has designed a new consumer product that can easily and safely lift a
vehicle so it can be repaired or disassembled. This is aimed primarily
toward the non-professional “backyard mechanic” who would like to fix
his/her own vehicle.
Choosing the method of
actuation took much research and analysis. After some searching, the three
obvious methods became mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic. The mechanical
components are scissor jacks which are light weight and inexpensive. The
hydraulic version calls for a bottle jack which can handle large loads and
in also inexpensive. Lastly, the pneumatic version is made up of a pressure
cylinder and compressor which is complicated and possibly dangerous.