If you’re in the market for a vehicle hoist in Australia, it’s important to know what to look for and what questions to ask. As a leading supplier of vehicle hoists in Australia, we understand the importance of choosing the right car hoist, motorcyle hoist or heavy duty hoist for your needs. So, to help you with the purchase decision, we’ve compile five questions to ask yourself when shopping for a vehicle hoist.
1. What weight capacity can a vehicle hoist hold?
The weight capacity of a hoist is a crucial factor to consider when purchasing a vehicle hoist. At AAQ, we offer a range of hoists with different weight capacities, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. For example, 2 post hoists, 4 post hoists and single post hoists all have different weight capacities:
- 2 Post Hoist: 3.8-4.5 tonne lifting capacity
- 4 Post Hoist: 3.5-6 tonne lifting capacity
- Single Post Hoist: 1-2.7 tonne lifting capacity
- Truck Hoists: 30-45 tonne lifting capacity
- Motorcycle Hoist: 500kg-1000kg lifting capacity
Make sure to take into account the weight of the heaviest vehicle you’ll be lifting, including any accessories or tools you’ll be using while the vehicle is on the hoist.
2. What type of vehicle hoist do I need?
There are several types of vehicle hoists available, each with their own unique advantages and features. At AAQ, we offer a range of vehicle hoists: 2 Post Hoist, 4 Post Hoist, Single Post Hoist, Truck Hoist, Motorcycle Hoist, Car Stackers, Car Scissor Lifts.
2-post hoists are ideal for smaller spaces and quick repairs, while 4-post hoists offer more stability and are better suited for longer-term storage. Single post hoists are ideal for space saving and cost efficiency. Truck hoists are suited to heavy-duty vehicles like trucks and buses. Motorcycle hoists are suited for motorcycles and lighter two-wheelers. Car Stackers are perfect for long-term storage of multiple vehicles, whilst Car scissor lifts are affordable and can be reliably used at-home or in a garage workshop.
Consider your specific needs when choosing the type of vehicle hoist that will work best for you.
3. What height do I need the vehicle hoist to reach?
The height of the hoist is another important factor to consider. You’ll want to make sure the hoist can reach the height you need it to for the work you’ll be doing. At AAQ, we offer hoists with different lift heights, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs.
- 2 Post Hoist: 90mm-1930mm (with adapters)
- 4 Post Hoist: 208mm-1850 mm
- Single Post Hoist: 0mm-960 mm
- Truck Hoists: 1820mm
- Motorcycle Hoist: 80mm-800mm
- Car Stackers: 2.4m-10m
- Car Scissor Lifts: 2.4m-10m
4. How much do vehicle hoists cost?
Your budget is another important consideration when purchasing a vehicle hoist. At AAQ, we offer a range of hoists at different price points, so you can find one that fits within your budget. However, keep in mind that investing in a higher-quality hoist can save you money in the long run by reducing repair costs and increasing productivity.
- 2 Post Hoist: AU $3,000-$6,0000
- 4 Post Hoist: AU $990-$15,000+
- Single Post Hoist: AU $1,500-$6,000
- Truck Hoists: AU $19,000-$45,000
- Motorcycle Hoist: AU $199-$3,500
- Car Stackers: AU $6,000-$20,000+
- Car Scissor Lifts: AU $2,990-$13,000+
5. What safety features are included with vehicle hoists?
Safety should be a top priority when purchasing a vehicle hoist. Make sure to choose a hoist with safety features such as automatic safety locks and safety cables. At AAQ, all of our hoists come with safety features to ensure the safety of you and your vehicle.
In conclusion, purchasing a vehicle hoist requires careful consideration of several key factors. At AAQ, we offer a wide range of hoists to suit every need and budget, and our team of experts can help you choose the right hoist for your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our selection of vehicle hoists.