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Old 12-08-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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Lifts

We are looking to add a lift here in our shop so that we can play with our own toys. What is a good electric lift to buy that is the best bang for the buck?
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
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wow... Loaded question...


can you help us out?

how much ceiling clearance do you have?

Are you looking to use it for storage and maintenance? or just maintenance?

do you need to be able to do major work like transmission R/R?

give us some more data and we'll be able to get you on the right track.

but, typically the most versatile lifts are 4 posts and are pretty cost effective.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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I just built a garage and had a BendPak 2 post 10k lb lift installed. Garage was built to accommodate the lift. Ceiling is 12' 4" high.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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I have a Direct-Lift Pro-lift 9 Plus being installed at the end of the month and I cannot wait!

I can let you know my thoughts on that one in a few weeks.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:38 PM   #5
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I just built a garage and had a BendPak 2 post 10k lb lift installed. Garage was built to accommodate the lift. Ceiling is 12' 4" high.
Great garage! Bendpack is a good lift, with the 10k capacity ought to be plenty safe. Bendpack is about the most bang for the buck before stepping up to a rotory or further yet a Mohawk.
Post up some more pics of your shop.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:20 PM   #6
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I have a Direct-Lift Pro-lift 9 Plus being installed at the end of the month and I cannot wait!

I can let you know my thoughts on that one in a few weeks.
I would be intrested in you thoughts about the lift, my garage is on hold due to weather and this is the lift that I was looking at.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:25 PM   #7
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I would be intrested in you thoughts about the lift, my garage is on hold due to weather and this is the lift that I was looking at.
Sorry about being on hold. I will be sure to do a write-up when it is installed.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:06 PM   #8
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We are wanting to place it where the Tahoe is at. 20' plus ceilings.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:58 PM   #9
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We are wanting to place it where the Tahoe is at. 20' plus ceilings.
BRAVO!

How many lifts do you want?



I'd go for the two post and be done with it.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:59 AM   #10
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Probably just one? We can then do our own mods easier, take care of company vehicles as well.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:01 AM   #11
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I have one from North American Auto Group I believe they are called.. American made, and VERY reasonably priced.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #12
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I bought a Rotary 14K 4 post with 2 hunter swing jacks for $2500 on Craigslist.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:19 PM   #13
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:13 PM   #14
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I also have a BendPak 10k lb Lift in my shop and love it.
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