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To lower the Runways on your Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift when the Safety Locks are engaged, first slightly lift the Runways to disengage the Locks. Then, continuously press the pushbutton on the Pushbutton Air Valve. This action retracts the Safety Locks from the Ladders, preventing them from re-engaging and allowing the Runways to be lowered safely.

Your Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift features an additional safeguard, the Slack Safety system. The Lift’s two safety systems are:

  • Safety Locks: These are the primary mechanism for holding up the Runways. As you raise the Runways, you’ll hear clicking sounds indicating the Safety Locks engaging with the Ladders’ holes. To maintain a specific height, slightly exceed the desired height and then lower the Runways so the Safety Locks engage with the Ladder holes.
  • Slack Safety: Located next to the Safety Locks on the Crosstube Gussets’ ends, these engage differently. During normal operation, the Cables’ tension keeps the Slack Safeties away from the Ladders, preventing engagement. However, in the rare event of a Cable breakage, the relevant Slack Safety instantly activates to prevent the Runways from falling.

Ensure that the Slack Safety Locks are disengaged after raising the Crosstubes during Hydraulic Repair Near MeĀ  installation.

Installation instructions for the Ladders and Top Caps involve securing Ladders inside the back of each Post, ensuring they pass through both slots on each Crosstube Gusset. This is crucial for the proper functioning of the Hydraulic Repair Near Me Safety Locks. Incorrect installation could compromise the Lift’s ability to safely hold a vehicle, posing a danger to anyone underneath.

For the Ladders and Top Caps installation:

  • Insert a Ladder down the Post’s back, ensuring it passes through both Gusset slots.
  • Repeat with the remaining three Ladders.
  • At the Ladder tops, affix the M20 Nut to the Threaded Bolt, leaving a small gap from the Post’s top.
  • Position and secure the Top Caps with M6 Hex Bolts.
  • Attach a lock Nut on each Safety Ladder, leaving a thread length above the Top Nut, and adjust as necessary.

Elevating the Crosstubes

To facilitate the remaining installation steps, manually lift the Crosstubes to an equal height, aligning them to the same Safety Lock. Exercise caution while lifting the Crosstubes, as the Posts are not yet secured. The risk of equipment damage or personal injury is high if the Posts are dropped or toppled. Due to their weight, it’s advisable to have at least two individuals working together for this task.

Steps to lift the Crosstubes:

  • Utilize a Forklift or Shop Crane for lifting each Crosstube, ensuring enough clearance (at least two feet above ground) to comfortably work underneath for routing the Lifting Cables and Lines.

Note: During the lift, the Slack Safeties will engage since the Cables are not yet installed. After elevating the Crosstubes, these must be disengaged. The Primary Safeties will function as expected.

  • To disengage each Slack Safety after lifting a Hydraulic Repair Near Me Crosstube, elevate and hold one end of the Crosstube to release both the Primary and Slack Safety Locks, then press and hold the Sheave towards the Ladder and the back of the Post. This prevents the Slack Safety Lock from re-engaging. Lower the Crosstube end and release the Sheave or Steel Piece.
  • Repeat the above step for the remaining three Slack Safety Locks.
  • Once both Crosstubes are correctly positioned, with all four Primary Safeties and Slack Safeties appropriately engaged and disengaged, proceed with the installation.

Securing the Ladders

It’s more convenient to secure the Ladders at the bottom of each Post after the Crosstubes have been raised.

Following Steps:

  • Gather 4 Hex Head Bolts, 8 Flat Washers, 4 Safety Spacers, and 4 Nyloc Nuts.
  • Attach the bottom of each Ladder as indicated in the illustration, ensuring the Spacer is correctly positioned between the Ladder and the Post.
  • Secure the remaining three Ladders in the same manner.
  • Verify that all four Primary Safety Locks are engaged.

Warning: Do not proceed unless all four Hydraulic Repair Near Me Primary Safety Locks are confirmed to be engaged. Unengaged Locks could lead to the Runways shifting or falling, potentially causing injury or damage.

  • If not already done, erect each Post with at least two people assisting.

Caution: Be mindful around the unanchored Posts to avoid accidental toppling, which could lead to injury.

  • Use a Transit Level to determine the Shim requirements by measuring the height difference between the Posts. The difference indicates the required Shim thickness. Avoid using Shims and/or Anchor Bolts to adjust for more than 1/2 inch. Do not anchor the Posts at this stage. The decision to anchor depends on whether you are using the optional Caster Kit. Even if you plan to anchor the Posts later, do not do so now.

Disassembling the Hydraulic Repair Near Me Sheaves

For routing the Lifting Cables, it’s necessary to detach the Cable Sheaves located under the Powerside Runway and the four Gusset Sheaves along with their Lock Pins. Maintain the order and grouping of these components, as they will be reinstalled in their original locations using the same parts.

Setting Up the Runways

Your Lift includes two distinct Runways:

  • Powerside Runway: This Runway accommodates the Hydraulic Cylinder underneath and features a hole on its outer rear end for the Flex Tube. The process of Cable routing begins underneath this Runway.
  • Offside Runway: This Runway lacks a Hydraulic Cylinder beneath it and has no Lifting Cables running underneath. It can be installed either in the wide or narrow configuration.

The diagram provides guidance on the proper orientation of the Runways for different Power Post positions. Utilize a Forklift or Shop Crane to elevate and position the Runways.

Warning: Exercise extreme caution when positioning the Runways due to their considerable weight and length, as they can shift or fall, potentially leading to serious injuries.

Installation Steps for the Runways:

  • Position the Powerside Runway and the Offside Runway correctly.
  • Ensure that the Sheaves at both ends of the Powerside Runway have been detached.
    • Front of Runway

Rear of Runway

  • Keep the disassembled components nearby for reinstallation in the same spots later in the process.


  • Use a Forklift or Shop Crane to individually lift and place the Runways.