With LCV repairs becoming so prominent, more and more in-ground lifts are installed every day, but have you ever wondered how to handle such an installation? CVW takes a look at the installation process of an in-ground lift at the Deymann dealership in Haren, Germany.
1. The position of the new in-ground lift is determined.
First, the position of the new in-ground lift is determined together with the customer. When the placement has been decided, service technicians measure the corresponding dimensions of the new in- ground lift, and mark the intended position.
2. The concrete floor is cut using a wet cutting process.
The concrete floor is then cut using a wet cutting process.
3. The concrete base is precisely removed.
Due to the wet cutting process, the concrete base can be precisely removed. As soon as all the concrete slabs have been removed, the excavation work begins.
4. The excavator digs the pit to a depth of approx. 2.70m.
The excavator digs a pit to a depth of approx. 2.70m. If the ground conditions are unstable, a ‘lost casing’ can be used to stabilise the pit.
5. The cassette is inserted, aligned, and anchored.
After the pit has been dug, the cassette is inserted, aligned, and anchored. This is followed by the positioning the cable duct connection between the cassette and the later operating point.
6. The pit is filled with concrete.
The next step is to fill the pit with concrete.
7. The pump unit with the motor is placed in the cassette.
After the concrete has hardened, the adjustment rails can be removed, and the lifting unit and pump units can be mounted into the cassette.
The control and motor cables are pulled through the cable duct connection and are connected to the pump unit and the control units. The pump unit is filled with hydraulic fluid and the hydraulic circuit is connected.
8. The swivel arm superstructure is mounted onto the cylinders.
The lift can now be used for the first time. The synchronisation bars are assembled and the swivel arm superstructure is mounted onto the cylinders. Now, a test run follows and the in-ground lift is ready for operation.