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Scissor hoists

Post by baders » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:51 am

Just wondering what experiences people have with mid lift scissor hoists ? I have a lot of work to do yet on LOCUTUS so need something better than trolley jacks and stands. Was looking at this one;

http://www.aaq.net.au/product/autolift- ... pplication

Advice appreciated !
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Re: Scissor hoists

Post by Pod » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:05 am

baders wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:51 am
Just wondering what experiences people have with mid lift scissor hoists ? I have a lot of work to do yet on LOCUTUS so need something better than trolley jacks and stands. Was looking at this one;

http://www.aaq.net.au/product/autolift- ... pplication

Advice appreciated !
I’ve considered these on the past, but they don’t look particularly safe to use. I wouldn’t like to get under a car sitting on one.

Just my 2c.

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Re: Scissor hoists

Post by 86_6series » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:33 am

This has a decent list of positive reviews.
I've seen many at track days in NY. and CT.

https://www.eastwood.com/quickjack-5000 ... ec2764dd37

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Re: Scissor hoists

Post by sansouci » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:23 pm

Although Quickjack is owned by Bendpak, these do not seem to be certified by the automotive Lift Institute (www.autolift.org) while their Ranger scissor lifts were certified. Maybe never submitted? Maybe failed? Maybe not engineered sufficiently? Dunno. Suggest a bit more research before you put your butt or brainbucket under one.
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Re: Scissor hoists

Post by baders » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:07 am

The Qickjack would be too low for me at only 500mm maximum lift. Another issue is any lift would need to be in Perth as it's exorbitant to ship. Going down to check out the AAQ one in a few days.
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Re: Scissor hoists

Post by 86_6series » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:41 pm

Very important info Ken. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Scissor hoists

Post by Da_Hose » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:05 am

I posted about the Atlas I bought (same design). Absolutely love using it. Given limitations of renting a house, you can't beat a110V, mid-rise scissor lift. I made arm extenders, so I can lift wider vehicles, like our 530xi wagon.

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Re: Scissor hoists

Post by mirdif64 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:38 pm

Have also posted on Jose's thread about scissor lift.
You will not miss the trolley jack and axle stands, that's for sure.

Steve

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