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The maximum load limit of a lift is one of the primary considerations in the buying process. Automotive lifts are available in several weight limit ratings from as low as 7,000 pounds up to 18,000 pounds.
When purchasing a non-ETL certified lift it is important to know that the weight limit of the lift is the maximum load based on the strength of the steel in the lift and the stress placed upon the lift. For this reason, Eagle recommends that the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the vehicle being lifted be no more than 80 to 85% of the maximum lift load. This allows a safety factor for cargo, fuel, and any other weight impacting factors. The table below shows recommended maximum GVW for non-ETL certified lifts.
– 7,000 lb. lift 5,600 to 6,000 GVW
– 8,000 lb. lift 6,400 to 6,800 GVW
– 9,000 lb. lift 7,200 to 7,700 GVW
-10,000 lb. lift 8,000 to 8,500 GVW
-11,000 lb. lift 8,800 to 9,400 GVW
-12,000 lb. lift 9,600 to 10,300 GVW
-14,000 lb. lift 11,200 to 12,000 GVW
-15,000 lb. lift 12,000 to 12,800 GVW
-18,000 lb. lift 14,400 to 15,300 GVW
To earn an ETL certification, a lift must be capable of lifting a load above the weight limit of the lift. Therefore, an ETL certified 10,000 pound lift can safely lift a vehicle with a GVW of 10,000 pounds. The safety factor for cargo, fuel, etc. has been accounted for by the ETL testing process.
Determine the lift weight rating needed by evaluating the types of vehicles that will be lifted. GVW’s are available over the internet. One rule of thumb is to over estimate your needs to insure that the lift purchased will do the job.
Eagle Equipment attends automotive shows because they offer us an opportunity to do business face to face with our customers instead of over the phone or through e-mail. Our team enjoys discussing car lifts, motorcycle lifts, tire changers, wheel balancers, and other automotive repair equipment. Eagle has been in the automotive equipment business for almost 40 years and would love to share our product expertise with you. Please be sure visit the Eagle Equipment booth to learn about our special show pricing.
April 8-11, 2010
Charlotte Auto Fair Fall Show
Lowe’s Motor Speedway – Charlotte, NC
April 21-25, 2010
Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral
Carlisle Fairgrounds – Carlisle, PA
Come by and visit Eagle Equipment at the 16th annual Good Guys Southeast National Car Show. The show will be held from Oct 30th through Nov 1st at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC.
Eagle Equipment will be in Booth #40 so come by for show specials. Ask for Andy!
Eagle Equipment is pleased to announce our new Lawn Tractor Equipment/ATV Lift item SC-2K. We have designed and manufactured this equipment service lift from invaluable customer feedback and requests.
This new equipment storage lift allows parking up under the front of the service lift to maintain full use of a garage. There is a 58 ” clearance under the atv lift platform with a column height of 83.5″.
This storage lift will hold 2,200 lbs and the motor runs on a regular 110vac.
This tractor/atv lift is In Stock and Ready To Be Shipped. Call Andy or Rick at 1-800-336-2776.