Marty Berns and his crew had pretty much given up on Non-Stop’s Heavy-Duty crank up scaffolding. They loved the versatility of the scaffolding system, but his men constantly complained about cranking. It had gotten so bad that the equipment Marty owned and made a lot of money using was left sitting in a hay field for a couple of years. Marty had reverted to using frame scaffolding in most situations, with an occasional mast-climber rental when the job dictated. Marty understood the production increases of elevating scaffolding, so it bothered him to have such a productive asset parked in the yard.
With a big job coming up, Marty was considering purchasing mast-climbers when he heard about our new Hydro-Crank upgrade. He immediately pulled his equipment out of the field and put it on a job. His men, at first, complained when they saw that dreaded green equipment on the jobsite. But after a 10-minute setup they fired up the power unit and were amazed. His crew was excited to start work the next morning. Two laborers kept up with five masons laying 8” block all day with no problems. Since the Hydro-Crank lifts more than 2 times faster than a man can crank, they had plenty of time to tend the masons without getting behind. Marty said, “the scaffolding will never be parked again!” Marty’s son, Jason said: “We upgraded to Hydro-Crank at a fraction of what we were going to spend on some mast climber… boy that would have been a costly mistake on our part.”