Tools and Equipment
Custom Equipment’s HB-1430 low-level scissor lifts
By Anthony Capkun
October 8, 2013 – Custom Equipment’s Hy-Brid HB-1430 low-level scissor lifts are heavy-duty, safe and lightweight, says the company, with low wheel loads that allow users to maneuver them over delicate floors and get onto green concrete sooner.
They provide a working area of 25 x 60 in., with 30-in. slide out extensions for increased platform length. The lifts can accommodate two people at a time and hold up to 670 lb; the extensions have a maximum capacity of 250 lb. The HB-1430’s dual front wheels help distribute the machine’s weight and provide lower wheel loads. Paired with its lightweight design, the units are able to work on delicate flooring, including tile, laminate, raised floors and mezzanines, with much lower potential for damage, promises Custom. In addition, counter-rotating wheels reduce friction, says the company, allowing users to maneuver over tile or carpeting without marking or causing tears. The HB-1430’s hydraulic system is completely self-contained with only two connection points, reducing the potential for hydraulic fluid leaks. The Hy-Brid HB-1430’s platform is operated up and down by the unit’s hydraulics, while the electrical drive and steering system is powered by two 12V, deep-cycle batteries.