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Which Car Lift To Buy

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by jackdog, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Nov 5, 2019
    Jeepenstein

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep..

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    The sign says it all..
     
  2. Nov 7, 2019
    jackdog

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    There is a used Snap on 9000# lift for sale near me. The Snap on site says the lifts are made by Wheeltronics. Anyone ever used one before?
     
  3. Nov 9, 2019
    Shootinok

    Shootinok Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Got my rotary used - LOVE it! 9000lb asymmetrical. I had to take it down, move and install it but Rotary publishes all their stuff so instructions and manuals are easy to obtain.
    Wanted a USA lift.... Just because. I followed the instructions and it wasn't bad at all.
    My son helped me as these suckers are really heavy. I took the columns off the trailer with engine hoist but couldn't stand them up by myself.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

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    That's what I have, but the Snap On 11K LBS version. Made in Canada, so it's got to be good. The only problem I have had with it was if you raise the vehicle too high one cylinder gets stuck. Pain in the a$$ to get it back down. I am installing a safety height switch to prevent it from happening again. The newer ones have the switch...
     
  5. Nov 9, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

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    I've always drained the oil from the oil pan. But I guess you could turn the vehicle upside down to drain the oil... :D
     
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  6. Nov 9, 2019
    Keys5a

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    I doubt this incident was a failure of the lift. Something suggests it was operator error.
    -Donny
     
  7. Nov 9, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

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    For the life of me I can't figure how it got like that...

    Doing a body lift kit? Drive shaft is not there... :confused::confused::confused:
     
  8. Dec 25, 2019
    teletech

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    I got a couple asymmetrical Rotary lifts for my hobby space and I like them well enough, but the posts take up a lot more space than the symmetric lifts I've seen. So if you are tight on space, that might be a consideration (it's amazing how quickly one can fill a 2000sq' garage).

    Now I want a lift for the back yard so I can pressure-wash, sandblast, or whatever without making a big mess in the shop. Going 4-post with that so I don't have to tear up the asphalt and pour concrete.
    The moral is, if you start getting lazy, it's hard to stop!
     
  9. Dec 25, 2019
    Jeepsterjim

    Jeepsterjim New Member

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    Ford shop used the old fashion center post but the last place I worked at used an vintage walker 4 post cable hoist. DARN scary unit.
     

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