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2 post lift.

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Pilot, Feb 18, 2020.

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  1. Pilot

    Pilot New Member

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    Getting too old and too fat to be rolling around under the 110.
    Thinking about a 2 post lifter.
    Anyone any thoughts on suitability? Will it be ok to lift on the outriggers? Will reach to the main rails? Will it be stable with a 110 on it?
    Seen to be some new ones on e bay for not much more than a grand. Hmm?
     
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    Personally I would want to pin the outriggers to the chassis rails, it will lift fine, but has to be put on with engine nearer posts, therefore quite a lot of overhang on rear end
     
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    They are perfect, used to lift mine on the front radius arms and rear radius arm chassis brackets.
     
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    For that price I hope you got good life insurance for the wife.
    What is the weight carrying capacity of it. Does it bolt to the floor and how thick is the floor.
     
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    you can check the balance of various vehicle on a 2 post lift by raising it so wheels are off the floor and lifting by hand front then rear both should feel similar,if you cant lift one end a little its not balanced
     
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    I've got a four tonne rated 2 poster from this guy:-

    http://www.sjrgarageequipment.co.uk/

    Very good and has been no issues in 8 years of decent use. 110 on it no problem - just need to watch the balance point - and maybe add a prop if you're going to be heaving on some part or other. Also, the arms reach the main rails without issue.

    I'd pay very careful attention to the floor - very very careful actually, as there'll be significant leverage on a relatively small area.... I actually braced the columns to the building structure ...... given my bothersome aversion to having a LR sat on top of me ;) - call me old fashioned if you like :D
     
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    Absolutely - get a new "unfamiliar" vehicle on the lift, and raise it to the first stop as above - then see if it is stable - way better to "fall off" from 6 inches above the floor .........:eek:
     
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    Thanks everyone.
     
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    If I had a workshop I would buy a lift, probably 4 poster. But there is an issue with all this equipment, be it lathe, bench grinder, welder, etc when used at home. In the workplace there's always other people about to help you if you get hurt and someone to tap you on the shoulder to remind you to put the fall lock on or the safety specs. At home working alone the risks and consequences are a lot higher. I have the welder, pillar drill grinder, trolley jack etc but I do sometimes ask myself "is this a good idea?" or "am I the right person to be doing this?"
     
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    I decided it must be a four post ramp for me for reasons of safety, but after talking to tester at mot he convinced me a two post was better for access,and if I was worried about it to use props at front and rear. So I have just had a two post delivered and just need to install, I did go for one with supports that widen the base of the columns from about 500 mm to about 1.3 mtrs.
     
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