Finding a Solution Together
Steel Wall Construction specializes in steel stud drywall in Springfield, Missouri. Owner Bill Shields has worked with rental center Superior Rents on many projects, and says he will continue to do so for future projects. He relied on the knowledge of the Superior Rents team to provide him with an ideal solution to his jobsite setback.
“About a week into the job, Bill called me and asked if I had a 19-foot lift that would go underneath the doorways,” said Andy Galle, equipment sales specialist for Superior Rents. “I told Bill about the 19-foot lift from Hy-Brid Lifts and he was immediately interested. I followed up with him the day after he received the lifts, and he was absolutely thrilled. In fact, he has committed to using these lifts on a lot of future jobs, too.”
Customers’ Favorite Features
The PS-1930 comes with many features and benefits that make it a top-requested lift from the manufacturer. One of those features – non-folding rails – was a direct response to the recently updated ANSI A92.20 standards.
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 folding down the rails.
Besides the non-folding rails, rental customers and end users find many benefits in the design of the PS-1930.
“Hy-Brid Lifts have features that make them a top choice for customers,” Galle said. “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.”
The PS-1930 has a capacity of 650 pounds and is rated for one person plus materials. This high lifting capacity is something that Shields found helpful on the jobsite.
“Lots of other lifts stop at 500 pounds,” Shields said. “Drywall, equipment and the drywall installer can get close to that capacity, so having more room to work with is easier. No one has to worry about the lift capacity getting in the way of completing the job.”
Shields said that the LeakGuard technology of Hy-Brid Lifts is a solution for another obstacle often faced on jobsites: working on finished floors.
“A lot of places stain the floors instead of putting on floor covering,” Shields said. “Because Hy-Brid Lifts have the pan underneath, I don’t have to worry about hydraulic leaking and leaving a stain on the floor.”
LeakGuard is the company’s response to eliminate inconvenient and messy containment methods, including diapers. The new technology allows contractors to access more jobs with strict spillage regulations, including those with finished or sensitive flooring.
Relying on Teamwork
While there are hundreds of models from a plethora of manufacturers, sometimes a customer finds the perfect fit with one piece of equipment. It’s not often that most problems can be solved with one solution, but when manufacturers, rental centers and customers work together, anything is possible.