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HYMO UK can manufacture a wide range of customised (bespoke) Coil Cars regardless of whether they are stationary, vehicle mounted or mobility is required. Hymo also manufactures commercial "off the shelf" and custom scissor lifts and material handling solutions covering a wide range of services to suit commercial applications.

Everything we build is designed and manufactured for your safety according to British Standards and ISO 9001 standards.

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Please contact us if you need a Bespoke Coil Car.

What are Coil Cars?

Firstly, as you can see from the images above, Coil cars come in a great variety of shapes and sizes. This is because they are usually custom designed for a specific and in most cases, singular purpose.

Coil cars are a specialized design for the transport of, and or distribution of, coils (i.e., rolls) of sheet metal, wire cable or other such large cabling projects.

The body of a coil car commonly consists of a trough or series of troughs which allow the cable to be fed out in a specific direction.

Most commonly, and dependant upon the number of coils capable of being fed out at the same time, these run lengthwise, but there are transverse variants as well; in either case they may be lined with wood or other material to cushion the load and prevent long term damage to the coil or the coil car body.

The coils are usually set on their sides or on a vertical roller system and the cable or sheet metal is fed through a trough or troughs. Stops may be applied across the trough to keep the coils from shifting.


Some coil cars can be equipped with a hood or multiple hoods to cover the load and protect it or the workers from rain, sun etc.

Work loads can vary quite significantly as the next image shows just how large some "coil" applications are.Coil Car


Some coil cars can be built with mobile capabilities eg: wheels, so that they may be towed behind trucks etc, however, the majority are designed to be "mounted" on to vehicles such as a flat top truck or 4 x wheel drive utility vehicles.


Please ensure that you take into account the fact that the coil car needs to be re-loaded after the coil is exhausted. Suprisingly, not everyone thinks of this. This is where a coil lifter will come in handy.

Coil Lifters

In many cases a specially designed lift may need to accompany the coil car so that the "coils" can be lifted into place on to the coilcars. It can be a tad difficult to manually lift a 3 or 4 tonne roll of cable up to 3 meters onto the back of a truck.

There are simple alternatives to this so please contact HYMO UK to discuss the possibilities.

Design, Manufacture, Install

Hymo Lifts UK have a strong team of experienced professionals who may be able to assist you with your scissor lift design and we are very happy to work with your architects regarding weight bearings, lengths, UTS, aesthetics, ISO and British Standards and DDA compliance etc.

No Architects ? - We can help

Hymo Lifts UK can also assist you with the design of your lift project if you do not have architects available, we can design and build your project and where applicable, assist with the installation.

Bespoke or Off the shelf

Whether you need help a special bespoke scissor lift project created or something more standard, like our "Off The Shelf Range" Scissor Lifts, please contact our helpful and experienced staff today to discuss your needs. If you need the best Scissor Lift Manufacturer in the UK, please consider Hymo Lifts UK first.


HYMO UK can take care of the maintenance for you as part of some warranties or you may have qualified staff who can be trained to service your equipment when required.

Either way, Hymo Lifts UK is just a quick phone call away if you need help.

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