The Hofmann integrated suspension and steering joint play detectors are made to the highest specifications from strong, heavy-gauge steel which provides a long-lasting structure tough enough for any workshop that is in constant use.

The Hofmann play detectors are more likely than any other on the market to find faults as they accentuate any wear in the steering.

  • Hydraulic operation for maximum power

  • Two sets of moving plates for maximum power and increased wear detection

  • Meets and exceeds all class IV and VII DVSA specifications

  • Fast one-person inspection of steering and suspension joint and steering linkage components

  • Auto self-centring

  • Controls are handled through the wireless inspection lamp

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  4 Post Lift Play Detector Scissor Lift Play Detector
Operation Electro-hydraulic Electro-hydraulic
Lamp Supply Low voltage wireless 24v
Button Supply Low voltage wireless 24v
Max Capacity On Each Plate 1300kg 1300kg
Max Stroke Lateral Movement ± 40mm ± 40mm
Max Angle Pivotal Movement 8º Degrees 8º Degrees
Max Thrust For Each Plate 10 Kilo newton per wheel 10 Kilo newton per wheel


*Snap-on reserves the right to make changes to specifications without notice and without making changes retroactively.