A winning line-up
Hi-Line Markings of Dublin has been using Graco line-marking machines for 28 years – their first Graco LineLazer is still working reliably and efficiently!
Hi-Line Markings is a family-run line-marking company based in Dublin. It’s been providing line-marking services across Dublin and the island of Ireland since 1993, when it was founded by Bill Barrett. In those days it was very much a “one man, one van” operation. Now it’s a second-generation family company being led now by siblings Aislinn and Colin Barrett offering a much broader range of lining jobs and services including car parks, roads, airfields, schools, hospitals, factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and electric vehicle charge points.
“We focus on providing quality workmanship on time and to budget, efficiently, productively, and safely, in accordance with stringent health and safety, environmental, and quality standards,” says Colin Barrett, Director & Project Manager.
28 years old … and still running!
When asked how long Hi-Line Markings and Graco have been working together, Colin Barrett laughs: “Since 1993 when the Graco LineLazer was purchased – and we are still using it!” Yes, even after 28 years this sturdy machine is still brought out to perform certain jobs. “It’s just a well-made, simply engineered, user-friendly line-marking machine that obviously, considering its age, is extremely durable!” Since then the original LineLazer has been joined at Hi-Line Markings by a number of other Graco line-marking machines, such as the LineLazer IV 5900.
“We started the company with Graco machines and have always been totally satisfied with them,” adds Colin Barrett. “They are easy to clean and self-maintain, durable, and extremely easy to maneuver.” Ease of maneuverability is a particularly strong advantage, he explains. “A lot of our work involves very intricate health & safety line marking in factories, warehouses, workshops and the like, often in fairly confined areas where the tight turning circle of Graco’s line markers is really beneficial.”
He also points out a couple of other benefits of Graco’s LineLazers. One is the EasyMark Gun Adjustment System which gives perfect gun alignment every time thanks to an easy-to-use guide mark system. The other is the EZ Align Wheel System which makes it quick and easy to align the front wheel without having to use special tools, to obtain perfect striper tracking.
Graco Ultra Max II 695
Hi-Line Markings’ latest acquisition is the Graco Ultra Max II 695 ProContractor Series Electric Airless Sprayer which they use to paint blocks such as pedestrian crossings. It is designed for reliable and high-performance lining thanks to its 2.0 hp brushless DC motor and Endurance Vortex MaxLife pump. It also comes with the BlueLink Job & Sprayer Management System. “This is a really useful innovation from Graco as it enables us to track the exact location and hourly productivity of the sprayer,” says Colin Barrett. “I also like the unit’s FastFlush 2 System that enables us to clean the pump in virtually no time, and with the use of half the water we previously had to use.”
The solid construction of Graco’s machines to guarantee long operational life is a further benefit. “I feel confident that the Graco Ultra Max II 695 will still be working reliably in 28 years time. Maybe I’ll be thinking of retiring before we have to think of retiring the machine!”
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