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2 Post hoist clear floor


So as we know, typically 2 Post car hoists come in two options, ‘base plate’ or ‘clear floor’ and while previously, we talked about the ‘base plate’ version and what that means, now we are going to delve into the world of the ‘clear floor’ version but, before we do let’s just remind ourselves of what we mean by a 2 Post Hoist.

A 2 Post Hoist is designed with two weighty stand-alone posts that face each other, and that is installed on to a concrete floor using heavy-duty anchor bolts (the posts can be fixed using reinforcement plates if the concrete floor doesn’t have the thickness or strength to stand the weight of two post hoists) and that are ideal for workshops, the larger home garage – the rule of thumb here is that you need the space of one and a half car’s to install a 2 Post Hoist, paint, tyre and bodywork shops along with service and maintenance centres.

A 2 post vehicle hoist can be single or three phase electric hydraulic motor, and capable of lifting up to 5500kg to a maximum lifting height of 1900mm, with lifting time of 45-50 seconds these ‘big boys’ vehicle hoists have more than enough power to safely lift the average family car, truck or even a small bus.

Okay, so now we know we’ve reminded ourselves what a 2 Post Hoist is all about, let’s cover off by what we mean by a ‘clear floor’ lift. Typically, for ease of use and safety on a 2 Post Hoist, the lift motor and all of the controls are fixed to either the inside or the outside of one of the posts, and then in the case of a ‘clear floor’ lift, are then connected to the other post by a protective plate that runs across the width of the top of the hoist which is automatically raised when the lift is raised, so it stays clear of the vehicle that is on the lift.

And, the reason why some people prefer a clear floor lift to base plate lift is that it gives you clear access to under the hoist, which means a couple of things, firstly, if you have a wheeled toolbox, oil collection tank or any other large pieces of equipment then it’s easy to just roll it under the vehicle when it’s raised, plus when you drive the vehicle on or off the hoist, you’re not going over the base plate, so there is less risk of any damage to the underneath of the vehicle if it is on the low side or if it’s fitted with an expensive body kit.

When it’s time to purchase your clear floor 2 Post Car Hoist, there are a few things to consider before making a final choice, however, to help you there are several reputable brands from here in Australia and international products to choose from but, make sure you buy the lift from a legitimate dealer, and that the hoist meets the Australian Standard (safe work NSW).

For more information on how to choose the right clear floor 2 Post Car Hoist, or for top quality professional hoist assembling, installation and hoist relocation, ‘clear floor’ 2 post hoist servicing and repairs, plus hoist safety inspection throughout New South Wales contact us via service@hoistcare.com.au or call us directly on 0491286636. We look forward to hearing from you.

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