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Guidelines for Choosing a Location for Your Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift

When deciding where to place your Lift, take the following into account:

  • Architectural Plans: Ensure the installation spot is compatible with existing architectural plans.
  • Space Requirements: Verify sufficient space around the Lift – front, back, sides, and above.
  • Overhead Clearance: Inspect for any overhead obstructions, considering the Lift’s maximum height and the tallest vehicle you’ll lift.
  • Power Source: Ensure availability of a suitable power source for the Lift’s Power Unit.
  • Indoor Installation: The Lift is designed for indoor use only. Outdoor installation is not permitted.
  • Floor Surface: Install the Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift exclusively on a flat, concrete floor. Avoid surfaces with more than three degrees of slope to prevent accidents.
  • Shimming for Leveling: Use Shims to level the Lift if the concrete floor is uneven, adhering to the specified limits for shim and anchor bolt use.
  • Concrete Quality: Ensure the concrete is at least 4.25 inches thick, with a 3,000 PSI rating and cured for a minimum of 28 days, avoiding areas with cracked or defective concrete.
  • Compliance with Standards: Adhere to the standards set by ANSI/ALI ALCTV, and consult regional codes for additional anchoring requirements.
  • Avoiding Post-Tension Slabs: Exercise caution when drilling into post-tension slabs, using ground penetrating radar to locate tensioned steel.
  • Spacing in Multi-Lift Setups: Maintain a minimum distance of 5 inches between Lifts in a multi-Lift layout.
  • Non-Slip Rubber Pads: If using a Caster Kit without anchoring the Lift, consider non-slip Rubber Pads to protect flooring.
  • Clearance Safety: Ensure a clear space around the Lift for safety.
  • Usable Area on Runways: Avoid placing vehicle wheels or using equipment in the middle section of the Runways, where strength is reduced.


Setting Up Your Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift’s Orientation

Before proceeding, you need to determine the orientation of your Lift. This choice will dictate the placement of the Power Post and the Runways, which are specific in their placement. The Powerside Runway should be installed adjacent to the Power Post. You have the option to place the Power Post at either the Front Driver-Side or the Rear Passenger-Side. The position of the Drive-up Ramps remains unaffected by the location of the Power Post.

Although the manual may illustrate the Power Post at the Rear Passenger-Side, it’s not a mandatory setup. Often, the placement of your power source will influence this decision. If you’re not constrained by power source location, opt for the orientation that best suits your space.

It’s crucial for installers to get confirmation from the Lift owner about this orientation before moving the Posts into place.

Regarding the unloading and unpacking of the Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift components, it is advised to unload them as close to the installation site as possible. Given the weight of these components, careful handling is necessary to avoid damage to surfaces like tile or brick. Aim to move the components only twice: upon delivery and when positioning them. Proper equipment, such as a Forklift or Shop Crane, is required for moving them.

Be cautious when dismantling the stabilizing structures on the Posts and Runways as any shift or fall can cause serious injury.

To set up the installation area:

  • Mark the Front and Rear Chalk Lines, ensuring they extend beyond the Overall Width of the Lift. These lines should be parallel.
  • Mark the Side Chalk Lines at right angles to the Front Chalk Line and parallel to each other, extending beyond the Outside Length of the Lift.
  • Before positioning the Posts, measure diagonally between opposite corners to confirm the layout is accurate.
  • Position the Posts so that the corners of their Base Plates align inside the corners marked by the four Chalk Lines.

Positioning the Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift Posts

To position the Posts of your Lift, follow these steps using a Forklift or Shop Crane:

  • Moving the Posts: Carefully move each Post, one at a time, to the designated positions inside the corners of your previously drawn Chalk Line Guides.
  • Power Post Placement: Choose your Power Post location wisely, as it can only be placed at either the Front Driver-Side or the Rear Passenger-Side. The remaining three Posts will occupy the other corners. Refer to the ‘Deciding the Lift Orientation’ section for more guidance.
  • Handling Caution: Be extremely cautious when handling the Posts due to their heavy weight. Improper handling could lead to serious injury. Ensure only trained personnel using appropriate equipment like a Forklift or Shop Crane handle the Posts. Initially, do not stand the Posts upright as some installation steps are easier with the Posts lying down.
  • Do Not Anchor Yet: At this stage, do not anchor the Posts.

Installing the Crosstubes

Your Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift includes two Crosstubes:

  • Crosstube with Large Windows: This goes on the end opposite the Power Post, with the windows facing inwards.
  • Crosstube with Small Windows: Place this next to the Power Post, again with windows facing inside.

Be cautious during installation as incorrect placement of Crosstubes can lead to problems:

  • Orientation: Correctly orient each Crosstube in its specific location.
  • Installing Slide Blocks: Place the black Slide Blocks on each Crosstube Gusset. Align them properly to create slots necessary for the Ladder. Four Slide Blocks are needed per Crosstube Gusset.
  • Placing Crosstubes: You can either lean over the two Posts at one end of the Lift and slide the Crosstubes into place, then stand the Posts up (ensuring they’re in the correct Chalk Line guide positions), or stand the Posts up first and use lifting equipment to position the Crosstube correctly.

Always ensure the Slide Blocks are correctly installed for the Safety Locks to function properly. Incorrect installation could compromise safety.


Understanding Safety Locks

Safety Locks are essential for securing the Runways of your Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift. Once activated, they ensure the Runways remain stable, even during a power outage or if there are issues with the Hydraulic Hoses like breaks or leaks. These Safety Locks are evenly spaced at intervals of four inches (100 mm), and each Post is equipped with its own Ladder and Safety Lock set.