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Re: Under lift stands that fold up? [Re: Denny Graham] #1189479 Fri Nov 04 2016 06:08 PM
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Well ,barn won't be that big


I did like the looks of the inground lift, since I am building new it might be an option



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Re: Under lift stands that fold up? [Re: 2-Ton] #1189526 Sat Nov 05 2016 12:51 AM
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10 years ago I was qouted, for that 10,000 lb in-ground, installed, $2500, new. Of course, we waited 8 years so we could pay more.

Re: Under lift stands that fold up? [Re: 2-Ton] #1196658 Sat Dec 24 2016 01:05 AM
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i bought a "advantage lift " last summer at"good guys in des moines show " 11,000 # 4 post lift -I REALLY LIKE IT !!! looked for years -my knees are so bad !! anyway it was a extra tall & wide ! i also bought the big air over axle lift and a small bag lift -both are very handy -and i have no problem doing any thing on the rack !! maybe the only draw back is -the 2 post lifts -do lift the vehicle bodies off very easy !! you know the 4 post set-up does not bother me on floor space taken up ?? it always seemed like there was something setting there all the time anyway -plus i got an extra parking spot for a truck or car !!plus i have layed a piece of pltwood down and used it for a big lay-out and paint table !! go -online and punch in "advantage lifts " lots of pics/videos-tech help-mine was bought from the company in the minneapolis -st. paul minn area ,my son bought a 90000# lift from "greg smitth" warehouse in grimes iowa -its nice a little thinner steel and posts are smaller BUT IT WAS A $2600.00 LIFT & BEING LOCAL TO DES MOINES IA. AREA -no shipping !!

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1197872 Mon Jan 02 2017 01:15 AM
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I just read all of these posts. As you may know, I am building an extra garage in the back yard and I want a lift. My oldest son is a mechanic and for his father to build a garage without a lift would be a disgrace. nono

I see advantages to both styles. I will probably get a 2 post lift. Rotary brand seems good but I saw a web page that compared BendPak to Rotary and I liked Bendpak the most. Anyone familiar with ATLAS or other brands?

I think I might prefer a symmetrical lift rather than the asymmetric. What's your opinion on that?

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1197874 Mon Jan 02 2017 02:03 AM
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Jay, there are some two post lifts that are both symmetrical and asymmetrical. Every shop I've been in have "varied" opinions. I think it depends mainly on the use you expect to get out of it.
Sounds like you have a good plan. Go for it.


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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1197881 Mon Jan 02 2017 03:16 AM
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I spent about an hour talking to the advantage guy at the Mecum auction in Houston last year. They sure do have a nice well built solid product. Having spent much time on my back recently, a lift sure would have been nice. Was waiting until I get the final floor in but may have to accelerate. Going with a 4 post with a pneumatic jack on it so I can raise front or rear tires, and also will have ability to move around as needed in the shop.


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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: Allen Lane] #1197884 Mon Jan 02 2017 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Allen Lane
Going with a 4 post with a pneumatic jack on it so I can raise front or rear tires, and also will have ability to move around as needed in the shop.

So the 4 post version can roll around on wheels? I want more info please.

Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1197885 Mon Jan 02 2017 03:30 AM
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Note the wheels Jay on the attached link. Look around on the site for the jack and tray options. Also if you call 'em, they can work with you on price. Just put the package you want together, and negotiate in the end. My guy was in Dallas, but sure they have a location closer to you.
lifts with wheels


Allen
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1954 GMC 3100 goal Hot Rod, Current Stage 1 - Get body in primer
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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1197888 Mon Jan 02 2017 03:42 AM
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Wow! Cool stuff. I'm watching their video about installing the 2 post lift. I'm getting a good education.

I just looked at the website for Mohawk. LINK Whew! Built in USA and 25 year warranty.

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Re: Truck/Car lifts [Re: 2-Ton] #1197894 Mon Jan 02 2017 04:24 AM
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The tray is heavy angle iron and is capable of holding a jack. It is also a good place for the drain pans when changing fluids. The wheels allow you to move the rack around the shop or driveway empty or with a vehicle on it. If you go with a 4 post lift, get the bigger capacity lift (10,000 or 14,000 lbs) you will be happy you did.
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