Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by jackdog, Oct 24, 2019.
The sign says it all..
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?
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.
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...
I've always drained the oil from the oil pan. But I guess you could turn the vehicle upside down to drain the oil...
I doubt this incident was a failure of the lift. Something suggests it was operator error.
For the life of me I can't figure how it got like that...
Doing a body lift kit? Drive shaft is not there...
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!
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.
I worked at a Lincoln Mercury dealer for a summer about 25 years ago and they had cable driven 2 post lifts (I think they were 2) and the the safety had to be engaged manually. Lots of guys would lift a rig and not always engage the steel safety lock, if that cable ever snapped the man underneath would be flattened. Even if you were not under the lift when the cable snapped that was several feet of very pissed off cable flailing about.
We have rotory and maybe one or 2 of their cheaper revolution ones. Think the cheaper parts are the hydraulics.
Most are 7000# hoists. I'll lift a ram on one, but not a cummins heavy duty. The 10,000# hoist i have is alot more stable. You can bounce a car some on the 7000# hoist but very little on my 10k hoist.
I used to have a 2 post in ground at my old shop and loved that one since you could open doors fully if you didnt have to lift the car.
Only drawback was no trans work on that one
I am planning a lift in the shop. After reading through this, I now have too many options in my head.
I know 2 ppl that got the Atlas 9k lb units and seem happy with them. They both use them often.
The 2 post Nate showed early in the thread is interesting.............but why no trans work on yours Termin8ed?
We had a 4 post drive at work for years. Failed a safety inspection several years ago and it went in the dumpster. Seemed sort of awkward for some work but quite handy for other stuff. And always plenty of room to lay your tools and parts down.
I'm leary of any used lift. Just wonder what's worn out that it was replaced. I view it like brakes and steering. It's no place to take chances.
Nate, what does a 2 post in ground cost compared to an above ground 2 post. I kinda like to idea. I still like to old single post hydraulic in ground style but they're no so great for trans work either as I recall. I'm not seeing the same issue with a 2 post but maybe I'm missing something.
My bad. I was thinking of the 1 post i had. 2 post inground was on other side of shop. Think that one was more like a drive on hoist as far as clearance between. Probably could get a trans out but might be tight.--might depend on the model
Got my Rotary Lift today, I almost feel guilty for what I bought it for..............
Spill it! $$?
I got a pair for $1200 I think, but I'm ready to be impressed.
10K rotarys? 1200 a pair?? wow!
Mine were the lightweight model, 7K I think. Since they are overkill for my little toys that all are under 3K and they won't touch my big toys that tend to run about 16K, I'm just fine with that.
$850 delivered to my house
Right place, right time
WOW! New or used?
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