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Hy-Brid Lifts Introduces LeakGuard™ System for Surface Protection

Hy-Brid Lifts, the top manufacturer of high-quality, low-level access equipment, introduces their trademarked LeakGuard™ integrated system for surface protection, providing 110% hydraulic fluid containment. LeakGuard presents users with an alternative to inconvenient and messy containment methods, including commonly used diapers. The innovative technology allows contractors to access more jobs with strict environmental and spillage regulations that require a leak prevention system. The single-tray system offers a more convenient option than competitive models’ three or four tray designs.

Hy-Brid Lifts are electrically driven and steered which means only elevation uses hydraulics. This reduces the number of hydraulic connection points, which greatly minimizes the risk of any hydraulic leakage. While spills or leaks are highly unlikely, LeakGuard will give users peace of mind knowing their flooring is completely protected from hydraulic fluid spillage. Alternative methods like diapers require extra steps of being cut to size and attached to the lift, reducing productivity. Diapers are also prone to ripping when the lift’s pothole bars are deployed. Once ripped, the diaper needs to be replaced to keep the surfaces protected from leaks. The LeakGuard system offers a much simpler solution to achieve the same result.

“Our customers were asking for a way to more effectively prevent potential hydraulic fluid damage to surfaces, so we made it happen,” said Terry Dolan, Hy-Brid Lifts president & CEO. “The integrated system features an intuitive, single-tray design, making things even easier for operators. LeakGuard will open doors to more opportunities by allowing contractors to get on highly regulated jobsites they may not have previously had access to.”

The system consists of a stainless-steel tray and disposable pads. The tray sits under the hydraulic pump in the base of the lift and extends under the scissor stack. The tray can be accessed by opening the cover on the pump side. The system is easy to check for leaks, and in the unlikely event of a leak, the pad changeout process is simple and doesn’t take much time. Unlike competitive models that require three or four trays to be emptied, the LeakGuard system contains all fluid in one place, which saves time and prevents messy spills. Additionally, if the lift cylinder leaks, the hydraulic fluid will drip onto a tapered cover under the scissors which captures the oil.

All Pro Series lifts are manufactured LeakGuard ready, including the all-new 19-foot PS-1930. To make the lift LeakGuard equipped, the pan and pads can be purchased with the lift or added in the future without the need for modifications. Hy-Brid Lifts will also offer packs of replacement pads for customers to purchase in the future.

About Hy-Brid Lifts

Hy-Brid Lifts is a brand of Custom Equipment LLC. Hy-Brid Lifts engineers and manufactures all-purpose lifts in electric self-propelled and push-around models. The low-level lifts offer exceptional capabilities in a heavy-duty but lightweight design, are easy to maneuver and reach working heights up to 25 feet. Contractors and maintenance technicians can use them from start to finish for a wide range of applications in industries as diverse as construction, drywall, electrical, HVAC, painting and plumbing, industrial manufacturing and facility maintenance. For more information: Hy-Brid Lifts, 2647 Highway 175, Richfield, Wis. 53076; 262-644-1300; fax 262-644-1320;;; or Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

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