Ed Shiflett - Homestead, FL
"Hey Guys, Look at what I've got! It's my new Bend Pak XPR9 two post lift. Now I can work on my antique Chevy, along with my other cars without having to get on a creeper. Take a look at these pics."
The XPR-9 is perfect for people who have a low ceiling height. It was made specifically for those situations where you don't have enough room for the traditional clear-floor model. At 113" it will fit under most typical home garages, yet still provides a full lifting height of 73" with the shortest adapters and 79 inches with the tallest adapters. Then, if that's not enough, you can even stack the 3" adapters on top of the 6" adapters to provide a full 9" of extension. This should allow you to get around any running boards or frame members that might get in the way. Also comes complete with the standard steel pads with rubber slip on pads over it. These are the new Tuff Pads that hold up much better and wear much more slowly.
"Hi Folks. Here is a of photo of my HD9ST auto lift with my 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa part-way up in the air! Thanks"
The BendPak HD9ST is a marvel of modern engineering. It has safety features like a full on commercial lift and yet maintains a pretty reasonable purchase price. 13 Independent safeties that automatically engage up and down the length of the posts. Then, when you lower it, the air solenoid safety release is a commercial quality mechanism that won't catch like so many of the more common bargain lifts do. The cylinders are superior in too many ways to list here, but if we had to sum it up in one sentence, we'd say they won't leak after six months like the inferior models do. These are areas where other manufacturers choose to cut costs so they can come in at a lower ticket price. In some cases, that's what the consumer is looking for. But in many cases, for just a few hundred dollars more, you can get a true commercial quality product.