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Haulotte Electric Scissor Lift Optimum 8



  • Compact size allowing entry through standard doorways
  • Smooth proportional movements and a very tight turning circle
  • 5km/h forward speed.
  • Non-marking tyres


The Haulotte Optimum 8 electric scissor lift is an ultra-compact scissor lift that delivers exceptional performance and productivity. Thanks to its asynchronous AC motor, the Optimum 8 delivers precise and smooth proportional movements. Combined with its narrow 1.50 metre turning circle, operators can easily and safely manoeuvre through the most difficult workspaces.

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Furthermore, the compact width allows easy access through standard doorways without losing time folding down the rails. The standard non-marking tyres also make working indoors on delicate floors easy and safe.

A host of other smart features make the Optimum 8 an incredibly agile and reliable scissor lift. From an indestructible counterweight that protects the scissor lift from damage to a smart diagnostic system that that improves troubleshooting and performance. Maintenance is also minimised through easy access to main components and brushless AC motors. Waterproof connections and specially treated covering also protect the scissor in the toughest weather conditions.

The versatile Optimum 8 electric scissor lift is suited for a variety of applications both indoors and outdoors. This includes plumbers, electricians, installers, glaziers, maintenance workers and much more.

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  • Height (Lift / Working) (m): 7.77 m
  • Power: Electric
  • purchase_options: Hire, New
  • Workplace: Both
Operator Comfort
Simple Control Box

The control box includes a comfortable steering joystick which ensures smooth movements and precise control. The uncluttered design also allows the operator to easily see important indicators related to the battery level, faults, overload, and tilt.


Well Designed Platform Extension

Operators can easily extend the platform thanks to a very robust and durable locking system. The platform design also helps reduce lateral and longitudinal swaying, which improves operator comfort while working at height.

Productivity & Performance
Compact Size

The Optimum 8 scissor lifts compact size of 1.98 x 0.79m allows excellent access through confined areas. This includes narrow aisles, cluttered spaces, and standard doors. Furthermore, operators can use the removeable control box to steer the scissor lift through doors. This saves the time needed to fold down the guardrails.

Quick Travelling & Steering Speed

The AC motors deliver unmatched efficiency and exceptional torque. This helps produce a market leading drive speed of 4.5 km/h. The scissor lift also produces a quick 3 second steering speed which further improves productivity.

Proportional Movements

Lifting and lowering movements are completely proportional which creates very precise and smooth operation. This improves operators on the job comfort and confidence.

Best Turning Circle

The Optimum 8 achieves one of the tightest turning circles on the market at 1.50 metres. This enables operators to easily manoeuvre around restrictive or tight environments including corridors, hallways and congested industrial areas.

Indoor and Outdoor Rated

The optimised weight and ground pressure allows the Optimum 8 to be used indoors on fragile floors, including shopping centres. The platform can also be used in wind speeds up to 45km/h while still maintaining its 230kg load capacity.

Pothole Protection

The automatic pothole protection system allows the scissor lift to travel over obstacles quite easily. This also means that it has no issues traveling up ramps during transport.

Intelligent Counterweight Design

Optimum 8 introduces the world’s first counterweight in the back of the chassis. This indestructible counterweight acts as a shock absorber that protect the scissor entrance from damage due to repeated knocks. This makes the scissor lift more robust. Furthermore, the anti-slip surface allows the operator to enter and exit the platform basket safely.

Easily Accessible Tie Down & Lift Points

The tie down points located on each corner make slinging and securing the scissor lift during transport safe. Furthermore, the forklift pockets built into the chassis allow for easy and safe transportation without the fear of tipping over.

Servicing & Maintenance
Parts Durability

A special anticorrosion treatment has been applied to the paint, axles, rings, screws and bolts, to increase part durability. Fewer hydraulic hoses in its design also helps reduce the risk of oil leaks.

Waterproof Connectors

The waterproof connectors help protect the electrical circuits from moisture and corrosion. This helps minimise breakdowns and allows the scissor lift to work outdoors.

Activ’Screen Diagnostic System

The embedded diagnostic system is very easy to use and provides operators with key information like alarms and maintenance alerts. This helps operators to quickly diagnose issues so they can keep working. Furthermore, the system also allows technicians to easily login and program and calibrate the machine without the use of tools.

Maintenance Free AC Motors

As there ae no carbon brushes to be replaced, the AC motors require no regular maintenance. This helps reduces both running and maintenance costs.

Easy Access to Components

The scissor lift allows for easy maintenance thanks to its two, easy to open swings out trays. One tray contains the batteries and the other for hydraulic and electrical systems.


Haulotte Electric Scissor Lift Optimum 8

  Optimum 8
Working height 7.77 m
Platform height 5.77 m
Lift capacity 230 kg
Platform length – outside 1.72 m
Platform length – extended 2.58 m
Length – extension 0.86 m
Platform width – outside 0.74 m
Height – stowed 1.98 m
Overall width 0.79 m
Length 1.9 m
Wheelbase 1.38 m
Ground clearance – Centre 8.7 cm
Ground clearance – Deployed potholes 2 cm
Drive speed 0.5 – 4.5 km/h
Driveable at full height up to 5.77 m
Gradeability 25 %
Tilt 1.5 ° – 3 °
Lift / lower speed 20 s / 29 s
Turning radius – outside 1.50 m
Non-marking tires 12.5 x 4.13


Standard Equipment
24 V electric drive Brushless AC motors
24 V – 105 Ah C5 batteries
Battery charge indicator
Battery level indicator on upper and lower control boxes
Haulotte Activ’Screen (battery charge, hour meter, service alert and more)
Two swing out trays
Lateral forklifting pockets
Electric or manual break release system
Lifting and stowage points
Non marking tires


Options & Accessories
240 Volt power outlet
Lockable battery isolator switch
1 kg fire extinguisher
Reflective tape
Trailer for easy transportation


Haulotte Electric Scissor Lift Optimum 8


Haulotte Optimum 8 Electric Scissor Lift Brochure

Haulotte Electric Scissor Lift Optimum 8 Brochure