View Full Version : Long shot ? for the motorheads here
04-24-2009, 01:38 PM
I have a feeling this question is quite a longshot as I'm not sure the item exists but here goes. This a.m. while completing my EMT clinical time was discussing mechanicing with a fellow student, and while talking about cars , not my strongest point, as I am a rotary wing mechanic. We got on the topic of lifts, ramps, and jacks. He said there are now ramps that you can drive on flat, then jack up to desired height. Did some searching on google and couldn't find any such item. Just wondering if they exist and if any one has a link to a site that has them.
04-24-2009, 01:44 PM
I've not heard of a ramp that you jack up. Doesn't mean they aren't out there though. Not sure how that would work.
04-24-2009, 01:52 PM
Try it literally
put a ramp under a jackknife. n c
04-24-2009, 02:19 PM
Something like this?
or maybe these:
04-24-2009, 02:57 PM
Not sure any of those were exactly what he was talking about but I definitely want the lift that is in the second link. The hamer lift wasn't bad either.
04-24-2009, 06:40 PM
I've had experience with the scissor type lifts and they work well. FWIW.
04-24-2009, 07:15 PM
If I'm thinking of the one you're thinking about, yes they do exist . When I was at mechanic school the shop had one and we used it for alignments and oil changes. It has 2- 30ft tracks on it that the car drove onto, and it had supports with hydraulic rams on each corner, and of course I can't remember the name of it.
04-24-2009, 07:19 PM
Found it, its the one on the bottom
04-24-2009, 08:01 PM
Sounds like your typical alignment rack. Pretty common.
04-24-2009, 08:20 PM
Keeping in mind the source, I'm not exactly sure what he described even existed but my impression was he believed it was a home mechanic item and pretty much just like regular drive up maintenance ramps that start flat then can be raised to desired height. Thanks for info though.
04-25-2009, 12:45 AM
I use the plastic drive on ramps for oil changes. Honestly they are super convenient and save a lot of time. I do admit I sometimes wonder if the plastic will give out when I am under the car. This usually encourages me to finish up under the car!
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