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BruceH 01-13-2013 12:51 PM

Harbor Freight Scissor Lift
 
Automotive Scissor Lift

Just saw this lift for $908.58 today on-line. Combine with a 20% off coupon to knock another $180 off. Shipping is about $100. Seems like a pretty good deal. Has anyone tried one of these? The reviews seem to be pretty good. Really don't have the money right now, but it sure would be nice to have.

Eric G 01-13-2013 12:58 PM

Bruce, this is the EXACT same lift I purchased from Gregg Smith last year. Max load is 6600lbs and the best part is the hydraulics are USA made. I ended up paying 1600 delivered...so this would be an awesome little find!

BruceH 01-13-2013 01:09 PM

Is there good access to everything? How about storing it? Do you just park over it?

Eric G 01-13-2013 01:21 PM

Take a look at my build thread to see the underside access: (Single post here: http://986forum.com/forums/300088-post26.html ) Thread post http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/35002-so-build-begins.html

I was able to access everything without problem. As for storage, the unit has a lifting pin to roll out of the way if you want, however, we simply park either car over the top of it. The Boxster can do it without using board risers (on good suspension). Robins car simply drives right over the top without issue.

Note: if you do have to lift the car to get on it (as mine started out with a shot suspension) I only needed a 2x6 to get up on it.

coreseller 01-13-2013 01:33 PM

Holy Moly is this timely. Eric, I am looking at the Greg Smith Lift I'm thinking you have:

Atlas TD6MR Portable Scissor Lift

How sure are you that this is the same exact lift? I'm in the process of making a recess in my garage floor to accept the above Greg Smith Lift, after the 20% off coupon the HF will be $726.86 plus shipping (unless pick-up is an option) plus tax, vs $1375 (Fleabay price) plus tax since I'd pick-up in Indianapolis. Those are quite different dollars.

coreseller 01-13-2013 01:46 PM

Just went through the specs, the HF lift is 99 3/4" long, the GS lift is 85" long. Since I've already cut my floor and have the Mini-Mix lined up etc. I'm pretty much tied into the GS lift.....:mad:. My guess they are pretty much the same thing. HECKUVA DEAL for anyone looking......:cheers:

coreseller 01-13-2013 01:53 PM

Cripes, just noticed the GS lift has gone up almost $100 since December, I'm gonna have a beer.

RandallNeighbour 01-13-2013 04:10 PM

Harbor Freight unit is only $908!

Jager 01-13-2013 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RandallNeighbour (Post 323717)
Harbor Freight unit is only $908!

This one?
Automotive Scissor Lift

They also have one that is less expensive but lift height is only 39 inches.

coreseller 01-13-2013 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RandallNeighbour (Post 323717)
Harbor Freight unit is only $908!

Plus you may be able to utilize a 20% off coupon (Google it, they're always available).

I looked into the specs of the Harbor Freight vs. the Greg Smith one I linked and there are differences between the two, most notably the weight difference. Greg Smith's is 150 lbs. heavier (shipping weight) even though it is over a foot shorter in overall length lying flat.

rp17 01-13-2013 04:26 PM

Nice find Bruce!!! Whats the difference between that for 908.00 and this one for 628.00?

Hydraulic Scissor Lift - 6000 Lb. Capacity

rcbox2k1 01-13-2013 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rp17 (Post 323723)
Nice find Bruce!!! Whats the difference between that for 908.00 and this one for 628.00?

Hydraulic Scissor Lift - 6000 Lb. Capacity

The difference is 17" in max height. 56" vs 39"

BruceH 01-13-2013 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coreseller (Post 323722)
Plus you may be able to utilize a 20% off coupon (Google it, they're always available).

I looked into the specs of the Harbor Freight vs. the Greg Smith one I linked and there are differences between the two, most notably the weight difference. Greg Smith's is 150 lbs. heavier (shipping weight) even though it is over a foot shorter in overall length lying flat.

Yes you can use the 20% off knocking another $180 off.

Gforrest2 01-13-2013 09:52 PM

I wonder if either of the H-F lifts will fit under our cars. They say the minimum height is 7" (with pads). The Greg Smith (Atlas) is 5 3/4". Also, H-F says it could take 5-17 weeks to get one. Still, the H-F with the 20% off is tempting - especially if my local store has one. I've got the H-F motorcycle lift for my Harley and say what you will about H-F quality, but it works great.

coreseller 01-14-2013 01:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gforrest2 (Post 323746)
I wonder if either of the H-F lifts will fit under our cars. They say the minimum height is 7" (with pads). The Greg Smith (Atlas) is 5 3/4". Also, H-F says it could take 5-17 weeks to get one. Still, the H-F with the 20% off is tempting - especially if my local store has one. I've got the H-F motorcycle lift for my Harley and say what you will about H-F quality, but it works great.

You would have to either recess the lift into the floor or build ramps out of 2 x lumber to clear the lift. I am going to purchase the Greg Smith lift and even at stock ride height a 993 or Boxster will not clear it.

Yes you are right, that HF lift is really a great deal right now.

Jittsl 01-14-2013 03:41 AM

So last night I decided to buy one but thought it best to wait and tell the better half before hitting the buy button. This morning the price has gone up. Bummer.

rp17 01-14-2013 04:25 AM

Wow and just like that....price went up. :(

thstone 01-14-2013 06:41 AM

The $908 model went up to $1299 and the $608 model went to $959. Bummer. I was ready to pull the trigger this morning.

MConte05 01-14-2013 07:06 AM

Just wait a few weeks. Those things go on sale ALL the time.

RandallNeighbour 01-14-2013 07:09 AM

Seems like HF and other web sites where excellent deals are found have algorithms built in to raise prices if the page hits go up or sales of the product spike. Hmmm.


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