News Roundup: High Impact

5 thoughts on “News Roundup: High Impact

  1. reaperskier July 12, 2019 / 9:25 am

    The dagmar announcement is quite interesting. I am wondering who will build the new Rendezvous quad.

    I am assuming either it will be an LPOA, a Skytrac, or a used BM Lifts quad.

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  2. Jamie B July 13, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    I know I’m late to the party here, but I still cannot understand why they would replace the Liberator Express (or any lift) with a 32 year old DS grip lift.

    There’s a very good reason these lifts are mostly being replaced in Europe. They have bad economics compared with newer lifts.

    Actively deciding to purchase one does not make sense to me – even if the purchase cost was very little. Within a few years this will surely work out to be more expensive than purchasing a newer lift.

    And if you look at the initial costs, they have to pay for transportation from Austria, and installation. Installation is a similar cost regardless of the lift’s age.

    Chairs and bubbles that old will be in poor condition – so much so you would normally replace and scrap them (they’re obviously not doing that).

    Am I missing something?

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    • Ryan July 13, 2019 / 10:23 pm

      Maybe it’s getting a complete overhaul prior to shipping?

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      • Jamie B July 17, 2019 / 6:01 pm

        A complete overhaul how exactly? Overhauling a lift like this would basically mean replacing parts, which would be expensive, in which case what’s the point in buying this lift in the first place? As far as I know they are replacing the electronics, and that is it.

        And it would do little to change the maintenance-intensive requirements of such a device.

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