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Old 07-21-2010, 05:10 PM   #61
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Anyone have experience with these lifts?

http://www.kwiklift.com/Compare.htm

I have many constrains working against me (power, ceiling height, space) but want something better and safer than the jack stand deal.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:10 PM   #62
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Anyone have experience with these lifts?

http://www.kwiklift.com/Compare.htm

I have many constrains working against me (power, ceiling height, space) but want something better and safer than the jack stand deal.
totally worthless in my opinion. in the way when not in use and you still have to lay on your back.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:20 AM   #63
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Both a Rotary 12,000 lb and a Bendpak 14,000 lb lift. Both extra long runways and the Bendpak is a tall lift.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:47 AM   #64
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Here's mine!
Chris....how high are your ceilings to begin with and were your trusses modified? Any pics before the drywall? Without getting into a major remodel which I don't want to do, I might be able to do something like you have.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:20 AM   #65
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totally worthless in my opinion. in the way when not in use and you still have to lay on your back.
Supposedly it lays flat when not in use and you can drive on it to park. I agree its not ideal but I had a truck come off jack stands a few weeks ago and scared the heck out of me. I need a better solution and a 2 post or 4 post will not work for me.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:02 AM   #66
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setting up my lift after raising the ceiling-



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Old 07-22-2010, 10:27 AM   #67
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Supposedly it lays flat when not in use and you can drive on it to park. I agree its not ideal but I had a truck come off jack stands a few weeks ago and scared the heck out of me. I need a better solution and a 2 post or 4 post will not work for me.
I worked a little for a tuner that originally started as a retail location. They had garage space but had a height restriction and were not allowed to install any kind of lift. Their solution was a Kwik Lift and it came in really handy. Easier than jacking up the car and putting stands under it. If you have to get the wheels off you can still put a small jack on the ramp like you would have to do with a 4 post lift. Plenty of space to get a creeper under there and work comfortably. I found that if I worked without a creeper I had to really stretch to reach further into the car and get leverage. The ramps are far enough apart to get a hoist between them to pull an engine which we often did cause it's the easiest way to upgrade turbos on the older Audi S4s. And if you have to do exhaust work just back the car up the ramp and you don't even need to lift it up.

Race Ramps also has a drive on ramp similar to the Kwik Lift. I prefer the Kwik Lift. If you have a place where you just can't get a normal lift it's a very good solution. And it's not all that heavy to move out of the way if you have to. Set it up for the weekend and take it down after your done.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:19 AM   #68
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Thanks for the input +6r on the KwikLift
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:47 AM   #69
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Just got my Bend pak lift installed friday night . Looks like it will work out nice. The people I delt with were the best Dave Shedlock, workshop Depot.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:24 PM   #70
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a couple of mine







I like the Forward brand lifts.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:45 PM   #71
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Here's mine
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:21 PM   #72
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Wheeltronic is a division of Snap-on. You can check out the web site Snap-On Canada or you can call them at 905-826-8600 and tell them your problem. Good luck
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:29 PM   #73
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Wheeltronic is a division of Snap-on. You can check out the web site Snap-On Canada or you can call them at 905-826-8600 and tell them your problem and they should be able to help you out in getting both sides leveled out. Good luck
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:04 PM   #74
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here is our 11000 pound eagle. just installed. it is working great so far. the instructions left a bit to be desired but we figured it out.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:33 PM   #75
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All these nice setups...

Mine's an Australian Molnar brand hoist. Aussie produced from locally sourced BHP steel and CNG motor. For me over here, probably on par with your Mowhawk.

I haven't got any pics of it at home yet, but this is the pic of it in its first home, a wreckers, who had it for 10 years. The exact same lift is still sold by Molnar today at $7K AUD plus install. Being a wreckers, this one would have been lucky to have been used 2-3 times a week rather than a service workshop, being used 3-4 times a day. Bought, transported & installed for under $2.5K AUD, including change of motor from 3 phase to single.

Would have liked a clear floor model, but the roof rafter's 6" too low!!

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Old 09-26-2010, 04:50 PM   #76
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mohawk A-7 with under ground line kit
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:44 AM   #77
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Here's mine, a used one from a dealership that was closing it's doors. I believe it's called a Benwil. Never heard of them, but the dealership had a bunch of them, so I figured they can't be too bad!


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Old 01-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #78
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This garage has been up for about a year and half. The lift is a Challenger model number 39000. It's rated at 9,000 lbs. Bought it from a guy who sells and installs all kinds of shop equipment. I just got the garage up and it wasnt 2 weeks before i had it bought and i installed it myself. Bought it for 1500 dollars,,,works like a champ! Biggest truck I've had on it is a crew cab 1 ton dually. Dont want anything bigger! The one picture shows the jack shaft style garage door opener. No clearance issues with this type of set up. The guy in the pic is not me,,,,he's my brother-in-law looking at his truck,,,he sure likes my lift!!
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:39 AM   #79
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Mine's a Two Post AmericanProducts Model TP9A Specifications
Capacity 9000 lb
Lifting speed 45 seconds
Power pack 220v
Lifting height 72" - 82"
Width Overall 134"
Width between posts 110"







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Old 07-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #80
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to all the 2 post asy litft owners out there. What kind of room do i need in front of my posts for clearance??? is 9 ft enough or do i need more?


reason is my pad is 31ft and i want to put it in the back centre of my shop. i have lots of height in the midle but i want to be able to park 2 vehicles behind each post when i'm not using it.
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