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FREE SHIPPING - BendPak Portable Mid-Rise Scissor Lift - 6,000lb. Capacity, Model# MD-6XP

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This BendPak MD-6XP is a mighty 6,000lb.-capable mid-rise scissor lift that's designed to fit nicely into narrower bays, and it won't take up your precious floor space. Thanks to the small footprint, even shops that don't suffer from small work areas will benefit from the MD-6XP's ability to be placed just about anywhere without getting in the way. This state-of-the-art scissor car lift comes well-equipped with adjustable arm assemblies and an all-important multi-position safety lock bar to give your lifting jobs the dynamic flexibility necessary for the best possible result. Easily and reliably adjust your lift to any secure position. Includes FREE truck adapter package A 275 value. Lift Height in. 48-53, Overall Length in. 81, Overall Width in. 40, Collapsed Height in. 4 3/4, Lift Capacity lbs. 6,000, Lift Type Mid-rise, Volts 110/220, Motor Phases 1, Platform Size L x W in. 60 1/4 x 39 1/2. Ideal for servicing light-duty trucks and cars Portable motor cart serves as a tow handle to easily move lift from bay to bay Powered by a 1-phase 110-220V, electric motor providing smooth and efficient lifting power Raises to full height in just 45 seconds Lowers to just 4 3/4in., making the unit able to fit under many vehicles A small footprint ensures that unit won't take up valuable floor space Adjustable arm assemblies help to provide smooth, trouble-free and fast set-up Safety lock bar with multiple lock positions provides versatility while ensuring safe operation Includes FREE 12-piece truck adapter package for maximum versatility 275 Value Extra lift gate fee may apply
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Questions & Answers for FREE SHIPPING - BendPak Portable Mid-Rise Scissor Lift - 6,000lb. Capacity, Model# MD-6XP

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Must this be used on concrete?

Does the unit have to sit on a concrete floor or can it be used on top of flooring products such as Swisstrax or RaceDeck? Can it be used on flooring if a steel plate is put down over the flooring?
asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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jakebluz
 - Orlando, FL
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The BendPak Scissor Lift can not be installed on any other surface than concrete.
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What is the minimum and maximum possible distance between the lifting pads?

asked 7 months ago
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PeterB
 - Lynchburg, VA
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The minimum distance between the lifting pads in 30" the maximum is 60".
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Low clearance cars

Your scissor lift seems perfect for my garage. However all of my cars are sports cars with very low ground clearance, any problem using this lift with low clearance cars? Are longer approach ramps available?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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AlfaBill
 - SoCal
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This Bend Pak Portable Mid-Rise Scissor Lift has a collapsed height of 4.75". Northern Tool does not offer approach ramps for this item.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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For sports cars I went and bought 2 2by10's by 12 feet long, mitered a 30 degree tapper on the ends and place them on the sides of the lift and drive the car up onto the ramps and over the lift with no problems. If the vehicle sits really low just buy 4 boards and double them up.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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mxusa
 - wisconsin
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You can build ramps using stacked 2x12's or sink the lift into the floor. You'll need about 4" of height.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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swak1001
 - concord, MA
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The base of this lift, Model# MD-6XP, looks narrow such that there would be significant risk of the car toppling over if bumped.

Is there any safety mechanism to prevent the car from toppling over when the lift is fully raised?

Thanks,

Orest
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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Orestp
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There are no safety mechanisms built into this lift. The manufacturer has tested this lift over and over again and have constructed it with a zero percent chance of car ever toppling off the lift.
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There is no mechanism to prevent the lift from tipping side to side, it only has locks to prevent the lift from lowering unexpectedly or a mechanical failure. I have this lift and when fully raised its stable and I feel comfortable working next to the vehicle. If you were doing some very heavy prying on a suspension component you will feel the lift/vehicle move somewhat. You just need to use caution and common sense when working on something and know that you can't overdue some tasks, however I don't think it would ever tip over, it's pretty stable.
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mxusa
 - wisconsin
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Vehicle type/capacity

Can this be effectively used on 3/4 ton GMC/ford full size pick up?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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The Bend Pak Scissor Lift will work with the 3/4 GMC/Ford ful size pickup as long as the weight is under the 6,000 lb. limit and vehicle weight is centered on the lift.
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If the CURB weight is 6000lbs or less and you can get all 4 arms to grab the frame effectively then yes. The regular cab GM trucks have a very short frame section to place the arms so it's difficult, but an extended cab or crew cab should be fine given it does not exceed the weight capacity.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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mxusa
 - wisconsin
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dimensions

Please tall me the overall width of the lift when lowered. Also, how "portable" is the lift portion. Can I move it out of the way. How much does the lift component (without the pump and motor) weigh?
asked 3 years ago
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OddJobJohnny
 - Mooresville, NC
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The overall width of this unit when lowered and arms inside is 39-1/2". As to portability, the lift is about 900 pounds (per mfg) it has two rollers built into the base, you would attach the pump assembly to the opposite end of the lift, and pull the unit out of the way. Never attempt to move the lift with a vehicle on it.
answered 3 years ago
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Why must lift be used above 41 degrees?

Bend Pak Portable Mid-Rise Scissor Lift - 6000-Lb. Capacity, Model# MD-6XP

I live in Michigan and my barn is not heated.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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It will not operate correctly if under 41 degrees. The oil would be cold and needs to be warmer than 41 degrees.
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