Quick Facts on Vehicle Lift Installation
- Exterior lifts plug into a corresponding hitch receiver, including Class I for up to a 200 lb. capacity lift, Class II for up to a 350 lb. capacity lift, or Class III for up to a 500 lb. capacity lift. (It's important to note that the vehicle's hitch receiver does not come with the lift, and must be already installed on the vehicle.)
- Boom lifts typically require minimal installation by bolting to the vehicle's floor
- Interior platform lifts mount using existing points, requiring no modification to the vehicle in most installations
- For power, lifts either features a universal electrical connector that mates with the hitch's existing light connector, or are entirely self-contained with a rechargeable battery pack that powers the lift, where a vehicle plug is not needed.
Note: Although most lifts feature very practical do-it-yourself installation, many are also available with optional nation-wide installation, where a skilled technician will come to your residence to professionally install the lift for you.
By Mark E. Smith