Is it to make more money? Is it to make a difficult job safer & easier? Do people buy lifts to save time? To save money?
The answer is, people buy lifts for all of these reasons.
Simply stated, a decision to purchase a lift is motivated by PRODUCTIVITY, PROFITABLITY, SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE. When profit isn’t the goal, then cost cutting or shop safety usually is. A municipal highway garage might not be interested in profit, but all lift users are interested in using a safe and reliable lift which will save them the most amount of time, and is the best value.
Often a lift buyer will purchase lift(s) based on price. In other words, the choice of lift is made without regard to profit, longevity, safety or productivity. Instead, the buyer chooses the lift with the cheaper price. Price and cost are very different things to consider. You shouldn’t even consider buying from a company that cut corners to build a lift for less. A lift that is poorly designed will cost you valuable time everyday you use it. Lost time isn’t part of a lift’s price, but it certainly has it’s cost. Do your homework, know that the extra cost of poor design or questionable quality can exceed $2,000 per year!
The information in this blog will show you that a cheap lift is short-term based thinking and your success and safety should be a long-term goal. Following will be an in-depth analysis of the two-post, four-post, in-ground, mobile column, scissor, parallelogram lifts and different designs available. You may have noticed from looking at different brands of lifts that most lift companies have knuckled under to pressure from competitors to lower their prices. To sell a lift with a lower price, even the biggest companies have cut back on materials, quality and/or outsource overseas labor. We know you want the best because your success and your safety depend on performance which is more important than cutting production costs.
Read on to learn more…. If you decide not to read this blog, simply look at the pictures in the articles and read the captions so you can better understand the features of a lift that you’re about to purchase.