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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
This month’s winner has been announced. It’s Ernest Jensen from Bayshore, NY. Every month, customers who have purchase an automotive lift of any kind or type from us can submit a picture or two of their lift after it’s been installed in their professional garage, or their home garage. Once entered, we perform a random drawing. The winner of this drawing wins a prize typically valued at about $150. The prize this month is an ES2500 Battery Booster Pac.
The details about the winner? As indicated previously, it’s Peter Jensen from Bayshore, NY, and he submitted several pictures of his Dannmar MaxJax portable mid rise two post lift that he purchased a few weeks back. Pete said, “Here are some pictures of my MaxJax Lift that I bought. It fits my garage perfectly, and it makes a great addition to my shop”. You can check out some of the pictures he sent us below.
If you are not familiar with the Max Jax Lift, it is one of our most popular car lifts. It has the ability to be mounted to your garage floor, and then used to service your vehicle, and then you can dismount it, and store it away in the corner of your shop where it’s out of the way. It is a truly unique lift with all the features of a quality two post lift, and then some. Plus, it’s on sale right now. Our customers are jumping all over this deal.
Give us a call today with any questions you have.
This just in! Our ever-popular MaxJax two post lift is now on sale. We can’t specify here exactly what the price is. The manufacturer prohibits us from advertising it so low. But if you call us at our toll free number, 800-229-6218 we can reveal the special sale price to you. Trust us, it will be worth it. As a matter of fact, you won’t find it anywhere else at a lower price.
For those of you not familiar with the MaxJax two post lift, where have you been? We’ve been displaying it prominently for several years now. Our customers have been raving about it. It meets a certain need that practically no other car lift out there can. It gives you all of the features of a two post lift, such as complete access to all components of the vehicle, so it is a full service lift.
But typical two post lifts are too tall for many home garage ceilings. And many home hobbyists don’t want a pair of posts permanently mounted to the floor in their garage. That’s where the MaxJax two post lift comes in. It fits under a typical home garage ceiling and can be easily and quickly be stowed away in the corner of your garage.
This is the perfect car lift for the guy who likes to service his own vehicle and wants to use something other than jack stands and a creeper. Plus, it’s manufactured by Dannmar, one of the most reliable names in the lift industry. That’s why such prominent gearheads like Jay Leno have one. Call us today!
Here is yet another installment of our valued customer pictures. Customers love sending us their pictures of their cars and comments as well. And we love to receive them.
This latest comes from Wilbur Collins of Collin’s Gutter Service out of Morrisville, NC. He’s got his beautiful Dodge up on his BendPak XPR-10A Two Post Lift. Wilbur submitted this picture to us and said, “Thanks for a great deal and great service”.
This is an awesome lift with many great features that make it top-shelf. It’s got a 10,000 lb. capacity, extra heavy duty single piece columns, extra tall lift carriages to reduce column stress, the ability to position the automobile symmetric in addition to asymmetric, along with triple telescoping arms in the front. And don’t forget about the warranty. It’s five years on the structure, two years on the power unit, and one year of on-site service. Last, but not least, the XPR-10A car lift is ALI Certified. So you know it’s safe and of the finest quality.
If you could get only one lift for your shop, this one should be it.
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.