The day we have been waiting for has arrived; our new four post lift is here. I went to the delivery company loading dock and picked it up on Friday.
It is a Dannmar D-7 Lift. Not the most expensive one you can find but appears to be more than adequate for our anticipated use. It will serve as added storage when needed and will more importantly allow us to work on the underside of the vehicles without jack stands and a creeper.
Over the next week or two we will be showing you the summarized version of the assembly of the lift, we are doing it ourselves to show you how easy it is or how clumsy we are. Not sure which just yet.
We had to pick the lift up at the trucking terminal because a large truck can not navigate our driveway. The transporting was easy. The terminal just picked it up with a fork lift and gently placed it on our trailer. Now this assembly weighs just under 1,700 pounds so it is important to strap it down just like you would your car. If you don’t’ one good bump and it might be in the roadway; one freeway ramp too fast and it might lay over on you. As always, safety first. Never take a risk you don’t need to.
You can also follow the complete assembly in considerably more detail on or Projects Page. Over time you will also get our opinions on the quality of the lift on our Product Review Page as well as right here in our Blog.
Like I said the loading was a snap, the trucking company did it. As for the unloading that was an entirely different experience. We don’t have a fork lift and some of the individual pieces of the lift weigh as much as 400 pounds or more. We will be telling you all about that in a few days. It had its moments but all ended successfully.