Are you thinking about investing in a service lift for your workshop?

Crypton explores the benefits of two of the most popular service lifts - the 2-post lift and midrise scissor lift to help you decide.

Midrise Scissor Lift:

Midrise scissor lift

A midrise scissor lift is a flexible solution which covers up to 90% of all activities in the workshop, but mainly used for wheel service and body work repair. With a one metre lifting height, it raises a vehicle to a comfortable working height to complete service jobs easily and efficiently.

Here are some of the basic features of Crypton’s midrise scissor lift:


  • Small and portable – ideal if floor space is an issue
  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Least expensive option
  • Hydraulically operated
  • Extended platforms for long-wheel base vehicles
  • Mount vehicle from rear or front
  • Plug & Play: No bolts required during installation


  • No access to the underbody of the vehicle

2-Post lifts:

2 post lift

2-post lifts allows you to easily access all parts of the vehicle, including the wheel assembles as they hang below the lifting arms. However, in order to ensure that the vehicle will be lifted evenly, you need to kneel down and correctly position the arms, which can be time consuming compared to the midrise scissor lift.

Here are some of the basic features of Crypton’s 2-post lift:


  • Sturdy posts and supportive arms
  • Asymmetrical lifts allow the vehicle to swivel 180° allowing easy access to the vehicle’s interior
  • Synchronised balance
  • Adjustable width and height frame during installation
  • Baseless structure allows an extremely low lifting point


  • More permanent option as they need to be bolted to the floor
  • More expensive than a midrise scissor lift
  • Height restriction

    In order to determine which vehicle lift is best for you, you need to figure out what function the lift will be used for, the space restrictions of your facility and whether you are looking for a permanent fixture or portable option.

    Browse Crypton’s quality vehicle lift range online today or get in touch for more information.



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