The Atlas® 9KBP is a base-plate two-post lift designed for low ceiling garages. The total column height of 111 ½" (9 feet 3 ½ inches) allows this lift to be installed in almost any professional or home garage with a ceiling as low as 9 feet 6 inches.
The base plate two post above ground lift implements the chain-over-roller configuration. This is the only hydraulic cylinder system that is possible in the base plate lift. The base plate two post above ground is designed for "low ceilings". The direct drive hydraulic cylinder configuration cannot be used in the base plate lift because the hydraulic cylinder would extend above the 9' column when the lift arms were raised to the maximum height.
Greg Smith Equipment Sales is pleased to announce another important manufacturing improvement designed for our Atlas "chain-over roller" two post lifts. These Atlas two post “chain-over roller” lifts have a spring loaded secondary lock system (SLS) that automatically engages in the event of a slack or broken chain.
The "chain break" SLS was designed and incorporated into these lifts, so that in the unlikely event that a chain would break, the SLS (secondary locking system) would automatically engage. The SLS "grabs" the slack or broken chain and holds it in place.
On lifts that have dual point lock release, the locks are automatically engaged as the lift is raised. When the lift carriage (sitting on the lock position) is ready to be lowered, the operator raises the lift carriages (slightly...with pressure from the power unit) and then goes to both columns and pulls the wire release cables. When the wire release cables are "pulled out", the column locks are "disengaged" and the vehicle may be lowered to the ground by depressing the "dump valve lever" on the power unit.
Some operators do not want to "listen to the clicking of the locks" as the lift carriages are being raised, so they devise ways to by-pass the locking system of both of our "chain over" base plate and overhead two post lifts. They actually pull out the carriage wire lock cables and (using various techniques) secure the locks in the "open or unlocked position". On lifts that have single point lock release, some customers use a bungee cord to hold down the single point lock release lever so that the automatic locks cannot engage. We will never understand why the "clinking" sound of the automatic locks would bother anyone...BUT there are customers who tamper with our lock system, so they "do not need to listen" to the "sounds of safety".
In the event of a broken chain, (with the primary locking system disabled), the equalization cables will prevent the quick descent of the carriages. The equalization cables (however) are not designed to support the weight of the elevated vehicle for an extended length of time. The Atlas SLS (secondary locking system) offers another (AUTOMATICALLY ENGAGING positive lock EMERGENCY RESTRAINT system) safety measure to prevent the carriages from descending.
If you own and operate a two post lift (base plate or overhead model), please use COMMON SENSE. The lift safety locks SHOULD NEVER BE DISABLED! When the lift carriages are NOT set on the locks, there is still pressure on the hydraulic system (hoses and cylinders).
When you lower the lift into a "locked position", the pressure is off of the hydraulic system and the vehicle can be in that position for as long as necessary. In theory, the vehicle is resting on a pair of "very tall jack stands".
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This lift includes a symmetric column configuration to offer the widest possible Drive Thru. The base-plate above ground lift has symmetric arms to allow easy access to both sides of the vehicle. This also includes two additional lifting pads that offer an infinite amount of lifting points for the rear lift arms.
Automatic arm restraints are needed to keep the arm “locked” into a position relative to the carriage. When the arms are at rest in the lowest position, the arm restraint pin (which extends below the carriage) is pressed up and the lock (teeth) mechanism is disengaged.
The operator can then move the arms so that the lift pads can be properly positioned under the vehicle’s lift points. Once the carriage is raised (approximately 2 inches) the lock is reengaged and the arms cannot be moved. However, the operator may pull the knob or metal ring to manually unlock the arms. Lock restraints do not guarantee that a vehicle cannot be “moved” off of the lift pads. Operator should use care when working on vehicles that have an abundant amount of undercoating (lift pads may “slide”) or a significant weight imbalance of the vehicle may occur due to removal of an engine or transmission. Also, “HEAVY wrenching” may result in a vehicle shifting weight on the arm pads. We recommend the use of tall jack stands under the vehicle to add another layer of safety.
Most of our above ground lift customers install their own car lifts. The average time to install this Atlas car lift is four hours. We provide detailed installation instructions with all of our two post above ground lifts and our four post above ground lifts.
The electric motor for the power unit requires 220 Volt (single phase) 60 Hz (+/- 5%, so 209-231 volts). We recommend using at least a 10 gauge (grounded) wire from the electrical panel. The power unit may or may not have a short pigtail (no plug) that can be wired to either an optional quick disconnect box (mounted on the lift column) or to a male/female plug combination. A 30 amp breaker is required.
Some Atlas 4-post, 2-post, and scissor lifts are warranted for two (2) years on structural components and one (1) year 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.
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?
Also: 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.
NO…but YES. Most lifts have only one column that can be used to mount the power unit.
This column has the mounting bracket. Make sure that you install that specific column on
the side where you want to locate the power unit.
The OH beam may be able to be positioned between the rafters (if the rafters are "running
parallel" to the OH beam) or the OH beam may be positioned OVER the rafters (if the
rafters are "running perpendicular" to the OH beam).