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2 Post Car Hoists and Lifts Comparison


Can't decide which 2 post lifts or car hoists are right for you? Many considerations come into play when making an auto lift purchase - the types of vehicles you will be lifting such as light duty passenger cars and trucks or medium to heavy duty commercial fleet and construction diesel vehicles, the types of service repair work to be performed, the size of your automotive lift bay(s), ceiling height, electrical needs, safety considerations such as ALI/ETL third party gold label certification, and price points.

Consider this, Challenger Lifts offers two post lifts in 10,000 lb. capacities that accommodate 100% of the top 20 selling vehicles, unlike competitor's asymmetric only and symmetric only 2 post lifts. We design our car hoists to go above third party industry standards. We are also an active board member of the Automotive Lift Institute, designing and manufacturing vehicle lifts and car hoists that carry the Gold Label ALI/ETL certification. And we have light duty auto lifts and car hoists, 12,000 to 18,000 lb. medium to heavy duty truck lifts, and several vehicle lift models at different price points (contact your local Challenger Lifts representative for pricing on all of our two post lifts).



CLFP9 Base Plate Car Lift E10 10,000 lb. capacity auto lift CL10V3 10,000 lb Versymmetric® auto lift CL10V3-DPC 10,000 lb. Dual Pendant Controlled Versymmetric Car Lift E12 12,000 lb 2 post lift 12000  12,000 lb. 2 Post Truck Lift 15000 15,000 lb. Heavy Duty Lift 18000 18,000 lb. Heavy Duty Lift

CLFP9
Two Post Lifts

E10
Two Post Lifts

CL10V3
Two Post Lifts

CL10V3-DPC
Two Post Lifts

E12
Two Post Lifts

12000
Two Post Lifts

15000
Two Post Lifts

18000
Two Post Lifts

Capacity 9,000 lbs
10,000 lbs 10,000 lbs 10,000 lbs 12,000 lbs 12,000 lbs 15,000 lbs 18,000 lbs
Vehicle Lift Configuration Symmetric Versymmetric® 2 Lifts in One Versymmetric® Plus 2 Lift in One Versymmetric® Plus 2 Lift in One Symmetric Symmetric Symmetric Symmetric
Arm Configuration 3 stage front + 3 stage rear 3 stage front + 2 stage rear directSPOT™ - offset 3 stage front + 3 stage rear directSPOT™ - offset 3 stage front + 3 stage rear 2 stage front and rear 2 stage front and rear 2 stage front and rear 2 stage front and rear
Width Overall 11' 5-1/2" 10' 11-3/4' Adj. 11' 6-1/2" - 11' 11" Adj. 11' 6-1/2" - 11' 11" 11' 7-3/4" 11' 10" 12' 10-3/4" 12' 103/4"
Drive-thru Clearance 8' 2-3/16" 8' 2-3/16" Adj. 8' 4" - 8' 8-1/4" Adj. 8' 4" - 8' 8-1/5" 8' 9" 8' 8-1/4" 8' 8-1/4" 8' 8-1/4"
Floor-Overhead Switch N/A 11' 5" 11' 2-1/2" 11' 2-1/2" 13' 3-1/2" or 14' 1/2" 13' 1" 13' 11" 13' 11"
Column Height 10' 7/8" 11' 11-7/8" 11' 8" 11' 8" 13' 10" or 14' 7" 13' 8" 14' 6" 14' 6"
Ceiling Height Required 10' 1-7/8" 12' 12' 12' 13' 11" or 14' 8" 13'9" 14' 7" 14' 7"
Adjustable Height Standard No No No No Yes No No No
Column Height Extension No No Optional Optional No Optional Optional Optional
Front Arm Reach 24-1/2" - 44-1/2" 21-3/4" - 39-1/4" 19-13/16" - 42" 19-13/16" - 42" 35-3/4" - 54-1/2" 37" - 54" 38-1/2" - 62" 38-1/2" - 62"
Rear Arm Reach 24-1/2" - 44-1/2" 38-1/4" + 55-3/8" 37-5/8" - 60" 37-5/8" - 60" 35-3/4" - 54-1/2" 37" - 54" 38-1/2" - 62" 38-1/2" - 62"
Screw Pad Height 3-7/8" - 7-1/8" 4-1/8" - 7-1/4" 3-7/8" - 7-1/8" 3-7/8" - 7-1/8" 5-1/4" - 7-1/4" 5" - 6-3/4" 6-1/4" - 8-1/2" 6-1/4" - 8-1/2"
Stack Adapters Optional Optional Optional Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Frame Adapters Optional Optional Optional Optional Standard Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Lift Speed of Rise 60 Sec. 50 Sec. 48 Sec. 48 Sec. 66 Sec. 60 Sec. 80 Sec. 80 Sec.
Motor 2 HP 2 HP 2 HP 2 HP 2 HP 2 HP 2 HP 3 HP
Voltage 208 - 230V * 208 - 230V * 208 - 230V * 208 - 230V * 208 - 230V * 208 - 230V * 208 - 230V * 208 - 230V *
Electrical Requirements Dedicated 25 Amp Circuit Dedicated 25 Amp Circuit Dedicated 25 Amp Circuit Dedicated 25 Amp Circuit Dedicated 25 Amp Circuit Dedicated 20 Amp Circuit Dedicated 20 Amp Circuit Dedicated 20 Amp Circuit
Rubber Door Guards Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Foam Door Guards Foam Door Guards Foam Door Guards
† Custom Paint Colors No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Lock Release System Dual-point mechanical lock release Single-point mechanical lock release Single-point mechanical lock release Dual single-point mechanical lock release Single-point mechanical lock release Single-point air lock release Single-point air lock release Single-point air lock release
† Standard colors are red and blue.
† Custom colors are available on select automotive lift models with order of 6 or more lifts.
* Single phase standard. Optional 3 phase electrical available.
Flooring: Concrete requirements are 4 inches minimum depth, with steel reinforcement, 3500 psi, cured 28 days per commercial practice.
 

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