Which 2 post Lift would you buy?

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Friend of mina has a limited budget and so far has found three lifts that meets his criteria. He only has a 10+ft celling in his garage. His budget is under $2500. He is getting older and wants something a bit easier. He understands he wont be able to stand under the lift with only a 10 ft ceiling, but he can still sit on a stool and not to have to lay on his back.

Heaviest thing he would be lifting would be 1/2 TON crew cab pickup or Suburban/Expedition type vehicle.

He has narrowed it down to the

Launch TLT204SBR,

Atlas9KBP,Atlas BP8000

Weaver W9F-3D Baseplate,
https://www.derekweaver.com/rodders-garage/2-post-lifts/weaver-w9f-3d-baseplate-2-post-auto-lift/

My first thought was I told him get a Mohawk, Rotary(or one of Rotarys other brands), Challenger or Bendpak, but he has a limited budget and he is more of a weekend wrencher for friends and family. So not for commercial use.

Any other serviceable lifts at this price range?
 
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Doh!
While there are some nice 2-post lifts available on the above referenced site, Amazon lists them as “unavailable.”
I didn’t look at another supplier than Amazon, though.
 

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Friend of mina has a limited budget and so far has found three lifts that meets his criteria. He only has a 10+ft celling in his garage. His budget is under $2500. He is getting older and wants something a bit easier. He understands he wont be able to stand under the lift with only a 10 ft ceiling, but he can still sit on a stool and not to have to lay on his back.

Heaviest thing he would be lifting would be 1/2 TON crew cab pickup or Suburban/Expedition type vehicle.

He has narrowed it down to the

Launch TLT204SBR,

Atlas9KBP,Atlas BP8000

Weaver W9F-3D Baseplate,
https://www.derekweaver.com/rodders-garage/2-post-lifts/weaver-w9f-3d-baseplate-2-post-auto-lift/

My first thought was I told him get a Mohawk, Rotary(or one of Rotarys other brands), Challenger or Bendpak, but he has a limited budget and he is more of a weekend wrencher for friends and family. So not for commercial use.

Any other serviceable lifts at this price range?
My cousin was about to put out $4K on a 2 post lift. I showed him this one from AMAZON and he bought it. It's a great lift for the money! (y)
Amazon.com: TRIUMPH NT9FP 9,000 lb Two Post Auto Lift Floor Plate Car Hoist Truck Jack Garage: Automotive
 
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a decent price for sure But prolly Chinese as many even more costly ones are + as long as "someone" stands behind the warranty why not!!! i would have liked the USA made Handy motorcycle table but got one of many Chinese made ones that works well for many years at 1/3 the cost. a few hundred is one thing but many better equipment investments are thousands more preventing average joe from buying
 

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Don't buy a non-certified lift. A few bucks more for an item that has been tested and licensed as safe for the incurred loads and interlocks. You only get to wear your car once.
I agree, but certification is another can of worms, as most manufacturers certify only some of their models of course the certified ones are about $1K more on average.

Then there are the different certifications, Is one better than the other?
 

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I’m not sure about any of those. At work and school we had Bendpak and some other vintage brand that I can’t remember. But not under $2500.
 

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Another related question most of these lifts say to use aw32 and aw46 depending on climate and some say use dexron, one said use ATF 4. I know AW stands for Anti Wear but there is no standard for how much AW is in.

Would using a multi grade UTTO fluid work Like a Mobil 424 or Hyguard?
 
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Can you please elaborate? Thanks!
Try to avoid the "Flat 4x4 Style"......I've NEVER seen one that didn't suffer from "Droopy Arm Syndrome".....As you can see the Lift Arms have a lot of leverage on the 4x4 square stock welded to the Carriage.

The "Rotary" style (2nd picture) is far superior, A lot of the better off shore lifts copy this style.

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I believe the CE means it can be sold in Europe and other places as the manufacturing was performed in a manner that didn't harm animals,children etc. Nothing about end user safety.
 

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So he ended up setlling on an A plus lift, which appears to have the upgraded arms that clinebarger suggested and appeared to have lots of good reviews.

I am relaying a Big Thank You for everyones input from my friend.
 
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