Our website uses cookies
Cookies are small files held on your computer which allow us to give you the best browsing experience possible. You can delete and block cookies but parts of our site will not work without them.
E4G 3000 Mini 1 Post Car Lift
  Post 31 of 31

E4G 3000 Mini 1 Post Car Lift

<< Back to Latest Garage Equipment News<< Back

posted in Latest Garage Equipment News by on 14:57 Oct 2nd, 2017

 

New to Equipment4garages and our range of car lifts is the E4G 3000 single post electric car lift. It is designed for lifting a car sideways to allow easy access to the lower section of the car. It is made in Spain by Ikotec and we are distributing it in the UK.  The first design was in 1999 and it is considered to be the “original” mobile 1m car lift.  Basically, it is a movable single column lift with different interchangeable fittings for lifting a car from the wheel or the sill with a weight of no more than 2.5 tons to a height of 1m.

 

For the mechanic, it enables easy and quick access for inspection or repairs; such as on brakes, steering components, exhaust and under engine parts. The fact that it is mobile it can be moved around the workshop. In a larger garage it might have existing static 2 and 4 post lifts that might be occupied and it would inconvenient to take the vehicle off to carry out another repair. So, you would just need to move the E4G 3000 to where the vehicle is parked in order to carry out the inspection or repair.

 

For the bodyshop fitter it enables access to the lower half of the car to carry out inspection or repairs on damaged panels, bumpers etc. Again it can be moved around the bodyshop to where the car is positioned and prevents the need to shunt cars around and some of the cars might not be moveable due to missing components.

 

For the car painter using the car lift assists the painter to put the car to a better height for more accurate spraying. When a car is on its wheels it is difficult for a painter to see and spray accurately at low height as it means bending down with a spray gun in your hand and keeping balanced while trying to apply the correct film of paint. As the lift is electric you would need to meet the Health and Safety guideline and the electric would need to be completely disconnected when in the car spray booth if using flammable materials.

 

For the bodyshop estimator it enables a more thorough inspection of the damaged parts, better images of the damaged parts and a more accurate estimate. If the customer is present the damage can be better explained and pointed out. Additionally by having a more accurate estimate it prevents the need to contact the insurers should other damage become evident when carrying the repairs and adding a further delay to getting the damaged vehicle finished.

 

For the car restorer and enthusiast, it enables better access to all those parts that need cleaning, inspection or attention. The parts and panels that might be rusty or corroded and will need cleaning, preplacing or welding and using a conventional jack might not give sufficient working height.

 

Technical Description

 

The E4G 3000 consists of the following main components.

 

The Column. The basic part of the system consists of a specially shaped column of folded steel into which the lifting carriage is placed.

 

The Base. It is ‘A’ shaped with 2 fixed wheels and a mobile wheel at the other end.

 

The Lifting Carriage. The lifting carriage is a ‘U’ shaped with 2 axles with weigh loading bearings and a vertical hook at the front for holding the different fittings.

 

The Control Mechanism. The control mechanism consists of a lever for lifting and lowering the vehicle and there are top and bottom limit switches within the column.

 

The Power. The power is provided by a 1.5HP 1phase motor.

 

How to use the E4G 3000 with the wheel lift

 

1.      Move the E4G 3000 with the handlebar.

2.      Position when using the wheel lift tool to the front or rear or rear wheel and push in until touching the tyre.

3.      Plug into the electric socket.

4.      Before lifting the vehicle make sure the engine is turned off.

5.      Loosen the handbrake and put the gear in neutral.

6.      Once these steps are completed the vehicle can be lifted by moving the lever until the desired height of the vehicle is reached.

 

 

How to use the E4G 3000 with the sill lift.

 

1.      Move the E4G 3000 with the handlebar.

2.      Position when using the sill lift tool position in line with the rear-view mirror and never in the centre of the vehicle                   

3.      Plug into the electric socket.

4.      Before lifting the vehicle make sure the engine is turned off.

5.      Loosen the handbrake and put the gear in neutral.

6.      Once these steps are completed the vehicle can be lifted by moving the lever until the desired height of the vehicle is reached.

 

Important Warnings

      

       Always Loosen the handbrake and put the gear in neutral.

When using the sill lift tool position in line with the rear view mirror

Never use the sill lift in the centre of the vehicle

 

 

Note: If there is a power failure the vehicle can be lowered by taking off the cover on top of the column and use a 30mm spanner to lower.

 

 

Why does the vehicle not turn over when lifting it with the E4G 3000?

 

                       

 

·         The vehicle is shown by the force F representing its weight.

·         The force F will remain vertical as the weight gradually inclines.

·         On the other side is the point of rotation R.

·         While the vertical is inclining the distance D between F and R decreases.

·         Until this distance D doesn’t reach zero or turn negative, the vehicle will not turn over.

Sign up to our newsletter

100% Secure shopping - PCI DSS Level 1 Compliant - The highest level of data and payment protection

secure payment