As an aerial work platform user, you’ve probably heard claims about payload capacity.
To be perfectly honest, if this is not the case, you have not been paying much attention. Because most, if not all, aerial work platform manufacturers, like us, put forward the payload in a very suggestive way.
If the word payload still sounds a bit strange to you, let us explain what exactly it is, so that you will have a completely different view of your aerial platform the next time you use it.
What exactly is payload ?
In the automotive industry, payload is considered as the maximum weight a vehicle can carry out safely - including you. A large payload is important for aerial platform mounted on a vehicle because it allows you, as an operator, to take with you all the tools and equipment you need for doing your work properly and safely.
Are passengers included in the payload ?
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