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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!


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

TOP 5: PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR EAGLE LIFT

We cannot stress enough how important it is to use the lift for the proper types of vehicles it is designed to handle. If you overload your lift, or do not do the proper maintenance to maintain your lift, you will encounter problems and your lift will not preform to the standards we recommend. If you want your Eagle lift to last you for many years to come, make sure you read the manual and do proper maintenance. Click here for daily, weekly and monthly maintenance recommendations.

1 – Maintain the proper hydraulic fluid and level needed or required to operate the lift. Eagle’s power units take AW-32 hydraulic fluid. DO NOT USE ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid). Read this previous blog on selecting the correct oil for your Eagle Lift.

2- Adjust and maintain a proper adjustment on the lift cable at least every 3 months. Over time, the cables stretch and if not adjusted, a cable can jump a pulley or cause the lift to rise unevenly.  Each cable should have about .5” of deflection (should not move more than .5”).  This is true for a two-post or four-post lift.  Adjustments are very simple to do and the steps are specific in the manual provided with your lift. Please look that over for instructions on how to adjust your cables.

3- Keep your chains and chain rollers lubricated to allow for less friction and proper movement. We recommend white lithium grease.  You should do this weekly.

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Rub Blocks are located in the corners of the carriage on your lift

4- Apply a thin coat of lubricant on the carriage rub blocks (and part of the carriage that rub blocks touch) to allow less friction and wear as the lift moves up & down the lift with each use. We recommend white lithium grease spray for this as well.

5 – Repair all leaks or damages as soon as possible to prevent any further damage to existing parts and others it might affect being defective. If you need assistance on repairing, or replacing a part, please call our parts department at 800-535-0016.

It’s an Eagle Lift …. or is it?

Each and every day, we spend a great deal of time on our competitor’s lifts. Yes, you read that right. We get several calls a day from folks looking for parts and support on a car lift they have. They assume it’s an Eagle. They know Eagle; we have been around so long (since 1954) the name is practically synonymous with automotive lifts. The way every soft drink is a Coke. It can also be that they can’t find any help elsewhere, and they think that if they tell us they have an Eagle lift, we can help them. They assume all lift parts are pretty much the same. But Coke isn’t Pepsi, and Chevy isn’t Ford.

There seems to be an assumption that there is only one model of Eagle lift. The one the customer is calling about. No model number, no serial number; just: “I have an Eagle lift”. It’ like walking into an automotive parts house and telling them you have a Chevy you want some parts for; but you don’t know the make, model or year. Or telling them you have a Pontiac, when you actually have a Toyota; and expecting to get the right part. We regret that people get upset, or frustrated, with us for a lift we never built, bought or sold. There are several things add to their confusion:

1] Some less-than-reputable people sell their lifts as Eagle product, because they cannot support it. So they download our manuals, or put a sticker with our name on it. Yet, when we try to find any record of this purchase, nothing comes up. Only after much time and effort do we usually discover the product was never an Eagle Lift.

2] Sometimes people have more than one brand of lift in their shop, and if they look similar enough, it’s assumed the parts are interchangeable.

3] General designations which tend to be used throughout the industry, such as Models “TPO-9A” or the like. This abbreviation stands for “Two-Post Overhead 9,000lbs. Asymmetric”; and more than a few manufacturers have used it, based on the original Eagle lift model.

Here are a couple examples of “TPO-9” lifts that we never made or sold by Eagle:

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Here are some REAL EAGLE LIFTS:

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Labonte 1So … do you have an Eagle? To make sure you buy the brand that is sold and supported by Eagle Equipment in Greensboro, North Carolina, buy it directly from us! www.eagleequip.com.

EAGLE ML-1000 Motorcycle Lift — Get Your Bike Ready to Ride!

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Spring has sprung and we want to ride! If you own a bike and you like to do your own maintenance … or you want to be able to keep it looking great…. you need the Eagle ML-1000 Motorcycle Lift!

The Eagle ML-1000 Motorcycle Lift is a 1,000 lb capacity, air-powered, easy-to-use lift for motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, jet skis and other small recreational vehicles.

The extra-large platform has a 30″ working height and a removable rear wheel access plate for easy access. This lift comes with a secure wheel vise.  Moving this lift around your garage is effortless with trouble-free wheels to get it moving.

  • 1,000 lb. lifting capacity
  • Hands-free foot pedal operation
  • Removable steel ramp
  • Removable rear wheel access plate
  • Integrated leg-lock for safe operation
  • Tire vise
  • Tire stop
  • Air-powered lift
  • Extra-large platform 30″ working height

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For those who want to do more service work on their bike, Eagle has a Motorcycle Tire Changer and a Motorcycle Wheel Balancer to make it easy. You can get everything you need in the Eagle Motorcycle Build-a-Shop bundle.

Moving Your Eagle 4-Post Storage Lift

I received an email from one of our customers who purchased an Eagle 7k four-post storage lift a few years back. He needed to move this lift closer to the front of his garage, about 3′. All Eagle 4-post storage lifts that range from 6k to 8k capacity have the ability to be moved because they are not anchored to the floor.

Our current storage lift models include a set of casters, but the older models do not. The casters hook to each post and allow the user to move the lift freely about his shop, as needed. The lift would lower and cause the forks on each caster to raise each post off the ground 1”-2”. See diagram below.

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Customers who have the older models do have the option of purchasing casters from our parts department. If the lift is going to be moved frequently, then this is what we suggest. This buyer did not have the caster set, and really did not want to purchase a new set for $299 just to move the lift 3′, understandably. It was time for us to do some brainstorming together to solve this problem.

After thinking about how to make this work without the casters, I came up with 2 viable solutions for him to consider. Both solutions are only for short moves within your shop.

The first solution was to use a couple of floor jacks and some wood wedges. The user would need to lower the lift until it rested on top of the floor jacks. Once the lift is on the jacks, you would then need to put the wood wedges inside each post, on top of the cross member. These wedges would not allow the cross member to raise up when you begin to raise each jack.  Once the lift is off the ground just enough for the lift to roll on the jacks, you begin to push the lift in the direction you wish the lift to go.

The 2nd solution requires a couple ratchet straps and 2 floor jacks. You would first lower the lift down onto the jacks, same as the first solution. Now with the ratchet straps, you would secure them from post to post sideways and on top of each cross member at the post. Once you tighten the straps, it will put the pressure needed on each cross member and not allow it to move once the jacks begin to rise. At this point you would raise the jacks until each post is off the ground enough to move the lift the short distance you need.

We recommend that if you are going to try and move your lift, that you do so carefully and safely.

I relayed both ideas to the customer and allowed him to make the decision which best suited him. This is what I heard back:

I wanted to thank you for your advice and counsel regarding moving my SS7000.  I really appreciate Eagle’s customer focus.

Last night, a friend and I moved the lift forward 3’ and toward the garage door 6” with two floor jacks.  The move took 5-7 minutes.

Figuring out how to lock the cross rail to the posts, so we could lift the entire assembly, took us about 20 minutes planning time.  We wedged the post and side rail assembly with wooden wedges.  Once the two were locked together, we lifted the entire assembly about 1”, as you suggested, and carefully pulled the lift forward and to the side slightly in gentle bursts.  I have attached the “after” photo of our successful move.

Thanks, once again, for being supportive and helpful.  Let me know what I can do to support Eagles’ business.

Sincerely,
Sean J. Rogers, Esq.

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We’re so glad that we were able to assist in this “move”. This turned out great for the user and his desire to move his lift just a short distance. These applications are safe and easy to perform, but I would still recommend investing in the set of casters for any type of move. But remember, if you purchase our current 4-post storage lift models, the casters are included with every purchase … making these moves easy!

 

 

This knucklehead needs an Eagle motorcycle lift for his Rat bike

rat1Do you or someone you know build rat bikes? Any motorcycle lover will know a rat bike and the terms panhead, knucklehead and shovelhead. A rat bike is a motorcycle built from scratch with “spare” parts. Parts from a motorcycle enthusiast’s garage or picked up at local swap meets, EBay and Craigslist. A frame is typically the starting point of the build. It is purchased and then the creation begins. It is a bike that is ridden, not washed or polished. They leak, they’re loud and their owners are proud!rat2It would be much easier to work on a motorcycle with an Eagle Motorcycle Scissor-Style lift. They a perfect for body shops, bike repair shops and even the hobbyist who builds his own or just needs to do some repairs. Imagine how much nicer it would be to see this work in progress on one of our scissor lifts:

rat3As you can see in the above picture there are blocks under the front tire to stabilize the bike from tipping. That is from a poorly made lift purchased from a local tool distributor which does not have the customer service or parts that we have to offer after a sale is made. We take pride in the products we sell and stand by them after the sale is made with a 1-year parts warranty. Get yours today!

Check out how this bike looks on our Motorcycle Lift:

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About the ML-1000 from Eagle Equipment:

  • 1,000 lb. lifting capacity
  • Air-powered lift
  • Ideal for motorcycles,snowmobiles, ATVs, jet skis, etc.
  • Extra-large platform 30″ working height
  • Comes with Wheel Vise for a safe and secure hold
  • Choose from a range of accessories to customize this table for your shop
  • Removable rear wheel access plate

See the ML-1000 on our website!

RUB BLOCKS ON YOUR CAR LIFT: 2-Post and 4-Post lifts

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In the past few months, we have had some customers who own older Eagle Lifts (at least 10 years old) order new Rub Blocks for their lifts. Most lift operators are unsure exactly what a rub block is, why we use them in our lifts an how they are replaced.

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9,000 lb two-post lift rub block

Rub blocks are an important part of each lift and have a major role in making sure the lift performs the way it should. Eagle uses a nylon rub block for each of our 2-post and 4-post lifts. Rub blocks are installed on the carriages of the 2-post car lift, at the top and bottom of each carriage – 8 total per side.  On the 4-post lift, a 10”x 3” rub block, 2 per post (8 for each lift) are bolted on to the end of each cross member on the four corners of each carriage, top and bottom.

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Rub Blocks from Left to Right: 12K 4-post, 9K 2-Post, 10K 2-post and 12K 2-post

Once installed, the rub blocks become a stabilizer for the lift while going up and down. These rub blocks are the bridge between the actual lift post and carriage, or cross member.  The rub blocks are designed to secure the carriage or cross member inside each lift post and not allow any movement during use. The nylon creates a steady and smooth lift. We recommend a lubricant in each post to reduce the friction of block, and help with the travel of each lift. Continue reading RUB BLOCKS ON YOUR CAR LIFT: 2-Post and 4-Post lifts

IMPROVED! The NEW 10,000 lb Two-Post Certified Car Lift From Eagle Equipment

MTP-10V3-3Our certified symmetric lift and our certified asymmetric lift are now combined in one versatile lift, the Eagle ECL-10AS.

The ECL-10AS Certified Car Lift from Eagle features the ability to be installed as a symmetric or asymmetric lift, determined upon the needs of your shop. The ECL-10AS features 3-stage rear arms, providing maximum extension ensuring safe and reliable lifting on all vehicles within the rated capacity.

Some of the features that make this one of our most popular two-post certified car lifts include: adjustable height and width options, triple telescoping spin up pads, durable powder-coated Eagle blue finish, plated arm restraints and pins as well as the many other features.  This Eagle Certified car lift will easily handle the rigorous demands of a full service facility. All Eagle lifts are designed and manufactured to our highest standards.

  • ALI/ETL certified (tested at 15,000 lbs)
  • 10,000 lb two-post lift
  • Shipped with everything you need to setup either symmetric or asymmetric
  • Adjustable column height. Provides an extra 6″ of height adjustment for ease of installation with various ceiling heights.
  • Adjustable column width. Provides an extra 6″ of width adjustment for narrow service bays to custom fit your shop.
  • Rubber door guards. Provides added security against door damage.
  • Outer hose guards. Protects hydraulic hoses from damage.
  • Double telescoping spin up pads
  • Heavy-duty arm restraint system. Oversized rugged steel gears, pins and springs.
  • Single-point lock release allows technician to disengage both columns simultaneously
  • Set of adjustable height adapters: two 6″ and 3″ extensions

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Click here to see it online!

 

               Symmetric Setup                   Asymmetric Setup
Max Lifting Height

76.4″

Minimum Column Height

143″

Cylinder Full Height

145.2″

Total Width

136.6″

137.9″

Drive Thru Clearance

98.4″

92″

Floor to Overhead Switch

140″

Front Arm Reach (min/max)

23.6″/43.5″

Rear Arm Reach (min/max)

38.6″/61.8″

Spin Up Pad Height

4″ – 7.5″

Inside Column Width

110.2″

101.9″

Motor

2hp

Voltage

208-230 volt / 1 phase

Rise

55 seconds

Max Load per Arm

2500lbs

Minimum Ceiling Height Req.

143.5″

 

Creative Customer: Two-Post Lift Installed in the Rafters

Our customer’s never cease to amaze us by their creativity and ingenious. Let’s face it. We know who our customers are. They are the doer’s. The Mr. Fix-it’s. The one’s who figure it out and get it done. We love these types. We are these types.

We love it even more when they share with us how they fixed a problem…. like this guy who ordered an MTP-9A two-post lift but didn’t have 12′ ceiling height for the overhead design. Do you think he said “Aw-Shucks” and returned the lift? NOPE. He went over the roof. Seriously– he went into his rafters. (But he did have his Trip cord under the rafters so it would actually be useful should the lift ever need to be automatically shutoff.)toschkoff 2

asymmtric or symmetricNow here’s the deal, Eagle Equipment has 2 different styles of two-post lifts – overhead and floor plate. The overhead lift stands 12’ and has the hoses and cables running across the top of the two-post lift with a clear floor between the post. This is the most popular lift if you have the required 12’ of ceiling height. The floor plate design stands only 9’5” and has the cables and hoses running from side-to-side underneath a raised plate between the posts.

If you do not have the 12’ of height for the overhead two-post lift, the floor plate design is best suited for you.  But, if you’re like this guy ….. just because you don’t have the correct ceiling height doesn’t mean you can’t install one of our overhead two-post lifts … just make sure you have rafters.

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