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#2251401 - 02/10/17 10:33 PM Summit racing four post lift?
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Has anyone ever heard of or seen a four post lift that can also be used as a two post. From what I gather the ramps can be removed and the frame remains. Uses arms to lift the car like a two post. I can't find anything on their site.
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#2251508 - 02/11/17 08:39 AM Re: Summit racing four post lift? [Re: Kidsixpack]
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News to me. Possible I'm sure but at what trouble and expense?

Just dragged home a 10 yr old 9K pd Bendpack 4 post. Been studying it a bit as I try and figure out how to get it off my car trailer. (seller was able to load it fully assembled onto the trailer for me, but was setup with some pretty heavy equipment)

Much of the lift mechanism is under (and attached to) the right side ramp. Even redesigning and relocating all that the ramps themselves are long and heavy!

As I stand there and look the mechanism over I'm reminded of force vectors from college. Someone had a good time figuring that all out for one of these.

Converting to an arm style lift would significantly change much of that.
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#2251631 - 02/11/17 11:56 AM Re: Summit racing four post lift? [Re: peabodyracing]
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Been studying it a bit as I try and figure out how to get it off my car trailer.


heavy duty furniture dollies ?? (Think rental yard) and at least 4 buddies. shruggy popcorn
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#2254147 - 02/15/17 03:37 PM Re: Summit racing four post lift? [Re: Kidsixpack]
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I found some info on the lift. It's a dammar lift with a kit added to it. The kit has been discontinued for safety reasons.
Oh well the search for the perfect lift continues.
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#2254223 - 02/15/17 06:07 PM Re: Summit racing four post lift? [Re: Kidsixpack]
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Registered: 10/07/03
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Loc: Marysville, O-H-I-O
The perfect lift is a 2 post with arms that swing enough to reach as wide as possible on the vehicle. The hobby shop on base had both and I was afraid of the 2 post. Always used the 4 post with the ramps.

Then I worked in a shop with a 2 post and I was impressed at how much better it was for access.

2-post for the win!
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#2254525 - 02/16/17 09:58 AM Re: Summit racing four post lift? [Re: peabodyracing]
wldgtx Offline
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Originally Posted By peabodyracing
News to me. Possible I'm sure but at what trouble and expense?

Just dragged home a 10 yr old 9K pd Bendpack 4 post. Been studying it a bit as I try and figure out how to get it off my car trailer. (seller was able to load it fully assembled onto the trailer for me, but was setup with some pretty heavy equipment)

Much of the lift mechanism is under (and attached to) the right side ramp. Even redesigning and relocating all that the ramps themselves are long and heavy!

As I stand there and look the mechanism over I'm reminded of force vectors from college. Someone had a good time figuring that all out for one of these.

Converting to an arm style lift would significantly change much of that.


When my wife and I recently moved to a new house I found myself in a pickle with how to move my new 4 post lift.

If you already have it on a trailer, the way we got ours down was with a cherry picker, one end at a time. The trick is to keep it balanced and make small adjustments as necessary. It was just the two of us and it went smooth as silk.
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#2254977 - 02/17/17 09:44 AM Re: Summit racing four post lift? [Re: wldgtx]
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TJP and WLDGTX thank you both for the input on unloading the 4 post from my car trailer.

I will be using both your suggestions. The layout of my building requires I remove the lift from the back end of the trailer. In order to do so, I have to get the front end up high enough to clear the trailer fenders as I move the lift 'back' on the trailer.

Sounds good in theory anyway. Thanks again.
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