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Here we go again. We constantly receive new pictures from customers each week showing us their new lifts that they have purchased from us. And we love getting them. It gives them a sense of pride in showing off their new lift as well as their sweet ride, or rides. And it gives us the opportunity to get feedback from them. We want to hear all feedback – positive or negative. We need to hear from you. It just simply helps us to serve you better.
This post features a picture and testimonial from a customer from West Hampton, MA. He purchased a BendPak XPR-10A two post lift.This is an asymmetric lift that also has the capability to position the vehicle symmetrically as well if needed. This feature comes in handy when you have a rear heavy vehicle, like a car with the engine in the rear, or a service van with lots of equipment in the back, as well as extra long trucks, like a crew cab dually.
Here’s what he wrote –
Hey Guys, My car is in the air! Great lift. No issues with install. Please feel free to use any or all pictures of my XPR-10A 10,000 lb. lift. Thanks again.
West Hampton, MA
Two Post Lifts are one of our most popular items we sell. One of the most popular accessories for a two post lift is an oil drain. After all, who wants to hold a bucket over their head when changing oil? That’s why it’s a perfect combination for us to throw in a free DO-8 oil drain along with the purchase of any Dannmar two post lift. Dannmar has several options in the two post lift category. They have clearfloor and floorplate lifts, as well as symmetric and asymmetric options. The free oil drain is the popular DO-8 oil drain. This drain is an 8 gallon reservoir on wheels with a long neck, and a funnel on top. It has a mesh screen to prevent things like the drain plug from falling down into the reservoir.
On top of that, we also have a great sale going on. We can’t tell you the sale prices here though. You’ll have to call us to find out what our current low prices are. But trust us, it will be worth your while. But be warned, This deal is only running until the end of March, so don’t wait.
Here is another post showing our customer Two Post Lift pictures. The latest set of pictures is provided by Sean Martinez from two locations, Tucson, AZ and McKinney, TX. He needed a two post lift to perform work on his 1966 Chevelle. He wanted a lift that was reliable, from a manufacturer with a good reputation and with certain key features. He also demanded a lift that was ALI Certified and one that has a solid, comprehensive warranty. With his requirements for quality, features and safety, we had only one lift in mind. We recommended the BendPak XPR10AC two post lift. It has top of the line features, like direct drive hydraulic cylinders, 53 inch tall lift carriages, triple telescoping arms in the front, along with the famous BendPak 5/2/1 warranty. It has the rugged construction that Bend Pak is known for and the best powder coating system in the business. Plus, even though it is an asymmetric lift, it has the ability to position the car symmetrically as well. Thanks for the pictures Sean.
ASEdeals.com is pleased to announce a new sale effective October 1st for a limited time. Our most popular BendPak Lift models are currently on sale and will be for a limited time. All of our XPR10 two post lift models are on sale right now at over $130 off their regular price. There is no better time to purchase one of the best two post lifts in the industry. You know when you say to yourself, “I’m waiting for the right time”? Well now is that time! You will not get a better chance to get these lifts at a lower price.
We’ve got the XPR-10AC, which is the asymmetric, narrow model at $2700. Then there’s the XPR-10ACX for only $2705. This is the extra wide asymmetric lift. If you’ve got the floor space, we strongly recommend the extra wide model. It just makes life a whole lot easier opening your doors wider to get in and out of the vehicle after you’ve parked the car between the posts. It also makes it easier working around the vehicle while it’s on the lift, and it makes it easier to get at the wider vehicle jacking points too. Don’t forget, the BendPak asymmetric models have the ability to position the vehicle symmetric if you need to balance it out. It’s like having two lifts in one. BendPak does have symmetric car lift models as well. The XPR-10CX is the extra wide symmetric lift. It is currently on sale at $2700. Having a wide model when getting a symmetric lift is such a huge benefit, because symmetric lifts don’t allow you to open the doors on the car very much. The extra wide model gives you 6.5 extra inches on each side.
And remember, shipping is FREE to any commercial address within the 48 states as long as it’s accessible for a freight truck. Or, for you home hobbyists who don’t have a way to unload it from the delivery truck, you can pick it up at your local freight carrier’s terminal near you, like Yellow Freight, or Conway Freight. They will load it into your truck or trailer, and then when you get it home, you can unbundle it and take it off piece by piece.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. This sale won’t last long.
One of the most common questions we get is, “What does it mean when a lift is asymmetric”?
When two post lifts were first introduced, the only kind available was symmetric. This is where the vehicle is centered on the lift and the same amount of the vehicle is in front of the post as is behind the posts. At some point, people grew weary of dinging the vehicle’s doors on the posts, and trying to squeeze out of the door when placing a vehicle on the lift.
That’s where the asymmetric models come in. Asymmetric models position the vehicle further back on the lift. typically about 2/3 of the vehicle is hanging behind the posts on an asymmetric lift. The benefit of this is that it allows you to open the doors wider to get in and out of the vehicle easier. Most people these days prefer an asymmetric lift.
Most vehicles actually balance out better on an asymmetric lift because they are typically so front heavy. The one drawback to an asymmetric lift however is that there are times when certain vehicles won’t balance out that well on an asymmetric lift. Typically, these would be vehicles that have much of their weight in the rear, like a rear engine car, or a van with a load in it, or an extra long crew cab, long bed truck. That’s why BendPak came out with their Tru-Metric feature on their asymmetric lifts. This allows you to move the vehicle forward on the lift, to help it balance out better. This is truly an improvement on the traditional asymmetric two post lift. It makes for a much more versatile lift.
Some customers have questions about the positioning of a vehicle on the lift. The owner’s manual that comes with the lift includes general information on this subject matter, but if you want a great resource for more in-depth instruction and lift safety issues, we recomment checking out the informational store on the ALI web site. (Automotive Lift Institute).