A two part question if I may ....
I have access to an elderly engine lift but the hydraulic ram leaks like a sieve. The ram on this lift, at nearly 1 metre when closed, is much longer than the ram on most hoists available today. Anyone know where I can get a replacement ram of this length at reasonable cost?
New engine lifts are available quite cheaply on eBay but they are, of course, all made in China. Lifts from the likes of Machine Mart are dearer but are these also made in China and just dearer because they carry Clarke/Machine Mart branding? As for the cheaper Chinese items on eBay, does anyone have any experience of the quality bearing in mind that it is going to be used only occasionally rather then everyday?