Concrete requirements for BendPak Lifts

October 18th, 2010

You’ve heard the old saying, “A house is only as good as the foundation it’s built on”?
Well, the same can be said of an Automotive Lift. You can’t just go and mount a two post lift or four post lift to a crumbling, old, soft, out of level concrete floor. That would not be wise, nor safe.
So how do you know if you have an adequate concrete floor that will support your lift safely? Well, one of the major lift manufacturers we carry makes that easy. They came out with a guide that tells you the minimum concrete requirements for each and every one of their lifts. Every single model. No more guessing. Whether you’re getting a scissor lift, pit lift, two or four post lift, you’ll know what you need.

Check out the chart below –

4-POST LIFTS DESCRIPTION MIN. CONCRETE SPECS
HD-9ST-B 9,000 Capacity / Four Post Lift / Narrow Width 3-1/2″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-9-B 9,000 Capacity / Four Post Lift / Standard Width 3-1/2″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-9STX-B 9,000 Capacity / Four Post Lift / Narrow Width 3-1/2″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-9XW-B 9,000 Capacity / Four Post Lift / Standard Width 3-1/2″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-12SS 12,000 lb. Cap. / Space Saver 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-12 12,000 lb. Cap. / Extended 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-12X 12,000 lb. Cap. / Extended / Limo Style 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-14SS 14,000 Lb. Capacity / Space Saver 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-14 14,000 Lb. Capacity / Extended 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-14X 14,000 Lb. Capacity / Extended / Limo Style 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-14STL 14,000 Lb. Capacity Tall Lift / Space Saver / 82″ Rise 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-14ETL 14,000 Lb. Capacity Tall Lift / Extended / 82″ Rise 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-18 18,000 lb. Cap. / Standard 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-27 27,000 lb. Cap. / Standard 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-27X 27,000 lb. Cap. / Extended 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-35 35,000 lb. Cap. / Standard 5″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-35X 35,000 lb. Cap. / Extended 5″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-40 40,000 lb. Cap. / Standard 5″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-40X 40,000 lb. Cap. / Extended 5″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-12LS-B 12,000 lb. Cap. / Alignment 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-12LSX-B 12,000 lb. Cap. / Alignment / Extended 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-12LSXE-B 12,000 lb. Cap. / Alignment / Limo Extended 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HDO-12LS-B 12,000 lb. Cap. / Alignment / Open Front 5″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HDO-12LSX-B 12,000 lb. Cap. / Alignment / Extended / Open Front 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-14LS 14,000 Lb. Capacity / Alignment 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-14LSX 14,000 Lb. Capacity / Alignment / Extended 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-14LSXE 14,000 Lb. Capacity / Alignment / Limo Extended 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HDO-14LSX 14,000 Lb. Capacity / Alignment / Extended / Open Front 5″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-18A 18,000 lb. Cap. / Alignment 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-27A 27,000 lb. Cap. / Standard / Alignment 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-27XA 27,000 lb. Cap. / Extended / Alignment 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-35A 35,000 lb. Cap. / Alignment 5″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
HD-35XA 35,000 lb. Cap. / Extended / Alignment 5″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
XR-12AE 12,000 Lb. Capacity / Scissors Alignment 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI

STANDARD 2 POST LIFTS DESCRIPTION MIN. CONCRETE SPECS
XP-9 9,000 lb. Cap. / Floorplate / Narrow 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XP-9X 9,000 lb. Cap. / Floorplate / Wide 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XP-10C 10,000 lb. Cap. / Clearfloor / Narrow 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XP-10CX 10,000 lb. Cap. / Clearfloor / Wide 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XP-10AC 10,000 lb. Cap. / Asymmetric Clearfloor / Narrow 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XP-10ACX 10,000 lb. Cap. / Asymmetric Clearfloor / Wide 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XP-12CTA 12,000 lb. Cap. / Clearfloor / Triple Telescoping Arms 6″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XP-15C 15,000 lb. Cap. / Clearfloor 6″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XP-18C 18,000 lb. Cap. / Clearfloor 8″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XP-12FTA 12,000 lb. Cap. / Floorplate / Triple Telescoping Arms 6″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-9F 9,000 Lb. Capacity / Floorplate / Chain-Over / Narrow 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-9FX 9,000 Lb. Capacity / Floorplate / Chain-Over / Wide 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-9FD 9,000 Lb. Capacity / Floorplate / Direct-Drive / Narrow 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-9FDX 9,000 Lb. Capacity / Floorplate / Direct-Drive / Wide 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-12FD 12,000 Lb. Capacity / Floorplate / Direct-Drive 6″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-10C 10,000 Lb. Capacity / Clearfloor / Narrow 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-10CX 10,000 Lb. Capacity / Clearfloor / Wide 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-10AC 10,000 Lb. Capacity / Asymmetric Clearfloor / Narrow 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-10ACX 10,000 Lb. Capacity / Asymmetric Clearfloor / Wide 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-12C 12,000 Lb. Capacity / Clearfloor / Triple-Telescope Arms 6″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-15C 15,000 Lb. Capacity / Clearfloor / Standard Arms 6″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
XPR-18C 18,000 Lb. Capacity / Clearfloor / Standard Arms 8″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI

SCISSOR LIFTS DESCRIPTION MIN. CONCRETE SPECS
XR-12AE 12,000 lb. Cap. / Scissors / Alignment / Extended 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
SP-45R 4,500 lb. Cap. / Scissors / Full-Rise Runway Style 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
SP-7X 7,000 lb. Cap. / Scissors / Full-Rise Platform Style 4″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI

SPECIALTY LIFTS DESCRIPTION MIN. CONCRETE SPECS
PL-6SP 6,000 lb. Capacity Single Post Parking Lift / Deck 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
PL-6SPX 6,000 lb. Capacity Single Post Parking Lift / Deck / Extended Rise 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
PL-7 7,000 lb. Capacity / Two-Post Parking Lift / Deck / Standard Rise 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
PL-7X 7,000 lb. Capacity / Two-Post Parking Lift / Deck / Extended Rise 4″ Min. Thickness / 3000 PSI
LR-60 6,000 lb. Cap. / Low-Rise Lift 3-1/2″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
LR-60P 6,000 lb. Cap. / Low-Rise Lift / Portable 3-1/2″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
MD-6XP 6,000 lb. Cap. / Mid-Rise / Frame Lift / Portable 3-1/2″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
P-6 6,000 lb. Cap. / Low-Rise Lift / Pit-Style 3-1/2″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
P-6F 6,000 lb. Cap. / Low-Rise Lift / Pit-Style / Flush Mount 3-1/2″ Min. Thickness / 2500 PSI
Lift owners and end users are responsible for the safe installation of their lift. The figures above represent suggested concrete specifications but should not be construed as actual requirements for your building, facility or application. Because local and statewide building codes may change and/or vary, always check with the building architect before installation for additional guidance on UBC compliance requirements. In no event shall
BendPak Inc. be liable for special, consequential or incidental damages for the misinterpretation of this information.
BendPak Inc. reserves the right to make changes to this document without incurring any obligation to notify the public that changes were made.
Specifications of concrete must be adhered to. Failure to do so could cause lift failure resulting in personal injury or death. A level floor is suggested
for proper installation and level lifting. Small differences in floor slopes may be compensated for by proper shimming.
If a floor is of questionable slope, consider a survey of the site and/or the possibility of pouring a new level concrete slab.
DO NOT install lift on any asphalt surface or any surface other than concrete.
DO NOT install lift on expansion seams or on cracked or defective concrete.
DO NOT install lift on a second / elevated floor without first consulting building architect.
DO NOT install lift without first consulting building architect.


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