Why painters Love Hy-Brid Lifts. Lift capacity, safety, maneuverability, accessibility, stability

Why Painters Love Hy-Brid Lifts

12/29/2021

Often one of the last trades on the jobsite, painters put some of the final touches onto a building project. Because of this, they are often expected to navigate through finished doorframes, over sensitive flooring, and around completed drywall without causing damage. Heavy equipment like scissor lifts may cause damage to the site, leading many painters to prefer ladders or scaffolding as their means to work at height. However, Hy-Brid Lifts offer the safer, more productive solution. See how our machines are the perfect fit to help painters get more done while reducing their injury risk.

Safety & Stability

The many safety features on our lifts prevent falls and give painters confidence while working at height. All of our lifts feature a wide work area with 43" platform rails to minimize the risk of falls. Operators can move freely throughout the platform without worrying about losing balance. Our Push-Around Series eliminates "surfing" and other unwanted platform movement with its total-lock wheels to prevent rotation while in use. By using a scissor lift instead of a ladder, painters drastically reduce the chance of a fall or other injury, allowing them to work with confidence.

Easy Platform Access

Injuries from falls are certainly dangerous, but they're not the only risk painters experience on the job. Bending down and carrying equipment, from buckets of paint to all other tools, can strain a worker's back. If this is done repeatedly over the course of a job or even a career, that strain can lead to lasting back and shoulder injuries which will cause a lifetime of pain. Scissor lifts minimize this risk by doing most of the lifting, but workers are still tasked with getting materials onto the platform, which can be as high as 41" off of the ground. That's still quite a distance to lift a heavy paint bucket. Hy-Brid Lifts make it even easier and safer. Our tallest machine, the PS-1930, has a step-in height of only 31", and the PS-1030 platform is just 25" off the ground. Those few inches are critical to reducing strain while loading the platform, eliminating the risk of long-term injuries.

High Lift Capacities

Once you've decided to use a scissor lift instead of a ladder for your project, be sure to consider platform capacity. Painting supplies are heavy and can quickly consume the majority of a lift's rated capacity. This may be fine if you only plan to put one operator in the air, but painting projects are completed faster with more workers at height. All of our Pro Series lifts are two person rated for indoor applications and can lift as much as 800 lbs with our PS-1030 or 650 lbs with the PS-1930. That's ample room for two workers plus the materials they need to get the job done quickly. 

Precision Maneuverability

Many spaces on a jobsite are difficult to reach with lifting equipment, but that doesn't mean they don't need paint. The bulkiness and immobility of many scissor lifts often force painters to use dangerous ladders for large portions of the site. Once again, Hy-Brid Lifts has the solution. Our Pro Series and Zero-Turn Series machines feature proportional controls which allow drivers to navigate through tight spaces and around obstacles to reach more of the jobsite than ever before. But the increased access doesn't stop there. All Hy-Brid Lifts are built with lightweight, compact frames that can move through standard door frames and into elevators with ease. There's almost nowhere you can't go with these machines.

Make your next painting project easier with Hy-Brid Lifts. You'll be happy you did. Visit our dealer locator to find our machines in your area.

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