Motorbike lift

The motorbike lift is generally the most important element within an efficient workshop, the centre of all operations.

A very important feature to consider when choosing this instrument is how the movement is generated: manual or electric?

What are the pros and cons of each mode?

We see this in the article.

Read on to find out more!

Motorbike lift: the heart of the workshop

As mentioned in the introduction, the motorbike lift is the heart of the workshop.

Being such an important tool, it is essential that it is chosen with care, paying attention to even those details that may seem minute on the surface.

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To know that you have a good product on your hands that will bring real benefits in terms of productivity and return on investment to your motorbike workshop, it is important that the lift:

  • is constructed of solid materials that guarantee durability
  • can reach a very low minimum height to avoid accidents during loading and unloading procedures
  • can reach a sufficiently high maximum height to allow the mechanic to work in an upright position and avoid back problems

Besides this, there are also other elements that can make a bridge more or less suitable for the agile work required of agencies in the modern market.

First of all, the ramps, retractable or folding.

Like the minimum height mentioned above, ramps also play a strategic role in helping the mechanic when loading and unloading the vehicle from the deck. These accessories prevent the motorbike from jolting dangerously when getting on or off the bridge, guaranteeing constant stability and preventing accidents due to possible falls of the vehicle.

Motorbike lift

Also with a view to facilitating work and increasing the safety of mechanics during daily operations, the presence of hatches on the deck can also be a strategic element.

The hatches can be at the front or rear and allow work to be carried out on the wheel areas directly on the bridge, leaving the vehicle in position during the entire working process.

Accidents due to falls are also avoided in this case.

Motorbike lift movement

In addition to the features and elements we have analysed in the previous section, when choosing the most suitable lift for your workshop it is also important to take into account how the movement of the tool is generated.

There are two main modes:

  • manual movement
  • movement generated by electro-hydraulic control unit

In the first case, as can be guessed, the raising or lowering movements of the axle are generated directly by the mechanic who, by means of a dedicated pedal or control unit, raises or lowers the lift.

In the second case, on the other hand, the movement of the bridge is controlled by a separate electro-hydraulic control unit, usually located near the workbenches or in dedicated compartments within them.

It is also important to understand what kind of safety system the motorbike lift is equipped with.

Traditional bridges are generally equipped with a mechanical rack-and-pinion safety system.

This results in the bridge only being able to stop and be secure in certain positions (interlocking points between the notches), not allowing complete customisation of the desired height.

On the other hand, in the case of a bridge equipped with an electro-hydraulic safety system that is always active, the safety of the bridge is managed by a valve that controls the flow of oil between the pistons and the control unit, allowing a millimetric positioning in the movement of the lift and making it possible to have the bridge safe at any time and/or position.

In this way, there is no need for manual action on the safety of the lift.

Very often, a motorbike bridge equipped with an electro-hydraulic control unit has higher costs, but can be considered a long-term investment and a form of protection for the mechanics in your workshop.

KIRO lift decks are equipped with electro-hydraulic technology and guarantee maximum efficiency and safety during workshop operations.

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