Select the Right Hoist

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. Download Molnar Hoists Pre Install Check List

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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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
Vehicle Types Description Ideal Hoists
Sports Cars* Lighter vehicles with low ground clearance Jumbo Lift
SM300 Double Scissor Lift
Off-road 4WDs Heavy, wide, tall vehicles with high ground clearance and potentially unbalanced loading SM245 Universal 2 Post
H4443 Rails Wheel Free 4t
H4543 Rails Wheel Free 5t
Commercial Heavier, wider, taller vehicles Power Lift
SM450 Platform Lift
Trucks & Buses The biggest and the heaviest Mobile Columns


Work Types
Work Types Description Ideal Hoists
Bodywork, Paint & Panel Clear access around the outside of the vehicle at good working height. Sprinter Mobil
Air, Electrical & Pre-Delivery Easy access to vehicle with doors open and good working height. Jumbo Lift
SM300 Double Scissor Lift
Wheel Alignment Vehicle is lifted under the wheels on a flat stable platform
incorporating turntbles, slip plates and a wheels free lifting means.
SM450 Platform Lift
Tyre & Wheel Service Quickly lifts vehicle wheels free. SM300 Double Scissor Hoist
Exhaust Easy access under vehicle with vehicle supported under the wheels
so it sits as it would on the road.
SM450 Platform Lift
Engine & Drivetrain Clear easy access under vehicle for support equipment SM245 Universal 2 Post
Brakes & Suspension^ Secure wheels free lifting with good access SM245 Universal 2 Post
General Servicing^  Good access to maintenance points on vehicle SM245 Universal 2 Post
Wash Bay Lifting the vehicle to allow for easy access cleaning under the vehicle. Coming Soon



Workshop Space
Vehicle Types Description Ideal Hoists
Low Ceiling* Low clearance between floor and ceiling or overhead obstructions SM245 Universal 2 Post
Smart Lift
Restricted Space* Smaller workshop bays or tight turning circles Jumbo Lift
SM300 Double Scissor Hoist
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 SM245 Universal 2 Post
SM450 Wheel Alignment 4 Post

* 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 Wheel Free system, 4 Post Hoists can be a very versatile solution for vehicle service and repair.

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