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Old 01-08-2014, 09:26 PM
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I respect the fact that some of us aren't made of money and you nearly have to be to buy a Mohawk lift. Those things are ridiculously expensive and part of the reason for that has more to do with Government contracts than anything else.
Here is a few used Mohawk 2 Post lifts.

http://www.bethroseauction.com/prope...roperty_ID=543

My friend used to find these all the time, when he was in the hydraulic repair business. There is always auctions, tool companies going out of business, and companies that would want to get rid of slightly used equipment.

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Old 01-09-2014, 04:10 PM
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My .02 is. You have a choice. There are great lifts made right here in the USA.I wouldn't even think about a china made lift if it can be bought here. I agree with Greg. It's a safety thing .The chinese don't care about safety. If something happen's their 6000 miles away. I could see if it was a saw or a grinder.But not a lift.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:52 AM
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My .02 is. You have a choice. There are great lifts made right here in the USA.I wouldn't even think about a china made lift if it can be bought here. I agree with Greg. It's a safety thing .The chinese don't care about safety. If something happen's their 6000 miles away. I could see if it was a saw or a grinder.But not a lift.
+1 on what Scott and Greg has stated. I got a used Rotary from a dealership. Mine was in great shape. Call you local Rotary/lift dealer. They have used ones all the time from expired leases, shops closing, etc.
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Problem is that most shops aren't going to use a base plate lift, which I need due to my ceiling height restrictions. Got my 4'x4'x1' 5000 psi footings poured and finished last night. My concrete guy told me you could drive a semi on them in 5 days!
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well thanks to this thread, I stepped back from buying one from greg smith equiment.

Ended up getting a rotary SPOA9. I was talking to a friend, and he had a friend that was selling the rotary out of his commercial shop. He needed it gone so he could get a 4 post for alignments.

picked it up for 900$. its a year and half old. SCORE!
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:07 PM
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Perfect!!!
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well thanks to this thread, I stepped back from buying one from greg smith equiment.

Ended up getting a rotary SPOA9. I was talking to a friend, and he had a friend that was selling the rotary out of his commercial shop. He needed it gone so he could get a 4 post for alignments.

picked it up for 900$. its a year and half old. SCORE!
That's what I'm talking about.... I love my SPOA10!
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Ended up getting a rotary SPOA9. I was talking to a friend, and he had a friend that was selling the rotary out of his commercial shop. He needed it gone so he could get a 4 post for alignments.

picked it up for 900$. its a year and half old. SCORE!
that's a really good deal.

I purchased 3 used Rotary lifts for $1050 each. They all are all about 6 years old. I recently had the cylinders rebuilt on one of them for about $300 for the pair.

The peace of mind of a good lift is worth it.
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I've got a BendPak. Has worked flawless and seems very well made. I looked for over a year to try and catch one of those nice used deals you guys are finding everywhere now. Finally gave up and bought new. I agree it is the most handy tool in the shop!

Some comparison stuff...
http://www.bendpak.com/a-study-in-li...ft-Comparison/



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I've got a BendPak. Has worked flawless and seems very well made. I looked for over a year to try and catch one of those nice used deals you guys are finding everywhere now. Finally gave up and bought new. I agree it is the most handy tool in the shop!

Some comparison stuff...
http://www.bendpak.com/a-study-in-li...ft-Comparison/



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Pretty sure that is the same comparison article I read...before I decided to purchase my Atlas from Greg Smith Equipment.

My Atlas looks very similar in construction to the Bendpak BTW, nearly identical.

And regarding replacement parts for my Chinese made lift...the distributor is in Indiana and stocks everything you could possibly need for them.

Nothing wrong with a Rotary though, they are a good lift too and it sounds like someone found a pretty good deal on one above.
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