How much does a car turntable cost?
Car turntables usually start at around $23,950 depending on the
specifications and size.
What does this price include?
This price includes all turntable components, pit ring, all necessary
drawings and schematics, crating and packaging ready for shipping.
Shipping costs are additional.
about pit construction costs?
Pit construction will be an additional local expense between the
turntable owner and his contractor.
What sizes of turntable are available?
Diameters can start as little as 14ft and range thru 25ft depending on
type of vehicle use.
What types of
turntable are available?
Car turntables can be either air bearing powered or electro mechanical
How do air powered
Air powered turntables require an air compressor to be installed at a
reasonable proximity to the turntable. Air supply lines are fed from the
compressor to the turntable manifolds, through which, air is allowed to
flow to each individual onboard air bearing. When the turntable is
activated, the air bearings rise to lift the turntable away from its
base unit. From this point a drive wheel rotates the turntable as
programmed. When rotation is stopped, the air bearings deflate and the
turntable lowers back to it resting place.
How do electro mechanical
Electro mechanical turntables are constructed to rotate using a single
inner ring bearing and pit mounted floor raceway. A central pivot drive
assembly is activated by the system's hydraulic motor drive unit, which
causes the turntable to rotate smoothly on the installed raceway.
Compressor is not necessary.
Will I need to dig up my garage floor or driveway?
Unfortunately, yes. Your turntable needs to be fitted correctly for it
to give you many years of reliable service. Whether you purchase an air
bearing or electro mechanical powered turntable, you will need to
construct a suitable pit to house the turntable. A typical pit will vary
between between 5 inches and 10 inches deep.
How will I know the turntable pit dimensions, and
what goes where?
Every Hovair Systems turntable is supplied complete with detailed
operator manual and all the necessary drawings to assist you and your
contractor to construct the pit correctly.
What does a typical turntable pit construction
project consist of?
A typical pit consists of digging out a circular pit to the depth as
indicated on the supplied pit construction drawing. Depending on the
type of turntable being installed, it may be necessary to also construct
a small drive unit pit alongside the turntable pit. Concrete is then
poured into the pit and leveled to the specifications in the supplied
pit drawing. A sectional pit ring assembly is shipped before
construction begins, and when the first concrete pour is complete, the
sections of the pit ring are fitted to the pit to form its
circumference. Pit ring sections are then correctly leveled and secured
with a final pour of concrete. Finally, a mounting plate is then fitted
to the center of the pit to interface with the system's center pivot
assembly. Detailed drawings are provided for pit construction.
Can I install a turntable myself or do I need a
contractor to do it?
Most installations are handled by a reliable and experienced contractor
who knows how to read and correctly interpret the supplied drawings.
However, if you have a good mechanical aptitude and can read and
understand drawings, then it might be possible to do this yourself. We
would recommend talking to a contractor to ascertain all details of the
project before undertaking any work.
Does Hovair Systems have an installation service?
Yes, we do, but we do not undertake pit construction work. If you are
able to have your turntable pit constructed by a local contractor,
Hovair Systems would be happy to quote you a price for the turntable
Will you talk to or work with
Yes, absolutely. We often liaise with contractors installing our
turntables and give them as much help and advice as possible. Our
support service is second-to-none and we help in any way we can.
How does the turntable arrive at my location?
Your turntable will have been pre-assembled and tested for correct
operation at our factory before being shipped. All turntables are
sectional so they are easily taken apart for shipping. Many of the
sectional parts will be number or color coded making assembly an easy
task. The pit ring assembly will be shipped separately ahead of time to
allow you to get it installed into the pit before the turntable arrives.
The remainder of the turntable will be packed into manageable size
How is the
All Hovair Systems turntables are accompanied by a comprehensive,
easy-to-understand operator manual which includes full color diagrams
and pictures that illustrate various stages of the assembly. It is not
rocket science and most components fall into place quite easily.
Where do I get a compressor?
We can supply a suitable compressor as part of your turntable order. We
can advise you on the right compressor for your needs at the time of
What about spare parts
No problem. We always use brand name and good quality components when
designing our turntables. Spare parts are rarely a problem and we
normally have them in stock for immediate shipping.
I have two vehicles and they have different
parking places in my garage. Can you help with this?
Absolutely. All car turntables can be supplied with garage-door-style
clickers that can be kept in each vehicle. Your turntable can be
programmed so that the first clicker action of either clicker will cause
the turntable to stop at a certain point, and a second clicker action
will cause the turntable to continue rotating to a second preset point. This
will allow each vehicle to drive off the turntable at its correct
preset angle and location.