Today we had a facebook live video that illustrated how we weld the fill necks for our GC Series tanks. This is a video that we made separate from the live feed which you can see on our Facebook page here. We've taken an older Miller wire feeder and converted it to hold the fill neck and the 1/4 turn bung in place while we weld the two together with a slow rotation. Works great and we get a fantastic weld.
Recently we had a customer who wanted to insert the lift flush with his shop floor. He provided us some great feedback on how he did it and how it worked out. He built a custom insert pan which we then poured concrete to fit precisely. The pan even included a floor drain in the event fluids got into the pan or he was going to use the lift to wash and clean his bike. As you can see in the photos, he routed his hose through the floor and attached his control foot valve to the wall.
Since the lift sits about 7 1/2" off the floor, by insetting it to be flush the working height is reduced by the 7 1/2"; however HMC lifts all raise to a impressive 40" so this allows plenty of height when installed flush with the floor.
If you are planning to build a new shop and want your lifts flush with the floor, let us know and we'd be glad to help you with dimensions and plans!
The other day I stumbled on a nice review on one of the BMW forums. You can find the review at here:
This particular customer has done a very nice and fair review of our SL-3086 lift and provided several quality photos of him using our lift to service his bikes. We always appreciate customers sharing their thoughts about our products.... especially when they are such a positive review! LOL Of course, not everyone is always 100% happy... while that's our goal, I'm sure we've had someone upset with us. But, at HMC, we strive to meet our customer's expectations on every product we sell. If you have posted a review that you'd like to share with us, please don't hesitate to send us a link via email so we can post it to our blog.