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Need input on two post lifts

Postby eggman918 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:47 pm

We have finally got to the point that we can build my shop and I am planning to get a two post lift at the same time.
I need input on models and brands as I have no experience with them, I need basically a "truck lift" as my truck is at or over 8,000# and fairly wide/tall.
My plan is for a 30x40 building with 12" eaves a walk in door and a roll up bay door, i want room for my machine tools, the lift, space for a project or two and storage and I'm sure the wife would like to park her car as well, so I might also have a 20x30 covered slab poured in front at the same time.
So who has a lift what brand and model and how has it treated you so far???
Thanks in advance
Steve

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Re: Need input on two post lifts

Postby tsherry » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:24 am

I built a 40W x 30D shop last year--12' ceilings, two 10'-6" doors and one man door. All three doors are on the 40' side, with the snow / rain draining off to the sides, rather than the front--you don't want ice and rain landing in front of your doors.

if you're planning on a lift, plan on thickening the concrete slab under where the posts will go to handle the mounting bolts, and it wouldn't hurt to prepare for things like a slab-mounted vice stand and ditto for a grinder stand.

I don't have a 2 post lift, but did manage to score a low rise lift for tire and oil changes and brakes and stuff with a 6500 lb capacity for....$400. Thank you, Craigslist. Mine is made by Rotary.

I'd get schooled on various brands, and then see what CL has available--there are usually two or three two- or four-post lifts available every month or so.
too many Fords, no where near 'nuff time.

or, money.

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Re: Need input on two post lifts

Postby eggman918 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:47 am

Doors and covered slab are going on the end with the peaks and it will be facing south so it will have sun in winter and shade in summer :thup:
Steve

The"Filthy Beast"- '68 F-250 Crew Cab 131"W/B 4x4 4BT compounds hx30/Wh1c,5x.012" sac injectors/ZF 5/NP203-205 /3.54 44 trutrack front/60 trutrack rear on 33's. 2nd owner

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