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Old 09-24-2018, 05:03 PM
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I'm looking into changing my 2 post hoist for a full height scissor lift. The 2 poster takes up valuable space and the posts always seem in the way. And a 4 poster also takes up room. So I've decided on a scissor. If you make it flush with the floor it is totally hidden. So i want to sell mine. It's nearly brand new.
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Hi Jaydee Did you decide on a scissor lift yet. I am interested if you have, how have you found it. I am sick of crawling under mine on wheel ramps one end and axle stands the other. Ian
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Do you mean you are interested in a scissor lift or mine?
I'll be keeping mine at the moment but If I move again then I'll get a scissor lift. I like the ojne from Molnar. I think It's a Nusbaum like mine. About $9000 but really nice. JD
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Only interested in your thoughts on the pros and cons of scissor lifts
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One of the main reasons was height room. When I bought the free floor 2 poster the column height is 4 metres. Most sheds the wall height is 3 metres and 3.7 roughly at the peak. So it was high enough with my old molnar 2 poster to lift most cars with the bonnet closed. So when I bought the 4 metre column I poked the columns through the roof and made a sort of tent to waterproof it. Now I've moved location and I'm now building a 4 metre high carport. But when I move back to Adelaide then I don't want a high shed and don't want the 2 posts to be in the way for the odd time I would use the hoist. So that's the first pro for a scissor and it can be flush with the floor. You can open the doors. Good for low cars. Free's the wheels like a 2 poster. Gives you a platform to put stuff on. The main con would be lack of room under the vehicle when say doing exhaust and I think there's enough room for trans removal. The Musbaum scissor also go almost to 2 metres lift. Hope this helps with your decision. JD
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i dont have the height for a hoist in either my main shed or where i have the cobra now in the build in carport with access into the house.
i was sick of working off the floor esp with my back and while it's not a perfect solution this was good enough and i got it for a good price from one of the local bob jane stores that was having a refit.
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So you got a mid rise? They are way cheaper and I guess with a roller stool you could manage it. Better then a pit I guess? JD
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So you got a mid rise? They are way cheaper and I guess with a roller stool you could manage it. Better then a pit I guess? JD
yeah it gets it off the froor about 1200 but i then use jackstands on the platform to get it a bit higher and your correct i have a roll stool that makes zipping around a breeze def better than climbing up and down a pit
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How would you getting a gearbox out? I will consider it though when I move back to, Adelaide. At the moment I'm building a high carport and putting up my Nusbaum 2 poster. It's been stuck in my container for 3 years whilst we were moving around. JD
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How would you getting a gearbox out? I will consider it though when I move back to, Adelaide. At the moment I'm building a high carport and putting up my Nusbaum 2 poster. It's been stuck in my container for 3 years whilst we were moving around. JD
i would take the car to a mates and use his full size hoist if i had to remove the box ot take motor and box out it one hit can do that at home . while it does has it's limitations its a 100% better than working off jack stands on the floor .
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