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Garage Lift * 5 custom who makes them?

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  1. titannero

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    Aug 25, 2011
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    Looking for a custom lift builder, the below is a picture of a friends cars he bought; Clear Span lift done by Autopark. They've told me they stopped or suspended doing residential installations and builds. I'm looking for something similar, as i want to be able to fit in 1 lift system 5 cars at maximum. Will require custom lifts as the Bendpak is a little to big for the space also pictured for reference; they do not do anything custom.

    I want something that ideally has 4 post's at each corner of the garage so its out of the way, and then you would have a clear space completely underneath. I have 14' garage height so tons of room above for this style lift. Something with I-beam construction and so forth I am sure can be made and engineered.

    Let me know if anyone has any suggestions or pictures
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  3. Flea7

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    Wow, cool setup. Looks like the platform is hanging from chains. How does it not "swing"? It looks like they used Bendpak posts?
     
  4. titannero

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    first one is chain, and really nice. 2nd is a BendPak that’s available but not at custom sizing. The BendPak is cable. I’m sure If you push it, it could sway but obviously why would you do that
     
  5. tvg

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    Harding Steel does similar custom builds
     
  6. Scudmsl

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    I have tried to get BendPak to customize their lift and they would not do it (without excessive engineering charges...i.e., we don’t want to do it). I am interested in a single 4 post option for a garage with 2 single doors. The 2-car version of the BendPak assumes a single 2-car garage door.
     
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  8. f1_nix

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    Try these guys. They say they can lift anything. They were able to easily customize a 4-post lift for my garage to work around an obstacle. The front leg pair had to have a wider separation than the rear pair due to the clearance needed for attic access stairs. They also customized the height of the stops for the platform height. I thought the upcharge for the customization was reasonable.

    I have a three car garage with one 16-foot-wide two car bay and one 10-foot-wide one car bay. The lift is in the one car side.
     
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  9. Scudmsl

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    I don’t know why, but I am not a fan of chain-based solutions versus aircraft cables. Anyone else have a different experience?
     
  10. Jaguar36

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    Really both are fine as long as sized properly. I'd prefer chain as damage/corrosion is more obvious on a chain where on a cable it can be hidden internally though.
     
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  16. LBBP

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    I had the Franklin Autoswing system on a previous garage, they worked well. The only issue that arose was I had to go to a slightly higher rated fuse within the panel so the doors would operate without blowing the fuse.
     

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