We purchased 2 of these for our GM and Nissan shop. Our technicians find the platform user friendly and has helped increase productivity and has reduced back-aches.
I just started working at a shop that uses these platforms. I have to say this is an awesome product. And for a short person like myself standing at 5′ 6″ it makes it nice and easy to get up around all of these lifted trucks and even regular trucks and SUV’s with a whole lot less pain and effort. No more standing on a tire, bucket, crate, or even just leaning over the engine. I highly recommend this product!
I am an instructor at a Technical College. The walkabout platform is GREAT!! This product helps me teach my students one on one on high profile vehicles. We are able to interact with each other safely and the lights make it so all can see what we are talking about. We don’t have to take turns standing on stools, we are at the right height together. This platform is a must have for any Automotive shop.
I run two fairly big shops that work on a lot of big pickup trucks. I have put 3 Walkabouts in my shops and the response has been amazing. Gone are the days of “teetering” on a step ladder to work under the hood of these big pick up trucks. The Walkabout has decreased the amount of time my techs spend under the hood in addition to increasing their comfort level. And we all know that a happy tech is a productive tech!!!!!!
We use this at our dealer here in North Salt Lake and all I can say is – A happy technician is a good technician. This tool allows our guys to stay in one place with everything at their fingertips. Plus, they do not get tired or sore being hunched over when working on larger trucks. If my company could buy them, I would have one of these for each of my techs!!! Awesome product!!!!!
I have worked on cars for over 20 years, and the Walkabout Platform is the by far the best tool I have used. Saves time, and saves my back and feet from being sore after a long truck repair. If you do any gas or diesel truck repairs under the hood, the Walkabout Platform is for you. The Walkabout will cut hours off of any big repair, and will pay for itself in the first month. The platform is a top notch piece of equipment, made with quality materials, and backed with excellent customer service. A definite must have for any technician! I only wish I had one 20 years ago.
I am a new technician who just started working at a shop that fortunately has the Walkabout platform. I plan on buying one as soon as I can. It makes jobs so much easier.
When I first saw the Walkabout platform I was skeptical. I thought I could use a step ladder and get the same results. But I decided to start using this platform for under hood work on trucks and SUVs. I don’t know how I ever worked without it! Doing head gaskets on V8 engines or EGR on 6.6 liter Duramax has increased my productivity. I do not get the back and knee aches like I did working on a step ladder. The Walkabout also makes it easier for two people to work under the same hood. The nice thing is it only takes a few seconds to set up and it stores away quickly. I can also use my lift with the platform in place to be able to get underneath the vehicle easy without having to move anything. I would recommend this platform to anyone who has to do under hood work on trucks and SUV’s.
I have been a professional service consultant for 18 years. Since the invention of the Walkabout by Bryan Malone, the technicians in our shop have been using the platform to work on light duty trucks and SUV’s for added comfort and safety when working on these vehicles. It has given the professional technician many benefits when they use the Walkabout. It gets them off a ladder when working in an engine compartment, they can complete repairs faster, it provides comfort to a strained back and body when working long hours in engine compartments and around the exterior and undercarriage of a vehicle.