Protecting Your Floors Using Diapers & Tire Covers

Protecting Your Floors Using Aerial Lift Diapers & Tire Covers

If you’ve ever operated an aerial lift, you’re probably aware of the damage they can cause to the surface where they’re parked. Whether by tire scuffs or dripping hydraulic fluid and oil, this damage may not seem like a big deal – but it can quickly create unsightly stains and marks on your floors. Keep your floors clean with lift diapers and lift tire covers on your machinery. Not only will you avoid those unsightly marks and stains, but you can also be sure no one will get hurt by slipping on accumulated fluid on your workspace floors, among other benefits of drip diapers.

All About Lift Diapers

Lift diapers are heavy-duty sheets that absorb any and all drips from underneath your aerial lift. Fortunately, you and your team can follow the same installation process for any type of drip diapers. Yes, the following process works for both aerial lifts and scissor lift diapers. So, how do drip diapers attach to your lifts? Diapers attach beneath your lift using bungee cords that reach up along the sides. Install by laying out the diaper on open ground with the pad side facing up. Then slowly drive your lift over the diaper and park it so that the diaper is centered beneath it and between the tires. Finally, attach the diaper's bungee cords to all four sides of the lift. One safety note: make sure the bungees aren’t attached to any moving parts on the machine.

Whether you’ve got a newly installed surface, operate your machine in a food processing plant or want to ensure you avoid slip hazards, lift diapers are the perfect, no-fuss solution. At Aerial Equipment Parts, our aerial and scissor lift drip diapers require NO cutting. Everything is included. 


 AEP Drip Diapers to fit Skyjack®

Our Skyjack 3219 drip diapers are the highest quality you can purchase and go above and beyond what our competitors offer. They are heavy-duty, flexible, and made of a custom poly blend that will not freeze or crack. Each 3219 diaper fits under the belly of the machine, installs in minutes, and is designed to work with each lift's unique pothole protection system when equipped. This means, when installed correctly, you will be able to drive with the potholes down.


AEP Drip Diapers to fit Genie®

Protect both your crew and workspace floors from dangerous spills and unsightly stains with a 1930 diaper from Aerial Equipment Parts. We offer a huge inventory of floor protection drip diapers to fit all brands, including Genie. Our drip diapers for Genie help absorb any hydraulic oil leaks that can create slip hazards or stain your floors.


AEP Drip Diapers to fit JLG®

Why go with economy diapers or cheaply made tarps, when our JLG 4069LE diaper comes with the absorbent pad installed, bungees attached, and is custom-made to each machine. Contact our team at Aerial Equipment Parts if you have any questions about this JLG drip diaper or any other aerial lift parts!

More Info About Aerial & Scissor Lift Diapers

Additionally, our customers appreciate that the absorbing pads in these diapers are replaceable. As a result, you can easily switch out the pads, as necessary, without needing to replace the entire drip diaper. Plus, these pads can absorb almost a gallon of liquid. Also, here at Aerial Equipment Parts, our lift diapers are mildew resistant, waterproof, tear-resistant and able to withstand sub-zero temperatures. Finally, our team provides custom-made aerial and scissor lift diapers, so they will fit your specific model of lift to ensure every drop is scooped up. And yes, Aerial Equipment Parts offers lift diapers for all major brands, including Skyjack lift diapers, Genie lift diapers, and JLG diapers, among others.

All About Tire Covers & Tire Socks

Tire covers and tire socks (or tire booties) offer additional protection from aerial lift damage. With tire covers, you can install them on the rubber tires of your lifts. Tire covers work well because they are easy to put in place, allowing you to operate your lift simultaneously. Yes, tire covers continue to protect your floor while you use the lift, so you can rest assured your floors will remain scuff-free. To do, simply stretch half of the cover over the top of each tire, then drive your machine so the tires turn halfway and stretch the remaining half of the cover over the rest of the tire.

By installing tire covers on the tires of your aerial lifts, you’ll save yourself time and money by preventing any damage from your tires marking surfaces. Even no-scuff tires don’t eliminate all marks, so it’s important to use these covers for full protection.

Similarly, tire socks work in much of the same way as tire covers. For example, tire socks also help protect finished floors from potential scuff marks due to the rubber tires on aerial lifts. Typically, tire socks are made from heavy-duty fabrics (like tire covers) and can also be customized to fit any tire size.

Aerial Equipment Parts offers multiple types of tire covers and socks. For smaller machines, we offer high-grade ballistic nylon tire covers. For larger machines, we offer HD ballistic-strength nylon poly blend. Finally, consistent with industry standards and expectations, our tire covers are made according to the specific tire on your machine to ensure they fit properly.


AEP Tire Covers; Socks to fit Skyjack®

Set of 4 Skyjack tire covers, socks that fit 3219 lifts.

Skyjack tire covers offer full protection from damage caused by rubber tires marking surfaces. Additionally, every Skyjack 3219 tire cover available on Aerial Equipment Parts is made in the USA out of heavy-duty ballistic fabrics, installs quickly, and is sized according to the specific tire on your Skyjack machine to ensure a perfect fit. 


TC Tire Covers; Socks

Set of 4 TC tire covers and socks that fit tire sizes 14-24.

We carry a complete inventory of covers (socks) for all tire sizes, including the 14-24. TC tire covers offer full protection from damage caused by rubber tires marking surfaces and are sized according to the specific tire dimensions on your TC scissor lift to ensure the correct fit.


TC Tire Covers; Socks

Set of 4 TC tire covers, and socks that tire size 26x12x380.

TC tire covers offer full protection from damage caused by rubber tires marking surfaces, so you’ll find the right size for your scissor lift like the TC 26x12x380 to protect your workspace. Feel free to contact our team at Aerial Equipment Parts if you have any questions about these TC 26x12x380 tire covers or any other aerial lift parts!

Maintaining Your Aerial Lift

While working with aerial lifts, it’s extremely important to adhere to all safety regulations and err on the side of caution so that no one gets hurt – and slipping on oil is one potential hazard that can be easily avoided with the use of an aerial lift diaper. Additionally, the use of tire covers, socks, and drip diapers offers a cost-effective approach to workplace safety. For example, by using tire covers and drip diapers you can protect your floors and reduce your maintenance costs while providing a cleaner facility. Reach out to us at Aerial Equipment Parts for any questions you have about tire covers and lift diapers.

As part of maintaining aerial lifts, ensure your operations are fully stocked with replacement parts to keep your team fully functioning. Aerial Equipment Parts offers a huge selection of replacement lift equipment, including drip diapers and tire covers for all types of aerial lifts. Our inventory includes parts for all major brands, including JLG, Genie, Skyjack, and Snorkel lifts. If you need to replace any of your lift parts, then search our inventory to find the right part for your lift today.

Finally, for any aerial lift equipment questions, contact us today at 303-704-7000 or Our staff has years of industry experience and is fully knowledgeable about all products. Shop today!

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