Clifton – Mid Rise Mobile Car Scissor Lift

The CLIFTON Mid Rise car Scissor Lift is our longest serving lift which we have been selling now for over 15 years and it is still as popular now as it was at our very first show. We have these lifts made exclusively for us in the same factory that made them all those years ago when we started out. The quality is still as outstanding as it was on day one, and much of the time we simply can’t get enough of them. Great for brake and suspension work, oil changes,  as well as replacing exhausts parts, and works down the centre of the car.  Works off 240v ‘domestic’ supply* and does need bolting down.  

The Clifton is a quality mid-rise scissor design making it ideal for those sites where a full height lift is not an option. Having the capability of moving the lift, not with the car on of course, has always been one of the attractive features of the lift which has proved over the years to be ever popular with a strong following.

It has become the firm favourite of many classic car enthusiasts, home users, and an untold number of detailing companies, tyre and brake companies, to name just a few. There is even a sculptor who uses it for his stone sculpture pieces!       

Whilst an ideal mid rise lifting platform, we have developed the lift over the years to be what is today a great all rounder, running off a normal 240v electrical supply but despite its pocket size, it still packs a punch lifting up to 3 tonnes and of course being fully CE compliant with all the safety features you’d expect from a modern well thought out and well made lift.

You cannot get this lift anywhere else, it is designed by Strongman, and built exclusively for us. 

*Will require a motor rated breaker (a C or a D unit) in the RCD unit. In any doubt?… check with your local electrician. 


Clifton – Mid Rise Mobile Car Scissor Lift


The CLIFTON Mid Rise Car Scissor Lift is our best loved lift having gone through many refinements over the many years we’ve been selling it, and with some pride. It is interesting to see others taking on some of the innovative features we have introduced whilst developing our favourite Mobile Car Scissor Lift. What we are even more proud to say is that we fully believe that our market leader is just that because, not only does the design bring together all the best features our customers like, but the outright quality of the lift has remained untouched throughout all these developments. It is still an outstanding piece of modern machinery.

The Clifton is a top spec, surface mounted mid-rise platform scissor car lift. The design was the first in the UK to utilise an advanced assisted fulcrum on such a small lift. This excellent piece of geometry offers effortless lifting, and in operation provides ‘two stage lowering’ slowing the descent of the lift before it reaches ground level.

Unlike other similar models, the removable joining bar gives you flat floor access providing any wheeled items of equipment such as oil drainers, transmission jacks etc unimpeded access to the centre of the car.

In brief the design further offers:

  • Freestanding lift – no need to worry about floor anchors
  • The unique split platform design allows central access to the underneath of your vehicle
  • Option to increase the lifting bed for longer wheelbase cars
  • A host of additional add-ons. Please see the tab
  • Option for the lift to be recessed into a pit

At Strongman Lifts we continually strive to improve the design and features of our lifts. Having been in business successfully since 2007, the images on our website reflect that length of time. If there is some particular feature or dimension that is particularly important to you and your purchase, you should check with the office before making any purchase. Thank you.


Additional information

Weight600 kg
Dimensions1.6 × 0.7 × .8 m

Clifton Mobile Car Scissor Lift FAQs

How does the power supply work?

The power supply for this mobile car scissor lift is 240V single phase. There is a 16A Cee-form male socket supplied with this lift. Requires 16A C or D type motor rated circuit breaker upgrade in your consumer unit.

What are the lift lock stop points?

First lock – 500mm

Second lock – 600mm

Third lock – 690mm

Fourth lock – 770mm

Fifth lock – 830mm

Sixth lock – 890mm

Seventh lock – 940mm

The eighth lock – 980mm

Can the Clifton lift be recessed into a pit?

Yes, this mobile car scissor lift can be recessed into a pit. Downloadable  pit layout with dimensions here.

How do I service my Clifton car lift?

Our Clifton lifts come with an enclosed control box, including an adjustable throttle valve and an easily accessible motor for quick servicing.

Does this lift come with a warranty?

This lift comes with a 12 month component parts warranty. There is no on-site call out warranty implied with this lift. The warranty can be increased to 24 months for an additional £150.

How will my Clifton lift be delivered?

Depending on your premises and unloading facilities, your full rise scissor car lift will be delivered via a tail lift truck. The delivery truck will have a pallet truck so a tarmac or concrete surface to unload onto is needed. If you have a gravel drive they will unload as a kerbside drop, alternatively  please contact us for other delivery options.  

We are also able to send any of our products overseas. Find out more about our delivery service.

How do I assemble my Clifton mobile car scissor lift?

It is imperative that you understand that there is a small amount of self-assembly to do once it is received. This includes attaching torsion plate & up ramps, connecting limit switches and filling with oil. This is all possible for a competent home mechanic & helper to do themselves.  A lifting aid will be useful too. A good quality manual is supplied to assist in the assembly of the lift.

We are able to offer support over the phone and can also provide a self-installation sign-off visit to confirm you have installed your product correctly.

What's included

Accessories Included

4 x 60 mm high  rectangular rubber mounting blocks

4 x 25 mm high rubber mounting mats

Mobile power control box with 1.5m of cable/hose

Detachable up ramps

Both block sets are designed to marry up to make a 85 mm high set, ideal for vans & 4×4’s.

Optional Extras


Mobility Kit –

Low-Profile Upramps

Universal Ramp Round Jack Blocks, 30mm Thickness (Set of 4)

Universal Ramp Jack Blocks, 50mm Thickness (Set of 4)

Universal Lifting Mats, 25mm Thickness (Set of 4)

*All Sold separately



Overall Width: 1920mm

Overall Length: 2120mm

Platform Width: 520mm

Platform Length: 1430mm (including both up ramps locked 2120mm)

The central gap between platforms: 820mm

Total Lifting Height: 1020mm

Compressed height: 110 mm

Power Supply: 240v Single Phase

Circuit Breaker: 16A C or D rated required for your building

Building the lift into the floor

Guide on how the Clifton lift can be recessed into a pit. 

The conduit shaft diameter size for the hoses and leads we recommend is 100 mm. This allows for the hose and wires to sit inside the entrance of the shaft.

Please see our guide on pit dimensions and layout below (all in mm).

Car Lifts and Car Hoist by Strongman Lifts

Please note – the pit size is for the platforms only – no up ramps attached.

If all up ramps need to stay on the lift, the pit length would increase to 2150 mm.

Up ramps would be suspended in the air in the pit – consider a support for these.

Central access would be a 110 mm step down into the pit.