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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.

4-post lift move diagram
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.

fourpost lift move

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!

 

 

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

Just $2499 + Shipping
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               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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