Lifting Solutions for Buses and Coaches

Lifting Solutions for Buses and Coaches

August 3, 2023
Merwyn Machado

The only Australian-Made Portable Heavy Vehicle Hoist

It takes something pretty special to lift the wide variety of buses and coaches around Australia. When it comes to servicing the industry’s fleet of vehicles, one of the safest ways to do so is by using an Endurequip hoist to lift a bus off the ground. In the world of hoisting, Endurequip Hoists has a few firsts that make it a unique option for the local market. Endurequip is featured by the Australian-Made Organisation as the only portable heavy-vehicle hoist made in Australia.



Manufactured in Brisbane at a state-of-the-art 6,000 square metre factory, the hoist is also the only chain-driven heavy vehicle model of its kind. Endurequip has been trusted by Australians to provide heavy vehicle lifting solutions for more than 35 years, with its range of products helping lift the heaviest of vehicles, including Australia’s buses and coaches.

One Stop Workshop Lifting & Handling Solutions

Outside of its well-known Portalift Hoist, Endurequip also offers workshop lifting and handling solutions to the heavy industry, public transport, logistics, mining and rail industries. It does this by providing a wide range of vehicle ramps, A-frame trailer adaptors, vehicle stands, transport frames and mobile gantry frames to customers all around the nation. 

When it comes to the Endurequip Portalift Hoist, each hoist has a high load capacity that can lift up to 7.5 tonnes. If used in a combination of four, six or eight posts, this hoist can lift vehicles that range in weight from 30 tonnes to 60 tonnes, giving customers a versatile solution that can shoulder the burden of vehicles from the light rigids to the prime movers and the heaviest of coaches.



Endurequip is also versatile - it can offer a higher load hoist that goes beyond the weight grade of buses and coaches, lifting rail locomotives instead. The company spans across multiple sectors and is the supplier of the only heavy vehicle hoists trusted by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

The Endurequip Portalift system is designed to be long-lasting and offered with hoist and gearbox covers, protecting the system from any dirt or grime that can mess up a Portalift system. Throughout this entire product process, Endurequip offers customers structural manufacturers’ lifetime warranty on the Portalift that includes on-site service and authorised service centres Australia-wide, minimising downtime of the hoists and also making service workers feel safe when operating around lifted buses and coaches.

Trusted by bus and coach manufacturers

Endurequip has a rich history in bus and truck workshops around Australia, with customers including Nexport. Endurequip has been supplying hoists to the designer, manufacturer and distributor since back in its Gemilang days emanating in Ballarat, Victoria in 2009. Having manufactured more than 300 buses, Nexport has turned to Endurequip hoists to continually service its fleet in Australia and New Zealand.

As a local company, Nexport was keen to use another Australian-made brand, especially when it discovered Endurequip could provide a set of four hoists rated up to 30 tonnes that exceeded weight requirements and ensured safety was top of mind. Endurequip vehicle stands also allow the Nexport team to access and work on various machines, with Endurequip workshop lifting and handling solutions helping Nexport to deliver many buses meeting Victorian government needs.

Through a range of one-stop parts and accessories packages that include vehicle ramps, A-Frame trailer adaptors, small-wheel adaptors and engineered solutions, Endurequip can provide a unique solution that makes servicing and maintaining buses easier than ever before

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I value the simplicity of design and ease of maintenance. Unlike other complicated electronic hoists on the market, the Portalift hoist are simple to service, with spare parts easy to get. This is important when you need your hoists to keep operating with minimum disruption. Portalift hoists are an asset to any workshop, heavy duty and reliable.

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