Introduce FPA/FPL514 4 Post Car Lift-JIGLIFT
Introduce FPA/FPL514, a new generation of four post lift.
Equipped with MHS2 system, you don't need to worry about the cross beam, no
longer need to worry something block your transmition jack and most
important less possibility to heart yourself.
The Atlas 408-SL super deluxe portable vehicle storage lift is designed for
those car enthusiasts who demand the absolute best look and superior
quality. The Atlas 408-SL has all the great features of our Atlas Garage
Pro Series 4 post hobbyist lifts, but incorporates many features found only
on our Atlas commercial grade
4-post lifts. All columns incorporate two special bends which help to
increase the column strength. These strategic bends also increase the
surface area for the slide block to travel. Horizontal cables are "hidden"
inside of the cross tubes. Professional grade wheel covers are used to
eliminate almost all exposure of cables and double lock system.The Atlas
408-SL has "more metal" and weighs over 100 lbs. more than other hobbyist
lifts based upon the same column and
If you are looking for a lift that stands out from all the other storage
lifts sold in the USA, then take a good look at the Atlas 408-SL.
Teeter-Totter Car Hoist
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"It works perfectly. If I were going to build another one I wouldn't change
a thing," says Bruce Ogram, Elmira, Ontario who built an ingenious "teeter
totter" drive-up ramp for car and truck maintenance that does the job of
expensive hydraulic hoists but has the advantage of total portability.
Ogram wanted to work under cars and trucks but he didn't have a good
spot to build a permanent ramp. Also, he wanted to use the ramp to clean
the undersides of vehicles with a high pressure washer and then to apply
undercoating, and he wanted to be able to do that messy work in an
The unique "teeter totter" ramp he built is 30 ft. long and pivots at a
point 17 ft. from the lower ramp end. The car or truck drives up the ramps,
made out of 10-in. wide I-beams, and when it passes the pivot point it
over-balances the ramp and drops it to the ground. The fall of the ramp is
cushioned by 20-in. truck tires. When the vehicle backs off, the rear end
drops to the ground, also cushioned by tires.
"There's only a mild bump when it drops to the ground because if you
drive slowly across the pivot point it'll drop slowly. The tires help
cushion it as does the suspension system of the vehicle," says Ogram.
One of the I-beam tracks is anchored solidly to the ramp frame while
the other track slides back and forth to fit varying wheel spacings. It'll
narrow up enough to accommodate a garden tractor.
The main support legs are made from 61/ 2 by 8 by 3/8-in. H-beam. The
top end legs are made from 2 1/2 by 10-in. channel iron. Bracing consists
of 2-in. dia. pipe with flattened ends welded to the legs with 1/4-in.
thick flat iron gussets. On the left side as you drive up the ramp there's
a 2 by 6-ft. catwalk and ,,a ladder that swings out to dismount from the
When a vehicle is in the raised position, it's approximately 5 ft. 6
in. above the ground. It could be built higher or lower as desired, says
A 13-ft. by 10-in. I-beam serves as the pivot point, and it also
slides out for use as the tongue for transport. The pivot beam is fitted
with small cast iron wheels so it can be rolled from the pivot to the lower
end of the ramp to be put in place for transport. Moving and mounting the
tongue is an easy one-man job with the use of hydraulic jacks.
There's a low railing along each side of the tracks - 6 in. above the
bottom of the track - that keeps the tires on track. A strip of expanded
metal grating laid into each track provides good traction even when wet or
covered with snow. A 6-in. piece of angle iron across the end of each track
acts as a "stop,,.
To get onto the ramp, two hinged 4-ft. long, 10-in. wide channel iron
tracks extend to the ground from the bottom of the ramp resting on the
truck tire cushions.
"We've taken the ramp on the highway pulling it behind our Ford Econoline
van. Transport width is 8 ft., 6 in. We had no more problem than pulling a
load of hay," says Ogram, who says the ramp weighs 5,865 lbs. although it's
balanced so that tongue weight is no more than 115 lbs. Total cost of
construction was $1,162.68, using mostly scrap materials, and it took 177
hrs. of shop time.
The biggest vehicle Ogram has driven onto the ramp is his Ford van but
he says it'll handle bigger pickups and trucks.