Before You Buy

When trying to select the right hoist for your application, it starts with understanding your vehicles types, your work types and your workshop space. From there we can advise the hoist that is best suited for you.

Before you  buy a hoist, there are a few practical items that should be taken into consideration. 

Molnar Services have developed a pre-install checklist to ensure that the customer's hoist is going to fit and the job will run smoothly, well before purshasing your hoist there are 5 key factors that should be considered.

To read more about what to look for Pre-Installation  click here

A Molnar Hoists representative will be happy to  consult with you throughout the planning process, to ensure you receive expert advice and support in choosing the product best for you.

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When you are looking at the best purchasing method, consider Finance Options 


Choosing the Right Hoist

To help make choosing the right hoist easier, we have organised our range of products into 3 areas of application;

1. Vehicle Types

2. Work Types

3. Workshop Space


Vehicle Types 
Ideal Hoists


Sports Cars*

Lighter vehicles with low ground clearance

Jumbo Lift


Off-road 4WDs

Heavy, wide, tall vehicles with high ground clearance
 and potentially unbalanced loading

Universal 2 Post

Rails Wheels Free



Heavier, wider, taller vehicles

Power Lift

Combi Lift


Trucks & Buses

The biggest and the heaviest.

Mobile Columns


Work Types  
Ideal Hoists


Bodywork, Paint 
& Panel

Clear access around the outside of the vehicle at good working height.



Air, Electrical 
& Pre-Delivery

Easy access to vehicle with doors open and good working height.

Jumbo Lift


Wheel Alignment

Vehicle is lifted under the wheels on a flat stable platform 
incorporating turntbles, slip plates and a wheels free lifting means.

Wheel Alignment Hoists


Tyre & Wheel 

Quickly lifts vehicle wheels free.




Easy access under vehicle with vehicle supported under the wheels 
so it sits as it would on the road.

Standard 4 Post


Engine & Drivetrain

Clear easy access under vehicle for support equipment

Universal 2 Post


Brakes & Suspension^

Secure wheels free lifting with good access

Universal 2 Post


General Servicing^

Good access to maintenance points on vehicle

Universal 2 Post


Parking & Storage

Using vertical space to park more than one vehicle in a bay.

We recommend Nussbaum Parking Products such as the Store Parker

To find out more go to Car Stackers Australia 


Car Stackers


Wash Bay Lifting the vehicle to allow for easy access cleaning under the vehicle.

Top Lift Hydraulic


Home Mechanic Restrictions on space and power and potentially the need to use for parking and storage.

Home Mechanic Hoists 


Workshop Space 
Ideal Hoists


Low Ceiling*

Low clearance between floor and ceiling or overhead obstructions.

Base 2 Post

Smart Lift


Restricted Space*

Smaller workshop bays or tight turning circles

Jumbo Lift 


Bitumen or Poor Concrete

Floor is of a very low strength, thickness or quality

Mobile Columns



240 Volt Power

Only 240 volt power is available

Universal 2 Post

4 Post Standard









*NOTE: Scissor lift hoists can be installed in-ground to suit workshops with limited space, vehicles with low ground clearance, or workshops that are looking for full flat floor effect.

^NOTE: With the addition of Jacking Beams or using the Rails Wheels Free system, 4 Post Hoists can be a very versatile solution for vehicle service and repair.