How Does Scissor Lift Weight Impact Productivity?

Heavyweight A92.20 Scissor Lifts Force Tough Decisions

Weight is becoming the main topic of concern for general contractors on more jobsites across the United States.  With the advancement of the construction equipment industry, most manufacturers are introducing more robust equipment with upgraded technology and new features to meet new standards, however total weight of the equipment normally increases with new models in the marketplace. Before the new A92.20 standard the average 19ft scissor lift weighed on average 2,700lbs, now they weigh on average 3200lbs. This forces contractors to make tough decisions. Either push the safety weight limits to the max on project floor weight, or slow down the project to space out which workers and machines will be allowed in an area at one time. How can the equipment industry help general contractors with time, budget, and safety for their workers on these jobsites?

The Lightweight Solution

Hy-Brid Lifts developed lightweight low-level access scissor lifts specifically to meet contractors needs. The new PS-1930 Hy-Brid Lift weighs less than 2,000lbs which is significantly less weight than the industry’s traditional 19ft scissor lift. What are the advantages of having light weight scissor lifts on a jobsite? Contractors electing to have light weight scissor lifts on their jobsite will reduce overall weight on the project floor and allow them to have more workers onsite to complete the project. 

 

COVID-19's Impact

With the new social distancing requirements, a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for more scissor lifts on the project will increase in an effort to space out workers. The best option for maximizing productivity on a post-COVID job site is to utilize lightweight scissor lifts for elevated work.

Lightweight scissor lifts

Lightweight Hy-Brid Lifts on the second story

Lighter weight, less trips, less cost.

Transportation costs play a major factor with contractors staying within budget for their projects.  How can lightweight scissor lifts help manage transportation costs in the construction industry? The phrase “bigger isn’t always better” comes to mind when discussing transporting heavy construction equipment in major metropolitan cities. With the traditional 19ft scissor lift only 14 units can fit onto a single truck heading to the jobsite. The PS-1930 Hy-Brid Lift can fit up to 22 units on a single truck, which will save the contractors thousands of dollars in transportation costs. On average contractors could save 20-25% of transportation costs on scissors if they elected to use a lightweight lift. 

Transportation Comparison

Hy-Brid Lifts units are the lightest weight scissor lifts with the heaviest lift capacity in the industry. From transportation costs, budget concerns, and overall safety on jobsites more general contractors are electing to partner with Hy-Brid Lifts to fulfill their scissor lift requirements. Hy-Brid Lifts is a U.S. based manufacture in Wisconsin and on a mission to help contractors across the country with their lightweight design and optimal heavy-duty lift capacity to ensure operators are working safe at height. 

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