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
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.
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.
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
It makes our day when we get an email like the one below. Seven years later, and we get reminded on how much what we do affects people’s everyday lives. Thanks for the email Pete, we wish you many more years of ‘tinkering’.
Just a note to say: Thanks or such a useful product.
It was the Spring of 2007 when I drove to your business and bought my four-post storage/service lift. So far I have used it to keep my kid’s cars running through their high school and college years. After that, I used it to always have a project car or two around to tinker on.
I now am helping my daughter with some much needed maintenance and repairs to her “new-to-her” car. It’s been great having the lift in the garage available for so many money-saving automotive projects.
Only regret I have is . . . . I wish I had bought it years earlier!
If you own a mechanic shop or you like to do work on your own vehicles, you might be in the market for a car lift. Car lifts make performing routine and complicated maintenance much easier because you do not have to get down on the ground or under the car. There are several different types of lifts, but the most popular are the 2- and 4-post lifts. At Eagle Equipment, we carry both.
4-post lifts are more suitable for vehicle storage, and 2-post lifts are a lot better for major reconstruction and mechanical repairs. Realize which projects are easier when you own a 2-post lift and make the right investment.
Below, find four common repairs that can be done more efficiently with a 2-post automotive lift.
1. VROOM! VROOM! Working on the Engine
If the full frame is under the body of the car and you are working on the engine, a 2-post application will make it easy for you to lift the car up off of the engine and the suspension sub frames. This makes the job less involved and complicated.
2. Transmission Repairs
Hoisting the car off of the ground with a 2-post application will also make for easier transmission repairs. They will provide easy access to the transmission from the undercarriage of the vehicle and will prevent causing damage to other vehicle components you would have to bypass when working under the hood.
3. Tire Rotations
When you are doing tire rotations you need all of the wheels to be off of the ground. These lifts are far more convenient then using a car jack and will prevent errors and injuries when you are rotating tires. It will take less time to complete this type of project. Using a car jack can be dangerous because it can easily slip while you are working under the vehicle.
4. Quick and Easy Oil Changes
If you do not want to get dirty while you are doing an oil change, a car lift is the answer. These lifts will give you easy access to the oil pan so you can perform oil changes in less time.
Working on difficult projects or even routine tasks is much easier when you have the right equipment, so it’s time to invest in an automotive lift! You can keep your customers satisfied and get your home projects done quickly so you can enjoy your free time. Shop Eagle Equipment Lifts now.
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