensive task for which other lifts may not be as well suited.
Boom lifts are lifts with protective bucket stands on the end of the jointed arm. These are designed to provide users with an efficient way to work on tasks directly above them, as the lifts are made to adjust to the desired position above the user. Scissor lifts are flat platforms that move like open elevators, and they are designed for transporting people and equipment to different levels on a job site.