What's the Difference Between the HB-1430 & Other Low-Level Scissor Lifts?


The primary differences between the Hy-Brid Lifts HB-1430 and other low-level access scissor lifts are weight, size, and lift capacity. There's been a growing demand for compact, low-level access lifts in the construction industry, which has prompted manufacturers of 19 ft scissor lift platforms to build low-level versions of their machines. Technically, these machines fit in the low-level access category but lack the benefits that make them a legitimate solution to the question, “How can we improve productivity and overall safety on construction jobs?” We made the HB-1430 to answer that specific question. See how the Hy-Brid Lifts HB-1430 stacks up to other low-level scissor lifts below.


The biggest reason engineers, architects, and contractors want low-level access lifts for their jobsites is the weight factor. An increase in unit weight and floor load restrictions on multistory projects has planners cutting additional weight wherever they can. We've had the same philosophy with our scissor lifts since day one. If there's unnecessary weight, we find a way to remove it. Standard 19 ft scissor lift manufacturers have been trying to do the same thing in an effort to expand into the low-level market. However, the result is a 19 ft scissor lift that elevates to 13 ft and is slightly lighter than its taller counterpart, but not as light as Hy-Brid Lifts. The HB-1430 weighs in at 1,645 lbs, enabling the machine to have the lowest floor load pressures in the industry and helping contractors put more units on each jobsite floor.


In order to make their low-level scissor lifts compact, most 19 ft slab scissor manufacturers decrease the overall length of their machines, providing a smaller work area and little benefit to jobsite productivity. The stowed height of competitors' low-level access lifts is still high enough to make folding rails necessary to fit into tight or restricted spaces. The time it takes to fold down the rails or exit the lift to walk it through doorways hurts operator efficiency, the day's productivity, and the project's overall budget and timeline, not to mention the increased risk of having high step-in heights. When we tell you that the Hy-Brid Lifts HB-1430 is compact, we mean its stowed height is lower than 19 ft scissor lifts and other low-level access lifts. Our engineers designed the HB-1430 so that operators don’t have to fold down the rails and exit the lift to go through standard door frames or fit into personnel elevators. The HB-1430’s compact size also provides a lower step-in height, reducing the physical strain of loading, unloading, entering, and exiting the platform.

Lift Capacity

At Hy-Brid Lifts, we make products that enable our end users to do more with less. That's why the HB-1430 has a platform capacity of 670 lbs, more than most 19 ft scissor lifts. Having a machine that allows more weight in the platform means workers can take up more materials and tools at a time, increasing efficiency for a more productive workday. Other low-level access lifts have platform capacities of roughly 500 lbs and significantly less work area to utilize. Wouldn't you want to work smarter, not harder?

Low-level access lifts improve productivity and overall safety on construction jobsites, but if you really want to provide the best possible work at height solution for your customers, add the HB-1430 to your fleet. Give a Hy-Brid Lifts representative a call at 262-297-5197 for more details and pricing.