what kind of storage lift to buy?

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    I'm looking into buying a 4 post storage lift. Does anyone have any recommendations on what brand or type to look for? Thanks...
     
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    I don't know about one brand over another, but a lot of the guys in my area, even from up in Michigan get their lifts from the Greg Smith Equipment Co. location in Indianapolis. They have a location in Hudson, NH, as well as several other locations around the U.S. Their website has a TON of information on lifts. http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/

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    Buy a good name-brand like Rotary (pricey) or Bendpak (reasonable but still quality).
     
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    Thanks! I'll check them out!
     
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    I have heard about people that have the Backyard Buddy, but when seeing that, then seeing a Bendpak........there's no comparison.
     
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    Bought a four post Atlas 8000 from http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/ , picked it up with a car trailer at the Delaware warehouse, 3 of us had it assembled in 4 hours. Great lift , very high quality IMO. I will try to post pics tomorrow.
     
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    Like to see some pictures. Is this the kind that you can move around or is it bolted to the floor?
     
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    I bought the same lift as Dave from Greg Smith Equipment in June 2010 along with a sliding jack and picked it up at their DE warehouse....actually, bought two lifts....one for me and one for a neighbor. Does not need to be bolted to the floor and is very stable, in my opinion. Also comes with little trolleys that allow it to be moved/positioned as needed. Took me and one other person 6 hours to assemble the first one and around 4 hours for the second lift.

    I only have a 10' ceiling, but can fit my DD Miata underneath no problem and still get under the Camaro comfortably to work. With nothing on the lift, I can fit my Tundra under the lift.

    Mine gets used on rare occassion....but my neighbor probably uses his 1-2 times a week and has had no issues or problems in the past year and a half.

    If I had room for another, yes I would buy this lift again.

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