Protecting Your Floors Using 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 and/or be a slip hazard. Keep your surfaces clean and avoid drips by using 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.

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 types 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? Simple, 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.

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 offer an additional measure of 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, while also allowing you to operate your lift at the same time. Yes, tire covers continue to protect your floor while you use the lift. To do, simply stretch on 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.

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 towards 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 on all products. Shop today!