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What You Should Know About Scissor Lift Car Hoists Before Buying One

Every garage/workshop needs some sort of lift or hoist to offer certain services, mostly to do with servicing the wheels and undercarriage of vehicles. With so many different types of hoists out there, it can be difficult to choose the ideal hoist, and many garages have 2 or 3 different types.

Is a scissor lift car hoist on your purchase radar? Here are a couple of things you should know!

There are 3 Different Types

There are three different types of scissor lift car hoists, namely:

  • X type
  • Parallelogram type
  • Pantograph Lifts

Ideal For Working On Wheels

The main use for scissor lifts is working on wheels, so if that is something you need assistance with, a scissor lift may be ideal for you.

You Won’t Enjoy the Lifting Height & Capacity of Other Car Hoists

Scissor lifts offer many advantages, but height is unfortunately not one of them. They are known as mid lifts as they are able to lift your vehicle to a middle height. That being said, different types have different lifting capabilities.

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You should also carefully check the weight capacity associated with the scissor lift that you’re interested in purchasing and check that it will be able to handle the weight of your average client’s vehicle.

They Don’t Take Up Much Space 

We all know how precious space on the workshop floor can be. In comparison to other lifting solutions, scissor lifts do not take up very much space at all and can be recessed, out of sight into the concrete if necessary.


Scissor lift car hoists are popular, and therefore it is very easy to find scissor lift car hoists. They are usually priced very reasonably, but of course, different lifts from different manufacturers will cost different amounts. When shopping around for one, it is important that you use a trusted supplier to ensure that you buy a quality piece of workshop equipment that will last you for many years to come.

Are you looking for a scissor lift car hoist in Australia? There is no better place to buy one than MAHA Premium Workshop Equipment. Feel free to get in touch with us today!

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Hudson Curry