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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155269 Wed Mar 16 2016 03:23 AM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
As promised, pictures of the lifts I use:

12,000 lb, 2 post, side by side, in ground. As I said, when I priced this a few years back, it was $2500 installed. http://www.bunchobikes.com/lift1.jpg

60,000 lb, 2 post, in ground. http://www.bunchobikes.com/lift2.jpg

75,000 lb, cantilever. This has a double jack that rolls on the rails under the lights. This way you can lift an axle and remove wheels.
http://www.bunchobikes.com/lift3.jpg
http://www.bunchobikes.com/lift4.jpg

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155275 Wed Mar 16 2016 03:46 AM
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2-Ton Offline OP
Shop Shark
That 12,000 in ground looks sweet.
$2500 installed is a number I can live with.
It does not take up much shop space either.

Don


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1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
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'48 3/4-ton grain truck
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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155276 Wed Mar 16 2016 04:53 AM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
I realize they are local to me, but these are the folks that gave me the quote back then: http://www.ryrinc.com/index.html

These are the guys that installed all the lifts you see in the pictures: http://www.pacificlift.com/home.html I was out of the loop on this deal except for placement in the shop.

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155277 Wed Mar 16 2016 04:56 AM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
I have 2 of those 12,000 pounders. The second one is on the other side of the wall where you see the fluid reels.

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: Allen Lane] #1155295 Wed Mar 16 2016 12:23 PM
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Grigg Offline
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Originally Posted by Allen Lane
Well basic maintenance alone will not cut it Grigg. Hope that isn't the case. I can't see why you couldn't use it for all underneath drivetrain work, brake lines, exhaust, etc...

You can do all sorts of things, but I found the platforms to be in the way a lot. You have great access to the very center of the vehicle but not so much the stuff over the platforms. This may not bother you.

Like I said, neither design is bad just make sure what you get suits your style and desires.
I'll have a 2 post one day because it seems like fewer compromises for what I want to use a lift for.


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1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155708 Sat Mar 19 2016 02:08 AM
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John Milliman Offline
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Woo hoo, one of my neighbors who will be doing the concrete floor in my pole barn stopped by this evening to discuss the plan and it looks like we'll be doing about an 8-inch with rebar section in the center bay (where I plan to put the lift) and about 4-5 inches for the rest of it with wire reinforcing. Should be done before Homecoming!

I'm planning for a 4-post 12k lb lift. Sound right?


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155709 Sat Mar 19 2016 02:15 AM
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tclederman Offline
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What make/model, John?

Thanks,


Tim
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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155739 Sat Mar 19 2016 11:15 AM
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John Milliman Offline
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Haven't decided on that, yet, Tim.


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155749 Sat Mar 19 2016 01:54 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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John, your back and knees will thank you.


Martin
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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1155759 Sat Mar 19 2016 03:31 PM
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Allen Lane Offline
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Martin, what is your setup for taking tires off the 4 post?


Allen
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