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Old 08-01-2017, 05:12 PM   #1
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Scissor lift ramps

Going to be getting a scissor lift very soon and will need to have ramps for access of lower vehicles. Would like the race ramps ones like these

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Produc...FfIW0wodSlgMoA

But they're not cheap! Just wondering if anyone on here has any experience of these ones.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131323547331

I'm sure I've seen other detailers using them but can't remember who it was.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:19 PM   #2
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We have a scissor ramp at work, each end has a hinged section which you can pack out (underneath) to reduce the angle.

But I don't believe anyone has ever needed to do it.

Also, I've seen the ramps recessed slightly into the ground to flatten the ramp.

As for the links above, I can't see how either would do the job any differently??
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:56 PM   #3
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The recessed ones aren't an option for me as the garage has underfloor heating. I know what you're saying about the hinged section at either end but they're not very big and I'm pretty sure you'd need some sort of ramps to reduce the angle for lower cars as even if you were able to drive the car over the ramp itself you wouldn't have much clearance left to place any rubber blocks etc under the jacking points?
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I'm not sure about them not being very big?

Ours can easily lift a ford galaxy, or a ranger up.

If I get a chance, I'll get a picture in the morning.
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I just mean the hinged section at the end isn't very long.
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Oh, I see.

Ours are about 18inches.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:22 PM   #7
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Cheaper option get a scaffold plank. Cut 3 pieces each a bit longer than the previous one. Nail them together with the longer one at the bottom, in effect making a set of steps. Works a treat for lowered cars.
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I have a scissor lift in my detailing workshop.

Don't need any ramps for low vehicles.

Pretty much everything just drives in, then you swing the arms out to the lifting points?
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Hi there,had a chat to my mate earlier and he bought one.building a kit car so bought his from BH repairs in Mansfield. He was very impressed with the service..
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