Superior Rents, a Missouri-based construction equipment rental center, sees customer success with the non-folding rails of Hy-Brid Lifts’ PS-1930, leading to an increase in unit rentals. This included one specific request for the models on a retail construction job.
“Hy-Brid Lifts have features that make them a top choice for customers,” said Andy Galle, equipment sales specialist for Superior Rents. “The non-folding rails are just the beginning. Operators love the lightweight aspect and the high lifting capacities of the PS-1930, along with the improved drive system and the LeakGuard™ system. We can’t keep these units stocked; they’re always out in the field.”
Steel Wall Construction is one such customer. The Springfield-based contractor found great success renting the PS-1930 through Superior Rents for a current retail construction job.
“I was using a different manufacturer’s 19-foot lift and realized it required folding rails to fit under the doors,” said Bill Shields, owner of Steel Wall Construction. “If guys have to tear down the railing every time they pass through a door, I might as well just scaffold it. They’re almost useless. I called Andy at Superior Rents and asked if he had a solution. That was when I was introduced to the PS-1930 from Hy-Brid Lifts and I’ve been very impressed. I use it for framing, sheetrock, finishing — the whole job start to finish.”
ANSI A92.20 standards, which went into effect June 1, require manufacturers to increase the platform rail height on their MEWPs, which means many scissor lifts will now have to fold their rails. The compact dimensions of the PS-1930 allow the unit to fit through standard doors and elevators without an operator exiting the lift to fold down the rails.
“On a project like this, door frames are put on early in the process, right after we set the walls,” Shields said. “Once the door frame is set, it’s a half inch below 7 feet, and none of the other lifts can go through that opening with their rails up. The PS-1930 saves at least 15 minutes each time an operator has to go from room to room.”
The PS-1930 features an industry-leading capacity of 650 pounds and is rated for one person plus materials. The PS-1930 is 69.5 inches long and 30 inches wide, with a stowed height of 74.5 inches tall, making it compact for storage and shipping. The platform is 60 inches long by 24 inches wide, with a 30-inch slide-out platform extension, which provides plenty of working space. The lift weighs less than 2,000 pounds, which is a fraction of competitive models’ weight.