Now that I’ve spent some “Quality Time” with this lift, I have a few thoughts;
- BendPak calls this a “Portable Lift”. They say you can easily move it around in your garage (maybe). It looks like you can move it easily. The power unit doubles as a wheeled lever to raise one end of the lift and roll it around on the wheels at the other end of the lift, IF you’re about the size of a defensive lineman - and AT LEAST 200 lbs. Not the puny little 150 lbs. I can muster. I have to really strain with my bulk-challenged body to get the lever down (and the lift up) and then I can only pull, not push (not enough traction forward while the lever is lifting me up off the floor). Once I get this thing located in the garage, it ain’t goin’ no where after that, period.
- This lift is built like a tank. Great welds, solid construction with really heavy duty metal thickness and well thought out design. No wonder the truck pulled it like a ton of lead.
- A question for you BendPak (or other) scissors lift owners: which end of the car/lift do you place the power unit at? I’m guessing it makes more sense at the front of the car end, but looking for advice.
- I also have to figure out how far the lift moves front/back when lifting, as I have some interference between the garage door opener and my windshield and roll bar. That should be easy to determine, tomorrow.
- I’ll be running 2” X 12” planks down each side to drive up on to get the height I need to clear the lift under the car. Already got the floor marked and will start on that tomorrow.
- Glad to have a new, fun project. Wish I weighed 50 lbs. more. Just have to make do, I guess.