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In-Ground Lifts: Are They Worth the Investment?

No matter which vehicle lift you choose for your commercial workshop, you’re looking at a significant investment.

So if you’re running a tight budget, you want the most bang for your buck. And with an In-Ground Lift, that’s exactly what you’re getting.

Here’s why an In-Ground lift could be one of the best financial decisions you make for your workshop:

 

It’s one-size-fits-all

A Totalkare In Ground Lift is one of our strongest and largest commercial vehicle lifts, with the capacity to raise almost any size and weight of vehicle.

With the maximum configuration of 8 columns at 15,000kg each, you’re looking at a lifting capacity of 120,000kg — which is more than enough for just about every type of vehicle you’re likely to find in a workshop.

But beyond the weight itself, it’s also one of the longest installations you can get. Unlike some other vehicle lifts, there’s no fixed platform length to worry about. With an installation of up to 8 columns in a row, you’ll have a single lift that can handle some of the longest vehicles around.

So if you’re looking to get the most out of your investment in a lift — or you need a single installation that works with as many vehicles as possible — an In-Ground Lift is one of the most versatile investments you can make for your workshop.

 

It creates space in your workshop

Whether you’re running a compact workshop or a spacious depot, floor space is always going to be at a premium. And a vehicle lift is one of the largest installations you’ll have in your premises.

But with an In-Ground Lift, you don’t have to worry about the space it takes up — and that has a massive effect on your throughput.

Most vehicles lifts occupy a space that’s comparable to the vehicle being lifted. That’s especially true with a fixed installation lift, which usually comes with a frame or fixed columns.

And if your workshop doesn’t need to lift all day, that’s a huge amount of space that’s not being put to good use.

But with an In-Ground Lift, you’ve got a fixed installation that completely retracts into the ground. You’ll get a flush fit with the floor of your workshop, which means you can use that space for other non-lifting jobs — boosting your overall throughput, and getting your teams moving onto the next vehicle sooner.

You can roll out smaller testing equipment to create a new workstation, or reposition your workshop furniture to give your teams better access to the tools they need.

And with our own Totalkare In-Ground Lift, you’ll get a built-in heavy-duty roller cover with a capacity of 7,000kg. So when your lift isn’t use, you can park smaller vehicles directly on top of it — or simply use the space to create new routes to drive vehicles through your workshop.

 

It’s multiple lifts in one

Along with our Mobile Column Lifts, an In-Ground Lift is one of the few commercial vehicle lifts that lets you lift multiple vehicles at once — with just a single installation, and a single investment.

On a basic level, the columns function together as one single vehicle lift. But by grouping its columns into independent sets, you can turn a single lift into multiple lifts — without any physical changes to the installation you have.

With the maximum configuration of 8 columns, you could potentially raise up to 4 smaller vehicles at once, with independent controls and safety measures to completely separate the jobs at hand.

And when you’re finished with the 4 jobs?

It’s as simple as reconfiguring your columns into the groups you need for the next job — whether that’s lifting a single coach, two vans, or four LCVs at once.

So if you’re only planning to invest in one lift for your workshop, you’re effectively getting up to 4 separate lifts for the price of a single installation. And that means an In-Ground Lift could be the most cost-effective investment you make.

 

Ready to get more bang for your buck?

Whether you’re investing in new equipment or upgrading your old lifts, you need to be sure you’re getting your money’s worth.

Check out our full range of commercial vehicle lifts to find the lift that’s right for you — or talk to one of our vehicle lift specialists to see exactly what our lifts can do.