2-post vehicle lifts are particularly suited to fast service work and are used throughout the World. 2-post units are space-saving and allow you to lift vehicles of up to seven tonnes in weight. They also provide a large amount of underside access. As they are surface mounted, they are cheap and easy to install in any workshops that are equipped with good floors.
Generally, 2 post vehicle lifts use either electro-hydraulic or electro-mechanical power. The electro-mechanical or 'screw type' is usually cheaper, but costs a lot to run. Many electro-mechanical two-post vehicle lifts suffer from a modest lifespan and average reliability.
Car lifts that use electro-hydraulic power utilise rams rather than cables, chains or any other mechanical components within their load bearing systems. While these units normally cost more to buy, they are also very reliable, cost little to operate, do not suffer from wear and are long-lasting.