Hey Zmann - Can you provide the model # for the lift you are getting? For my 50th birthday family gave me a "gift certificate" for a lift and I want to get one that will handle my 2017 F350 CC LB dually well and with some room to spare. Like you, I don't want that beast above me and something give way.Thanks
I pick it up tomorrow
it was 4k$ but i was too afraid to buy used and park 9000lbs over my head on a lift that may have been already compromised
It's the 12K Atlas Platinum from The Car Lift & Automotive Equipment Experts for Over 30 Years you need to get at least a 10K, 12K is overkill but peace of mind while you're working under it is value you have to determine. They advertise free shipping but if you're close enough to one of their warehouses and have a trailer you can save some $$$ if you call them and go pick it up yourself.Hey Zmann - Can you provide the model # for the lift you are getting? For my 50th birthday family gave me a "gift certificate" for a lift and I want to get one that will handle my 2017 F350 CC LB dually well and with some room to spare. Like you, I don't want that beast above me and something give way.
Atlas "Platinum PV 12 lift issues
I had been working on getting the Platinum PV12 since before the color change back to basic blue ,, I have to wonder if the back to blue was just another cost savings step ? this lift was 4500.00 so while the quality seems to have dropped the price did has not
1.top cross bar was 7/16 to long when bolted together and hitting the end of the elongated holes ( no further adjustment possible ) .
1a.. the above issue had to be rectified by elongating the round holes on the inner channel because the directions for this model clearly stated mount the columns first ,, if you look at other Atlas lift product manuals it states mount one column then the header then plumb the second Colum and anchor ( better plan if your parts are not precision )
2.poor directions I had to review the other Atlas lift manuals to see how the safety latches and other items are assembled ,
3. stated upgraded powder coat but since it is all scratched to heck I would rather have bare metal, forklift protection would have helped .
4. a lot of welding spatter under the powder coat inside one of the the columns where the blocks slide ( that's going to cause excessive wear or need smoothed out and destroy the powder coat to do so .
5.Arm discrepancies. this was a little disturbing!
I had installed two arms originally and level the columns and made sure the lifting pads between the two opposing arms were level
when I was done with the install I put the other two arms on and had pad variance of a 1/2"+ on the back arms when extended and touching each other ,, I thought I had a column out of plumb
turns out between the lifting mast and arms being non precise if I moved the arms to different locations the misalignments canceled themselves out
and i was able to get all 4 arms within 1/8
6. oval / elongated water jet cutouts on column not compete and had to be drilled out
7. motor mounting could be much better the capacitors and distance of bracket to column made this a chore
8. plastic reservoir is held on with 4 small bolts and tiny washers ,, other lift I have seen use a reinforcing plate under the bolts or heck bigger washers would be a cheap resolve ( that's what I did )
9. somehow many of the preinstalled exterior screws for the pulley and safety latch cover were ground down so far the + of the Phillips recess was gone, they had to be removed with vice grips and replaced
9. customer service was great ,, when I had a concern about the top column being 7/16 long I did receive a call right away , I was told it should be ok
but at the end of the day I decided to fix the issue and not to hoist that bar up into place and spread the columns out of plumb to accommodate the defect .
overall the biggest complaint was the poor directions for the "Platinum" especially when we can see the other manuals and know that Atlas can do far better
I can provide a serial # and pictures if you requested and an email address provided
this was bought at GS in AZ two weeks ago
Dang dude! That's huge!Here's the south section of my new shop. It's 60,000 sqft, and has a 60x60 30' ceiling building right beside the main building with a 3T crane in it.
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It has been very good to me. Plenty of bumps and bruises along the way, but nothing that determination, long hours, and some elbow grease can't fix.Dang dude! That's huge!
The diesel biz must be good. Good job.
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There are 3 scales total. The one there is for single pallets, 1 in the other isle that can fit about 4 skids, and a full size truck scale out in the parking lot. Also 2 fully automated safety in ground loading docks. Can't wait to fill it with CNC machines, and engine building equipment.a dock leveler with a scale now you can see how much stuff weighs just for fun
hey i can be jealous and still be excited for you that is a beautiful spread you got there.Just ordered my lift for my40x50 shop it is the Platinum but they just stopped painting them red and gray ( I kinda liked that color combo) and I bet i get 0 sympathy points from you guys over getting stuck with blue lol
ok you said you were growing but i never pictured anything like this!Here's the south section of my new shop. It's 60,000 sqft, and has a 60x60 30' ceiling building right beside the main building with a 3T crane in it.
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