With all the Cab-Off Ford jobs I've been getting......A second lift has become a necessity! I'd like another 10,000# Rotary, But used ones are rare right now & $4,500 + tax is too much for what I need it for.....Cabs & cars/small trucks/SUV's.
Decided a Derek Weaver W10-HD 10,000# 2-post would be perfect after visiting their showroom. Except for the "Double S" Columns & Flip-Up Adaptors.....This is basically a carbon copy of a Rotary! Link HERE
Yes, It's made in China & is not ALI certified. But I think it will work well for my intended purpose!
It has 3 stage front arms & the carriages are designed correctly! Most cheap Chinese lifts have a 4x4 square piece of stock laid horizontally & the arms attach to that. This pushes the arm attachment points way out from the carriage, And this will either bend the square stock or the carriage itself. Every lift I've ever seen with this design suffered from "Arm Sag" within a year.....Though they were pushed to the rated weight limits quite often!
Ammco lifts did use a similar set-up, But the square stock was a solid chunk of steel, Not a hollow POS!! That must be where the design originated? Ammco was bought & gutted for their brake lathe designs unfortunately.
Here's a pic of the W10-HD carriage design, And a pic of the normal Chicom design.