Hy-Brid Lifts reveals new PS-1930 scissor
Hy-Brid Lifts, an industry leader in high-quality, low-level access equipment, has brought lightweight technology to the 19ft lift market with the introduction of the Pro Series PS-1930.
The 19ft scissor lift, the tallest model in the Hy-Brid line, offers notable features such as non-fold-down rails and the company’s LeakGuard – fluid containment system. The new lift meets ANSI A92.20 standards that go into effect in March 2020. The PS-1930 will feature a new colour scheme to identify Hy-Brid Lifts’ A92.20-compliant lifts, with other models following suit as they meet new standards.
With a platform height of 19ft and a working height of 25ft, the PS-1930 is an effective lift for a wide variety of uses including maintenance, construction and other applications. The lift provides additional height to users while still offering the same versatile characteristics that have become hallmarks of Hy-Brid Lifts.
“Everything people love about Hy-Brid Lifts is now available in an even taller machine,” says Terry Dolan, Hy-Brid Lifts’ president and CEO. “While many projects can be accomplished with a 10 or 14ft lift, the benefits of a 19ft lift are undeniable. In fact, years of studies have shown that 85% of access work can be accomplished with a shorter lift, yet the 19ft market remains the most popular product segment. Customers were asking for a taller lift, so we delivered. To enter this arena, we were adamant that our product would not be another ‘me too’ product but rather something different than any other on the market. We delivered with the unique lightweight design of the PS-1930.”
With the new A92.20 standard, the railing heights are increasing. This is causing manufactures to incorporate folding rails in order to fit through standard doors. Hy-Brid’s approach allows the PS-1930 to fit through standard doors without fold-down rails, allowing contractors to efficiently move to the next location without wasting time to perform the extra steps of folding down the rails and setting them back up once in place. The lift is also lightweight and compact enough to fit in standard elevators, meaning more access for users on a variety of jobsites. The compact size and manoeuvrability of the PS-1930 reflects Hy-Brid Lifts’ commitment to helping contractors increase productivity by being the first lift on and the last lift off a jobsite.
The also debuts Hy-Brid Lifts’ latest innovation: LeakGuard. This fluid containment system integrates with the PS-1930 to allow for 110% hydraulic fluid containment. The system provides users with a simpler alternative to inconvenient methods such as diapers or other manufacturers’ multi-tray systems. Hy-Brid Lifts have always featured only two hydraulic connection points, which greatly minimise the risk of any hydraulic leakage. Although spills or leaks are highly unlikely, LeakGuard will give users peace of mind knowing their flooring is completely protected from hydraulic fluid spillage. The system integrates easily into the unit, making it easy to check for leaks. All Pro Series lifts will come LeakGuard ready, with the option for users to add the pan and pad when they order, or to order it in the future.
“LeakGuard is just one of the features we added to meet customer requests,” Dolan said. “We took feedback from existing customers and made changes to our lifts to make them ideal. Recessed charging receptacles, a tougher step for tie-down and a key switch that defaults to upper controls are a few other additions that make the PS-1930 the best in the industry. We also made improvements to scissor stability and improved the steering. These changes may seem small, but they affect the operator on a daily basis, so every improvement is significant.”
The PS-1930 will be rated for indoor and outdoor use, making it the first lift from Hy-Brid Lifts certified for outdoor use. The unit incorporates new upper controls that allow users to switch between indoor and outdoor modes. This program setting is pre-determined with an indoor setting that allows for full elevation, and an outdoor setting that restricts the elevation height. The outdoor option is rated for use at a maximum wind speed of 28mph. This indoor/outdoor option increases safety for the operator and provides contractors access to more jobs.
With safety and user comfort in mind, the PS-1930 features a low step-in height – requiring only one step to enter the platform. The step-in height is up to 10in lower than comparable models in its class, which means ease-of-use for operators.
The lift features a 650lb capacity and is rated for one person plus materials. The PS-1930 is 69.5in long and 30in wide, with a stowed height of 74.5in, making it compact for storage and shipping. The platform is 60in long by 24in wide, with a 30in slide-out platform extension. The lift weighs less than 2000lb allowing contractors to comply with trailer weight restrictions, making it easier to get more lifts to a jobsite in one trip.
The PS-1930 features new larger wheels and tyres. The 4in by 12in wheels provide more ground coverage while offering a low wheel load pressure.
All Hy-Brid Lifts are heavy-duty, safe and lightweight, with low wheel loads that allow users to manoeuvre them over delicate floors and get onto green concrete sooner. They are USA-made with high-grade steel, and all feature non-marking tyres with a low step-in height. All lifts are covered by a two-year parts and labour warranty and a five-year structural warranty.