The new push-around HB-P1027 low-level scissor lift by Custom Equipment is lightweight and features a zero-turn radius for easy maneuverability around tight corners and through confined spaces. Maintenance technicians and contractors can use the HB-P1027 for a variety of projects at working heights up to 16 feet, including electrical, plumbing, drywall and HVAC.
The lift’s platform is 22 inches wide and 37 inches long to give users ample working area and easy maneuverability through nearly any doorway. The ANSI/CSA-compliant HB-P1027 lifts as much as 550 pounds, which allows operators to safely move their materials and tools to elevated worksites.
The HB-P1027 weighs 870 pounds and its wheels help distribute its weight and provide wheel loads as low as 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 competitive 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 pins to enhance stability and reduce scissor sway associated with the smaller pins typically used on competing lifts.
In terms of safety, Custom Equipment designed its Hy-Brid HB-P1027 lift with safety features that result in fewer Workers’ Compensation claims and less impact on the bottom line. For example, the lift’s entry height is only 27.8 inches, one of the lowest available, so users can easily access the platform. This not only reduces fatigue and knee strain associated with climbing on and off lifts, but also nearly eliminates falls that can occur when operators are loading and unloading heavy tools and supplies. The company also incorporated the step into the lift’s frame, which minimizes the lift’s overall length.
The HB-P1027 also features an access gate that swings completely open to allow users to step up and into the platform. The full-access gate eliminates the need to duck under bars or chains, thereby removing much of the risk for neck or back strain injuries. Users can easily load heavy, awkward materials, like drywall and lumber for framing, by simply walking up and onto the platform instead of lifting the materials over a bar or chain.
In addition to enhanced safety compared to other lifts, the HB-P1027 provides a safer, more efficient alternative to ladders and other manual methods commonly used to perform low-level maintenance and industrial work. Again, with the chance for falls from ladders or scaffolding virtually eliminated, operators can confidently maneuver tools and materials without steadying themselves. It also reduces the number of trips up and down to secure tools, and the platform enhances efficiency by reducing the number of times a user needs to move as a project progresses.
Custom Equipment designed the HB-P1027 for easy maintenance. Its scissor stack operates smoothly to minimize platform bouncing and doesn’t require greasing. The lift is equipped with an absorbent glass mat (AGM) battery that makes the unit virtually maintenance free because it never requires users to add water. The HB-P1027 also features a self-regulating charger that prevents the battery from over-charging, which shortens the lifespan of other rechargeable batteries.
Custom Equipment uses finite element analysis software to test its designs before building all of its lifts, including the HB-P1027. This process allows the company to use a stronger, higher grade of steel so less material is required, and the results are lifts that are lighter than other manufacturer’s machines. In addition, the program identifies stress points so they can be reinforced without adding unnecessary weight.