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Old 01-15-2019, 07:44 AM
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I've been thinking about installing a lift in my 5000SF garage but don't know much about them. We work on vehicles from utility trailers, small cars to 1 ton pick up and will use the lift about 3-4 times a week. The building has plenty of height and the floor is 6" concrete.

I have been looking a 2 post, 12,000lb.

Do any of you THT'ers have any recommendation on brands to buy or stay away from?

Thanks for any feedback.
Old 01-15-2019, 09:45 AM
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I have a 2 post chinese "knock-off" and I DON'T recommend it for your use. It was only $2,000 installed and works great for me because it's almost only used for a 3,000lb race car. I won't pickup my PSD dually with it nor have I ever needed to since it's got a small lift. I have picked a Suburban though and several of our other vehicles. They claim it's rated for 9,000 lbs but it's not certified.
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I have an Asymmetrical two post 10k Bend Pak. It has been a great lift. It has no problems with my Duramax 3500DRW and they are actually under rated on weight capacity. I bought the extension kit that goes on top to add height so I could raise vans. We use it to install tow bars and just anything else. The asymmetrical allows you to open the drivers door of the dually and actually get in and out with ease. I installed it myself. It is a nice lift for the price.
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Bendpak or challenger lift
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I have a 14,000# Rotary 4 post with 7000# hydraulic rolling jacks. I bought it used from the a dealership that was moving to all 2 post lifts. It's been a solid lift for 5 years now. As stated above do not buy the Chinese stuff and you do get what you pay for with USA steel and USA lifts. There are deals to be had out there especially used. I service all our stuff and use it several times a month but that is nothing and a used lift will last a do it your selfer forever. I called the local lift service company that services all the lifts in the area and told them i was looking for a good well maintained used lift and gave them the specs I wanted. In a couple of months they had one and set me up.

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Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:28 PM
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Thanks again to all that replied. I pulled the trigger on a 10k lift

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BPQ5175395

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