The Atlas® 408-SL super deluxe portable vehicle storage lift is designed for those car enthusiasts who demand the absolute best look and superior quality. The Atlas® 408-SL has all the great features of our Atlas® Garage Pro Series 4 post hobbyist lifts, but incorporates many features found only on our Atlas® commercial grade 4-post lifts. All columns incorporate two special bends which help to increase the column strength. These strategic bends also increase the surface area for the slide block to travel. Horizontal cables are “hidden” inside of the cross tubes. Professional grade wheel covers are used to eliminate almost all exposure of cables and double lock system.The Atlas® 408-SL has “more metal” and weighs over 100 lbs. more than other hobbyist lifts based upon the same column and runway configuration.
The Atlas® 408-SL is built to the same commercial lift standards as our Atlas® 412 and Atlas® 414 four post lifts, but also offers portability. (optional caster kit available)
If you are looking for a lift that stands out from all the other storage lifts sold in the USA, then take a good look at the Atlas® 408-SL.
One of the features of this lift is the professional grade single-point lock system. The spring loaded lock handle and power unit dump valve must be activated at the same time. (two hand operation)
If the lock handle is released and the dump valve handle is still being pressed, the lift will continue to descend and all locks will automatically re-engage at the next lower lock point.
This new Atlas Storage Lift has the same "lock ladder" column design system as the commercial grade Atlas 412 , Atlas 412A, Atlas 414 and Atlas 414A. We believe that the lock ladder system is the safest locking system for any four post lift. The lock ladder system also provides an infinite number of runway locking positions. The "old-style" welded locks could not be adjusted. The lock ladder is adjustable inside the column so that our customers can "micro-manage" the correct runway height to accommodate any vehicle. The "lock ladder" column system is the same column system found on professional grade lifts found in car dealerships and automotive service centers.
This Atlas Lift locking system offers a unique two position locking mechanism found only in commercial grade cable style four post lifts. The DOUBLE LOCK SAFETY SYSTEM is found exclusively on the Atlas Garage 408SL, Atlas Garage 409HP, Atlas Garage Pro 8000, Atlas Garage Pro 8000 EXT , and the Atlas Garage Pro 9,000. The DOUBLE LOCK SAFETY SYSTEM is designed to ensure that if a lifting cable becomes slack (for any reason), the secondary locking mechanism automatically engages. This DOUBLE LOCK SAFETY SYSTEM is found only on other four post above ground lifts costing hundreds of dollars more.
This lift features a high strength cable system with horizontal cables that are "hidden" inside the cross tubes.
Professional grade wheel covers are used to eliminate almost all exposure of cables and double lock system. The high strength cable system is powered by a 110 volt (single phase) power unit to raise and lower the lift. Many competitors use an "old style" chain lifting system with an exposed hydraulic cylinder system. Old style chain lifts are difficult to "level" properly and the exposed hydraulic cylinder is responsible for numerous "door dings".
Most of our above ground lift customers install their own car lifts. The average time to install this Atlas car lift is four hours with two people. We provide detailed installation instructions with all of our two post above ground lifts and our four post above ground lifts.
There is a wider access area between the
runways than many other hobby lifts.
Some Atlas 4-post, 2-post, and scissor lifts are warranted for two (2) years on structural components and two (2) years on air or electric hydraulic power units, pneumatic power units, cylinders and major components from date of invoice. Wear items are covered by a 90 day warranty. NOTE: ALL WARRANTY CLAIMS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO BE VALID.
The sturdy jack tray allows for the use of floor jacks or bottle jacks to raise part of any vehicle positioned on the lift. The versatile Jack Tray is also great for holding tools when working under a vehicle or as a catch tray when changing fluids or replacing parts. The jack tray features a heavy duty design for safe, reliable support. The jacking tray can also be easily moved from one end of the lift to the other so you can position it where necessary for each job.
Greg Smith Equipment Sales is the largest distributor of Atlas Automotive Equipment. The Atlas Brand has been synonymous with the highest quality automotive service equipment and related automotive products (for the lowest possible price) for many years! Atlas products are sold all over the world.
We stock Atlas brand tire changers, wheel balancers, above ground lifts, alignment machines and many other automotive aftermarket service products.
How Do I Get My Stuff Off The Truck?:
Many customers do not have access to loading docks and forklifts. We have assembled some photos of our products being unloaded with and without the aid of a forklift. Many of our freight carriers have power tailgates on their delivery trucks. There may be an extra charge for the power tailgate, depending on the carrier. The power tailgate is normally rated at 1000 LB. capacity. This is not enough capacity to unload most of our lifts. However, when used properly (and safely), the power tailgate (in conjunction with some common sense) allows the customer to off load many of our products without the use of a forklift.
Most truck shipments will be delivered by a commercial freight carrier operating a tractor/trailer rig. The semi trailer will be enclosed. Most commercial carriers have smaller straight trucks and some have small flatbed trucks, but the majority of freight companies will not use these smaller trucks for your delivery. Greg Smith Equipment cannot guarantee the type of truck that will be used for delivery. You should assume that your product will be delivered on a tractor/trailer rig that uses a 53 foot enclosed trailer. This is a VERY LONG rig. It is the truck driver's responsibility to make sure that your product is brought to the back of the delivery truck. It is the customer's responsibility to unload the product from the truck.
If you are going to have your products shipped, please review the following:
1. Shipping a large product to a business address or to a freight terminal creates far less headaches than shipping to a residence.
2. Are you sure that a semi with a 53 foot trailer can access your delivery area?
3. Do you have the proper equipment to off load your product? The truck driver will move the product to the back of the truck, but it is the customer's responsibility to unload.
4. Have you discussed the GSES shipping policy with your salesperson?
5. If you are shipping your product to a buddy's business (because he has the forklift), are you 100% sure that he will inspect your shipment for concealed damages?
Please read (and understand) the following the articles to make sure there is no confusion about your responsibility in the shipping process. We ship thousands of lifts, tire changers, wheel balancers, air compressors and other pieces of large equipment each year. Once you (the customer) order from us (the distributor), our goal is to make sure that delivery of your purchase goes as smoothly as possible. If you have questions, please get them asked and answered before the delivery truck pulls into your driveway.
Greg Smith Equipment stocks a complete inventory of parts for the equipment we sell. We employ a full staff of technicians who can assist you (over the phone or in our warehouses) in repairing your equipment with genuine parts. Certain Competitors do not stock the equipment they advertise and do not stock any of the parts or accessories.
When considering hydraulic oil, a question we often receive is "which is better, AW32 or AW46?" The short answer is that neither is better or worse. Ultimately, there are several factors that must be considered to determine which is the better option for your lift and your shop.
Oil is rated and identified by its viscosity, which determines its ability to flow at different temperatures. AW means Anti-Wear.
The lower the number, the thinner the oil and the more easily it flows. AW-32 is neither "better nor worse" than AW-46. The numbers refer only to the viscosity, not to the quality. Quality of the oil is determined by the manufacturer.
For Atlas above ground lifts, AW-32 (lower number than AW-46) will flow "better" in colder weather than AW-46. Customers in colder climates (with unheated garages or service areas) may want to use AW-32. Above ground lifts located in heated garages (or warmer climates) may use either AW-32 or AW-46. We do not recommend the use of transmission fluid because its thinner viscosity (5W) can allow the oil to "weep" (around hydraulic cylinder seals) and transmission fluid may also reduce the "life expectancy" of the pump seals.
If your four-post lift is left in the down position for an extending period of time, there is a chance that rust may form in the Hydraulic Cylinder. How does this rust form and how can it be prevented? Let’s take a look.