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Workshop Ramps

Post by hat004 on Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:01 pm

Does anyone use workshop ramps to lift their vehicle to work on it? If so what rating are they. I can only find 2 and 2.5 tonne rated car ramps, which seem a bit lightweight. I suppose I could use levelling ramps but they don't lift the vehicle very high.
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Re: Workshop Ramps

Post by Paulmold on Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:16 pm

I suppose you could say that you're only lifting one end so 2 ton or 2.5 ton should be sufficient.I'm no Elf& safety officer though.

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Post by boxerman on Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:07 pm

I used them when I had the Trafic, but I wouldn't feel happy using them with the Boxer.
I prefer to use axle stands.

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Post by Paulmold on Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:39 pm

I don't go under vehicles any more but when I did, I also used axle stands either with the ramps or after jacking up by trolley jack.

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Post by crosgor on Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:49 pm

Unless a wheel is coming off I use the ramps, they spread the load over a far larger area than axle stands, important if you have block paving.
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