The HB-1430 vs. Standard 19 ft Scissor Lifts


While standard 19 ft scissor lifts may be the go-to equipment for indoor multistory construction, there's other equipment that's better suited for indoor applications. Meet the Hy-Brid Lifts HB-1430. This small but mighty scissor lift has many benefits over 19 ft lifts, such as lower floor load pressures, lighter weight, a lower step-in height, and a more ergonomic design. Keep reading to discover the differences between a 19 ft slab scissor and the HB-1430.

FACT: The average working height for most indoor construction jobs is below 20 ft.


That means a traditional 19 ft scissor lift is overkill for the majority of construction jobs. Not only is it just too much lift for most indoor applications, but the added height increases the risk of crush hazards.

The Hy-Brid Lifts HB-1430 has a working height of 20 ft, reducing the risk of crush hazards. The lift's compact size also enables the HB-1430 to maneuver around complex jobsites more efficiently than standard 19 ft scissor lifts.


Working Height Chart


19 ft Scissor Lift

The average weight of a 19 ft scissor lift is roughly 2,700 lbs. This wouldn't be a problem if you're working at ground level, but what about multistory construction where there are added regulations for floor load pressures? The heavy weight of standard 19 ft lifts limits the number of units operators can run per floor.

HB-1430 Scissor Lift

The HB-1430 weighs about 1,700 lbs. That's a 1,000 lb lighter than 19 ft scissor lifts. Hy-Brid Lifts also have the lowest floor load pressures in the scissor lift industry, meaning you can have more lifts per floor and access green concrete a lot sooner than you could with 19 ft lifts.


19 ft Scissor Lift

The standard 19 ft scissor lift has a platform capacity of 500 lbs. If you need to elevate two operators over 200 lbs, there's a good chance they won't be able to take up all the tools and materials they need to complete the job. Going over a lift's platform capacity is dangerous for both workers in the air and crew on the ground below.

HB-1430 Scissor Lift

The HB-1430 has a platform capacity of 670 lbs, which is more than enough to safely elevate two workers plus tools and materials for the job at hand. This additional platform capacity increases productivity by allowing operators to take more materials up in one trip.

Ergonomic Design

19 ft Scissor Lift

Traditional 19 ft scissor lifts aren't designed for efficiency, safety, and operators' well-being. These lifts have high step-in heights, forcing workers to climb two steps to access the platform and making it harder to load heavy items like drywall. The high step-in height also increases the chances of injury while exiting the platform.

HB-1430 Scissor Lift

The Hy-Brid Lifts HB-1430 has a step-in height of 25.3 in, making it easier and safer to load, enter, and exit the platform. In addition to a lower step-in height, the HB-1430 has a full swing gate, providing an easier and less awkward way to enter the platform as opposed to chains or fixed bars.

We've Done the Math

Our experts compared the Hy-Brid Lifts HB-1430 to traditional 19 ft scissor lifts from other manufacturers below. See the Hy-Brid Lifts difference for yourself!

HB-1430 vs. 19 ft Scissor Lifts