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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:34 pm

Does anyone have access to the above so the total height of the extending ram can be measured when the lift is fully raised? I'm concerned I might not have enough headroom in the new man cave.



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Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:56 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
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Does anyone have access to the above so the total height of the extending ram can be measured when the lift is fully raised? I'm concerned I might not have enough headroom in the new man cave.
surely not !!!

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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:56 pm

Yes i have one, i will try and measure it later if i get back home a reasonable time other wise tomorrow......


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:07 pm

Do they not use screws that are enclosed in the towers ?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:22 pm

Coupe Racing wrote:
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Do they not use screws that are enclosed in the towers ?
That's what I thought too, though I haven't studied all the varieties?


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Post by halfpenny » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:28 pm

I recall that the ram goes up equal to the lifting height of the ramp, so a bit less than the corner post height - basically 1:1



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:34 pm

Hi all, thanks for the comments, I was going for the cable operated horizontal ram type but they want squillians of quid so it's got to be the vertical ram sort now.

Geraint, you're a star, much appreciated, don't go rushing about.

I sussed out the mechanical operation with regard to the 1 to 1 but need the exact dimension, metric or imperial, I'm multi-clueless!



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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:30 pm

http://www.automotechservices.co.uk

This is who I bought my scissor lift from Brian, mega helpful and well priced, do 4 posters too


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:28 pm

Yep, thanks mate, I'm going fer wheels free so I think Bradbury have the patent fer those, there's squillions of plain 4 posters fer parking etc but I'm lazy and ancient and need the car up in the air, on the wheel free girders and have the bonus of two ramps littered with tools, spares, coffee and widgits at the perfect leaning nonchalantly height!



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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:45 pm

What about these? Wheels free and less posts to get in the way?

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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:44 am

All this talk is exciting the itch to "raise the roof" on the garage here. I've found it leaks, so it's day's are numbered.

As per Craig's suggestion, if it's a wheels free type, why 4 post rather than 2 post Brian?

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Post by MarkHawkins » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:00 am

A working single phase 3 tonne 4 poster went for around £200 at a local garage clearance just before Christmas .. buyer had to dismantle though. Is second hand an option?


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Post by mikeh » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am

I can find out tonight on the way home as there is a Bradbury four poster down the farm.
Is it just the raising leg height you need to know or anything else.?

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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:25 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:34 pm
Hi all, thanks for the comments, I was going for the cable operated horizontal ram type but they want squillians of quid so it's got to be the vertical ram sort now.

Geraint, you're a star, much appreciated, don't go rushing about.

I sussed out the mechanical operation with regard to the 1 to 1 but need the exact dimension, metric or imperial, I'm multi-clueless!
i have an old cable operated wheels free bradbury, hydraulic lift and operation of the cables.... best tool i have ever bought.... took a while to find a single phase one, Bradbury did offer single phase an option but it was unpopular. It works well for what i need and parts are still available. the hydraulic ram total height on mine is 12'6", there is a "top hat" cover on mine which could be taken off reducing the height by 4 inches.

I went for 4 poster because the installation is easier, and having worked with two posters movement on some is unnerving, and some of the cars i have restored needed work where the pads need to go. I bought an old bradbury wheels free because they are better made than any of the new ramps in my price range.... never regretted it.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:50 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:28 pm
have the bonus of two ramps littered with tools, spares, coffee and widgits at the perfect leaning nonchalantly height!
have you told Bradbury of this useful selling feature? :D

i also considered the two post wheels free option but was feart about balance, structural location of jacking points being usually where welding reqd etc


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