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I do marketing and graphic design for a scissor lift company. I just started two months ago, before starting had no clue what a scissor lift was, I am also a 25 year old female so this is all WAYYY outside of my demographic. I was hoping I could ask some questions to people with more experience?

Does anyone have personal experience with Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment? I am looking for any information, negative or positive, have you seen our lifts on a job site? would you choose to use them over a JLG or Genie? if so why? if not why not?
 

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Used hundreds of JLG and Genies, never even heard of Hy-Brids. I'll google them, but with the reputation of JLG and Genie, good luck with trying to gain market share without a significant price difference
 

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A quick look says nope. I wonder why the company would market catchy terms like "onboard charger" and "dual drive"?

They look like a home owner style rental center type of machine, not for those of us that use lifts all the time.
 

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Never heard of them either we are partial to jlg as we have a dealer for them and not genie.

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let me try that again..

A quick look says nope. I wonder why the company would market catchy terms like "onboard charger" and "dual drive"?

They look like a home owner style rental center type of machine, not for those of us that use lifts all the time.
can I ask why you wonder that? (again brand new to the industry) are these things just standard on most lifts? or?
 

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let me try that again..



can I ask why you wonder that? (again brand new to the industry) are these things just standard on most lifts? or?
Those are standard on all the lifts I've used..
 

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oh ok! yeah that doesn't make sense. Are there particular features that you would look for? Or that would be more likely to spark your interest?
 

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Never heard of em. How are they priced compared to the competition?
 

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Never heard of em. How are they priced compared to the competition?
I am not in on all of the pricing currently but from my limited experience I believe they are a *bit* more expensive, but still competitive in the market.

how much is a jlg or genie?
 

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Used hundreds of JLG and Genies, never even heard of Hy-Brids. I'll google them, but with the reputation of JLG and Genie, good luck with trying to gain market share without a significant price difference
our lifts are special application, indoor, low level, extremely low floor loading for use on sensitive flooring i.e. marble, hard wood, carpeting...

thats kind of our section of the market, we can go where heaver machines can't.
 

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Unless I need a lift that is extremely light and has a limited reach because I am worried about the floor, I am going to rent which ever is cheapest. A lift from any other company can take me to 14FT just as easy as one of these ones.

I also noticed when I look at dealers for Ontario you list about 2 dozen rental companies, so if I call up any one of them on the list they will be able to rent me one of your lifts?
 

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A light lift = unstable up high, or less stable. Like being on a el cheapo extension ladder compared to our heavy fiberglass monsters.

I hope you take this the right way, but you are asking the wrong guys the question. I have 4 scissor lifts, all used every day, and all bought used...ex rental lifts. I do not know of any contractors that buy new, or late model lifts...at least any that I know. It does not make economic sense. That said, one of these lifts would have to appear at an auction in the future to get a look, and chances are most contractors are like me....I like JLG's, parts are readily available, when they break, I know what to expect, and they are tough. I am not going to try a new lift unless it came to me dirt cheap.

BTW, the floor loading is not as big an issue for contractors as stability is. And the low closed height is great...if you cannot get on the lift, chances are you don't need to be on the lift. ADA isn't part of the working life of contractors.
 
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