Category : Specialty Lifts
The MD-6XP Mid Rise Scissor Lift by BendPak is a hugely popular car lift. As a matter of fact, they are one of our top sellers. And there’s a good reason why too. First of all, it’s portable. You can move it around your shop or garage with ease. It does not have to be bolted to the concrete. It takes up very little floor space. Plus, It offers access to most of the automobile, including the tires, and it’s extremely versatile. It can handle a wide variety of autos. Plus, it is popular not only with the home / do it yourself crowd, but it also is popular with the body shops and brake shops too. The best part? It’s made by BendPak. They are a true leader if the car lift market. And few companies are better at it than them.
The latest customer picture is from David Pinard out of Leigh Acres, Florida. Sure, David uses it for his car, but he has also found another use for it as you can see in the picture below. He also uses it to service his motorcycle and other equipment like lawn tractors as well. Here’s what David said to us about his lift –
“I received my lift last month. I am enjoying it. I thought I would send a photo of it in use. I hope you enjoy, I know that I am”.
You use your imagination and get the best lift for your needs. There are lots of choices.
And the winner is…. Larry Hughes from Worthington, OH.
Larry purchased a Bend Pak PLT-6S Tilt Platform Parking Lift. Larry said, “Just got the PLT-6S parking lift up and running. One word – Awesome!
Attached are the pictures from my garage. Thank you”.
This lift is a new model that BendPak recently came out with. They design and fabricate many different types of service and parking lifts. This model is pretty unique and solves the nagging lack of garage floor space issue. It allows you to park one vehicle over another, virtually doubling your available parking capacity. Each style of parking lift has it’s own unique advantages. This lift allows you to utilize all available space, particularly for folks who don’t have a lot of ceiling height.
You can win our drawing too. All you need to do is submit a picture or two of your lift that you purchased from us within the last year. It must be installed and set up in your shop or Garage. That’s what Larry did, and now he is the lucky recipient of the ES2500 by Booster Pac. This is one of our most popular car jump starters. The Booster Pac name is widely known among professional circles as a leader in the car battery jump starter industry.
What do you get when you cross a pallet jack with a forklift? No that’s not an opening line of some lame old joke. That’s the question you ask right before someone answers, ” The Workhorse model MSC-6K portable lift“.
It combines the features of a pallet jack and a forklift. It can be rolled around and transported like a pallet jack, and can be rolled under the side of a disabled vehicle, and then the arms positioned under the car’s jacking points, and then raised all the way up to a full lifting height.
It is rare to have an Automotive Lift that is portable, also raise a car to a full lifting height of 69 inches. That’s what makes this lift so popular. It has features that most other lifts don’t have. You can even drive one side of the vehicle over the arms, so it isn’t always necessary to roll the lift under the car. It’s rated at 6000 lbs. capacity and is powered by 110 volts AC. The lowered pad height is 5 inches and can spin up to 9” to adjust for taller vehicle jacking points.
While any lift requires care and vigilance when it comes to safety, portable lifts require extra care, especially when it raises to a full height like this one. Common sense should tell you that something that is mounted to a concrete floor will be more stable than something that is not.
This one is extremely popular with the salvage yards, and we get great feedback on it. Let us know if you have any questions.
We always share with you our customer pictures when customers are kind enough to share their experience and feedback with us. In this case, the customer is Karl Wilen out of Olatha, KS. He purchasedour BendPak MD-6XP Mid Rise Lift. This lift is extremely popular with the home / hobbyist crowd, because it’s got the features they want. The typical home / hobbyist doesn’t have a very tall ceiling, so they only need a lift that raises the vehicle to about 48 inches or so. They also like the fact that the lift is portable. You can just roll this thing around your shop, or even out your garage doors if you need to. The Car Lift also offers access to most of the vehicle for servicing it. However, as with every lift, there are shortcomings. This lift doesn’t allow complete access to the underside of the car. When a lift is portable, it will typically have structural cross members that run from one side to the other, and they get in the way of accessing the very center of the underside of the car. You typically won’t be able to access catalytic converters, nor transmissions.
But you can see what Karl did to modify his lift when he needed more access than this auto lift would provide.
Part 2 of a three part series –
The BendPak PLT-6S tilt parking lift.
This is the ultimate parking lift! This unique design for a parking lift allows you to install it on your concrete floor, or allows you to leave it free-standing on a concrete surface. This lift works for so many applications. It is truly a versatile Car Lift. It is perfect for homeowners just looking to store one vehicle over another, to developers and contractors looking to fit more parking space into their commercial facilities. This is an affordable alternative to buying more real estate or building a new garage.
For storing a couple of typical smaller passenger cars, you would need a ceiling height of approximately 113″. For larger full size cars, you will need approximately 120 inch ceiling height, and for a larger car, along with a small SUV, you could need approximately 138 inch ceiling.
Here are some features and specifications –
- 6,000 pound lifting capacity
- Accommodates most cars and small SUV’s
- Hot dipped galvanized steel platform
- Heavy steel locks automatically engage at full-rise
- Manually operated lock release
- Dual hydraulic cylinders for lifting
- Cantilevered design with lateral torsion bar
- No cables or chains
- Individual, or single multi unit power control unit configurations
- Suitable for residential or commercial applications
- Available in 110V or commercial 220V power options
The latest customer picture and testimonial to come in is from Joe Raymond from LTM Auto Repair out of Pontiac, MI. They purchased a BendPak Lift from us years ago, and when they were in the market for a new automotive lift recently, there was no question what they were going to get. The P6-F Pit Lift by BendPak is perfect for lube shops that have a pit for the technician to climb down into and quickly change the oil. These car lifts are also perfect for tire rotations and brake work. This customer purchased the flush mount model. You would need to create a recess in your floor to make the lift flush with the surface of the floor. Bend Pak also has a model that mounts on top of the floor that makes installing much easier.
There’s no better testimonial for a product or a company’s reputation that a customer that comes back for more.
Here’s what Joe had to say about the lift –
“The P6-F Pit Lifts have been a very useful tool for us for 11 years now. We haven’t had any trouble with the lifts other than regular wear and tear. That’s why we just purchased another one. Thanks for everything”.
For customers who need to service heavy trucks, buses, fire truck and other heavy equipment, the choices are limited. You can go with a Four Post Lift, or the BendPak heavy truck Portable Column Lift.
Each type of Auto Lift has it’s own strengths and weaknesses. The benefits of choosing a portable column lift instead of a four post lift are built into the name – Portable. That is a huge selling point for many customers.
These things are truly heavy duty. They boast a full 16,000 lbs. per column. They are sold in sets of four or six. So you could reach a capacity 96,000 lbs. with a set of six. Lifting height maximum is 70 inches. They can be operated individually, in pairs, or all in conjunction together. Each lift column has it’s own locking mechanisms, control check valve and pressure relief valve. The hydraulic control system allows you to lower each individual column manually if necessary in the event you lose power.
There is a synchronized hydraulic power system and a microprocessor controlled lifting system that assures a stable, smooth lift that won’t let you down. There are emergency stop buttons on each column in the event of an emergency. The wheel forks are adjustable and to accomodate different wheel diameters. There is a keyed lockout for security.
They are portable and roll around quite easily with a pallet jack type of system. Each column has a quick connect plug for speedy set up. There is an automatic leveling system for safety. There are optional rolling jack stands available as a popular accessory each rated at 16,000 lbs as well. They have the unequalled BendPak deluxe powder-coating finish that is superior to any other out there. This assures you of longevity that you’ve come to expect from a BendPak Lift. The one thing customers need to consider is that these systems require a lot of power, so 3 phase electricity is required.
Contact us with any questions.
We have been selling BendPak Lifts for many years now, and each type of car lift has it’s own features that make it popular and useful. Some lifts, like our two post lifts, are popular because they offer a full rise, so that you can stand up straight when working underneath them. All the while, two post lifts offer you the greatest access to the car.
Several of our lifts are specialty lifts, and are made for specific purposes.
Our SP-7X full rise scissor lift by BendPak offers a full 69 inches of lifting height, along with complete under-car access. People who get this lift want it for the same capabilities of the two post lift, but want it to take up less space in their garage.
Then there’s the Low Rise Lift. It’s a pad lift that raises up to 29 inches. It’s great for body work, along with tire and brake work. But it won’t give you complete access to the underside of the vehicle.
Then there’s the P-6 Pit Lift. It does offer complete access to the underside of the vehicle. Like the LR-60 low rise lift, it is a pad lift. Typically, it is used in lube shops to straddle the pit.
These last three models have one thing in common. They are all pad style lifts. The vehicle frame rests on these pads. Usually, the distance between those pads is at the perfect distance apart to handle most typical vehicles. However, some vehicles might have jacking points that are closer together than the pads are.
That is where the LR-4A arm kit comes in. The kit consists of four steel arms that grab onto the outer edge of the lift pad, and then cut across the pad, and into the space between the two pads. They can slide up and down the length of the pad, and they come with rubber lift blocks that you can adjust to meet the vehicle jacking points.
Most vehicle jacking points fall within the area of the pads on the lift, but for those special situations where they don’t, the LR-4A arm kit is the accessory you need. If you get a BendPak Lift with pads, you may want to consider the LR-4A arm kit.
One recent customer was out of of Potomac, MD. He actually purchased two of these handy lifts for his home garage storage solution.
It was installed by one of our most reliable and capable installers, Charlie Yancey of Charlie’s Lift Service out of Catonsville, MD. He’s been in the business for many years and does quality work.
We recommend customers have this particular model professionally installed. It’s quite large and bulky and cumbersome to handle, and can be more difficult to install than the typical four post parking lift. Plus, it’s vitally important that this model be mounted to the floor properly, due to it’s single column design. You’ll also want to make sure your floor is adequate. It requires 4″ of concrete at 3000 psi.
Take a look at the features to see if this popular BendPak Lift is right for you.
This design has been around for several years now, and you may have seen others like it, but none as good as the BendPak MD6XP Mid Rise Car Lift. BendPak doesn’t take any shortcuts when it comes to any of their products.
Many competitors have models that may look similar, but upon further inspection, you’ll soon find that’s where the similarity ends.
They use top quality components and the best power unit in the industry. On top of that, you get BendPak’s comprehensive warranty, which includes one year of on-site service.
This is one of our most popular and useful Car Lifts we carry. It’s not just popular with auto body shops and brake shops, but it is also extremely popular with the home-hobby, DIY crowd. The features that make it popular are it’s portability, it’s ease of use and the fact that it allows access to most of the vehicle for service. It has a handy working height of 48″ with the shortest adapters and up to 53″ with the tallest adapters. It comes with a free 12 piece adapter set that costs extra with other manufacturers.
It comes in handy for home users who don’t have adequate ceiling height for the traditional 2 post or four post lifts. It tows around quite easily with the power unit acting as a dolly.
Check it out and get back to us with any questions.