New Hy-Brid scissor from Custom Equipment
By Sarah McCay19 October 2014
Custom Equipment has introduced a new Hy-Brid scissor lift, the HB-P1027, which the manufacturer says is lightweight and features a zero-turn radius for easy maneuverability around tight corners and through confined spaces.
Offering a working height of up to 16 ft (4.9 m), the new HB-P1027 can be used on a variety of projects, including electrical, plumbing, drywall and HVAC.
The lift’s platform is 22 inches (56 cm) wide and 37 inches (94 cm) long, while the HB-P1027 offers a maximum lift capacity of 550 lbs (250 kg).
The lightweight unit weighs 870 lbs (395 kg), providing a wheel load of 250.3 psi. This enables operators to maneuver the lift over fragile flooring, such as tile, laminate, raised floors and mezzanines, with minimal risk for damage. Users also can get onto poured concrete several days sooner with the HB-P1027 lift than with heavier models.
The HB-P1027’s hydraulic system is completely self-contained and has only two connection points. This reduces the potential for hydraulic fluid leaks, which can lead to floor damage and safety hazards, and provides a clean system for operating indoors in either finished or unfinished environments. The company also builds its HB-P1027 with a robust scissor stack that features oversized, 1.25-inch (3.2 cm) pins to enhance stability and reduce scissor sway.
Custom Equipment designed its Hy-Brid HB-P1027 lift with many safety features including an entry height of only 27.8 inches (71 cm). The HB-P1027 also features an access gate that swings completely open to allow users to step up and into the platform.