Must-Have Car Scissor Hoist Features

Have you been considering investing in a car scissor hoist for your vehicle workshop? Scissor lifts are ideal for wheel alignment and servicing and are an affordable investment for your workshop. However, not all car scissor hoists are the same, and different models have very different features.

Here are a few of the must-have scissor hoist features to look out for when shopping for workshop equipment online.

Low Drive Over Height

A scissor lift with a low drive over height will be so much easier to work with and for getting vehicles onto the lift. This will save you a lot of time in the long run, so be sure to look out for this feature.

Adjustable Support Plate Length

Choosing a scissor hoist with adjustable support plate lengths ensures that it is suitable for a wide range of vehicles. This also means that no pushing of the vehicle will be necessary.

Granule-Coated Support Plates

Granule-coated support plates are a necessary feature as this prevents any slippage from happening while you are working on the vehicle, so it is very important in terms of safety.

Double Scissor Lift

Double scissor lifts have two support plates instead of just one, which gives them additional stability and support, making them easier to work with than smaller, single-scissor lifts.

Lifting Power

Consider the lifting power and maximum capacity that the scissor lift has before pressing “buy”. You want to invest in a scissor lift that has impressive lifting power, preferably something with cylinder lift-out support.

Emergency Features

Emergency features, such as an “emergency stop” button, are very important features for your scissor lift to have in the case of an emergency. This button allows you to stop all movement with the touch of a conveniently placed button.

Varnished With Powder Coating

While most car scissor hoists will have this feature, it is still important to look out for it as quality powder coating ensures the longevity of your lift. It also prevents the build-up of rust or other aspects of wear and tear.

Are you looking to purchase a car scissor hoist with all of the above features? Here at MAHA AU, we offer a wide range of workshop equipment in Australia. If you are interested, feel free to learn more about our products on our website or get in touch with one of our friendly team members.