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

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 4-post lift thoughts
From: Matt Wehland <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:19:59 -0600
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The aluminum ramps are pricey, but they sure are nice every time you 
move them.
And they are not toe crushers when dropped while moving or if knocked over.
My dad had them and we loved them.
Can't remember how many times we used them over the years and said ' boy 
they sure were expensive, but worth it'
At least for us.
Especially as dad got older.
He is done working on cars and sold the lifts last year, when we had to 
move the steel ramps from the basement I remembered why I was happy that 
he had bought one set of the aluminum.
Not that you can't lift the steel ones, but the ease of the aluminum was 

And the steel middle plate for the lift was a bear (set of plates that 
fill in the middle of the lift for storage).
  We moved it by hand a few times, then I used the engine hoist once we 
got it.
Only issue was trying to balance it, didn't work well and a lot of 
weight once it got moving ( I had to move it out of one bay, onto drive 
and into other bay).

On 1/14/2015 1:20 PM, Paul Parkanzky wrote:
> The ramps on my lift "hook" on the cross-member.  I don't see the need for
> pins, since gravity will do the job of holding them down.  Here's a link to
> optional Aluminum ramps for my lift.  I don't recommend a $300 set of Al
> ramps, but they'll give you an idea of how they work:
> -Paul
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Brad Kahler <> wrote:

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