CM255-A – 2 Post Symmetrical Car Hoist 5.5tonne

Molnar CM255-A 2 post hoist


The Molnar CM255-A two post car hoist is a symmetrical 5.5 tonne electro-hydraulic two post vehicle hoist available with 3 phase or optional single phase motor power.

This hoist is suitable for vehicle repair and maintenance within industrial, commercial, and even domestic workshops.

The double telescopic arm length makes the CM255-A hoist one of the most versatile on the market, suitable for passenger cars up to large vans and transporters.

For more information on 2 post car hoists, please complete the contact form below or call our customer service team.

Key Features

  • Clear floor (no base frame)
  • Unique single post symmetric column design for greater stability
  • Single hydraulic unit
  • Carriage with slide blocks
  • Push button control unit with upper protection limit
  • Park button and direct down functionality
  • Mechanical synchronisation
  • Safety rachet system (no expensive compression air required)
  • Automatic arm locking system
  • Low minimum height
  • Double telescopic front and rear arms
  • Suitable for passenger cars up to big vans and transporters
  • 3 year warranty


Lifting Capacity: 5500 kg
Lifting Height: 2005 mm
Working Height: 105 mm – 2005 mm
Lifting/Lowering Time: 50 seconds (approx.)
Motor Unit: 3 kW
Voltage: 400V 50Hz 3 Phase 16A (single phase available)
Minimum Height: 105 mm
Drive-through width: 2810 mm
Total Width – outer edges base plates: 3920 mm
Total Height – including post: 4050 mm
Arm length front, minimum – maximum: 915 – 1850 mm
Arm length rear, minimum – maximum: 915 – 1850 mm


CM255-A 2 post assymetrical car hoist

CM255-A 2 post assymetrical car hoist australia

CM255-A 2 post assymetrical vehicle hoist

CM255-A 2 post assymetrical car hoist

CM255-A 2 post assymetrical car hoist

Frequently Asked Questions about 2 Post Symmetric 5.5t car Hoist


What is the difference between a clear floor 2 post hoist and a standard 2 post hoist?

The advantage of a “clear floor” model is the way it allows you to move jacks and equipment conveniently through the middle area of the hoist. This design makes it easier for you to carry out gearbox or transmission replacement and other major maintenance.

The “clear floor” 2 post hoist allows you to move jacks and equipment easily through the middle area of the hoist – offering you a seamless experience when conducting major maintenance, such as gearbox or transmission replacement. With this design, you’ll have all the expertise you need to get the job done right.

Is it ok to leave a car up on a 2 post hoist for an extended period of time?

You can definitely leave your car on a two post hoist for an extended period of time – so long as the safety locks are properly engaged and the car isn’t resting on the hydraulics. Still, it’s important to remember that cars are not made to stay lifted off their wheels for prolonged periods of time, so you should confirm with your vehicle’s manufacturer if you’re uncertain.

Symmetrical vs Asymmetrical car hoist

No matter your automotive needs, when it comes to car hoists, there are two main types: symmetrical and asymmetrical. Both hoists provide the same service – elevating a vehicle off the ground so mechanics can easily access them without having to cral on the ground, but they have distinct differences in design and functionality. (mainly column post or arm configuration)

Symmetrical hoists evenly distribute the weight to the front and rear of the car or truck by squarely positioning the vehicle at the centre of the hoist. On the other hand, asymmetric lifting allows for vehicles to be positioned slightly further back making it easy to open the doors to access inside the vehicle. This is especially practical if you raise and lower a large number of vehicles every day and want to get in and out quickly.

A symmetric vehicle hoist is only better than an asymmetrical hoist if the vehicle has a longer wheelbase and is heavier in the rear. If these conditions don’t apply, then it’s best to use an asymmetric car lift. Contact us to discuss your options further.

Where should I place my car on an asymmetric hoist?

To ensure a safe and secure lift, move your vehicle forward until 30% is situated in front of the columns. Make sure all the lift pads are facing towards the back end of the car. When you have it set up correctly, pull out the arms and place each pad on its designated lifting point.

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