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As I mentioned, in Dave Freeman's thread on his acquiring a 4 post lift thread, I had purchased a portable single post lift, then been waiting for a month for me to pick it up when I had a free day out of my travelling. Well finally picked it up and dropped it off to the welders to have a modification done to it for garage accessibility.

Well after a bit of assembly and testing I have decided I am pleased with it meeting all my criteria. Decided, since I did not need to sell it to keep my mid rise scissors lift and eventually will move that up to my Connecticut garage for work in the Tri State Loti region.


And yes, I pushed it to see what would did not tip over...LOL!

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Bibs great work...Too Funny !!! lol...reminds me of " Star Wars " Now if I could only get the engine in like that !

David to answer your question it is on a pallet jack system and can be rolled on any concrete or tarmac surface. The complete weight of the lift is a shade over 1,700lbs ( 121 stone if I recall ). I can actually move the unit ( unloaded of course ) around with one hand. Now I did have the main post modified to allow the unit to go through a garage door. The lift column is approximately 8 ft 6 inches in height from the ground. So I had a local welding/fabrication shop cut the main post ( yes thus voiding the warranty...oh well ) so that it can tilt over on a hinge and then placed back up and pinned. Thus allowing the lift to use the tracks. the post does not lift, rather the piston and a chain like I have never seen before. When I am back at my Maryland house I can take a few more pictures if your interested.

As you can see it lifts it up to the bottom of the car a bit over 6 ft in height. I looked at a two post portable system but you had to anchor the posts...did not seem portable to me...hence how I discovered this one.

Andy...just read your line..took me a few moments as I am exhausted from travel....hahaha!!!

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Here's my impression of Macbeth doing Marty McFly

"Is this a flux capacitor I see before me?"

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Notice the similarity in the wheel deployment to Mr Bonds Esprit, uncanny, wouldn't you say ?

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