“I jumped on the opportunity to order the new models from Hy-Brid Lifts because I was so impressed with their previous lifts,” said John Ganiear, Advantage Rental Inc. rental manager. “The ZT-1630 features fit the specific needs of our customers in many industries, and these lifts fill a gap that we hadn’t previously offered in our lineup.”
The ZT-1630 is designed for precision maneuverability, featuring a zero-turn radius and a simple point-and-go-style drive. Advantage Rental customers often require precise, compact lifts, as they work primarily in the electrical contracting, plumbing and mechanical contracting industries. The ZT-1630 weighs 1,785 lbs. and lifts up to 650 lbs., which is typically more than enough for one operator and required materials. It also offers a 16-ft. platform height and a working height of 22 ft.
“Our customers are doing everything from changing light bulbs in hospital hallways to installing overhead pipe or electrical line,” Ganiear said. “They need a lift that’s compact enough for small hallways and elevators, and the ZT-1630 is just that. These lifts do not require folding rails, something a lot of competitive models require. Customers ask for lifts without folding rails, and have been impressed with the Hy-Brid model.”
Advantage Rental offers free delivery on most orders, so the compact and lighter than average unit is an advantage. Ganiear and his team are able to transport the lifts in a standard box truck instead of requiring a trailer or additional large equipment.
It is also a safer, more secure alternative to a traditional mast lift, and meets all ANSI A92.20 standards. The scissor stack supports the weight of the platform with four points of contact, while mast lifts are supported by only one point of contact. The lift also provides the operator a larger work area than standard mast-style lifts.
Customer feedback has been positive. Advantage Rental is so satisfied with its experience with Hy-Brid Lifts that it recently purchased 20 of the new PS-1930 19-ft. lifts, which feature non-folding rails, an under 2,000-lb. weight and a 650-lb. lift capacity.