Just finished assembly and fine tuning of my new 4 post lift. No more crawling around under old rust for this old man. Wish I could have done it many years ago.
I'm happy for you, Mike! Great addition to your shop. The only way I'd be happier is if you were my next door neighbor.
I did that and 2012 and that is by far the best tool in the garage and great for our aging bones!
Bought one 4 years ago. Best investment in my back, ever!
Lots of different opinions on 2 vs 4 post lifts but almost zero argument on which is better when joints get old and muscles aren't as flexible. My 2 post gathers dust now while the 4 post gets a near daily workout. I did get rolling jacks for the 4 post so one can do brakes, suspension, etc, all at a comfortable height. If I got down to position the arms on the 2 post it would take at least two of the young skinny guys to stand the old fat guy back upright.
Evan, you make a completely valid point, every garage needs both a 4 post and two post lift. Every time I do a tire rotation, I tell myself about the value of a two post
Which one did you get Mike? Seems to me the rolling jack is the great equalizer to the 2 post, plus I can store my vette on it to save a space. Sucks that bendpack went to standard gray paint. I don't want any gray in my shop.
I bought the Titan extended version. A little taller and a little longer. I was talking to a guy who had the standard version and he said that his Ford F150 wouldn't fit under it, and barely fit on top, lengthwise. So I bought the EXT version, and am glad that I did. A friend helped me move the heavy pieces around to approximate locations, and from there I assembled it myself. I'm basically happy with the quality, instructions, and etc. I've only had it for a couple of months, but already love it. I didn't spring for the rolling jack, but it would be a nice addition. Mine came with a sliding jack tray that I think will meet most of my needs, plus I'm somewhat of a tightwad.
I guess you just became the most popular guy on the block.
My 4-post came from a Midas Muffler shop that was relocating and not taking their lifts.
I blasted and painted it before I installed it in my shop. It's rated at 12,000 pounds and will pick up the tow truck, but not the fire truck...
Hey Mike B, I think there is room for one of one of my trucks under that,Pat