In an effort to simplify Ionic’s waterfed pole range, we have launched a new lightweight but strong pole platform that window cleaners can configure based upon their specific needs. Therefore just like the mythical Greek serpent Ionic’s new Hydra pole is available with a number of familiar head options.
- This Grafter Head Hydra is suited mainly for residential cleaning, it comes as standard with a non-curling monofilament nylon bristle brush and adjustable angle crank.
- The Swift head Hydra is extremely robust and optimised for commercial window cleaning. Available with 12”, 18” or 24” brushes and has a variety of gooseneck length option
- The Vertigo standard head Hydra. The tubeless waterfed angle crank of the Vertigo head has been beefed up to provide extra rigidity for precise cleaning. When used with the new fixed head, Hydra’s lightweight precision is enhanced to the max.
- The Vertigo quick release head Hydra. With the quick release option we’ve improved the design to overcome weakness and improve the fit of the ever increasing range of interchangeable tools, which enable a wide range of cleaning duties.
When you pick up the new Hydra pole the first thing you notice is just how light it is. Ionic has really focused on weight reduction and have reduced the wall thickness of every pole section, resulting in significant weight savings, and maintained rigidity. Narrower handles provide a more comfortable grip.
In order to achieve our lightest ever pole, every component came under scrutiny with weight savings being made on nearly every part, from clamps to levers.
The second thing you notice are the new clamps on the Hydra pole, with slick one finger operation and adjustment these clamps feature patent pending spring assisted release to reduce tube section wear. In addition, the clamps are carefully crafted to ensure tight closure time after time year after year. Any used Ionic pole can be upgraded to have these latest clamps. Check out the pole restoration video on the videos page.
The final thing you notice is that every pole comes standard with Ionic’s unique Protector handle. The only waterfed pole to meet the British Standard for electrical safety is now available to you at no extra cost. It seems that there is barely a month that goes by without news of a window cleaner electrocuted at work. Whilst safer than ladders Ionic believe that waterfed poles should be a no-risk alternative. For safety’s sake choose the new light weight Hydra that won’t light you up or lighten your pocket!
Watch the Hydra buying guide: