Begin by looking at the placement of forklift mounts, they are at 90 degree from all other Uni-Hydro ironworkers. Our 30 ton has more surface pin area than a scissors’ machine’s 150 ton. The IE 55 has a clone. Another manufacturer has an identical looking ironworker and that is where the similarity ends. The difference is in PSI Tensile Strength. An IE 55 cuts at 65,000 and the other one is rated at 60,000. The IE 55 outperforms its clone in all ironworker tonnage functions.
Why buy a clone?
A 60,000 PSI tensile strength ironworker can only cut 3 strengths of mild steel.
All Uni-Hydro Ironworkers are rated at 8 strengths of 65,000 PSI tensile strength mild steel.