Most mechanical shops (if not all) have lifting equipment to help them lift vehicles or vehicle parts. However, they are usually suitable for standard-weight vehicles such as cars or jeeps.

When a heavy duty vehicle needs to be inspected or repaired, how is the lifting handled? After all, these vehicles are incredibly heavy in weight and can be very large in size, such as buses or tractors.

To handle lifting of these vehicles or their mechanical parts, these are the best lifting equipment options available to shops.

Column lifts

Column lifts are mobile, meaning they can be moved in accordance with the size and weight of the vehicle.

They operate in conjunction with each other through an electric power unit, synchronizing the lift and lowering of the vehicle.

Column lifts offer a reliable, safe lifting system that can be configured based on the needs of the shop and the vehicle type, weight and size.

Because of this, their mobility and the ease of setting up spare parts for column lifts, they are a favorite for many shops.

Transmission jacks

Transmission jacks are used with lifting equipment to facilitate maintenance for heavy vehicles.

Transmissions are a heavy, large piece of equipment that can be dangerous to handle without a suitable transmission jack.

Once removed from the vehicle, a jack will keep the transmission supported so mechanics can work on it safely.

Transmission jacks also assist in lowering and raising the transmission out of and into the vehicle. They are equipped with wheels, making them mobile and easy to use across the shop.

Scissor lifts

Most shops have scissor lifts available for a variety of vehicle sizes and weights.

A scissor lift will raise a vehicle safely and in a straight vertical path, ensuring the vehicle is fully supported as it’s raised or lowered.

The strong electro-hydraulic lifts can handle lifting heavy duty vehicles including fire vehicles, all types of buses, and even trucks.

It’s considered one of the safest and most reliable types of lifts for vehicles.