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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.
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.
We are pleased to announce a new sale on our Dannmar two post lifts. It’s a great time to jump in and get a lift if you’ve been waiting for a good deal.
For the month of July only, you will get a free rolling oil drain along with a frame cradle adapter kit. This, on top of the already low sale prices which average over $100 below the regular prices. The oil drain and frame cradle adapter kit combined is valued at over $250. The oil drain is an 8 gallon rolling reservoir on wheels that has a long neck and funnel at the top. It makes for efficient oil changes so you don’t have to hold a bucket over your head. The frame cradle pad adapter kit allows you to grab the frame of the vehicle so that it won’t slip off the lift. These can come in handy when you have rounded jacking points that might be slick with grease.
Another application would be some larger trucks that have frames that turn up at an angle toward the rear of the frame. The trucks would be more likely to slip off the standard flat pads which have a rubber slip on pad over it. These are two popular accessories that not only make your life more convenient and efficient, but also safer.
Remember, this car lift sale only lasts until the end of July, so don’t delay!
We notified you on previous posts that several of our manufacturers were having price increases starting April 1st. This is just a friendly reminder that this Thursday, March 31st is your last chance to get in at 1st quarter pricing. We feel confident you won’t see these prices ever again. Every single manufacturer we carry has been increasing prices lately, or has a price increase coming soon.
The three manufacturers that have price increases on April 1st are – BendPak, Dannmar and Thermal Dynamics.
BendPak Lifts are a staple in our product lineup. They are tough to beat when it comes to quality, features and price. Plus they have one of the widest selections of varieties we’ve ever seen.
Dannmar makes some pretty darn good lifts too. Their clearfloor two post lifts just got ALI Certified, so that’s an exciting new development.
Thermal Dynamics is one of the largest and best welder and plasma cutter manufacturers. Top quality, some units made in USA and some made in Italy.
Don’t delay. Prices will never be at these levels again.
Part 1 of a three part series –
You may not spend a lot of time thinking about the safety of the workspace in your garage, but you should. There all kinds of statistics that illustrate the number and costs in real monetary terms along with costs in terms of productivity. Chances are, at some point, you will see a case of an injured worker, culminating in a worker’s compensation issue, or worst case scenario, a lawsuit against you or your business.
If this has happened to you, you know the frustration and tension it causes. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, odds are, it will at some point in your future. But there are things you can do to prevent it, or at least decrease the odds.
Keeping your workspace safe from hazards and accidents is vital not only for your employees health and any other individuals who might enter your shop, it’s also important to the health of your business.
Here are some tips on assuring you keep your garage as safe as possible –
Get an Exhaust Vent System. This can eliminate a very immediate and dangerous hazard of carbon monoxide poisoning. But it can also prevent a longer term, potentially debilitating illness, as the long term effects of breathing exhaust fumes is obvious. We carry two different portable exhaust vent systems. One by RTI, and one by John Dow / Eurovent. Both are top quality and reliable pieces of shop equipment.
Don’t get cheap when it comes to an Automotive Lift. Many shop owners looking to save a buck, assume that a lift is a lift is a lift. So they purchase one of those bargain lifts for $1495 and figure it’s just as good as a premium quality lift. Nothing could be further from the truth. Get a lift that is ALI Certified. Our Bend Pak Lifts are ALI Certified. Most of their two post lifts and four post lifts are certified by ALI. This means that they meet extremely strict standards for safety and quality. ALI is the premier authority on lift safety and quality. One look at a BendPak lift will show you why they are one of the best names in the lift industry. If you’re the one standing under it, you’ll grow to appreciate the quality.
Part 2 – Next post
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.
This is part two of a two part series.
In part one, we went over several options available for two post lifts. We’ll be going over a few more in this post.
Air Hose Reels. Many technicians mount one right to one of the columns, so they can have it right there at the work station. A spring rewind air hose reel to power your air tools is a desired feature for convenience. Available in 33 foot and 50 foot lengths.
Air Electric Work Station. This is a handy accessory that is growing in popularity. It’s a box that you mount to one of the columns that has GFCI protected electrical outlets built into it. It also has a filter / lubricator / regulator for your air lines, along with hooks to hang your air hose lines on.
Height Extensions. BendPak offers these to increase the height of the columns, so that the extra tall vehicles don’t trip the shut-off bar up above prematurely, before you reach maximum lifting height. Most vehicles won’t trip the shut off bar, but some taller Trucks and vans will. The height extensions add two feet of height to your columns, so you have 16 feet of height. More than enough for those taller vehicles.
These accessories are popular additions to round off your arsenal in the auto shop. Your Auto Lift can be a well rounded work station when you have the right equipment and accessories.
We recently came out with a dimensional drawing for all our BendPak Two Post Lifts, and it was very helpful. Customers raved about it, because it was very helpful to determine which lift will be suitable for their application. Well, now we’ve got dimensional drawings for all models of our BendPak Four Post Lift.
This can be important to determine if a specific vehicle will fit on, or under it, and if it will fit in your garage. It will also help you determine the best placement for your car lift inside your garage. Let’s say you have very limited garage floor space available, and you also have an obstruction somewhere on the side of your garage. For instance, a side door that leads to your home. You want to make sure you can place the auto lift in the proper position so it will not interfere with opening that door. It’s A dimensional drawing that provides all of the key dimensions that everybody wants. Overall height, overall width, sure, but much, much more.
Many manufacturers provide certain key dimensions and specifications for their lifts, but BendPak provides dimensional drawings that illustrate the most important, and even sometimes, obscure dimensions that may be important only to a select few customers. Let’s say you want to know the distance from outside of runway to outside of runway. Even though BendPak doesn’t provide that specific dimension, they give you the proper tools to deduce it. Take the dimensional drawing below. Just multiply dimension I by 2, and then add that figure to dimension J. This will tell you the width from outside of runway to outside of runway. If there is a specific dimension you need, but do not see, just contact us and we will get you the answers you need.
If you scroll down to the MORE INFO section on any of our product pages, you’ll find a link to the hoist dimensional drawing that you can pull up in PDF format.
Of course, if you have questions, you can always contact us. We’ve been selling BendPak lifts for over 20 years, and know these products better than practically anybody. We’ll make sure you get the proper lift for your application the first time.
We have always provided a specification chart for our BendPak Two Post Lifts, and it was very helpful. But to really determine which car lift will be suitable for their application, many customers wanted more. Well, now we’ve got just what you wanted. This can be important to determine if a specific vehicle will fit on, or under it, and if it will fit in your garage. It will also help you determine the best placement for your lift. It’s A dimensional drawing that provides all of the key dimensions that everybody wants. Overall height, overall width, sure, but much, much more. The dimensional drawings include width between the columns, the length that the arms will telescope out to, the lifting height with the shortest and the tallest adapters, the lowered pad height, drive through clearance and more. That’s what BendPak is all about. Giving you everything you need to make your life easier.
Some people want options. Auto shop owners and home hobbyists who purchase our BendPak Lifts will ask for all kinds of options / accessories. Sometimes it’s truck adapters for their two post lifts, (which come standard on all Bend Pak Lifts). Other times, a home hobbyist will purchase the optional caster kit for their four post lift, so they can roll it around their shop and make it a portable lift.
Most customers are happy with the standard shade of blue that Bend Pak offers for their lifts. But every so often, we get special requests from customers for an alternate color. BendPak is able to accommodate these customers for a reasonable fee. The basic alternatives offered are the traditional black and red. Another option is yellow. These colors come at two different options when it comes to time frame. If you are in no hurry, and would like to save a buck or two, the “long term” time frame option price is very reasonable and typically takes 60 to 90 days to become available. The fee could run from $130 to $175 for a 10,000 lb. two post lift. If you cannot wait that long, you can always go for the “expedited” rate, which runs over $400 for the same type of lift. This should be ready to ship out in a couple of weeks typically. If you desire a custom color, give us a call at 800-229-6218 and we’ll quote you on that.
No matter what you need, we’re here to make you happy.