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Scissor hoists

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:51 am
by baders
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 !

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:05 am
by Pod
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.

Re: Scissor hoists

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

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:23 pm
by sansouci
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.
--Ken

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:07 am
by baders
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.

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:41 pm
by 86_6series
Very important info Ken. Thanks for the heads up.

Bob V

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:05 am
by Da_Hose
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.

Jose

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:38 pm
by mirdif64
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

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:19 am
by anashe021
I have bought garage scissor lift From Classic Lift Australia and I love it. https://classiclift.com.au/

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:48 am
by baders
I ended up going with a Quickjack due mostly to lack of space and height in my garage for anything else. Super impressed with the quality of gear and instructions.

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 12:27 am
by bigboystoy
Any pictures of it being used?

Re: Scissor hoists

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:20 am
by baders
Sorry I'm at work again but will look to get some pictures when I return home.