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« on: March 07, 2015, 07:24:55 PM »

I'm thinking about getting a 4-post car lift to double my shop parking space by stacking one car on top of another as well as being able to raise one up high so that it is easy to work under it. My question is- does anyone have any first-hand experience with one? How about a recommendation (or warning) about any particular model or manufacturer?

I've written off the 2- post design. It looks like there are only a few really USA-made lifts available these days.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 09:04:54 PM »

Steve Von Blarcom  (   badcoupe34@sbcglobal.net   )  has 5 of them.  He should be a good source for information.


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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 09:12:17 PM »

Thanks, Joe. I'm anxious to here his recommendations.

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2015, 08:51:45 AM »

Neil,
A four post lift is without a doubt the best tool that I own.
I had my lift built 36 inches higher than normal so that I could use it for an
elevator to the second floor. I fabricated inserts in the center to make a strong
center section.
When I am not working on the lift, it is used for storage of other vehicles.

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2015, 11:58:09 AM »

Thanks, Dave. Is your lift a Backyard Buddy or something else?

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 01:11:21 PM »

 
 Would a 2 post work? A 2 post enables you to pull the wheels ECT.
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2015, 03:07:40 PM »

Andy and I are looking at a 2 post lift any thoughts as to brands pro or con  thanks
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2015, 03:25:52 PM »

We use Rotary lifts and they have been very good.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2015, 04:15:29 PM »

Thanks, Dave. Is your lift a Backyard Buddy or something else?

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

Neil,
Yes my lift is a Back Yard Buddy, and it has worked great.
If  I were to buy another standard lift, I would consider an
Atlas brand from Greg Smith Equipment. They have 4 posts from 1995. to 2795.
for hobbyists.
I have assembled several of these for a friend and was impressed with the
construction for the $$$. I suspect they are made offshore, but they look sturdy.

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2015, 06:06:14 PM »

I have a Superlift 9000 lb (very good but I think they are out of business). Made in USA. PAID $3100.00 in 2002.

Also BendPak 9000 lb. ( excellent and sturdy has air-lock release mechanism for extra safety but takes time to raise/lower). Made in USA. PAID $2495.00 in 2007.

Also DannMar 7000 lb I use for storage ( good value, has good safety features). Made in China. PAID $1600.00 in 2010.

Also DirectLift 7000 lb I use for storage ( poorest of the 4, I don't care for latching mechanism but has never failed to do its job). Made in China. PAID $1200.00 for a used one.

Prices have changed a lot since I purchased my units.

My Superlift gets used the most as it's my working lift and it's up and down almost everyday. Still perfect.  It's a lot like Backyard Buddy.

Check Craig's List as they come up on CL quite frequently.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2015, 07:26:57 PM »

I just bought one of these at the Swap Meet here in February.  It came with drive on ramps, casters and drip pans.
http://dmsequipment.com/4-post.html
I got the XLT so I could walk under it if I wanted without bumping my head. 
The casters are removable, takes about 10 minutes to put them on, then you can move it around if you need to.
They showed up, built the lift, showed me the buttons to raise and lower, explained the safety latches, casters and wanted to know if I had any questions.  Quick, easy, courteous install.
They had 2 more to install that day, but still wanted to talk about the race cars and bikes.
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2015, 08:17:37 PM »

well  L'ell Yeah  work can wait until tomorrow race cars and bikes are for NOW!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2015, 08:20:25 PM »

JL222;

I don't think a 2-post lift would be good for lifting my car as it has a stressed aluminum panel across the bottom of the tube chassis. I think a 4-post with drive-on ramps would be better since the tires would be carrying the car's weight, not two lifting pads on each side.

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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2015, 04:55:48 PM »

Neil:
No matter what brand of 4 post lift that you decide on, you should consider making longer
ramps. I can't get any race car on my lifts without using 2 x 10 long ramps.

Dave

PS: John Sabel just came over to the house and I showed him your ad for the Mark III car in HMN.
He got a kick out of that.
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2015, 05:57:19 PM »

Dave;

I wish that I had time to rebuild that Sabel but it wasn't going to happen any time soon and the zoning Nazis were complaining about a "non-operating motor vehicle" parked outside.  angry  I got lots of calls on it; I shouldn't have sold it to the first guy who responded to my ad.

Hello to John!

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