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Re: Lift table
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2017, 03:36:39 AM »
I have a Handy lift and a RedLine twin cylinder for UTVs. Both are good. But I like that the RedLine goes 40" up as to were the Handy only goes 30.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2017, 01:41:50 PM »
I have the Complete Hydraulics one myself, have had it for about 14 years or so. No problems except for the pedal,
I would recommend putting some anti slip tape on the ramp. It will keep the wheel from slipping when putting the bike up on the lift. i bought it a Home Depot in a 4 in x 15 ft roll, lots let on the roll, replace it once in a great while.


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Re: Lift table
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 02:19:51 PM »
FWIW.....

I was all set to buy a Handy lift. I then saw the K&L MC625R...

At the time, I bought it (about 3 years ago), the K&L beat the Handy in several areas..

K&L= 1750lbs v Handy= 1200lbs

K&L= 40" lift v Handy= 35" lift

K&L had two hydraulic rams v Handy had one

K&L scissor mechanism steel wheels, rolled on a steel frame v Handy steel wheels, rolled on your shop floor - that was important because I spent some time/money on a good epoxy floor covering. I didn't want it worn out/through..

And lastly, I got the K&L lift (MC625R), K&L deluxe wheel clamp (MC10R), side extensions, retractable wheels, nose wheel, and shipping for right at $2K. That was a better price than Handy at the time, by several hundred dollars..

I haven't had any regrets or any issues with the K&L.....


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Re: Lift table
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 03:00:03 PM »
Add me to the Handy lift owners- I bought mine straight from Handy many years ago,

I think I paid around 900 for it

Mines the electric one- never a problem
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2017, 05:23:08 PM »
I had a Handy years ago, I had to sell it when I closed my shop. When I bought my Direct Lift a few years ago it was under $800 with a wheel clamp, side extensions and drop tail. Plus it was available locally so no freight.

I shopped around for a Handy and a comparable lift was $1,500 plus freight, so about 2 times the price. I would have rather bought the Handy, but not at 2 times the price. I have had my Direct Lift for about ten years and use it fairly often. I can not complain! Plus I was in a HD shop about the time I was shopping for a lift and they had about 10 Direct Lifts in the shop. I asked the service manager about them and he said they did not have any issues with them.

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 05:34:57 PM »
What is everyone using to lift the bike to change tires?

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2017, 05:39:12 PM »
What is everyone using to lift the bike to change tires?

I use my table lift which has the rear drop plate and put the scissor jack under the bike to change the rear tire. For the front tire, I use my floor jack.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2017, 06:42:01 PM »
I had a Handy years ago, I had to sell it when I closed my shop. When I bought my Direct Lift a few years ago it was under $800 with a wheel clamp, side extensions and drop tail. Plus it was available locally so no freight.

I shopped around for a Handy and a comparable lift was $1,500 plus freight, so about 2 times the price. I would have rather bought the Handy, but not at 2 times the price. I have had my Direct Lift for about ten years and use it fairly often. I can not complain! Plus I was in a HD shop about the time I was shopping for a lift and they had about 10 Direct Lifts in the shop. I asked the service manager about them and he said they did not have any issues with them.

http://www.directlift.com/ProCycle-XLT-DT-P59C15.aspx


 That's the exact lift I have, and like you it was local.... no freight. The company even gave a cash discount. It's very sturdy with my Limited on it. If I had one wish it would be for the lowest locking position to be just a little lower.

 

 
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2017, 06:29:37 AM »
Ditto on this......I use my table lift which has the rear drop plate and put the scissor jack under the bike to change the rear tire. For the front tire, I use my floor jack.

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 05:10:04 PM »
Nobody ever questions whether they should buy a Handy lift, or questions if they are worth the money.
Every other lift available has been questioned here. And every one of them has had at least one issue and detractor.
Not the Handy.
Just sayin'.

Who's got the best deal on a Handy???

I bought my Handy BOB here last year, only thing I wanna do is have the ramps and side extensions sprayed with bed-liner for traction
 They were about 2 hours from home so I picked it up. really nice people,

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2017, 12:07:25 AM »
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it becomes a great work space when there isn't a bike on it

 :agree:   there's a lawn mower on my lift waiting a new rope pull start   :crook:

got it fixed today   :hyst:

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2017, 06:29:32 AM »
Iíd have to check but I think my direct lift is about 11-12 years old now. Previously I had put my shovel together from the frame up on a bike jack and swore never again.  I did not know what I had been missing.

Itís no Handy but I donít make my living wrenching scoots either.  No problem so far.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2017, 06:38:37 AM »
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it becomes a great work space when there isn't a bike on it

 :agree:   there's a lawn mower on my lift waiting a new rope pull start   :crook:

got it fixed today   :hyst:

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That's quite a "selection" on the far wall.....does the lawnmower start? :wink:

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2017, 07:13:17 AM »
Iíd have to check but I think my direct lift is about 11-12 years old now. Previously I had put my shovel together from the frame up on a bike jack and swore never again.  I did not know what I had been missing.

Itís no Handy but I donít make my living wrenching scoots either.  No problem so far.

You're not kidding about the bike jack. I've done two sets of cams on a jack, this after working on my table for years, and swore never again.
Guess what I'm doing next month? Yup, cams on a bike jack at a good friends house. I'm lucky to have good friends, so a minor sacrifice, but not looking forward to it.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2017, 07:46:51 AM »
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2017, 07:47:08 AM »
I fell into a deal on a Snap-On lift, Hydraulic over electric, it is a top quality lift. That lift looks to be a fair price but as said you get what you pay for and the way I look at whats holding my bike 3' in the air is what do I value my bike at. I am not a fan of the very low dollar lift as jacking it up manually, the bike will shake like a dog shitting peach seeds :hyst:

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2017, 07:52:02 AM »
Whichever one you get, your knees will thank you.

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2017, 09:58:58 AM »
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Whichever one you get, your knees will thank you.

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« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2017, 11:47:09 AM »
That's pretty slick. Looks like it was made to be there.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2017, 01:10:11 PM »
    The one thing that does get my goat is that when you drop something, guess where it goes! I build a couple of little rails that clip on the sides to keep stuff from rolling off, But sure as shit, its like a black hole & attracts almost anything that hits the floor. I'm kind of contemplating some sort of curtain, maybe?
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2017, 01:26:49 PM »

That's quite a "selection" on the far wall.....does the lawnmower start? :wink:

yes, unfortunately   :emsad:

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2017, 02:20:21 PM »

That's quite a "selection" on the far wall.....does the lawnmower start? :wink:

yes, unfortunately   :emsad:

Well.....maybe some paint touch ups on the mower or a polishing would keep you in there a little longer? :hyst:

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Re: Lift table
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2017, 03:58:39 PM »
Hoss get yourself one of those Sears mechanics stools on wheels, it'll make your life a lot easier.


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Re: Lift table
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2017, 05:57:22 PM »
Good answer. I've got a stool, I'll have to remember to bring it over.
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Re: Lift table
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2017, 06:00:08 PM »
    The one thing that does get my goat is that when you drop something, guess where it goes! I build a couple of little rails that clip on the sides to keep stuff from rolling off, But sure as shit, its like a black hole & attracts almost anything that hits the floor. I'm kind of contemplating some sort of curtain, maybe?

At least you know where to look most of the time. My stuff goes from one of the floor to the other. Somewhere in my garage is a tranny drain plug (how the hell do you lose that?) and a good little Allen socket. I'll be damned if I can find them.
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