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Old 10-27-2019, 10:38 AM   #16
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Get a Bendpak. Whenever I use one of my friends’ Atlas 4 posts I feel like I’m going to die. There are obviously better lifts than both those brands but when you’re on a budget I think the Bendpaks are a much better built lift than Atlas. Also run the 220 no matter what brand lift you buy. The 110v motors are painfully slow. Be nice to have that 220 outlet if you ever want to get a decent air compressor or welder too obviously.

The metal structure of the Bendpaks is imported just like all of the cheaper lifts. They have a nice American made motor/pump though, or at least still did 2 years ago. A buddy just bought both a 2 and 4 post Bendpak but haven’t been over to his place to see if the motors are still made in USA.
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:17 PM   #17
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Sounds like a pattern, not in stock. I researched the Atlas company. Same address as Greg Smith in Indy. Must be their private label?

The Bendpak lift may be a better choice but I don't see that they list any motor voltage other than 220. For me that means running a new dedicated circuit about 100' from the breaker box. Have 120 volt less than 10' away.

The MM lift, LiftTech LT9K-XLT 9000, is only listed with a sliding jack, so may not have the inner rail for a rolling lift. Kinda important for race cars that the tires hang inside of the ramps.

I will check on the Nussbaum lifts now.

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My bendpac is 110. It is an option. The only downside is the motor/pump spin slower so it takes an extra minute to get all the way up.......not a big F'n deal to me. Mine has the channel welded in so you can use a rolling jack. I also looked at it as an investment. If I ever got in trouble, and needed cash, I believe the BP would get me better resale than a no name hoist.
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Old 10-27-2019, 02:32 PM   #18
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Default Re: Fiinding an Atlas 9000# 4 post lift in stock

Mark, what if your conduit can fit the extra wire you are missing? Use one of the existing wires to tie to two new wires to pull them through. Will leave you a spare piece of 100 ft long wire, but now you will have 220 volts!

I ran #4 out to my garage a long time ago, did 220v at that time, and a phone line, wish I put a CAT-5 line in there too. I was thinking of using the phone line to pull a CAT-5 through with, but the wireless connection has been fine so I haven't bothered with it.
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Old 10-27-2019, 02:46 PM   #19
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The atlas 9000 is a decent lift. Mine has lived through 3 crewcab duallys and still performs flawlessly today. However, the pumps are cheap. Something ate itself in my pump and sent shrapnel through the entire system resulting in flushing the entire system, rebuilding the ram and buying a new pump. Idr the brand pump I installed but I did step it up to 220v. If you buy a 9000 and plan on lifting anything heavy you may want to consider a 220 pump as the 110 pump doesn’t like picking anything up mid sentence. With one of my duallys on board I’d have to set it on a stop and get a running start per say. The 220 pump gives zero phucks about what’s on the lift and where it’s starting from in the process. Just my .02.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:02 PM   #20
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I am seriously looking at the Lift Tech LT9K-XLT, which has very similar sizing to the unavailable Atlas Garage Pro 9000, and the Advantage SS-9000-XT. which is about 5" narrower, at 114" versus the 123" overall. Both Asian made. Both about $3500. Both in stock. Any USA lifts compare to these?
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:16 PM   #21
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I would look at rotary
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:54 PM   #22
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:52 PM   #23
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I would not buy another Atlas lift. I paid the price to express this opinion. 30 years in business, 22 in the same shop, the Atlas lift I bought made it six months before I couldn't stand it any more. Flimsy wobbly ass pos that wouldn't lift a car over 6ft. You can do better for sure.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:27 PM   #24
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Have you looked at Mohawk? Pretty sure Ameican made. I bought my post in 1995 and love it. They were pricey, but built solid.
Keep us updated, I want to buy a 4 post next year that will pick at CC dually. I would like to get one that would pick my motorhome, but might be too much $ for the use I would get.
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:14 AM   #25
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As far as I can see Lift Tech is about like the atlas. At least they have 11 in stock. Only 3/8" cables versus Atlas 7/16". Checked out Advantage. They are more like a Back Yard Buddy with the solid tube columns and a bigger tube around it with nylon in between. 5" tube . BBB had 4" tube. The Advantage has the high lift, long ramps but is about 6" narrower on the drive thru width. Looks like lifts with ALI/ETL certification are not common. Checking Mohawk again. Did not see a lift for 9000# before.

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Old 10-30-2019, 12:29 PM   #26
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Structurally there are 2 basic designs for the upright columns. Channel with lock plates and cables inside like Atlas and most other Asia look a likes and the tube style with cable on outside and lock holes cut into one side of the tubing, like Back Yard Buddy 4" X 4" and Advantage 5" x 5". Wonder if it makes a difference in stability?

Also the Back Yard Buddy showed the ramps being made with angle and tread plate over the top versus the bent tread plate of most others. That's another design that might make a difference?

Can't really find if Back Yard Buddy is still American made or farmed out now.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:23 PM   #27
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Go with the 220v the reasons posted are accurate.
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:25 PM   #28
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I am already using a 120 volt 9000# Atlas at another shop . No issues for over 5 years.
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:22 AM   #29
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This just popped up in my hotmail page....this is who I bought my bendpac hoist from. Looks like what you're after? Looks like there is a 2 month wait. Ships early January.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:27 AM   #30
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If you live in Indy try Complete Hydraulics. I have had their 2 post 9000 for at least 10 years. Works great. Use it daily.
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