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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 –
Customers who are interested in our home / hobbyist 4 post lift options by BendPak, Dannmar and Workhorse frequently ask us, “How do the casters work”? You see, these lifts are designed to be free-standing. They don’t need to be bolted down to the floor. And a popular accessory is the caster kit, which allows you to make the lift portable. You can actually roll it around your garage, and even out of your garage, provided it will fit through your garage doors.
Many customers not familiar with the caster kit option have a difficult time grasping exactly how the caster kit installs onto the lift, and how easily it can roll once it is installed. They often are confused about if it is meant to roll with a vehicle on the lift, or without. The beauty of it is, they can be moved / pushed either way, with, or without a vehicle on it. And much easier than you would think.
But describing it to somebody, and actually seeing it with your own two eyes are two different things. Finally, thanks to modern technology, we no longer have to imagine how it is done. BendPak has put together a video showing the caster assembly being installed onto the car lift, and then the BendPak Lift being rolled around (with a car on it).
Once you see how easy it is, it makes your decision equally as easy. You’re going to want this popular accessory. Check it out below.
In our previous post, we spoke about our most popular accessories for our home / hobbyist 4 post lifts. This time, we’re talking about some of the more obscure accessories.
When using the lift for servicing your vehicles, there are several accessories that are available. If you have the Air Bridge Jack spoken about in our previous post, The AK14 Air Line Kit would be used to clean up your lift area and keep it free from air hoses that you would need to run to the Jack. It integrates the air hoses into the structure of the car lift.
The Air Electric Work Station mounts to one of the columns and has an air lubricator, filter and regulator for your air tools so you have clean air running through your air tools. It also has a GFCI protected outlet so that you have power right there at your work station.
Additional accessories for storing your vehicles include the Steel Deck option. If you want to store something other than cars on top, this is what you will need. It’s perfect if you want to store a Snowmobile, ATV, motorcycle, or lawnmower up top.
If you want to remove your approach ramps when you raise the lift, the Aluminum approach ramps are nice because they weigh about half of the steel approach ramps. They’ll save you some back pain perhaps.
BendPak has an approach ramp lock kit that will make your approach ramps stick straight out when you raise the car lift so that they won’t flop down. This means you won’t need to remove the approach ramps when you raise the lift. This is very convenient.
There are many accessories to consider when purchasing a 4 Post Lift. Contact us today with any questions about any of them.