The hoist can be assembled at two different heights. We recommend the highest setting if possible. This way a 4WD or high roof van/ute can be lifted without the operator having to bend over to work.
The hoist is of a twin ram, twin cable, twin lock design. This design is the most reliable and safest in the market.
Direct lift hydraulic rams mean there is no lift chains or pulleys. This simplifies maintenance and there are less moving parts to wear.
The rams locate into the base of the hoist rather than bolted into the top of the hoist post. This means all of the weight of the vehicle is distributed through the workshop floor. This design means the post is used for stability only rather than lifting plus stability resulting in a much less stressed post.
Hydraulic parachute valves are fitted to the rams. These valves deploy in the unlikely event of a hydraulic hose failure and allow the hoist to descend at a controlled pace to the nearest lock.
German technology hoses.
A single hose runs from the power pack to the slave side of the hoist. This means there is no “joiner” in the middle of the top cross beam. Therefore there is no chance of an oil leak onto the vehicle if stored for long periods.
Each lock is spaced approximately 200mm apart. The locks work at a very low height meaning that you are safe to work under the hoist even if you roll under on a garage creeper.
Automatically deploying safety locks. There is no need to remember to engage the locks before walking under a vehicle.
Automatically deploying arm locks. The arm locks are made to prevent an arm from being dislocated and allowing the vehicle to fall off of the hoist (the most common way a person gets hurt under a hoist is if an arm lock fails or more commonly if one is overidden or disengaged and then forgotten to be re-engaged). Our hoist arm locks are of a block design which prevent the locks from being permanently overridden. They can be manually overridden but automatically re-engage as soon as they are let go. The arm locks automatically dis-engage when the hoist is fully lowered to allow easy arm positioning or removal.
Padded roof bar stops the hoist from raising if it is touched. It takes very little effort to trip this switch. It stops roof racks or high loads from being crushed under the top bar.
Asymmetric design means the front arms are shorter than the rear meaning the car is set back slightly on the hoist. This allows the front doors to open wider.
Triple telescopic expanding front arms with double telescopic rear. Each arm has its own tool tray built in. Now you’ll always find that nut, bolt or spanner.
The lift pads are a combination of “drop in” and adjustable. They feature a double telescopic thread to allow the pad to get as low as possible. We also supply as standard the 4WD adapters to ensure the lift arms can reach the vehicle chassis without damaging side steps or the vehicle body.
Telescopic arms need stop bolts to ensure each stage doesn’t “fall out”. This hoist has the stop bolts built into the sides of the lifting arms rather than on the top of the arms. This way the bolts cannot damage lowered vehicle sill panels.
The hoist is supplied with a three phase motor but is available with a 240 volt motor at no extra charge.
The motor is rubber mounted which keeps its operation as quiet and as smooth as possible.
Each hoist (whether 3 phase or 240 volt) is supplied with a heavy duty finned motor with a cooling fan to ensure it stays at correct operating temperature in even the hottest Australian Summer.
The power pack features a metal oil reservoir to ensure it resists physical damage as much as possible. The oil level is checked via a dip stick.
The hoist has “dead man controls” meaning if an operator walks away from the hoist it will automatically stop and the locks are deployed.
To raise the hoist simply press one button. To bring it down simply push one lever. The single lever firstly releases the locks then brings the hoist down – one hand operation.
Single point locks mean one lever operates both locks. This means there is no need for an operator to walk under a suspended load.
We prefer this style of lock release as it is simple and has minimal moving parts. When compared to electric release locks there is no need for a voltage transformer, electric solenoids, or dedicated electronic boards.
All electrical parts are locally available. There are no electronic boards.
The locks are operated by a simple lock release cable (replacements are available from most hardware stores). This cable runs around dedicated pulleys. We have found the pulleys allow free movement in dirty shop environments, rather than a bicycle cable consisting of an inner and outer. The inner generally drags dirt into the cable sheath every time it is used. This slowly binds up the lock release cable and results in premature failure.
Manual down hoists such as these also offer the operator direct control over the descent. The hoist does not go up slightly before coming down as is the case with the electric lock option. This makes lining up transmissions or roo bars much easier.
Supplied with a remote control to make lining things up much easier with one person. The remote control does not release the locks so it is impossible to let a car down on top of you.
Metal pulleys ensure long life and an added safety feature should the cables ever be suddenly loaded.
The upper height of the hoist is limited by a switch rather than by simply “topping out” the ram and relying on the operator to take their finger off of the raise button when rams can go no higher. The electric switch shuts off the motor as soon as the car reaches the pre-adjusted lift height. This ensure only the minimum amount of pressure is required to lift any particular vehicle and results in a significantly less stressed pump, motor, hydraulic hoses and rams. The end result is longer life of the components.
Low maintenance design running high quality, low wear and replaceable poly carriage slides.
We specialise in hoists and actively encourage our prospective customers to compare our products with others using the above checklist.
Over 5,000 units sold across Australia. We have stock available and full time support staff in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Please ask for freight prices to other capital cities.