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Paint Booth Customer: HARDCORE CHOPPERS + HARDCORE HOT RODS

HARDCORE CHOPPERS + HARDCORE HOT RODS
STERLING, VA

newpaintbike2Alfredo is the owner of Hardcore Choppers and Hardcore Hot Rods out of Sterling, VA. Recently they called us for some new equipment for a new shop. They purchased a Mid-Sized Semi-Down Draft paint booth from us in 2006 (notice the old-style booth doors. The new style can be seen here). He said that they really love using the booth they purchased from us and still use it a ton!

They have used our booth for years and have painted some high profile choppers that have appeared on Discovery Channel’s Biker Build Off and on the V Twin Channel. Up until a few years ago, he was strictly a custom bike builder. Once the recession hit, the custom bike market dropped dramatically. This caused him to move into the car restoration business.

Alfredo is putting the finishing touches on his new shop in Sterling, which will include an Eagle MOBILEMAN lift, 10 new Eagle 2-post lifts and 1 new 4-post lift. This will give him the equipment he needs to continue to grow his business and Eagle is happy to be a part of it! Can’t wait to see more photos from Alfredo.

Check out more information on their web site, or like them on their Facebook page.paintshop2

The Styles of Mobile Car Lifts

When it comes to automotive lifts, the one misconception is that all lifts need to be bolted to the floor. That statement is correct for all 2-post lifts and most of the four-post lifts you encounter. There are some mobile car lifts from Eagle that do not have to be fixed to the floor but offer the ability of the end user to lift their vehicles: the PMR-6000-48 mid-rise scissor lift, the MS-8000 series 4-post storage/service lift and the MOBILEMAN® single-post mobile car lift. Let me tell you a bit about each style.

PMR-6000-1PMR-6000-48: MID-RISE SCISSOR LIFT
Primary use – Auto repair shops, body shops and residential use

The Mid-Rise Scissor Lift is a mobile car lift that has been a part of Eagle’s equipment line for nearly 20 years. It is a 6,000 lb. capacity, scissor-style lift, with a 48” rise and can go up to 54″ with the height adapters (that come free). Starting at 12”, there is a locking position every 4 inches. To load, it sits flat on the floor, and you drive the vehicle over the top of the lift. Each arm is adjustable, which allows you to move them to the correct load points for specific vehicles.

The twin hydraulic cylinders and scissor lift design give this lift extreme strength and solid stability. One end of the scissor design has two steel rollers attached to each end of the scissor. These roll during the lifting process, allowing the lift to rise. The steel rollers also work with moving the lift around. The lift comes with a dolly that picks up from one end of the lift, opposite of the steel rollers, and lets you push or pull the lift around your shop or garage. On the opposite side of the scissor, there is a 3″ diameter steel rod that sits still during the lifting process. This steel rod is the anchor that steadies the lift during the lifting process.

When the vehicle is loaded on the lift, most of the vehicle’s underside is not accessible because of the design of the lift. This lift is best suited for tire and brake service, bodywork, and light auto repair.

GLO-8000XLT 2MS-8000 SERIES 4-POST STORAGE & SERVICE LIFT
Primary Use – Residential homeowners, car enthusiasts and automotive repair 

By far one of our most popular lifts, mainly sold to the residential and non-commercial market. It can be used in most commercial applications as well.

This lift is a cable-over-hydraulic system and operates with a 110-volt or 220-volt power unit. This lift allows the end user to bolt the lift to the floor if they wish, but is also designed to be free standing.

With two different sizes to choose from, this four-post lift can fit your need:

The MS-8000 is our standard version. It is 168″ long and rises to 72″. It has 10 different locking positions.

GLO-8000The MS-8000XLT is our “extra” version of the same lift. “Extra Long” at 185″ long and “Extra” rise up to 82″.  It also has an “extra” 2 locking positions, for a total of 12.

This lift is offset on the base plates, which allows the plates to each maximize their load and stabilize the lift, without being bolted to the floor. If you need to move the lift and use a little more of your floor space, a caster kit is included with the purchase, allowing you to do this. Simply attach one caster assembly to each post and lower the lift. The weight of the lift will start the caster kit system and pick up each post onto the wheel itself. One person can move the lift once it is securely on the casters. Also included with the purchase are 3 drip trays, 1 jack tray and a set of aluminum drive-on ramps. This is lift is best designed for storing 2 vehicles and/or automotive repair.

Mobileman side shotThe MOBILEMAN® SINGLE POST PORTABLE LIFT
Primary users – Automotive repair shops, body shops, restoration shops and residential uses.

This single post, 6000 lb portable lift, is designed to operate like a pallet jack, with the ability to lift vehicles to a height of 72″. It’s called a MOBILEMAN® because of it’s mobility around a shop with ease. The versatility of this lift, its ability to be moved quickly and how easy it is to store out of the way makes this a very big seller for Eagle Equipment.

Loading the vehicle is easy when you maneuver the MOBILEMAN® under the side of the vehicle, or simply driving the vehicle over the ramps. This lift uses 4 arms that are adjustable and allow the user to reach each of the vehicles load points. This lift has 12 different locking positions starting at 12” off the ground.

A single post lift is attached to a very beefy pallet jack-style base. It is capable of lifting most cars, with a capacity up to 6000lbs. The MOBILEMAN® is a chain-over-hydraulic system that operates using a 110-volt Eagle power unit and comes with 3 sets of height adapters.

This lift is best suited for auto repair and body repair. The MOBILEMAN® can also be used by the homeowner because of its versatility and the ability to be moved and stored out of the way.

These are all moveable and portable lifts. For more information on the lifts listed above, or maybe a different style of lift, please check out our website – www.eagleequip.com or call us at 1-800-336-2776 to speak with one of our Customer Care Team Members.

Is the MOBILEMAN® Single-Column Lift right for you?

E_MobileManLet me tell you about our very popular mobile lift, the MOBILEMAN ®. We can’t seem to keep these in stock because of its potency, ingenuity and muscle … and it’s just cool. Perfect for a smaller shop with restricted floor space or a larger shop with multiple installed lifts and no more room!

There are several mobile lifts, but ours is Exclusive only to Eagle Equipment, the MOBILEMAN® features an innovative design with a single column and a mobile “pallet jack” style that allows you to move it anywhere you need it.  With its single-point lock release, 4 sets of truck adapters, and ease of maneuverability this lift will get the job done with a convenience that is unmatched.

Continue reading Is the MOBILEMAN® Single-Column Lift right for you?

Outdoor Car Lifts: Can You Do It?

I was driving home from work the other day and saw this as I was stopped at a red light. An Outdoor Car Lift.
lift outdoorsIt made me sign and think of why the most common question I get asked is “Can I install my lift outside?”

People ask this for a number of reasons. They don’t have room in their shop (notice the ceiling height on the above photo), they don’t want to dedicate the space to it or they prefer to work outdoors (this is usually not the case).

Technically, the correct answer is, “You can put it outside (as in, who’s stopping you?), but should you?” Lifts are designed for indoor use, installed in a temperature-controlled environment.  Installing an Eagle lift outdoors automatically voids the warranty because it is a certainty that there will be damages to the lift caused by natural elements.

Continue reading Outdoor Car Lifts: Can You Do It?

Mobile Lift used as a Truck Bed Remover

The Eagle Mobileman lift has become one of Eagle’s most popular lifts because of how it is used as a mobile lift, making the ways it can be used endless. This convenient lift is portable, runs off a 110 volt, has a max lifting height of 70” and lifts up to 6000lbs.

The normal function of this lift is to raise vehicles for service and repair work. It also works very well when lifting motorcycles, ATV’s, quads and golf carts. But really, because of it’s mobility and lifting capacity, it makes moving anything a breeze. (Seriously, watch how easy it is to move.)  In fact, we have a lumber company that uses their mobile lift to move loads of wood throughout their plant. The possibilities and uses are huge for this type of lift.

Vinnie DiMartino, formerly of American Chopper, has a Mobileman in his NY shop (He loves it!). When we went up to visit him a couple of months ago, he spoke with Andy about the many ideas he had on how he could use his mobile lift. (Watch that here.)

This week, Vinnie sent us as video of how he is using his Mobileman mobile lift in a new and creative way. Take a look at the video below and see how Vinnie has changed this vehicle lift into one of the easiest truck bed removers you will ever see.
VIEW THE NEW VIDEO HERE.

The most successful businesses we work with are those that have the right equipment, and use it to the very fullest to maximize their use out of a single piece of equipment. Vinnie is always customizing, modifying and using his creativity and talent to get the most out of everything he has.

We love seeing how our customers use our equipment! If you have a Mobileman lift, we would love to see it in use. Please send your pictures or videos to andyt@ealeequip.com. Thanks and Enjoy.

The Mobile Man: 6,600 lbs Single Post Lift

Mobile Man Single Post Car Lift
Reg. Price: $2,699

Introducing the Mobile Man from Eagle Equipment.

Mobile lift uses “pallet jack” style hydraulics to raise lift onto wheels. Rolls right under vehicle or use the unique drive over design to easily position lifting points.

  • Thick 13″ x 10″ column
  • Chain over design uses a 3″x36″ cylinder and 846 leaf chain.
  • 4 sets of drop-in height adapters.(1.5″,3″,6″)
  • Single point lock release.
  • Powder coat paint finish.

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