Archives : 2010 : June

BendPak Heavy Truck Four Post Lifts

June 9th, 2010

Commercial shops and any company that has a fleet of vehicles should pay special attention to the BendPak heavy truck Four Post Lifts. BendPak is one of the premier names in the lift industry and has been manufacturing lifts of all kinds for decades. BendPak lifts are ALI certified, which means they are manufactured with the most strict attention to detail, quality and safety. They are made to be used and abused. Bend Pak takes no shortcuts when manufacturing their lifts. They use the best quality components, for instance, the pulleys they use have three times the bearing surface area, which means they will last you three times as long. The pulleys are also a much larger diameter, which means less stress on your cables. Less stress means they will last twice as long. Their powder coating process is superior as well. BendPak offers four post lifts with capacities ranging from 14,000 lbs, to 18,000, 27,000 lbs, 35,000 lbs, and even 40,000 lbs. The Warranty is 5 years on structure, one year on hydraulics, and one year of on-site service. Check them out today.

Heavy Truck Four Post Lifts

New Customer D-7 Four Post Lift Pictures

June 8th, 2010

Customers lover when we post their pictures on our web site and on our Blog. They get the satisfaction of sharing their positive experience with other like-minded people, and can show off their muscle cars, hot rods, classic cars and any other toys they may have. And we love their pictures too. It gives us pride that we helped someone solve a garage floor space or to help them become self sufficient when it comes to servicing their own vehicles.
The latest images are of our very popular Dannmar D-7 Four Post Lift. The pictures were sent in by Matt Hiatt of Longview, WA, who writes, ” I currently have the Dannmar D7 I purchased from you about a year ago. I liked the D7 garage lift so much, I would like to deal with you again.  In the past year I have recommended you to a number of people in my car clubs, to my neighbors, and my dad even bought one. I currently have a 70 RS/SS 396 Camaro, 1979 pro-touring Trans Am 403, and recently purchased a factory condition original 4 speed 1979 Camaro Z28  My ’70 Has appeared in calendars and coloring books, my TA was selected Firebird of the month in April by Trans Am Country, and my 79 Z will join them shortly. Here are the cars I hope to put on 2 of your lifts in my new shop. As you can tell I am an avid collector.  I would be making another purchase in Oct/Nov upon
completing my shop and 79 Camaro. Thanks again for the great deal”.

Four Post Lift

BendPak Automotive Lift Sale Prices

June 7th, 2010

A Blog like this is a perfect way to get important news out to customers. For instance, news about new product releases, or new customer submitted pictures, product updates, or just general safety or helpful product info. This post is to inform you of an impending price increase. Nearly every manufacturer we carry has had a recent price increase, or has scheduled one to take place soon. After dropping for a year or so, commodity prices have recently begun to shoot up dramatically. While this is typically a good sign in that it usually means economic activity has begun the accelerate, it is also bad news in that every manufacturer is raising prices, and this hits every body’s pocketbook. BendPak is the latest manufacturer to announce a price increase. It is scheduled to occur July 1st, 2010. Many customers who were planning on purchasing an Automotive Lift or Tire Changer or many other automotive shop products would be wise to place their order before this date. Prices will be going up an average of about 5%. Don’t wait until the last minute.

BendPak HD14LSX Automotive Lift

Latest Hollywood Movie Set To Release Soon

June 6th, 2010 told you in a previous post how we supplied a BendPak Car Lift to an upcoming film – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. We supplied an HD-9XW four post lift to their support staff for purposes of performing work on their set vehicles. We’ve posted previously how we have supplied automotive lifts to many other Hollywood productions including, The Other Guys, The Green Hornet, The Taking of Pelham 123 and more.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Stars Nicholas Cage and Alfred Molina and is sure to be a huge summer blockbuster. It’s scheduled for a July Release. Check out the latest film Trailer here. Don’t miss it.

Sorcerer's Apprentice New TechShop Magazine Ad

June 5th, 2010 has been around for 14 years now. And in that time frame, we have advertised in a wide variety of media, including on-line and print media. We also have a catalog that we mail out.
The trade publications we advertise in can be categorized into two categories – Professional and home / hobbyist.
Some of the trade magazines we have advertised in the past include – Professional Tool & Equipment News, Old Cars Weekly, Hemmings Motor News, Nuts & Bolts, Auto Trader, Auto Week, Deals On Wheels, Parts Locator, Motor Magazine, Parts Finder and Southern Wheels Magazine.
Our latest trade magazine ad is in TechShop Magazine. It has some of our most popular products listed in the ad, including Automotive Lifts, motorcycle lifts, air compressors, welders, floor jacks and more.
If you don’t get this valuable resource of information for the Auto shop technician, then you can view the ad by clicking on the link below –

View Tech-Shop-Ad

Booster Pac Battery Jump Starters

June 3rd, 2010

Auto shops as well as individuals for years have known about the benefits of the Booster Pac Jump Starters. They have tremendous power, features and quality. They have set the standard for commercial quality booster packs for many years. We could tell you about the quality of the construction, starting with the case, which was made to last with a thick and durable plastic shell. We could tell you about the thick, heavy gauge welding cables that stay flexible even in cold weather. We could tell you about the heavy duty clamps that will last for a long time and cut through corrosion on battery terminals. We could tell you about the one year warranty. We could tell you about the battery status gauge that indicates the state of charge of the battery. We could also tell you about the Clore Pro-Former battery, which is the best in the industry and manufactured for years of reliable starts. After all of these points, what reason could you have not to get one? Price? Don’t worry about that. These are some of the most affordable commercial quality Battery Booster on the market.You can also check out the owner’s manual.

Booster Pac Jump Starters

New Ranger RL8500 Combination Brake Lathe

June 2nd, 2010

Ranger has been manufacturing auto shop equipment for many years and has been known for quality. When they came out with their new RL8500 Combination Brake Lathe we knew they had a winner. It’s modeled after the most popular design for brake lathes and has improved features. It has dual DC servo motors now instead of complex gear boxes. This is a much more reliable design. It also has a new universal adapter. This takes the place of the large assortment of adapters that are traditionally required for most applications. The standard adapter package allows  you to handle drums and rotors up to 1/2 ton pick ups. You will need the truck adapter package sold separately to handle up to 1 ton trucks. The quick change adapter system eliminates the need for conventional bell clamps and cones and features springs so you won’t lose them. It has features that save you time also, such as quick drum to rotor change over. It has a one year warranty and is currently on sale. Visit our web site or call us for more details. You can view owner’s manual here.

Ranger RL8500 Brake Lathe

New Extra Hight Lifting Four Post Lift By BendPak

June 1st, 2010

BendPak has done it again. They are constantly innovating and creating new products for different applications. When they came out with their HD9 series of Four Post Lifts, they had four different models to choose from; a standard model, and extra wide model, and then an extra high lifting version of each. Typically, with the extra high lifting models, the lift would also be extra long as well. Many customers wanted an extra high lifting model that wasn’t extra long. The problem is that with traditional engineering, four post lifts need to have two feet of runway for every one foot of lifting height. BendPak had to re-engineer in order to come up with a four post car lift design that would provide the extra lifting height needed without adding any length to the runways. Finally, customers who wanted the height without the length are happy! Go ahead and park your vehicles and don’t worry about the length. BendPak and have got you covered. View the owner’s manual here.

Four Post Lift

New R980X Ranger Tire Changer

June 1st, 2010

It’s here! The new Ranger Tire Changer model R980X. People were waiting for this new model in anticipation because it is replacing the popular RX950, which was the most popular Ranger model for many years. In fact, it was our most popular model. It was very reliable and durable. So why replace such a popular product? The new R980X has many improvements over the old RX950. First, it has a beefier, more stout cabinet. It also has a larger air tank in the back for the jet blast feature, so it can seat the bead of larger tires while they are up on the turntable. It also has a larger 2 HP motor compared to the 1.5 HP motor on the RX950. The R980X also has greater capabilities for handling larger rims, up to 24 inch rims compared to the RX950, which only handled up to 21 inch rims. The R980X also handles smaller rims, all the way down to 10 inch rims, compared to the RX950, which only handled down to 11.5 inch rim diameter. Plus It has the same great Ranger one year parts and labor warranty. View instructions manual here.

Ranger Tire Changer