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Celebrating 20 Years In Business!

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Join Us In Celebrating 20 Years In Business!

This year, we celebrate 20 years in business! We take pride in the dedication of our talented staff for providing the highest level of customer service, over the past 20 years. This is truly amazing and we would not be where we are today without the loyalty of you, our customers.

Participating in our celebration is easy, just Watch our video and send us your birthday wishes through a positive review on Google.

If you need help sharing your feed back on our Google page you can follow the video below.

We Are So Happy To Celebrate Our 20th Birthday With You!

Thank you to everyone for participating in our 20th Birthday celebration. We look forward to a future of continued growth and prosperity!

 

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5 Quick Tips for Ordering Eagle Parts

Need to order EAGLE partS for your equipment? Here are 5 quick things you need to do first!

Eagle Equipment was founded in 1954. Over the last 62 years, Eagle has had a lot of different styles and makes of lifts and tire equipment. These different styles have different Eagleparts and specifics. The intricate part for our parts specialists is to make sure that they know what model and make equipment you have and the specific part you need. We want to make sure the part we send you will be the fix you need to keep working.

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Eagle Parts Department

At Eagle Equipment, we want to do everything we can to help you in the most efficient and time-effective way possible. Here are some tips:

  1. Call our Parts line. We have parts specialist to assist you in getting the correct Eagle parts for your Eagle equipment. This is the number that is also on your equipment, 800.535. 0016.

Meet our Eagle Specialists that are happy to assist you with parts:

2. Try to have the telephone number you used when purchasing your equipment from Eagle Equipment or the original order number. This helps us to easily locate your order in our system and verify the equipment you have. We understand that you may not have ordered direct from us, and so you would not be in the system. That’s ok…. See #4!

3. The model number and serial number from the plate on your machine. This helps us to ensure we’re selling you the correct parts for the correct model. The model number may be something like the MTP-9F or the ETC-550.

4. We may ask you to send us photos of the Eagle part, or the equipment, that you’re looking for. This just helps us to ensure we’re all on the same page.

5. Make sure we have the correct email address for you. This is the easiest way for us to send you Eagle parts diagrams and photos.

 

We appreciate your business and are here to assist in getting you the right part for your Eagle purchase. Give us a call.
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Petty’s Garage Has New Equipment for “The King”

RichardPettyfavorites0005They call him “The King”. He’s a legend. A champion NASCAR driver for his record setting Daytona 500 and NASCAR championship wins. Richard Petty IS NASCAR. He began racing in 1958. In all, Petty accumulated 200 victories, and seven Cup championships, before retiring in 1992. He started more races, won more races, and made more money than any stock-car driver in history. I don’t have to tell you how amazing his career is.

 

Now, Petty’s name is on a high-performance speed shop in his hometown of Level Cross, NC. Petty’s Garage modifies all sorts of cars, focusing on Mustangs and Jeep Wranglers; through a deal they have with Ford. The engines are louder, the paint job is sleeker and the rims are off the chain. These cars are sweet. What’s even more interesting to us is to see the guys in the shop modifying these cars. How they do it, what equipment they use and the process.

When Petty’s Garage started to modify a lot of cars at once, they found a need for some equipment upgrades in their shop. Standard Tools and Equipment Co., based just 20 minutes apart, had everything they needed.

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We are so excited to announce that Standard Tools and Equipment has partnered with Petty’s Garage to offer some of the best equipment on the market for their needs. So, what are they using in their shop? This video will give you a sneak peek inside their speed shop, with The King himself.

Over the years we have had customers from all industries and fame-levels. Here in North Carolina, Richard Petty, is the ultimate local icon. It was such an exciting experience to provide ‘The KING’ with equipment to do what he does best, modify cars.

Petty’s Garage has a custom sanding and prep booth and a side-downdraft paint booth for that custom petty paint job. There is a Sure-Cure air makeup unit attached to the paint booth for easy temperature control and quick cures. After all, they have a lot of cars to do and don’t have time to wait for it to dry.

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Four Eagle Equipment 2-post Lifts sit in Petty’s Garage. Two are our 10,000 lbs. certified lift and two are the Eagle MTP-11V3, 11,000 lbs. symmetric lift, setup tall. petty-cars1.jpg

Down the road, still in Level Cross, sits a storage building with eight storage lifts from Eagle Equipment that house racecars from the past. Cars once driven by Richard, Kyle and even Adam. See photos of those lifts on our blog.

We also have some tire equipment and our alignment system over at Petty’s Garage. After all, once they put those big tires on the Jeeps, they need to make sure they go straight.

At Standard Tools, we believe that with the right equipment, you can be the King of your garage. We want to assist you in selecting the equipment that will not only fit your needs, but also be there when you business grows and changes. Give us a call at 800.336.2776.

Richard Petty is sport’s most enduring and perhaps endearing figure. Both Petty’s Garage and Standard Tools’ are trusted and established brands in our perspective industries. Petty is an icon in the racing world, but moreover, he is known as a man who is passionate about what he does, works hard and is a perfectionist about his work. That’s someone that we’re proud to have as an advocate for our brand.

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Eagle Power Units: 110V -VS- 220V, What’s the difference?

If you’ve ever purchased any sort of electronic device for your home, odds are you’ve come across the term “amperage” and “voltage”. What exactly do all these terms mean, and why do they matter?

What’s the difference between Amps and Volts?

Amps – This is the measure of how much electricity is flowing through an electrical line, which is like the amount of water flowing through a hose.

Volts – This is the measure of how strong or the force of electricity flowing through an electrical line, which is like the pressure of the water flowing through a hose.

In short, having an understanding of amps, and volts and can help you save money!

EAGLE220How Do We Know Which Power Unit Is Right for You?

When determining which power unit is right for you, we look at how much power our lifts need, then we determine what voltage is the most feasible to use. The higher the voltage, the lower the amps draw. A good analogy for understanding what these terms mean is to think of them like water flowing through a hose.

Imagine using 110 volts for all of your large household appliances. That’s like trying to use the same amount of power for a toaster oven as for your washer and dryer. Eventually, you may end up with an overheated power supply. The device itself may not function, or may not do so well.

***Think air conditioners here, the big ones are 240 VAC vs. the smaller 120 VAC units. Plug either into the wrong voltage and see what happens.

One easy way to look at it is this:

  • Voltage is provided by (or pushed) by the power supply.
  • Amperage is taken by (or pulled) by the device being powered.

In other words, while the voltage is a constant and should match, the amperage is something that varies based on the device’s need.

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Eagle 220V Power Unit on the MTP-9F

Which Power Unit is Compatible to What Lift and Why?

Eagle’s power unit is available as a 110V or a 220V. Basically, the 220V provides twice the amount of power as the 110V. Eagle’s 2-post lifts come with an Eagle 220 Voltage, and 14.5-16.5 Amperage.

Why? Our 2-post lifts are made for shops, meaning the equipment will be used frequently. They are also built with 2 cylinders. For this type of lift you would need more voltage to get the appropriate power use, and with more power the less amperage you would need.

There is an option for our MS80008000XLT. You can choose between the EAGLE 220V or the EAGLE 110V. Why? These particular lifts can be used within a shop, or for homeowner use.

Typically, these lifts are used occasionally which means you wouldn’t need as much power.

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Eagle 110V Power Unit with the PMR-6000.

The Eagle MOBILEMAN and the Portable Mid-Rise Lift both come with a 110V power unit. These are popular lifts for homeowners and have a smaller capacity than our two-post lifts.

What happens when you use a 110V on a lift that needs a 220V?

When someone puts a 110V power unit on an Eagle lift that requires a 220V, a few issues arise. The first being that it will void the 13-month warranty that comes with your Eagle power unit. If it isn’t created for that use…. You shouldn’t use it for that use. The motor will also burn out and you won’t be able to lift anything. It’s best to use the correct power unit for your equipment. If you’re unsure which power unit is right for you, give us a call.

The EAGLE 110V

  • Large 3 1/2 gallon metal tank with a durable power-coated finish
  • 2.5 hp Motor
  • 110 Voltage
  • Single Phase
  • 60 HZ
  • Amperage 20
  • 3450 RPM
  • 13-Month Warranty

The EAGLE 220V

  • Large 3 1/2 gallon metal tank with a durable power-coated finish
  • 2.5 hp Motor
  • 220 Voltage
  • Single Phase
  • 60 HZ
  • Amperage 14.5-16.5
  • 3450 RPM

Also check out the blog, “Why isn’t my power unit pumping fluid?”

Time for Spring cleaning & organizing! Let’s start in the garage.

Does keeping your garage or shop organized seem like a difficult task?

If you’re tired of rearranging your garage, and still can’t seem to gain any space …. we have a great storage solution for you. Go vertical!

The Eagle MS-8000 series is a four-post storage car lift. It’s one of our most popular storage car lift models because it is great for many different types of uses, from home garages and professional shops to car collectors or race teams. Store a car on the top and use the bottom for another car, or a workspace.
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It comes as a standard model (the MS-8000), or the XLT model (MS-8000XLT) which is taller, longer and wider for bigger vehicles. Want to know if a storage lift will fit in your garage? We can help with that too!

As with every Eagle product, safety and durability are our chief concerns. The MS-8000 storage car lift series comes with a redundant ladder lock system that has an “auto engage” locking bar. The large slider blocks add stability and the cables are aircraft quality, rated at 14,500 lbs.

The MS-8000 offers plenty of muscle for hard-working garages. Plus, we’ll include a premium accessory kit (aluminum ramps, casters, drip trays and jack tray) for free!

Here’s what you need to know about the MS-8000’s.

BOTH THE MS-800 AND THE MS-8000XLT HAVE:

  • 8,000 lbs. capacity
  • Do not need to be bolted to the ground, can be free standing
  • Large slider blocks for added stability
  • Aircraft quality cables rated at 14,500 lbs
  • 18″ wide runways formed with one 3/16″ non-skid diamond plate
  • Redundant ladder lock safety system with “auto engage” locking bar in the event of cable failure
  • Large 3″ diameter cylinder
  • Eagle 110V or 220V Power Unit (13-month warranty)


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Visit us online to see more information and to order your MS-8000!


A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO LEGENDARY STORAGE (LIFT)

As I walked into the large and unassuming, storage building I braced myself for what I might see. He told me to “hang on while I get the lights “ …. and as I stood there I could make out the shapes of what I knew would be an amazing collection.

The lights came on and there stood a row of the Eagle 4-post storage lifts with some historic and monumental race cars stored on them. Some gathered thick layers of dust while others were respectfully covered. This storage building held amazing treasures of the past.
IMG_6547The man who became “The King” has been in racing for over 50 years. His daddy was a NASCAR driver. These treasures were more than cars… they told his story, and the stories of his son and grandson. That’s why they are kept, and stored with care.

IMG_6539The weight of the history that stood around me suddenly hit me, and goosebumps rose up. I almost forgot that I was there to get photos of the Eagle storage lifts. There were cars that Richard Petty drove, including his last win at Daytona. There was the car the Kyle Petty drove when he was at Wood Brothers Racing. There were even Adam Petty’s cars that were considerately covered. The legend that is the Petty family is not only in racing or in North Carolina, but in their life are abundant. They make you feel truly special and want you to take a part in their history.

If you want to experience it too, you should visit the Richard Petty Museum in Randleman, NC. To have been able to be a part of this special space with the Eagle brand is an experience that is truly unexplainable. What will you store on your Eagle lift? I bet it’ll be legendary. IMG_6555

What You Need to Know About Shipping and Unloading Your Equipment

IMG_8389All of our shipments are sent “Freight on Board” Greensboro and become the property of the customer when they leave our dock. Eagle Equipment uses common carriers, FedEx Ground, UPS, and independent freight haulers for shipping.

When you call and order something from us, our sales folks will ask “Do you have a way to off load the equipment.” We do this because a lot of times our customer needs to make a plan to unload his equipment. (Yes, you need to unload your equipment). Don’t worry—we have some solutions to help you get your equipment to you, unloaded and ready for install. To see all of our shipping and return policies, please visit our Web site.

What you need to know first: Our equipment is large and heavy. Our lifts weigh 1500 lbs + and are 10’ or more in length. Our paint booths are in large crates (most are 6’ H x 10’ L and 4’ W). Before you order it, you need to put some thought into shipping it. Here are some options. Continue reading What You Need to Know About Shipping and Unloading Your Equipment

WHAT DO TIRES, SHOES + WHEEL ALIGNMENT HAVE IN COMMON?

tires and shoesI’m sure you know that it’s important to wear the right shoes. It can make a world of difference in how your feet, knees, legs and back feel. Harvard Medical School wrote an article that shares 8 Tips for buying shoes that are good for your feet. Who knew that buying the right tire for your car is just like getting the correct shoes for your feet? Let me explain.

Wheel alignment helps ensure your tires are angled correctly, level with the ground, straight ahead and parallel to each other while keeping your car running smooth and true. Misaligned tires can eventually cause expensive damage to your vehicle like problems with your steering system and also suspension which is made up of complicated parts just like our bodies. So make sure you are taking care of both your vehicle and your body. Continue reading WHAT DO TIRES, SHOES + WHEEL ALIGNMENT HAVE IN COMMON?

Two-Post Car Lift: Our Popular 9,000 lbs. Models

The 9,000 lbs. Two-Post Car Lift Models: Which is Right for You?

Our 9,000 lbs. two-post car lift is the most popular lift we sell. It’s ideal for cars and light trucks… and is offered at such an affordable price; it’s an easy investment for any shop. Eagle has been selling this model lift for years because of it’s popularity. The 9,000 lbs. series comes in two models of two-post lift, the MTP-9A and the MTP-9F. How can you know the difference? Continue reading Two-Post Car Lift: Our Popular 9,000 lbs. Models

Lift Maintenance: adjusted + maintained cables

Lift maintenance is very important to the correct and safe operation of your Eagle lift. We have done previous blogs on the importance of maintaining your lift, and have some information to add about maintaining and adjusting your lift’s cables.

Eagle product manuals stress the need for proper lift maintenance, including the installation, adjustment and maintenance of the lifting and/or equalizing cables. The installation and maintenance of the cables is extremely important for the longevity and safe operation of your lift.

An 8000lbs. service/storage lift has four (4) cables, designed to lift a vehicle. When adjusted properly, the four cables share the load equally, and are expected to lift 2000lbs., each. They are typically tested for a “working load” of 2880lbs.; well beyond the expected weight. However, if a lift is not maintained properly, if cables are not kept in adjustment; then the lift can raise unevenly, placing more weight on any single cable. Continue reading Lift Maintenance: adjusted + maintained cables

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