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boyd
01-20-2007, 10:48 PM
I have a 2 car garage and my boat takes up one bay of course.
On the other side is the lawn mowers, motorcycles, go-carts etc...
During the winter months (TN) I put the boat very close to the wall and put mowers, weedeaters go-carts etc..... under and around the boat very close so my wife can park in the garage. I've thought of building a garage for the boat and mowers etc..... then I saw something yesterday and had an idea. I was wondering if anyone else has done this.
A hydraulic lift. It sets in the garage on 4 posts. It doesn't anchor to the floor and runs off a 120 plug. It is a drive on. It's in IND. and they will deliver to my home for 1650 plus 150 freight. no tax. The guy told my 2 men could put it together in about 4 hours.
Has anyone done this ?

sanjuan23
01-20-2007, 10:50 PM
No but I know some people that might be interested in some pictures

Leroy
01-20-2007, 11:06 PM
If I understand what you are saying there are some pictures in a garage thread with a lift in a garage where you could park under a vehicle once it was on the lift. If you have the vertical sounds like a great solution.

TMCNo1
01-20-2007, 11:12 PM
Probably something like this, just google "garage lifts" and there are plenty to choose from.

boyd
01-20-2007, 11:15 PM
It's website is "gregsmithequipment.com" look under 4 post lift. It says 1795 but it's actually 1650. It is the 3rd one down on the page, under 4 post lift. I'm thinking I don't have to have a whole lot of head room. I'd take 5 feet to put another car under. Opinions .....

Leroy
01-20-2007, 11:35 PM
That is pretty neat and really inexpensive.

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Vehicle-4-Post-Lift-s/36.htm

SkiDog
01-21-2007, 10:47 AM
The only problem I see with one of these is you would have to have a roll up type door instead of a conventional residential type, otherwise your garage had better be at least 30 feet long front to back. That as well as, some good drivers!

milkmania
01-21-2007, 10:52 AM
The only problem I see with one of these is you would have to have a roll up type door instead of a conventional residential type, otherwise your garage had better be at least 30 feet long front to back. That as well as, some good drivers!

good point


http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/photos/TPPRO-PARK7-3.jpg

Laurel_Lake_Skier
01-21-2007, 11:25 AM
I was thinking about something like this for a storage garage I hope to build in the near future. I am wondering if anything special would be required for the slab....additional footings or thicker/reinforced concrete. Any ideas??

jimmer2880
01-21-2007, 02:18 PM
I was thinking about something like this for a storage garage I hope to build in the near future. I am wondering if anything special would be required for the slab....additional footings or thicker/reinforced concrete. Any ideas??

A buddy of mine has a 2-post lift. When it was installed, they only suggested a 5" slab. So, with a 4-post, I'd bet that 4" thick floor would be more than plenty.

jimmer2880
01-21-2007, 02:19 PM
The only problem I see with one of these is you would have to have a roll up type door instead of a conventional residential type, otherwise your garage had better be at least 30 feet long front to back. That as well as, some good drivers!

It is possible to get additional track for your door, so that it goes up higher before going to the rear. My buddy who has a 2-post lift is in the process of getting some installed on his door for that very reason.