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Need new low rise lift. What to buy???

My rotary low rise lift broke today with the lotus on it. Lucky I wasn't under it as it came down or my body would still under the car,. Then my great harbor freight, made in china jack broke trying to get the car off the lift,lucky I have 2 of them. A simple tire change turned into a 3 hour life threatening ordeal. Now I'm screwed and I have to buy another low rise life. What do I buy? Needs to be safe and cheep. thanks carl

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Needs to be safe and cheep. thanks carl
those are mutually exclusive unless you get a deal on something quality thats used. new stuff thats cheap is just that, its cheap.

harbor freight.............you get what you pay for.

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OK if it's either-or i'll go with safe. carl

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Where/how did it fail? Any pics?

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My rotary low rise lift broke today with the lotus on it. Lucky I wasn't under it as it came down or my body would still under the car,. Then my great harbor freight, made in china jack broke trying to get the car off the lift,lucky I have 2 of them. A simple tire change turned into a 3 hour life threatening ordeal. Now I'm screwed and I have to buy another low rise life. What do I buy? Needs to be safe and cheep. thanks carl
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This is one of several reasons that I would only consider a four post lift - they latch into position, so if the hydraulics and/or lifting mechanisms fail, it will stay put. That and the price of some of the less expensive four post lifts are in the same range as the low rise lifts.




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Where are you located? I would be interested to take the broken low rise off your hands.

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