Choosing the Best 4-Post Lift for Your Needs

Spend five minutes reading this article and you will have a much better understanding as to what 4-post lift best suits your needs. Whether you buy the lift from us or a competitor, we want you to buy a lift that will more than do what you expect it to do!

Our recommendations are based upon our experiences from selling thousands of four post lifts over the last 30+ years.

We offer 2 “grades” of 4-post lifts. Our black/gray colored 4-post lifts are designed for Mr. Homeowner and our blue colored 4-post lifts are commercial grade, designed for the professional automotive shop.

Another clue: If the lift can be moved (with caster kit), it is probably a Mr. Homeowner or hobbyist lift. There are some exceptions noted below.

Our 408-SL is a light commercial lift that would work in a restoration or body shop as well as looking great in the “discerning customer’s” garage.

Our Atlas Garage Pro 9000 is a hybrid; it is a commercial grade lift that is portable. It will lift a one ton diesel dually high enough to park a one ton diesel dually underneath.

* The chart below is to be used only as a guide line. To get all the facts, you need to call the professionals at Greg Smith Equipment Sales to find out which lift is the best for your application. Or check our specifications or more picture pages.

 

4-Post-Lift-Chart

 

* The chart below is to be used only as a guide line. To get all the facts, you need to call the professionals at Greg Smith Equipment Sales to find out which lift is the best for your application. Or check our specifications or more picture pages.

How tall does my ceiling need to be to raise a vehicle and park another underneath?

While this is a fairly common question, there is no one-size-fits-all answer.  The simple answer relating to minimum ceiling height required is to add the height of both vehicles and then add another 8 ( 7 inches may be acceptable…ask your salesperson as this measurement depends on the model of lift you buy) inches to that total. The sum of all those measurements would be the minimum amount of ceiling height required.

The real answer can get a bit more complicated, depending on your specific lift, vehicles and reasons for wanting to park one vehicle over another.  For more detailed answers, please see this article over at GregSmithEquipment.com

3 Comments on “Choosing the Best 4-Post Lift for Your Needs”

  • August 26th, 2013 12:02 am
    Robert knappick

    I’m looking for 4post lift my garage ceiling is12 ft I’ll use for servicing classic car and storage also want a little higher and wider my cell is 8328780845

  • October 5th, 2013 7:02 pm
    Bill Prewitt

    Hi:

    I am looking for a lift for my garage height is 10 ft. And length of 22 ft. I have 110 volts in my garage I want something wide enough that I dont ever worry about hitting and thing with my mirrors.

  • October 11th, 2013 12:06 am
    mike

    let me know when there is a special on the 408 lift combo.