Lots of reinforcement needed if loaded trucks are to be worked on , their are a few companies that make them but they are all a lot of money,it is your safety so get it rightNever even set foot in a milking pit.
Think there’s quite a few regs involved in workshop pits. What features are considered good options to have?
Obviously electric and air. Sliding jacking beam. Waste oil collector?
What covers? Bits of wood still the best?
No, but we don’t have any of those vehicles.Not suitable for any work on petrol or gas powered vehicles.
That’s my idea too. Probably a 6m long pit with a 3m ‘T’ on the end.I wanted to install a pit into the workshop at work, my idea was to have a T shaped one, 6m wide, so you could back the drill over it and work on the whole underside of it.
I have made one for myself, a steel liner that was then concreted in before the floor was poured. I'll dig out some pictures.
Not many dealers do. But they are working on tractors primarily, which are designed for side access. Even gearboxes they split the tractor or lift it out the top.Do dealer machinery/hgv workshops have pits?
What did you use for ballast? Water?A few pictures of one installed in about May this year 10 m long floor 6mm sides 5mm and pressed for lights and 100x75angle around the top and laser cut ribs around the sides and under floor needs about 10ton of ballast weight when concrete in to stop it floating up about £525 per meter plus delivery and installation View attachment 832769View attachment 832770
Mainly better spread Lights and to save setting the press to many times but we could do them like you suggest if anyone wanted one like that We have never used water for ballastWhat did you use for ballast? Water?
Is there a reason why the pressings for the lights don’t have a flat bottom? Then you could use as a tool shelf?
Ah ok, thought there must be a reason. What do you use then? Thought water would be the easiest as you could pump it in and out.Mainly better spread Lights and to save setting the press to many times but we could do them like you suggest if anyone wanted one like that We have never used water for ballast
Bags of gravel , bags are £3 each and fill them with gravel with mini digger and bags on pallet tines and add them as the concrete comes up to save putting to much weight on packers holding pit at correct level concrete half one day and take the bags out next day and slash them into pan mixer to top up the back fill the following day never had a problem like this as we have always mixed on site to allow time to poker concrete in rather than have a wagon waiting it usually takes two men a day to dig out install and half backfill with concrete mixed on siteAh ok, thought there must be a reason. What do you use then? Thought water would be the easiest as you could pump it in and out.