Concept Garage Equipment can supply and install quality Jacking Beams for 4 Post Lifts to your garages or MOT Bays. Suitable for all classes of vehicles. For car and van lifting solutions in workshops and MOT garages that need the best lifting solutions for all occasions. If you are unsure what jacking beam you will need for your garage, size or type of vehicle lift call us today on 0113 469 0572.
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The jacking beam is a long horizontal hydraulic Jack that is wide enough to span the platforms of a 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift, that is placed underneath the car, and it can further raise the vehicle while it is already raised up on the 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift.
Jacking beams are usually roller mounted to run smoothly and safely along the platforms of the 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift and are positioned low under the vehicle before being adjusted or raised.
The jacking beam is both a safety device, as well as a critical time saver for garages using 4 Post Lifts or Scissor Lifts, as it enables work to be done on cars whilst on the 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift that would otherwise need the lift to be lowered and the car removed, and either raised separately from the floor, or on to a 1 or 2 Post Lift.
Jacking beams are usually roller mounted, and they can be placed on top at the end of the 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift spanning the 2 platforms and either rolled under the vehicle, or the vehicle can be driven onto the 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift with the jacking beam already in place.
The jacking beam can be adjusted to meet the jacking points on the car or vehicle and allows the front or rear of the vehicle to be raised from the 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift itself, the advantage of this can be used, for example, to remove wheels from a car whilst it’s on the 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift.
You can use 2 jacking beams, one at the front of the vehicle and another at the rear in conjunction with each other to raise both the front and rear of the vehicle whilst on the 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift, therefore the ability to remove all 4 wheels of the vehicle whilst it is still securely raised to a working height by the 4 Post Lift or Scissor Lift.
Some rules, sizes and capacity will differ on jacking beams supplied from, or for use in different countries, so be aware of the below rules to ensure you have the correct jacking beam for your intended use, and for correct safety within the garage or MOT Bay
UK Jacking beams must be a minimum of 1600mm in width (note in Europe it’s 1400mm so beware of inappropriate imports)
For class 4 MOT – The jacking beam must have a minimum 2-ton lifting capacity
For class 7 MOT – The jacking beam must have a minimum 2.6-ton lifting capacity