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Some things about safety stands

Clovance

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Hey guys,

I was wondering, how you have to understand the amount of maximum work load at safety stands? Bought a pair of 1200kg ones.

Does that mean that EACH can carry 1200kg? Or together, so each 600kg? And i mean for example, when i raise my front and put stands underneath, then approximately half of the car weight is still on the back wheels right? And when i raise the back, too, and put safety stands under the back then i got 4 stands together and each can carry 1200kg, so the car can weigh 4x1200=4800kg.

So i dont have to worry about the weight, when i only put them under the front, right? Because afaik a commodore vt station wagon weighs about 1700kg, so approximately half is only 850.

Did i understand that correctly?
 

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That should be fine mate

Always remember to put a spare wheel under the chassis just in case



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Yes, it's the rating for each stand.
 

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Each one can hold the 1200kg as it's max isn't it?
 

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Yes each stand, same principle as most tyres recommended for commodores are around 600-700kgs each
 

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People have to jack their cars up to work underneath them? Sucks to be you guys :p

But yes. Those stands will be fine.


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People have to jack their cars up to work underneath them? Sucks to be you guys :p

But yes. Those stands will be fine.
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lol yea but I can cameos my roof without a ladder :p
 

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Usually the weight stamped on jack stands and trolley jacks are the Safe Working Load (SWL). Obviously if you go beyond the SWL, you'll be pushing into the Working Load Limit (WLL).

A single stand hold amount stated or stamped.

You have nothing to worry about, just make sure you place them in a solid and secure position. I usually leave the torlley jack under the axle housing or front cross member as well, just extra insurance.
 
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