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Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts

To: Brad Kahler <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts
From: Philip Nase <>
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:10:13 -0500
Cc: Shop Talk List <>
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I have plastic trays I use with my lift they're lightweight and work well.
They won't absorb oil or coolant and can be cleaned.

Phil Nase
Applebachsville, PA

> On Jan 4, 2015, at 10:15 PM, Brad Kahler <> wrote:
> I'm in the process of resurrecting my older 4-post hydraulic cylinder &
> chain car lift that I sadley let sit outside for a number of years. This
> particular lift is rated at 9,000 lbs and is adjustible enough to handle my
> Triumph TRs and F250 Super Duty diesel pickup.
> Most of the modern lifts always seem to come with trays that fit between
> the platforms so you can park a vehicle under the lift while storing one
> above without leaking oil on the car below (these are Triumphs after all!)
> I've been debating adding attachment rails to the platforms to hold trays
> but I just don't know if its worth the trouble and expense when I could
> probably just as easily use 1/4" or so plywood sections to accomplish the
> same thing. Also these trays would only work when the platforms are a
> specific distance apart.
> Anyone have a 4-post lift that has the trays and if so how well do you like
> them? I need to make a decision soon as I will probably be painting the
> platforms this coming weekend.
> Thanks,
> Brad
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