Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - 11

PURCHASING CONSIDERATIONS

Pathway to purchase
A lift is a big purchase ... in every way. Consider the following to make sure you're
on the right track to purchasing the lift that fits best in your facility. First, consider
how your lift will be used and where it will be located in the shop. Take into
account shop ceiling height and the maximum weight your shop floor can hold.
Then, consider any features or options that would make sense for your business.

WHAT SIZE VEHICLES DO YOU SERVE,
AND WHAT KIND OF WORK DO YOU PERFORM?

CLASS 3-8

MOSTLY CLASS 1-3

We perform maintenance and repair on everything
from city delivery vehicles up to sleeper tractors
(10,000 lbs up to 33,000 lbs)

We offer alignments, quick lubes, and
preventive maintenance to cars and trucks,
with the occasional step van or work truck
(about 2,000 lbs to 14,000 lbs)

Do you need
flexibility on location
of the lift?

Is space a concern
at your facility?
Do you need to
account for a low
ceiling or restricted
floor space?

YES

Consider an
In-Ground Lift
that meets your
capacity needs

NO
Mobile
Column
Lift
These lifts
offer a lot of
flexibility and
are suited
for major
overhauls

Consider a
Two-Post
Frame Lift

YES

(The most
common lift in the
industry)

Two-Post Frame
Lifts have a smaller
footprint and fit
a wide range of
vehicle sizes

NO

YES
NO

A FourPost Lift
might be
right for
you

Mobile
Column
Lift

Consider a
Two-Post Lift

Tip: Always use ALI certified lifts
Sources: Mohawklifts.com, Rotarylift.com/find-my-lift, Autolift.org

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Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement

Welcome
Know your lift
How to choose the right lift for your shop
10 steps to promote lift safety in shops
Selecting proper two-post lift accessories
Pathway to purchase
Equipment reviews
Products
Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - 1
Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - 2
Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - Welcome
Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - Know your lift
Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - 5
Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - How to choose the right lift for your shop
Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - 10 steps to promote lift safety in shops
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Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - Selecting proper two-post lift accessories
Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - Pathway to purchase
Vehicle Lift Guide Supplement - Equipment reviews
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