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 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
SYMMETRIC- & ASYMMETRIC TWO POST LIFTS?

SYMMETRIC

 

ASYMMETRIC

30-degree rotated single piece columns

                                                                 
We frequently get the question from customers, ďWhatís the difference between a symmetric and asymmetric two post lift Ē? As a matter of fact, itís probably the most frequent question we get.

There are several differences. Many years ago, when they first came out with two post lifts, they only made symmetric models. But they soon discovered that technicians were having difficulty getting in and out of the vehicle after they had driven in between the columns. Some bright person then came up with the idea of placing the vehicle further back, keeping about 70 percent of the car behind the columns instead of being centered. This allows the user to open the doors more completely, and exit the vehicle without having to squeeze out of a 6 inch opening. Technicians across the world rejoiced at this new asymmetric car lift design, especially the larger fellows, because it made life easier.

There still are plenty of holdouts for the symmetric design. Most modern automobiles have a majority of their weight of front, so they actually balance better when positioned on an asymmetric lift. But some autos may balance better on a symmetric lift. Any cars with engines in the rear, or vans with tools or equipment in the back, or extra long crew cab trucks for instance. Some manufacturers produce asymmetric lifts that have the ability to position the auto either way if necessary. This was a great upgrade that makes lifts safer as they can be balanced out no matter where the carís center of gravity is located.

As long as there is a need, some innovative engineer will come out with a solution.

BendPak's Tru-Metric Design...

                           Variable arm positions for either symmetrical or asymmetrical configurations.
Offers greater versatility for greater service capabilities.

...Two Lifts in One.
 

 

TWO POST LIFTS

BendPak XPR-10A
10,000 Lb Capacity
Dual Width
 Asymmetric

BendPak XPR-10
10,000 Lb Capacity
Dual Width
                   

Two Post Lifts Concrete Requirements

Lifting Capacity Concrete Thickness PSI of the Concrete
7,000-10,000 lbs Minimum 4" 3,000-PSI
12,000-15,000 lbs Minimum 6" 3,000-PSI
18,000 lbs Minimum 8" 3,000-PSI

 

Off set adapters for 2-Post Car Lifts

 

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