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Customers See Productivity Improvements from Hy-Brid Lifts’ First ZT-1630 Order

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Hy-Brid Lifts, the industry leader in high-quality, low-level access equipment, delivered the first order of ZT-1630 lifts to Advantage Rental Inc., a division of Scott Electric. The ZT-1630 is part of Hy-Brid Lifts’ Zero-Turn Series, which was recently introduced as part of its next generation of low-level, all-purpose lifts. The rental center placed an order for the new models soon after their release and has since experienced positive customer feedback.

“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.”

Hy-Brid Lifts designed the ZT-1630 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 pounds and lifts up to 650 pounds, which is typically more than enough for one operator and required materials. The lift delivers a 16-foot platform height and a working height of 22 feet.

“Our customers are doing everything from changing lightbulbs 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, which makes the compact and lighter-than-average ZT-1630 ideal because of its easy transport. Competitive models often weigh upwards of 3,000 pounds, which limits their transportability. Ganiear says that he and his team are able to transport the lifts in a standard box truck instead of requiring a trailer or additional large equipment.

The ZT-1630 is a safer and 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. 

“The ZT-1630 is really a natural fit for rental centers and customers and we’re pleased that Advantage Rental has seen such successful early results,” said Terry Dolan, Hy-Brid Lifts president and CEO. “Whether customers need one or 10 lifts at a time, they have come to know and trust the Hy-Brid Lifts name. Additionally, working with our dealers allows us to get feedback from customers to continue innovating to meet their needs and design the best lifts for their operations.”

Advantage Rental is so satisfied with their experience with Hy-Brid Lifts that they recently purchased 20 PS-1930 units. The brand-new 19-foot lifts are the latest in the Hy-Brid Lifts lineup and offer unique features including non-folding rails, under 2,000-pound weights and 650-pound lift capacities.

About Advantage Rental Inc.
Advantage Rental Inc. is located in Pittsburgh, with branches in Greensburg, Duncansville and Erie, Pennsylvania. Visit for more information.

About Hy-Brid Lifts
Hy-Brid Lifts is a brand of Custom Equipment LLC. Hy-Brid Lifts engineers and manufactures all-purpose lifts in electric self-propelled and push-around models. The low-level lifts offer exceptional capabilities in a heavy-duty but lightweight design, are easy to maneuver and reach working heights up to 25 feet. Contractors and maintenance technicians can use them from start to finish for a wide range of applications in industries as diverse as construction, drywall, electrical, HVAC, painting and plumbing, industrial manufacturing and facility maintenance. For more information: Hy-Brid Lifts, 2647 Highway 175, Richfield, Wis. 53076; 262-644-1300; fax 262-644-1320;;; or Facebook;Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram and YouTube.


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