Thinking of Investing In Wireless Heavy Vehicle Hoists? Consider the Facts First...

Thinking of Investing In Wireless Heavy Vehicle Hoists? Consider the Facts First...

April 17, 2018

Whether you are working with truck, bus, defence vehicles or are involved with custom lifts, selecting the right heavy vehicle hoist is one of the most crucial decisions you could make.

Utilising the best possible hoist is key to your business’ success and employee safety.

Common mistakes businesses make when choosing a heavy vehicle hoist

Unfortunately, many people don’t make the best decision when it comes to selecting a heavy vehicle hoist. This could be a costly mistake.

Wireless hoists attract many consumers as they are marketed as the latest, most modern technology- but they may not be worth the risk in the long run. We often receive calls from companies that have had bad experiences with wireless hoists, such as breakdowns, which have impacted the productivity of their workshop. This is especially noticed in rugged environments such as mines,  washbays and rural areas. Therefore, these companies frequently switch to Portalift for business reliability of getting the job done.

Some wireless hoists are not built for rugged environments.

 Factors you should consider:

Wireless Hoists have almost double the total whole of life cost.

1. Wireless Hoists are unsuitable for rugged environments

Many wireless hoists are only rated at IP55, which means they are not able to withstand the harsh Australian environment and are more sensitive to elements such as water and dust.

Ultimately, wireless hoists have a shorter lifespan which means that your business will eventually have to part with more money for a replacement set of hoists sooner.

Wireless Hoists sometimes break down.
2. Wireless Hoists are more prone to breakdowns

As wireless hoists are less heavy-duty, they are more likely to breakdown, effecting the productivity of your business and potentially costing thousands of dollars in repairs. Plus, there’s very little information available on how to maintain a wireless hoist, therefore there is increased risk of incorrectly carrying out servicing safely and correctly, leading to added costs and a reliance on outside ‘experts’ for ongoing maintenance. 

3. Wireless Hoists require batteries 

Wireless Hoists require a battery change every 2-5 years, therefore, the replacement of batteries can be costly as well as unfriendly to the environment. These batteries also need to be recharged often which is inconvenient and may steal time away from a productive workshop. 

-4. Simplicity is the solution 

On the other hand, a portable heavy vehicle hoist such as Portalift are far more sustainable, saving your business money and increasing productivity and flow in the workplace. Here’s why:

  • IP65 rated: Portalift Hoists are dust proof and water resistant. As a result, they can be set up anywhere and are especially suitable for long term use in rugged environments such as mines or wash bays. In fact, Portalift Hoists are exclusively used by the Australian Defence Force, as they are rugged and reliable enough for field deployment.
  • Less wear and tear: Due to the durability of Portalift and the fact that the hoists are equipped with a unique chain drive, this results in less wear and tear, meaning the Portalift system is less likely to breakdown, saving money and maximising productivity in the workshop.
  • Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty: Portalift Hoists are higher quality, with a design life of 25 years and backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, leading to less whole of life cost.
  • Reputable: Portalift Hoists are utilised by training institutions across Australia, such as the Bendigo Kangan Institute in the Automotive Centre of Excellence, meaning that your current and future employees would be more than familiar with its operations. Technicians can carry out servicing correctly and safely without having to rely on external help.

This is why Endurequip’s Portalift Hoists are trusted by small businesses as well as leading bus, railway and road transport companies throughout Australia, Asia and the South Pacific.

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Our product specialists can help you evaluate your heavy vehicle maintenance needs and help determine the best equipment you need. Talk to them today!

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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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