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    Re: MOBILE SINGLE POST VEHICLE LIFTS Archived Message

    Posted by Mark Storey on August 22, 2005, 2:00 pm, in reply to "MOBILE SINGLE POST VEHICLE LIFTS"

    Hi Glyn,

    Do you mean a proper mobile single post lift or one of the push under types discussed below?

    I have one of the push under types, made by OECM - another one of those Italian companies that make all sorts of garage equipment.

    If this is the type you mean then here are a few pointers:

    1. You need a very flat and level floor.
    2. Largest vehicle I've had on mine was a Grand Voyager.
    3. The steering handle is too short to push under many vehicles to load easily. Sometimes the handle needs removing and the vehicles pushing forward. A minor irritation.
    4. Make sure you get one with screw type rubber adjusters for the jacking points. I've seen them with a set of metal blocks, and these are not as versatile.
    5. Mine was 700, second-hand. New around 1500.
    6. You will struggle with low vehicles, but this can be overcome with a couple of trolly jacks to lift the front of the vehicle slightly.
    7. Ideally you want to be in a situation where you push the ramp under, rather than drive onto it.

    Hth

    Mark


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