Purchase Auto Lift with Greater Confidence
Car lift Construction and engineering has changed significantly over the past several decades. One of the major reasons is because of the organization called the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI). They began testing automotive lifts and awarding certifications for them as early as 1945. Nobody offers as much authority on the subject as much as they do. They have a contract with (ETL), Interteck Testing Services. ETL is an independent lab and provides testing services with an independent, and non-biased perspective. They are known for their integrity and are recognized internationally and in the US by OSHA and the Department of Labor.
In order to receive the ALI Gold Seal of Approval, auto lifts must comply with and conform with the American National Standard ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011. Car lift manufacturer models must also:
BendPak Meets ANSI StandardsBeware of other manufacturers who claim their lifts meet ANSI standards then tell you how they had an independent lab test them. Most likely, the labs were hired directly by the manufacturer. Only the leading lift manufacturer's auto lifts are tested and certified by ALI and ETL. When you purchase an ALI certified lift, you can be confident that it meets or exceeds strict minimum standards for safety and quality. Most BendPak and Dannmar models are ALI-certified, while select Workhorse models are ALI-certified. Buy with confidence.
"Hey ASE. Here's a couple of pictures of my new MD6XP scissor lift. It works great. Thanks for everything."
Notice how there are two boards on either side of the car lift. This is done sometimes to allow you to drive low profile cars over and onto the lift when the automobile is too low and would bottom out on the hoist. If you have a low profile sports car with a frame height off the ground that is below 5", your car's underside will make contact with the lift and bottom out. This is one smart method to avoid that potential pitfall. We've even seen some folks create a recess in their floor for this lift to sit in, although, this would be much more invasive.
This model has 3 different locking positions to give you the ability to raise the vehicle to different lifting heights, depending on your needs. It also comes standard with a 12 piece adapter kit to allow you to get at different frame contact points. Maximum height is at 53 inches with the tallest adapters, and 48 inches with the shortest adapters.