4 post lift?

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03 Mar 2011 21:04 #3789 by srshaw3
4 post lift? was created by srshaw3
I think I am ready to buy a 4 post lift.
I want one that:
1. Can be rolled around.
2. Will fit under a 10’ ceiling

I have started reviewing several, and would appreciate any knowledge, pros or cons, of the many brands out there.

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03 Mar 2011 23:39 #3791 by 928mac
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The rolling around thing is the expensive part Stan.

One of the coolest ones that I have used is the Rotary Lift
directory.groundsupportworldwide.com/pro...raulic_Portable_Lift
Its Pricy though because it is the best.

This bring another note: cheap is dangerous. end of story.

anything under $2500 (canadian) 2 post, is cheap

That said the one below dose not have enough info so I can't tell
I found this post but never checked it out.
stcloud.craigslist.org/tls/2213474913.html

www.completehydraulic.com/

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04 Mar 2011 06:45 #3792 by srshaw3
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You would always need to store a wider car over a narrower car if the rotary lift were used.

I want portable for a number of reasons, not the least that I don't intend to live here forever.

There are a number to pick from in the 4 post world that fall under $2500 US.
Here are a few:
www.eagleequip.com/page/EE/PROD/LI-SS/GLO-8000
www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcy...rage-lift-68481.html
www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200349258_200349258
www.backyardbuddy.com/automotive-lifts/b...000-lb-4-post-lifts/
www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/four-post-lifts/HD-7P.aspx

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04 Mar 2011 12:03 #3794 by 928mac
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Ya You have to spend more on a 2 post to get a good one.
The 4 post like you have listed all seem to be fairly good quality.
I would pick the eagle as a first choice, but with out the specs on some of them it is hard to compair.

As much as the back yard buddy seemed like it would be a cheap hoist, it also seams like a good pick.

By portable I thought you ment that you could roll it out to the drive way and lift a car 7 feet in the air. That is why I sent you the rotary lift link.
I have used them to lift a trackor trailer truck and you just roll the post up to each wheel and lift the vehical with its own tires.

Brad

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04 Mar 2011 12:05 #3795 by srshaw3
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Good thoughts, thanks.
A key use I expect will be in the winter when cars are in storage, so one car will sit over another for months.

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04 Mar 2011 12:25 #3796 by 928mac
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Ya this would be a hard choice.
All of the ones that you posted look fairly safe which should be the main concern.

The harbor one looks good to.
Still If I knew that I wanted to by a quality unit, I would go with a name brand.

It looks like that buddy one has wheels on it and you may be able to stack cars with it.

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06 Mar 2011 10:56 #3834 by srshaw3
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I was pointed to this one by an engineer who said this was his second choice.
www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=11288133

He point out this good review of it. I will want the jack plate and caster kit as well.
www.fordmuscleforums.com/other-articles/...dannmar-d7-lift.html

Seems like it could work well for me, I am a Costco member and could pick it up locally to take off the car trailer at my own pace.

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06 Mar 2011 12:21 #3835 by 928mac
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I was pointed to this one by an engineer who said this was his second choice.
www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=11288133

He point out this good review of it. I will want the jack plate and caster kit as well.
www.fordmuscleforums.com/other-articles/...dannmar-d7-lift.html

Seems like it could work well for me, I am a Costco member and could pick it up locally to take off the car trailer at my own pace.




What I looked at when I read this ad was


Spring-loaded safety locks on each column (IMO these can fail compared to the gravity latch locks)

Single safety lock release handle (leaver and button[2 hand] are the standard)

Self-lubricating bearings and cable sleeves (not a plus, grease zerks are a must)

There are a lot of bad points in the review, I wouldn't get it, But

This still may be a good hoist for you Stan, I am just picking it apart for you.

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06 Mar 2011 18:33 #3841 by srshaw3
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I appreciate you picking it apart. If I can spend a few hundred more and not have any concerns that would be fine with me.

You like the eagle lift?
www.eagleequip.com/page/EE/PROD/LI-SS/GLO-8000

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06 Mar 2011 21:04 #3845 by 928mac
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It seems like a good hoist for the money and it is a 1000lbs stronger.

Here is the PDF on it

eagleequip.com/pdf/Manuals2/GLO-8000%20I...llation%20Manual.pdf

They just ran a special so you may want to call them.
eagleequipblog.com/2011/02/01/our-best-deal-yet/

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07 Mar 2011 05:31 #3850 by srshaw3
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And another that is recommended by another car owner, made in U.S. too :)
www.derekweaver.com/update/Pro-Park_8_St...s_Product.aspx?id=32

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07 Mar 2011 16:21 #3857 by 928mac
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And another that is recommended by another car owner, made in U.S. too :)
www.derekweaver.com/update/Pro-Park_8_St...s_Product.aspx?id=32


Yes its ALI/ETL Certified and they are going for the OSHA
The Direct-Lift Pro-Park 8 Plus looks like all you would need
Its all up to you now that you have a few good ones to pick from.

Size of garage/hight, weight it will handle and safty, cost last but not least.

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07 Mar 2011 18:48 #3860 by pcar928fan
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I want a couple of single arm parking lifts so bad I can spit! I set my garage up for three of them easily (I put in 3 220V plugs for them) but could do more than that even, but I think one would be a good start at least! I'd put the race car up on it since it hardly ever goes out these days!

James
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