Selection

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.

For Specialised Solutions  Contact Us 

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 
Description
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

 

Commercial

Heavier, wider, taller vehicles

Power Lift

Combi Lift

 

Trucks & Buses

The biggest and the heaviest.

Mobile Columns

 

Work Types  
Description
Ideal Hoists

 

Bodywork, Paint 
& Panel

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

Sprinter

 

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 
Service

Quickly lifts vehicle wheels free.

Sprinter

 

Exhaust

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 
Description
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

Sprinter

 

240 Volt Power

Only 240 volt power is available

Universal 2 Post

4 Post Standard

Sprinter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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.