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Old 01-14-2013, 08:50 AM   #21
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When I was indicating that they were the same unit, I meant to say the hydraulics are the same unit, the steel lift is different in construction but generally has the same set up. If the sale was still going, it would have been a killer deal to save on some cash. Money for money, I will still stick with Gregg Smith as the guys that have them here have had zero issues for years with their.

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:47 PM   #22
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When I was indicating that they were the same unit, I meant to say the hydraulics are the same unit, the steel lift is different in construction but generally has the same set up. If the sale was still going, it would have been a killer deal to save on some cash. Money for money, I will still stick with Gregg Smith as the guys that have them here have had zero issues for years with their.
I agree with you Eric on the hydraulics,

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #23
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Anyone have experience with this lift?

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Old 01-15-2013, 05:43 AM   #24
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I have seen many folks who Dannmar units and they love them. The only draw back to post lifts is you need space to be able to have enough room to open your doors when not on the lift (deeper garage bay). That was the reason I have a scissor lift verses the post style. It was my first choice as they zero underside interference.
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Would prefer to have one of these if only I had the room, plus the beefed up floor slab to take the bolts that are required to bolt the unit in place. Costco puts these on sale once or twice a year for less than $2k.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #26
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Does that dannmar have to b bolted down permanently?
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so costco has it cheaper and with shipping included
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #28
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Does that dannmar have to b bolted down permanently?
No, you install permanent anchors in the floor and it can be removed and stored until needed again.

I've seen a few group buys put together last year on it for $1800, Costco also occasionally runs sales on it on their online site.

I talked to a couple of guys who had them on other P-Car websites, from what they said set-up time took longer than they initially expected but once the car was up they loved them. They also crowed a little about storage space when not in use.
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Does that dannmar have to b bolted down permanently?
You can use Hilti Quickbolt anchors that will allow you to bolt it down and then remove the nuts (leaving the bolt in place in the concrete) and remove the whole unit. Alternate idea would be to use drop in anchors (HDI's) wherein you leave the threaded unit in the concrete and use the bolt from the top down, this would leave you with a flat surface on your floor.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:06 AM   #33
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Bruce,

Thanks for the heads-up on this. Luckily I saw your post in time to get it on sale so I ordered one, thinking even if I end up not using it I can probably sell it for what I paid for it. Another killer thing is that HB only charged me $6.99 for shipping so after that and taxes I only paid $778 for it, I don't think I could have beat that with a stick.


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Thanks for the heads-up on this. Luckily I saw your post in time to get it on sale so I ordered one, thinking even if I end up not using it I can probably sell it for what I paid for it. Another killer thing is that HB only charged me $6.99 for shipping so after that and taxes I only paid $778 for it, I don't think I could have beat that with a stick.


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Glad I could help! Shipping for me was going to be $98! So you got a great deal! Let us know how it works, I am very curious about it, and I am sure it will go on sale again, so maybe I'll grab it next time.
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that's a great price.
i got main for 1100 shipped.
its not perfect for our cars, but not far from it.
make sure when you receive it, to have some friends (or a fork lift) to get it of the freight truck.

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Is that at full rise Meir? and did you have any concerns about the "depth" of your concrete slab?
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Is that at full rise Meir? and did you have any concerns about the "depth" of your concrete slab?
With 56" maximum Hight, I thing it's in the mid rise category.
Good enough for me, since I cannot get it to the max anyway.
Didn't have concerns about the concrete slab, since i didn't know I should
The car was on the lift in the last month. No signs of something I should worry about
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For those still interested HF has the price of this lift at $1199.99. If you use one of those 25% off coupons it should be $899.99.

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #40
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That is still a great deal. While I putzed earlier this year the Greg Smith lift I purchased went up $100 due to steel prices jumping, my guess is HF units jumped also since they're all coming from the PRC.

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