How to buy a single, 2 or 4 post hoist in Australia

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Is your workshop missing something? Does it need a bit of a lift? Could it use a hoist?

Perhaps one of the cornerstone items of any workshop the hoist is one of the most important purchases you will make for your workshop or garage. So how do you do it? Where do you even start? This is where the team at Classic Lift comes in to save the day with our handy tip,

Tricks and guide on how and where to by a single, two-post or 4 post hoist in Australia and what to look out for.

There is a lot of choice for different products on the market, so what are the things most important to you and your business. Do you value quality and safety or is cost the deciding factor in your buying decision process?

These details are essential to flesh out prior to beginning your search, this way you have a starting place. Assessing your needs and the needs of your business is crucial, if you’re servicing heavy vehicles, you won’t purchase a hoist with a weight limit less than your heaviest type of vehicle. Similarly, you don’t need a heavy-duty hoist to work on little hatchbacks. Australian Standards have been developed over the years with safety in mind, and regardless of whether you are setting up a home workshop or commercial garage, you should look into whether the hoist you are considering meets Australian Standards, and if it doesn’t it might just be better to err on the side of caution and find a better solution.


A hoist, whether single post hoist, two-post hoist or four-post hoist, Is heavy machinery and with that comes an associated risk of injury or damage from misuse or a lack of knowledge around correct operating processes. All of which put you, your business and your team at risk. So make sure the hoist you are looking into comes with adequate operations manuals or if the manufacturer provides training on its use and operation. Would a single hoist be suitable in your situation?

At Classic Lift we have two versions of the Single hoist for your workshop,

We offer both a fixed and mobile option to suit your needs. A single lift will not hold as much weight as a two or four lift hoist which is another consideration to make. Now you need to search for hoist manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Searching for local stockists can reduce your costs greatly by reducing the logistical costs. Once you have found a few stockists, manufacturers or distributors, its easy to get bogged down by choice.

Here is where you decide on what is important to you in the purchase process. Are you looking for a manufacturer who sells their products or are you happy with a retailer or distributor who sells another business’s products. There’s no real difference between the two options other than cost saving by buying direct from the manufacturer. Retailers like us at Classic Lift also manufacture products as well, which gives us a relative edge over our competition. Not only can we serve your needs, we regularly ask our clients what they are looking for in products and how we can best assist them.

We also manufacture our products to the highest safety standards and we will not stock any product that doesn’t meet this criteria.

We also pride ourselves on our innovation and dedication and commitment to quality products and service. This is just one reason why the best place to buy your new hoist, be it a single post, two posts or four, is Classic Lift Australia. We champion safety and quality and we are the best in our industry because of that.

Whether it’s a hoist, scissor lift or car stacker you need, Classic Lift Australia is the best place to go. Our friendly team are on deck to help you with all of your questions and queries and we service most of Australia. Call to speak to one of our friendly team on 1800 951 022, or email us and we will be in touch shortly.