5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Small Lift Table

Are you in the market for a small lift table? If you are, you’re probably deciding which lift you should buy.

Small lift tables take up minimal space but you’ll want to make sure the table you choose has the capacity you need. Some small tables can lift more than 1000 pounds, while others cannot.

If you’re having trouble finding a lift table that can perform the way you need it to, you may need to go with a custom lift table.

Whatever you’re looking for in a lift, there are several things you should consider before purchasing. Read on for five questions you should ask yourself before making a decision.

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1. What Type of Small Lift Table Suits My Needs?

Several types of lift tables exist, and you’ll want to determine which is best for you. To do this you’ll need to consider how the table will operate.

If you’ll be working in an environment without access to power outlets, look into battery-powered lifts. Choose the power options and other functions that work for what you need.

2. How Much Weight Do I Need Lifted?

Weight requirements should always be considered when looking at small lift tables. Think of what you’ll be lifting. Whether its goods or people, you’ll need to have the right weight-lifting power.

If you aren’t sure of the weight you’ll be lifting, at least make sure the lift platform is large enough to meet your size requirements.

3. What Do I Need the Lift Table For?

When comparing lifts, consider the intended purpose of your purchase. If you only need to lift small parts from time to time, your needs will be very different from someone lifting constantly.

As you look at various lifts, ask yourself if they are feasible or if you need something else (you can always contact our expert team for help!). And, if you’ll be working in a freezer, make sure the lift has the correct fluids to work properly in that environment.

4. What Safety Features Are Required?

If you’ll be using your lift table in an industrial area, make sure you know what safety features are required in your workplace.

If you’ll be using the lift in your own workspace, consider what features you want in place. Lift tables help prevent common workplace injuries on their own, but additional safety features are never a bad idea.

5. Does the Lift Have the Working Capacity I Need?

This question is especially important if you’re wanting to purchase a small lift table. Determine what your needs are, then compare tables against those requirements.

If the lift will be used for large amounts of time each day, make sure it has the ability and power to do so without wearing down too quickly. And if you need the lift to be portable, make sure you choose one that offers that capability.

Focus On Your Needs

Whatever your needs are, keeping these questions in mind will help you choose the right lift table for your shop. Take all aspects of use and ability into consideration before making a purchase.

While many lifts will be tempting because of low prices, don’t react too quickly. Doing so may land you with a lift that doesn’t meet your needs.

To discuss your specific lift table needs, contact us today.