The saddle supports the load that will be lifted. The corner of a vehicle’s axle sits within the curved saddle.
Axle stand centre column
Each stand has a central column. The picture on the left shows two centre columns from two different axle stands. The one on the left contains a ratchet that enables adjustment of the stand, the column on the right contains openings to allow adjustment.
Axle stand feet
The large feet help spread the load when the vehicle is placed on each saddle.
Axle stand safety pin
Near the top of the centre tube is a safety pin which slots through the saddle arm to enable adjustments. Once slotted through, the pin acts as a locking system.
Axle stand centre tube
The centre tube slots into the centre column to enable adjustment. Also attached to the centre tube are the legs.
Axle stand locking lever (ratchet mechanism)
The locking lever is attached to the pawl, which locks into the teeth of the saddle arm. Lifting the lever allows you to adjust the height of the stands.
Axle stand pawl
The pawl is located inside the centre column of the stand, attached to the locking lever. The pawl is a pivoted lever, shaped to engage with the ratchet teeth on the saddle arm to lock the arm in place.
Axle stand foldable legs
Certain axle stands feature space-saving folding legs for easy storage.