Been using mine for over a year. Have had 4 transmission and clutches in/out, 12+ oil changes, 5+ brake jobs, 1 set of Heffner pipes, 1 Whipplei am ordering some on the 29th ... just dont know where to get them!
Funny - While I'm not in the lift industry myself I am very familiar with ETL and ANSI. Underwriter Labs and ETL (the test and listing agent of the ALI) are fee based, not for membership but for testing and product "listing" to insure that a minimal product safety requirement for use are met. Beyond these two test agencies there is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) which publishes the specifications for the industry in total of which ETL test to. Membership to ANSI is less than ~$2k per year to gain access to all submissions and changes of the specifications by co- suppliers of the specific indutry, in this case the lift suppliers. ETL and ANSI are not "buy your way in" standard bodies. There is a letter from ALI to BYB which describes all issues that you have hinted to above. it can be found at:The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is fee based for membership. You pay the money to be on their list and voila, you are on the list. Backyard Buddy is not interested in paying a fee that their lift already exceeds in all aspects of design.
Anyway, if anyone looks at a BYB and one of the chinese made lifts, it is very apparent which one you would want to be under. After looking at both type of lifts, I am very happy with the BYB lift.
It is kind of funny -- everyone on this list buys an expensive toy to put it on a lift, but then want to save $1,000 or $1,500 -- kind of ironic if you ask me. These lifts are not all built the same -- do not let anyone tell you different.
Been using mine for over a year. Have had 4 transmission and clutches in/out, 12+ oil changes, 5+ brake jobs, 1 set of Heffner pipes, 1 Whipple
930man, Doc John just put two of these type of lifts in at his new place.... Check your e-mail
Hey Jeff - good hearing from ya!. BTW - Crossroads has a tungsten on their floor (or did)...Mike
Who did your lift install ?
I called them and it was sold already :frownHey Jeff - good hearing from ya!. BTW - Crossroads has a tungsten on their floor (or did)...
Mine was installed by myself and four friends - one who has installed lifts before. Took four hr's then a case of beer. Doc John had a crew come out for his two. I'll see him next Saturday and get the details for you of his install crew.
The lift rollers really do work good. I don't use them too much but it is nice to take the lift "out doors". Pressure washing, steam cleaning, GT wheeel cleaning, etc.Some years back while at the PRI show I found this company and the lift is very good. Thicker steel plates, cables and very nice locking systems.
Got the mobile wheel option and to move rotate the hoist is so easy even with a car on it.
With a golf cart I can roll it out side go all the way up on a nice day and use it to push it back into the garage. (I have the garage floor on a taper for draining when washing so the cart helps in pushing it back in).