Does anyone have any experience with a lift

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Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby yz400e » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:34 am

Like this one ?
Any idea on brand or price ? is it even available in the U.S. ?

I like it because it is portable and has a capacity sufficient for an FSJ

I have seen it lift up Toyota Hilux's / VW pickups / Ford Rangers (Euro version) and VW passenger vans.

looks scary as hell when it is up but the mechanics here don't seem to mind standing under the vehicle when it is in the up positon.

If I have a chance I'll get more photos when it is raised.

Imagecar_lift_2 by Mark Wise, on Flickr

Imagecar_lift_1 by Mark Wise, on Flickr

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Re: Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby Stuka » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:21 pm

I have never seen that type. It looks like it still needs to be bolted in place?
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
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Re: Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby yz400e » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:33 am

I went and had another look at it. there are tabs for bolts but it is not bolted down.

here is a shot with a vehicle on it

[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/21N6sNj]Image[/url]lifted_1 by Mark Wise, on Flickr[/url]

[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/24y687M]Image[/url]lifted_2 by Mark Wise, on Flickr[/url]

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Re: Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby Stuka » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:52 am

With it that high, that seems sketchy to me. It has support arms going out towards the back of the vehicle, but not the front.

I take it you are in NZ or Australia, since we don't get the Amarok here.
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
2017 JKU Rubicon Lifted
Pevious Jeeps: 1975 Cherokee, 2008 JK, 2005 KJ, 1989 XJ

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Re: Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby yz400e » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:12 pm

I am in Austria. I have been meaning to get a close up of the ID plate so I can look it up more but I think you just answered my question...that brand / model isnt available in the US.

I would like to have a lift. I have not taken the time to research lifts mainly due to never being home to actually need a lift but that may change so I'm now starting to think about tools I want to make my life easier when working on vehicles and this one looked ideal because it could be moved out of the way. there is probably something similar in the US, I just need to start looking.

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Re: Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby Stuka » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:43 pm

Ahh yeah, europe would have the Amarok as well.

I have seen some portable ones just looking around, but any of the high lift ones just look really scary. And of course they are all from China.
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
2017 JKU Rubicon Lifted
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Re: Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby yz400e » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:08 am

last comment on this one.
it is a Finkbeiner, model FHB3000
it weighs 900kg
it can lift 3000 kg
it is made in Germany,

and several years ago they cost around 7000 euro's.

not cheap.
but it sure would be nice.

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Re: Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby Stuka » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:23 am

I would trust a german made one WAY more than a chinese one!
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
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Re: Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby letank » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:32 pm

So what is the "mechanism" that lift the arms, chains? gears? I mention the chain because a friend got a lift with 4 legs driven by chains and at some point one of the PO fiddled with the chain and replace the triple link with a single link... and yes the lift collapsed, but fortunately nobody was injured, only the expensive 1930ish toy took a dive off the lift with serious damages.

interesting, electro-hydraulic

https://www.finkbeiner-lifts.com/produk ... 6a65022585

220v or 400v

and wildfire for us in the states

www.WildfireLifts.com
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Re: Does anyone have any experience with a lift

Postby Pablo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:10 am

Good lifts are getting cheaper and cheaper. I would not spend that kind of money on the scissor style lift shown, but since you are in Europe, I cannot comment on what they go for there. For 7k USD, I could probably get a used Mohawk 10k lift and those are usually considered among the best around here. Used Rotary's are available for even less and are pro quality and used in most shops.

New cheaper lifts can be mail ordered, but I would expect the parts/service of such to be sketchy and I wouldn't want to stand under such a lift 10+ years down the road. Lifts are like elevators, they need maintenance and inspection. Which means you need parts and support. I doubt the mail order company will be around in 10-20 years from now. If they are, they will probably just want to sell you another cheap crappy lift.

Spend the money once, cry once, and don't look back. You are going to be standing under it, so it is important.

Hopefully my new shop extension is done soon. Once the slab is put down, I can get a real lift and get some real progress made on the beast.


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