Some advice regarding scissor lift

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So I've been researching a lift of some sort for some time now and have finally managed to narrow down to a scissor lift. However I need a little advice before I take the plunge. Please comment on the following:
1. Some scissor lifts need to be anchored into the ground, is standard concrete usually OK for these type of ramps?

2. I may need some portability, is there a way for one person to move the Ramp around the lockup, be it not all that much?

3. In the future at some point I will need to remove the lift and take to a new premises, anyone tried moving these lifts around?

Thanks.
 
If whatever you buy requires point one then point two is academic?
 
Have a look at Automotech. We use a few of their items commercially in our workshop, good quality. They do a scissor life with a mobile version, easy to move around on a level surface. You need one without lift rams in the centre as you can't get under the middle of the car.
 
So I've been researching a lift of some sort for some time now and have finally managed to narrow down to a scissor lift. However I need a little advice before I take the plunge. Please comment on the following:
1. Some scissor lifts need to be anchored into the ground, is standard concrete usually OK for these type of ramps?

2. I may need some portability, is there a way for one person to move the Ramp around the lockup, be it not all that much?

3. In the future at some point I will need to remove the lift and take to a new premises, anyone tried moving these lifts around?

Thanks.
Not quite, as I can unbolt the Ramp and move
 
Have a look at Automotech. We use a few of their items commercially in our workshop, good quality. They do a scissor life with a mobile version, easy to move around on a level surface. You need one without lift rams in the centre as you can't get under the middle of the car.
Thanks for that. I will give them a ring tomorrow and get the info.
 
If bolting anything to a concrete floor the first thing to find out how much depth you have . What was the floor originally laid for ? It could be nothing more than an inch thick laid down by a bloke with a mixer or building reg type one MOT at 150mm reinforced , pokered , float skimmed and screeded. ?
 
If bolting anything to a concrete floor the first thing to find out how much depth you have . What was the floor originally laid for ? It could be nothing more than an inch thick laid down by a bloke with a mixer or building reg type one MOT at 150mm reinforced , pokered , float skimmed and screeded. ?
Not sure on this one. Does look solid mind you.
 
No real need to bolt down a 'mobile' scissor lift, our's aren't, drive on slowly and it won't move.
So basically bolting down is for nothing more than preventing movement as such when driving on?
 
In any case, I just now need a solution in picking the lift up and transported to new premises should the need arise in the near future. Hardwick - since your in the trade, could shed any light on how this would be done? Are the platforms possible to be lifted by four people perhaps? Is there special lifting equipment for this?
 
You don't need to bolt scissor lifts as the car applies the weight directly and vertically, assuming there is adequate weight distribution under the lift.
That is if you are only loading and lifting a car.

A two or four post lift is not directly / vertically taking the weight on the load point, so they certainly do need rated bolts

And it's a very good shout on checking the floor depth (core sample) or even point load rating for the floor if putting posts in (as an FYI)
 
In any case, I just now need a solution in picking the lift up and transported to new premises should the need arise in the near future. Hardwick - since your in the trade, could shed any light on how this would be done? Are the platforms possible to be lifted by four people perhaps? Is there special lifting equipment for this?
We used a fork lift to unload when delivered. 4 people might do it, not sure in all honesty.
 

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