Configuration of two-post vehicle lifts

Two-post vehicle lifts typically comprise two upright columns - a master or powered column plus an auxiliary or slave. Some columns are connected by a structural overhead beam, which helps keep the columns rigid under load (not to be confused with light-weight cable trays, which do not). Various configurations are available: Originally, most lifts had …

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A common sense approach to the safe operation of two-post lifts

1) Position the vehicle carefully, taking account of its type (front-wheel drive, van etc), any additional load carried and the configuration of the lift (see here). Failure to do so may place the centre of gravity of the vehicle away from the columns giving an uneven weight distribution. 2) The horizontal and vertical position of …

Brake Testing on Quarry / Construction Equipment

The Health and Safety Executive issued the following guidance for the daily measurement of brake efficiency / capability on plant vehicle on a regular basis... Brake testing should be carried out on level ground. The area may be marked out with poles to give a daily check. These should be backed up with regular tests …

Pits Vs Lifts for MoT Test Bays…

For many years there was a common understanding emerging that lifts were the recognised way for garage operators to carry out vehicle maintenance and inspection. However, over the last ten years or so there has been a growing understanding that pits have a lot to offer... The factors that need to be considered include: Economic …

Wheel Alignment. The basics explained…

Wheel Alignment should be checked whenever new tyres or suspension components are installed, when the vehicle has encountered a major road hazard or curb and any time unusual tyre wear patterns appear. Wheel Alignment is the Measurement of complex suspension angles and the adjustment of a variety of suspension components. It is a suspension-tuning tool …

Weighing up the benefits of replacement brake testers for mot stations… You decide.

It’s been a long serving and reliable part of your mot test bay, but when it’s time to replace your brake tester on what criteria do you select the replacement product? In some circumstances historical preference may come into play but starting from a clean sheet of paper which is the truly best product on …

Get a little bit more for your money…

We always feel that we give great value for money on our products but we all know how as a populus we "like a deal". Our current special offer on ATL MoT bays offers an upgrade on all lift based packages purchased to increase the platform length. The improved specification lift is available within our …

Innovative solutions to common MOT bay problems…

GETECH test lanes are now unique! Due to the fact that we always try to find the most appropriate solution to problems in order to offer the best reliability for our customers we can sometimes have a completely different solution to our competitors. Our mot test bay packages are an example of how we apply …

How it works – Headlight Testers

A headlamp beam tester is a means to check both the orientation and intensity of a vehicle headlamp to ensure that it meets a minimum standard for the country of use of the vehicle. A HBT comprises of a fully adjustable optical collimating lens assembly which is rail mounted and designed to prevent any distortion …