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When Vanderhall MotorWorks needed a car parking lift to store their unique 3 wheel cars, they contacted ASE deals.com. We set them up with 2 of our BendPak PL6SR Auto Stacker car parking lifts. Check out this video they shot below showing the two auto lifts we supplied them in their garage storing their really cool automobiles on and under them.
These automotive scissor lifts are perfect for homeowners and car parking and storage facilities and for anybody looking to store one vehicle over another. And if you haven’t heard of Vanderhall yet, get ready, because you’re going to be hearing a lot about them going forward. They’ve even been featured on Jay Leno’s Garage here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feJtc…
There are currently two different Auto Stacker lift models to choose from.
First, the original PL-6SR which you can view on our web site here – https://www.asedeals.com/store/bendpa…
And the new wider model PL-6SRX here –
The wide model is about 8 inches wider. Both models should accommodate most typical passenger cars on them and under them. The wider model will be more suitable for wider full size SUV’s and pick ups. Both are rated at 6000 lbs lifting capacity, and both offer a full bottom deck that allows you to park all kinds of vehicles up on top, not just traditional automobiles. So you’ll be able to park almost any type of vehicle onto this platform, such as lawn tractors, ATV,s and even 3 wheeled cars like the Vanderhall automobile.
The deck is ultra low profile too, so you can drive even most of the lowest lowered sports cars out there today without worrying about bottoming out.
Plus, it raises to a full lifting height of 88 inches, so if you have a taller pick up truck you need to store underneath, no problem!
Many home / hobbyist customers find this type of scissor style automotive storage / parking lift more practical than the more common four post car lift, as it occupies less floor space, and you don’t have to deal with those four large columns getting in your way. Plus, the 4 post lifts typically don’t feature a solid deck. They typically have two runways and an open center.
Many commercial parking facilities also choose this style of storage lift for it’s convenience, safety and ease of use. It operates on a 2 HP motor , 220 VAC.
We’ve even got a ceiling height calculator if you’re not sure if you have enough ceiling height to store one car over another in your garage.
Click here for ceiling height requirement calculator.
So if you’re on the market for a fun to drive and cool new sporty little 3 wheeled car, check out the Vanderhall cars. They’re quite different from all the others out there currently, and they’re also a bit more affordable than the competition as well.
Or, if you need more garage storage space for your classic automobiles or antique cars, and you don’t want to pay a storage facility to hold them for the winter, or if you don’t want to spend an obscene amount of money to add on to your garage, check out our Auto Stacker car parking lifts by BendPak as a more affordable alternative.
Contact us today at 800-229-6218.
And remember, we sell, service and install nationwide.
So what are you waiting for? Get in the game!
Who isn’t familiar with Hemmings Motor News? It’s one of the premier publications dedicated to the topic of car collecting, classic cars, and car enthusiast interests. The publication started in 1954 by Ernest Hemmings and quickly rose to prominence and popularity. Nobody in the business has more clout. It is the oldest and the largest of it’s type.
Over the years, Hemmings has come out with various other magazines, all catering to other specialized areas of the car enthusiast interests. Publications include Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Muscle Machines, and Hemmings Motor News. If you have an interest in anything on four wheels, odds are, Hemmings has featured it or discussed in one of their publications.
The most popular coverage includes classic car auctions, clubs, collector car shows, rallies, swap meets, exotic cars, American muscle cars, European sports cars, and racing cars as well.
If you are into restoration, modifications, and custom work, they cover the mechanical aspects thoroughly as well. They address all aspects of restoring old cars to their vintage past, and provide the details necessary to bring back the fine automobile to it’s historic beauty and show winning luster.
And of course they have a popular web site for classic car buffs. You’ll find past issues there along with videos, archives and more content for the avid car enthusiast who just can’t get enough.
When Hemmings Motor News needed a car lift for their classic car museum, they contacted ASEdeals because they knew they could count on us to provide them with the best product for their situation, and that we could provide them with the best installation service as well.
When Greg Gordon from Hemmings contacted ASE asking for advice on what type of lift to obtain for their museum, we recommended one of our Bendpak two post lifts. There were many factors that went into offering that recommendation. Bendpak is one of the largest and most popular automotive lift manufacturers on the planet, and their quality is unquestionable. Plus, their lifts are ALI certified, recognized and inspected for their quality and safety standards by the only authority on the subject – The Automotive Lift Institute.
Here’s what Greg had to say when about the Hemmings experience working ASE deals –
“When we decided to convert a section of the Hemmings classic car museum into a functioning shop, one of first pieces of equipment on our list was a lift, and we wanted it to be reliable. BendPak lifts initially appealed to us because of the company’s commercial garage experience and when Automotive Service Equipment directed us the model XP10ACX we felt we had found the right unit. Our lift was professionally installed and we were very impressed with the quality of the unit.
We’ve been using the lift for a few months now and it’s serving us very well, providing exactly what we’ve been looking for. Thank you ASEdeals.com for directing us to the perfect fit for our application”.
Hemmings actually ran an article about the entire experience, including the installation as well.
You can read full article as it appeared in Hemmings Motor News magazine here at – https://www.asedeals.com/hemmings.pdf
Now, let’s talk about the Bendpak 2 post lifts.
The Bendpak XPR-10 lifts offer a host of features that you will not find on any of the typical, cookie-cutter hoists out there. They offer a rugged single piece column, with a super tall 53 inch lift carriage for superior strength, and a direct-drive lifting system, which is the most reliable system available.
Double diameter pulleys for the equalizer cables means that cable life is double what it would be on normal lifts. Plus, the frame engaging pads have a rubber saddle cushion to protect the underside of the vehicle frame. Another handy feature on those pads is they have a screw mechanism under them that allow you to adjust the pad height up or down by up to 2.5 inches. In addition to the screw pad capability, the lift also comes standard with a 2.5″ extensions to help reach around running boards, frame members, or pipes to get at automobile jacking points.
Triple telescoping arms in the front of most models allows for more reach when extending the arms to get at longer automobile jacking points, and the capability of setting the lift up at a wide, or a narrow setting adds for great versatility. We recommend setting it up at the wide setting in most situations, as it makes many functions easier, and really doesn’t reduce your capabilities in most situations.
The most popular feature is found on the XPR-10AS. This is the 10,000 lb. capacity asymmetric model. They manufactured it with the added capability to also position the auto symmetric if the need arises. This truly versatile features makes this lift the most popular model of all the Bendpak 2 post lifts.
Bendpak lifts are backed with a 5/2/1 warranty, and don’t worry about parts. They’re always available. Even on older, discontinued models.
So choose the lift that Hemmings chose. And purchase from the dealer that Hemmings chose. If it’s good enough for the finest automotive publication in the USA, then it should be good enough for your garage.
And don’t forget, we sell, service and install nationwide. Contact us today at 800-229-6218.
Who do you call when you’re one of the hottest, most impressive new Auto Museums in the country and you need a car lift? When the Newport Car Museum needed a garage lift to service their fleet of amazing classic cars, they knew who to contact. They trusted ASEdeals due to our 5 Star reputation and 22 years of experience in supplying car collectors, auto museums, professional garages and home / hobby car buffs with the best equipment in the industry.
Listen, you can’t trust just anybody when you’re choosing an automotive lift to service such an impressive collection of classic automobiles. It just wouldn’t be prudent. With a stunning collection of collector cars and classic automobiles, you demand only the finest equipment money can buy.
That’s why they chose ASE deals. They knew we would hook them up with the absolute best product for their application, and they knew we’d get the job done right. They maintain their vehicles daily at their service garage facility on site, and they wanted a reliable car hoist that would hold up to the job. We recently met up with Wayne Lee. He’s the facilities manager at the museum. He wanted a lift that would fit a wide variety of automobiles of different sizes, and he wanted one that was reliable.
That’s why we set them up with our Tuxedo FP9KDX-XLT four post lift. This durable rack is a professional grade product that has all the features of a true commercial quality lift. Yet, it’s actually still quite affordable.
Features include a heavy duty I Beam cross-member and non-skid diamond plate runways. The reliable powder coat finish will hold up to heavy shop use and the lift currently comes standard with the three most popular accessories included – caster kit, drip trays and jack platform.
Meanwhile, it is among the safest lifts in the industry, with dual safeties. These include the traditional mechanical safety that automatically engages every 4.5 inches, plus that mechanical safety is the superior laddered safety system, which is not only the most reliable in the industry, but it also allows you to adjust the locking height positions in each individual column to compensate for uneven concrete floors. In addition, it also includes a secondary slack cable safety system, which automatically and instantly engages in the even of cable failure.
It even lifts a foot higher than the typical 4 post lift, and is 2 feet longer to accommodate longer vehicles. And it also is extra wide, to allow for wider autos to fit on it. These guys at Tuxedo thought of everything!
So if you’re looking for a premium grade lift, without the premium price tag, check out our FP9KDX-XLT Lift, you’ll be glad you did. If it’s good enough for the finest auto museums in the USA, it should be good enough for your garage. And don’t forget, we sell, service and install for you nationwide – contact us today!
Now, back to the Newport Car Museum. –
They feature numerous different galleries, including the World Cars section. This gallery includes classic and modern exotic and foreign cars from around the world, Including Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Acura, Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Then, there’s the Ford / Shelby Gallery. Carroll Shelby himself would be proud of this collection. This is a must-see section for any true muscle car fan.
The Mopar Gallery is another crowd favorite. It features the popular Plymouth Hemi Cuda, Challenger Hellcat, Plymouth Superbird…
…and don’t forget the awesome Dodge Viper!
and Don’t worry Corvette fans…. They didn’t forget about you. They showcase stunning sports car models beginning with 1965 continuing up to 2017. The exhibit offers an model in every series from C-1 up to C-7.
And don’t forget about the Classic Fin Car Gallery. Exhibits include a 57 Chevy, 54 Buick Skylark, 57 Chrysler, 57 Desoto, and the beautiful red 1959 Cadillac.
Owners Gunther and Maggie Bauerman currently have over 60 automobiles in his collection and they’ adding more all the time! They also host numerous events as well as collector car club meets throughout the year as well.
And don’t forget to bring the kids on by the simulator room for some fun.
They’ve got Something for everyone. Maybe that’s why USA Today nominated Newport Car Museum as a Top 10 Best New Attraction in the USA. If you appreciate fine classic automobiles as pieces of art, then this is the place for you.
Visit the Newport Car Museum at –
1847 West Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Check out our cool video we recently shot there below –
We have served and supplied products to many, many customers over the entire twenty plus years we have been in business. We’ve supplied automotive lifts and auto shop equipment to car museums, classic car collectors, gear heads as well as full bore car buffs. We’ve also supplied garage equipment to the typical shade tree mechanic, as well as the professional body shops, auto mechanics, industrial fleet services, military and state and local governments, as well as commercial and corporate entities.
Another type of customer that we are gaining popularity with is the popular social media gear heads. These guys have a huge following. Don’t underestimate their influence and reach.
TJ Hunt is one such social media influencer. His specialty is modifying popular cars with cool gear and wraps, and posting videos of the process on You Tube. He’s shown some very cool modifications on his You Tube channel, and has posted over 600 videos over the past few years. At the time of this post, he already has over 617,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. That’s quite impressive! It’s all about expressing yourself through your automobile. Most modifications are very cool, but some modifications may not be to everyone’s liking. But that’s OK.
You can check out the video below that he recently posted of the 2 post lift he purchased from us. It covers the installation of it. Obviously, we don’t recommend climbing on the lift while a car is on it as he does. He gives a shout out to ASEdeals.com around the 4:15 mark of this video.
Anybody with this kind of audience is worth making note of, and we did. When TJ needed a new car lift for his garage, he did a lot of research, and took some time before deciding on the right supplier to contact. After doing his research, he knew who to choose. He contacted ASE Deals because of our reputation and our experience. We set him up with our BendPak XPR-10AS-LP two post lift. This is the asymmetric two post lift, with a clear floor, and the popular low profile arms. The low profile arms are popular with the folks who modify their cars to make them lower to the ground. These arms feature a slightly lower pad height, but more importantly, the arms stay at the lower profile further back along the arms, thus allowing you to reach deeper within the framework of the automobile, at those frame jacking points that you may not be able to reach with the standard arms.
This car hoist is one of our most popular models because of it’s many features. Not only can it position an auto in an asymmetric setting, but if need be, it can also position the car symmetric. This adds a layer of versatility you can’t find on most lifts out there. Additional popular features include dual width settings, wide or narrow, and it is also available in an extra tall version. It also features screw pad adapters, so you can infinitely adjust the height of the frame contact pads.
Contact us today if you would like more details on this, or any other hoist in our product line. We will be sure to fit you with the best model and type for your application, and at the lowest price guaranteed. Plus, we can sell, service, and install anywhere in the USA.
Besides his popular You Tube channel, TJ also has a popular Facebook page, as well as a website featuring a product line of gear like Tee shirts and sun glasses, as well as a popular line of car finishing and detailing products, like shampoo , and car polish. He’s quite the young entrepreneur. If you’re into tricking out your cool ride, this channel is for you. This tuner car stuff is for serious car buffs. He has lots of young followers, and we are certain you’ll be hearing much more about him in the future.
We recently had the opportunity to visit a true gem in upstate New York. The Rochester Auto Museum is located in downtown Rochester New York, and offers muscle car and classic car fans the ability to view some real classic American cars. We were fortunate enough to supply them with several of our BendPak HD-9XW 4 post car lifts for storage and for servicing their fine automobiles. The collection of vehicles is always changing, as they buy and sell cars frequently, but there is a common theme among all the autos in the collection – lots of one of a kind, or limited model muscle cars, with lots of Mopar autos sprinkled in.
We also had the great pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with Bob Bartosiewicz, the owner. He is an avid car collector, and has a passion for only the finest automobiles, concentrating mainly from the classic era of the late 60’s to early 1970’s. He was such a gracious and generous host, and took the time to inform us of all of the particulars about each vehicle. His passion comes through right away as he describes the features of all the great cars, and we were in awe of the collection. Let’s just say – He knows his stuff!
You can view Bob in our video that we shot from inside this incredible museum below –
Check out this old classic below. If it looks familiar, it should. It’s the red 1958 Plymouth Fury. One of only 12 that were used in the cult favorite Stephen King movie – Christine. This one was the actual Director’s car. So it is in pristine condition. That’s the owner Bob Bartosiewicz next to her.
Another gem from this amazing collection is the 1971 convertible Plymouth Hemi Cuda dubbed Sno White. This is one of one, and is probably the most valuable automobile of the collection. He just purchased it earlier this year.
Below you can see several classic vehicles on car lifts. We supplied two BendPak HD-9XW four post lifts to the museum for them to use for both servicing their vehicles, as well as storing one car over another. No car collection like this would be complete without at least one of these vital pieces of shop equipment.
Below you can see a panoramic view of the garage. They have 3 beautiful SuperBirds with wings, numerous GTO’s and Cudas, Dodge Challengers and Chargers, Road Runners, Ford Mustangs and much more.
This collection must be seen to be believed. This museum is packed full with American muscle, perfect for anybody who appreciates bygone days of true passion for classic car design.
The Rochester Auto Museum is located at 140 East Main st. in Rochester, NY and we recommend you call them to schedule an appointment to visit. Phone number is 800-398-3029.
Update – 1/27/18 – The Rochester Auto Museum has moved. Check out our video that was shot at it’s original location on Rome St. back in 2016 below –
Who wouldn’t want to have an automotive shop in the Bahamas? As long as there is air conditioning in the garage! We recently sold a laundry list of automotive shop equipment to a customer in Nassau, in New Providence in the beautiful islands of the Bahamas.
This new customer purchased many different pieces of automotive equipment, including transmission jacks, bearing presses, car battery jump starters, floor jacks and many other items. Most notably, two pieces that any auto shop worth it’s salt could not do without – a couple of 2 post lifts and an air compressor.
The two post lifts were an easy choice for the shop owner. They chose the BendPak XPR-10A automotive lift for it’s features, versatility, quality, and value. It is our most popular model. It offers a wide range of features, such as the ability to be set up at a wide, or a narrow configuration, and also has a rare ability to position the auto symmetrically, if it won’t balance out properly in an asymmetric setting. Add the quality of construction, such as taller lift carriages, superior arm restraints, along with double diameter equalizer cable pulley sheaves, and you’ve got a premium car lift at a very reasonable price. All this, and it’s even certified by the highly respected Automotive Lift Institute.
You’re going to need an air compressor in any professional garage. and who better to supply your automotive shop air compressor than BelAire? These guys are the best at it, and that’s why we recommended the model 218V. This is a 5 HP compressor with an 80 gallon tank. It’s made in America while so many others aren’t. Plus, there is a 2 year warranty on every component. Along with that, they have over 350 service centers across the country.
The customer is a new auto shop that specializes in servicing European cars. European automobiles are very popular there. The shop is called Automotechs Parts & Service on Wulff Rd. The owner has a long and prosperous history of servicing the people of the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas. Here’s what the owner, Chris Lowe had to say about his experience with ASE Deals –
“I’ve known of Automotive Service Equipment for several years now as other places across Nassau have recommended you. When we needed to outfit our new shop, it was an easy decision as you offer most of what I needed and your reputation is outstanding. Everything arrived in a timely manner and at a reasonable price.”
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.
Check out these pics below. Any gearhead would appreciate viewing these pictures. The first image is of our Dannmar D7 four post lift. This customer purchased 5 of these lifts from us. As you can see, it is being used to store one car over another. That is a typical use for this lift. It is extremely popular with our home hobby customers, or anybody looking to free up some valuable garage floor space. But it’s not just a storage lift. It is also a great service lift. We love any pictures we get with racing cars.
The picture below that is the same customer showing off his BendPak HDSO-14LSX open front, four post alignment lift. This customer has a thriving commercial auto shop and one of the many lifts they purchased from us is this beauty. They also purchased a BendPak two post lift, along with another Bend Pak four post lift. What makes this HDSO-14LSX alignment lift so special? It is a full featured alignment lift by one of the premier lift manufacturers in the business. It offers great features like an open front, meaning there is no cross member, so when the technician wants to get in between the runways to perform work, he won’t need to duck to get there. This means no bumps on the head, as well as a speedier job. We all know this formula – Time = Money.
This customer won a car battery jump starter by Booster Pac just for simply submitting his photos. You can too. We run a drawing of all the photos submitted. All you need to do is email the pictures along with your order number, and perhaps a few comments if you like. You need to have purchased the lift within the last year. You will get one entry per each lift. There is no other criteria. It’s that simple.
Here’s what Leonard Vahsholtz said to us when he submitted his pictures –
“We have Purchased many lifts from ASE, and have been extremely satisfied not only with the quality of the
lifts, but also with the service. On top of that, I know I will always get the best deal”.
Woodland Park, CO
While our customer base is mainly here in the good old USA, we also sell lifts and automotive service equipment to auto shops, home hobbyists, gear heads and weekend warriors all over the world. One location that we enjoy selling to is the beautiful islands of the Bahamas. Actually, the Bahamas were where Columbus first landed in 1492. There are actually more than 3000 islands that make up the Bahamas, but the most densly populated is the island of New Providence. This island features the capitol city of Nassau. Nassau has been a huge tourist attraction for many years.
This week’s customer is German Auto Works from the city of Nassau in the Bahamas. We had the opportunity to visit with them recently. They just opened a brand new auto shop that specializes in European automobiles.
They actually purchased several BendPak Lifts from us. They bought an XPR9 floorplate two post lift, and an XPR10A clearfloor two post lift. The clearfloor model is an asymmetric lift. The asymmetric style of lifts allows you to get your door opened wider after you have parked the car in between the posts. Most technicians prefer this style of lift these days. The added benefit of the BendPak design is that it can also position the auto symmetric as well. This lift is truly the best of both worlds, and is yet another example of why BendPak is the premier name in car lifts. The XPR9 is a floorplate model, meaning that it will fit under shorter ceiling heights.. No matter what you need, BendPak and ASEDeals.com have got you covered. If you have the opportunity to visit Nassau, Bahamas, we highly recommend it.
Check out this sweet ride on our BendPak XPR9 two post lift. This picture was send in to us by a customer.
The customer is Susan Ashborn from Bristol, CT. She purchased this lift from us recently and send in some photos to us to show off her lift and her beautiful car. This is what people do. They like to share images for their pet project cars along with one of our car lifts.
The XPR-9 two post lift is a floorplate style hoist. Every two post lift has equalizer cables as well as hydraulic lines that must run across from one column to the other. They need to place them in one of two locations, either along the floor, under a plate of steel, (hence the term “Floorplate”) or at the top. When they run at the top, they are called clear floor lifts.
Clear floor lifts typically stand at about 12 feet tall, so you would need to have adequate ceiling height. If you don’t, you would need to get the floorplate model. The floor plate sysle lifts are made for shops with ceilings that are too low for the clear floor lifts. Most folks tend to prefer the clearfloor lifts provided they have enough ceiling height. They prefer a clearfloor model because the floor plate acts like a speed bump. It make it difficult to roll items across the floor underneath the lift. Things like transmission jacks, tool carts, oil drains, etc. are difficult to get over the plate. It still can be done. The plate is only 1.5″ high in most cases, and it is ramped up on each end. But it is more difficult. Another key difference is that the clearfloor 2 post lift has a shut off bar at the top. The switch gets activated when the roof of the car hits it. Of course, a floor plate model does not have a shut off bar at the top, so the user must monitor the vehicle as it’s being raised to make sure it doesn’t go into the ceiling above.
After this brief two post lift tutorial, you hopefully have a better understanding of the two different styles. There are many other factors involved in choosing a twio post lift. You can find them in other past posts on this blog.