Ahern Rentals to Distribute Custom Equipment's Hy-Brid Line

Richfield, Wis.-based Custom Equipment and Las Vegas, Nev.-based Ahern Rentals have announced the formation of a formal distributor relationship between the two companies. Ahern Rentals has agreed to provide rental, retail sales and service coverage for Custom Equipment's Hy-Brid line of aerial platforms throughout Ahern Rental's 11-state coverage area.

“When Custom Equipment Inc. formulated its expansion plan into the western United States, Ahern Rentals' reputation as a strong distribution partner immediately came to mind,” said Steve Kissinger, owner of Custom Equipment. “Our relationship with Don Ahern and Ahern Rentals will provide construction contractors located throughout Ahern's coverage area with immediate access to our lighter weight aerial scissor lift.”

Ahern Rentals, with approximately 43 rental stores, will represent the Hy-Brid line of aerial lifts, which includes the HB-1030, a 10-foot, 1,200-pound aerial scissor and the HB-1430, a 14-foot 1,670-pound aerial scissor. Both aerial scissor units feature a dual motor electric drive system, electric steering, and a “lighter weight” approach to machine design. Contractors utilizing the Hy-Brid scissor lift typically have advanced access onto newly poured concrete structures, reducing the overall construction cycle time. The machines boast low operator step height, long battery cycle time and high deck load capacity.

Ahern Rentals is the largest independently owned rental business located in the United States. Custom Equipment has been manufacturing aerial platforms since the mid-80s and has specialized in the design and manufacture of lighter weight, high quality work platforms.