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Hey Guys,

I am looking at buying a 2 post lift and wanted to make sure I got one that was able to lift my truck since they are so heavy. There is a big jump in 2 post lifts price wise from 10K lbs to 12K lbs. It appears a 10K lift will be fine but who knows.

Anyway, I had my truck weighed at *2* different CAT Scale truck stop scales and they came back with the EXACT same weight, 8,140 lbs.

My truck is a F250 CC SWB with the 6.7. I think that covers it.

- The weight is with NO one in it, nothing in the bed or inside the truck, totally cleaned out.
- BFG 20" in stock tires, I think they are 285's but not sure, whatever fits the King Ranch trucks tire-wise without changing wheels or going with larger tires.
- Full TITAN tank 50 Gallon, filled it up right before I had it weighed.
- Everything else is stock with the exception of my tuner...

I am having a hard time deciding on the 10K lift which appears will work fine or to go with the 12K lift and be totally safe. It's about a grand difference between a 10K and 12K plus some other pros and cons like versa-metric capabilities. Also if you want to get a lift, make sure you get taller extensions, I had them lift my truck and test it locally and it didnt get to full rise before hitting the padded switch at the top. I would suggest at least a 2 foot extension to the height of the lift.

*** Anyway, I looked on Ford's site and it says the truck weighs 8600 lbs roughly. Where is the 500 delta coming from? ***
I cant find the link now that showed that number, maybe someone has it for that 2013's.

I know there are some post about vehicle weights but I have never seen an image attached, just people's opinions. Well here is proof, hope it helps you guys out. Thanks for any suggestions....
 

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I wouldn't sweat it with a 10k lift. That's almost 1.5k extra.

Is the ford number for long beds and shoe beds? Trucks with the factory 5th wheel and snow plow prep, etc..?
 

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You would be totally fine with the 10k.

Ford's 8600+- figure is probably the stickered GVW, or its rated weight loaded down (truck+passengars+cargo).

My F250 scales out at 8800 lbs roughly with a full toolbox, fuel and no passengers shes a heavy girl
 

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I agree a 10k is probably fine.. but my truck and most I have seen cat scales for ( pre 6.7) seem to weigh close about the same on both ends ( for newbies a 10k lift is equal distribution at 2.5k on 4 pads not 3k on front and 2k on each rear for example

I personally am going with a 12k wide and tall Atlas platinum ( i want to drive thru without folding mirrors since I will drive thru often )

i would love to lift my 13k worth of camper and truck at the same time the camper is already at 12'6" so i could only lift 3'6" in my shop lol


if you spend the extra grand I bet you think about that money spent a lot less than you think " I should have bought the higher rated lift"

however, another limiting factor as you know between lift capabilities is pad thickness and type so a larger lift does not always mean more capacity without sawcut and pourback
 

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500lb delta would be around the options and trim level of the truck. My '15 Plat F350 CCLB is +320lbs on the front (me inside and the OEM tank full) and +20lbs over the rear compared to your CAT weight.
 

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I do structural engineering for a living. We deal with off the shelf products for some of our work. These products typically have a "safe working load" value for us to use when determining what size we need. At a minimum the safe working load is twice the design capacity of the product and sometimes up to 4 times. That said, if they are advertising a 10k capacity I would bet the design capacity is at least 15k and probably more. If you know you won't go over the 10k with your configuration then I would go with the 10k model. That said, you mentioned that the 12k model is $1000 more but didn't tell us the actual prices. If the 10k lift is $11,000 then I might spend the extra grand for piece of mind but if we're talking $3,000 vs $4,000 I might go with the 10k lift at $3,000.
 

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Anyway, I had my truck weighed at *2* different CAT Scale truck stop scales and they came back with the EXACT same weight, 8,140 lbs.

My '15 Plat F350 CCLB is +320lbs on the front (me inside and the OEM tank full) and +20lbs over the rear compared to your CAT weight.
@ZMANN: IF you are going to quote something please use some common sense by not deliberately taking a comment out of context.
 

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I bought an ATLAS 15k 2 post lift. 4999$ delivered to my shop. Came with 10", and 4" blocks which are awesome. Will pick our f550s with a 9.5ft v plow and a salter in the back no problem. Have had it for 3 years with no issues. Has massive lift arms. And massive base plates. And was not much more expensive then a 10k lift which was 4500$ at the time.

The 15k lb lift was also extra wide and extra tall which is mostly why we bought it. You can actually open the door of the truck and get out. And it will pick the bottom of the frame of the truck to 7-8ft depending on blocks. Which is overkill. I am 250lbs 6'1" tall so the width and height were important to me.
 

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@ZMANN: IF you are going to quote something please use some common sense by not deliberately taking a comment out of context.
it was a JOKE

Mr sensitive now ?
ok your off limits

I get it
 

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I'd be careful going with Atlas, apparently their CS is terrible.

The lifts are like $4K and $5600 for the 12K. Install was about $650 as far as quotes go.
https://www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/two-post-lifts/xpr-10xls/

12K
https://www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/two-post-lifts/xpr-12cl/
I heard the same thing about their customer service.

However last year i broke one of the gears that stop the lift arms from swinging. Was my fault, called the 800 number and they shipped me 2 of them for free. no questions asked. free shipping. And now i have an extra. I had planned on paying but the lady on the phone said it was covered under warranty.

YMMV though.
 
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