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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Reviews of Torin lift from Northern Tool?

Anyone have experience with the Torin brand 4 post lift sold through Northern Tool? Great price for a new lift if it isn't a piece of junk. My budget limit is $2500, so it's this or waiting to score a nice used one.

Torin Big Red Portable 4-Post Lift — 7000-Lb. Capacity, Model# N4QJY3.0C | Automotive Lifts | Northern Tool + Equipment

(wouldn't be putting up anything as big as the jeep in the photo, either an Elise, TT, or old school mini cooper...which I've debated just building something out of wood in the past for that last one. ha!)

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Wow, very nice and cheap! I'm not one to cheap out on things that could potentially kill me though, so I'd also like to hear some reviews.

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I purchased what appears to be a virtually identical unit in Canada last fall.
It's sold through Car Lift. I got the 110 Volt motor. It uses a 30 amp circuit all of it's own -- and still manages to dim the lights throughout the house.
Aside from that, it works very well. Set up was pretty simple - only the track
with the hydraulic ram was pretty heavy (you'll need some "volunteer" helpers!)
It came with steel ramps (3 ft long) - boy, they are heavy too. Aluminum ramps were an option - should have gotten them.
I use two pieces of 3/4" plywood between the tracks - as a "floor" on which I can walk - the pieces slide over each other to provide access to the bottom of the top car. Also catches any drips from the top car:-) (Lotuses ARE British!)
Overall I'm very happy with this lift.
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wouldn't be putting up anything as big as the jeep in the photo
Interesting place for a car lift
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