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Atlas 10OHSC

I recently purchased your 10 OHSC two post lift and installed it last weekend. A friend of mine and myself picked it up at the freight drop off and brought it home. This is one heavy duty lift and I couldn't be happier with the quality of the lift also. If this lift doesn't sell itself when people see it in my garage my buddy and myself sure will talk them into the Atlas lift from Greg Smith Equipment! A couple of the ball caps to wear during our sales pitch for the lift sure would be nice and make us feel like a couple of salesman. Any other equipment I may be in need of I sure will be looking at your website for it.

Thanks,
Warren Akers
Cadiz, OH

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Atlas® 408-SL

I built my Atlas 408-SL lift from Greg Smith Equipment on April 1, 2014.  I had two buddies helping, we started at 10:05am and finished at 1:05pm - exactly 3 hours.  We started from a disassembled lift in the back of a box truck - one of the guys had taken delivery of it at his loading dock, and unbolted it piece by piece from the shipping frame.

Assembly
1. It was not hard to build at all.  It is just a bunch of really big pieces.  The instructions are simple.  If you are mechanically inclined at all, you can do it.  I'm a stinking marketing guy, for crying out loud.

2.  You really need to work out how you are going to move the big pieces around.  All-in shipping weight is 1,965 lbs.  There is not one piece in it you could call "light."  But the heaviest pieces - the two runways, must be like 400-ish lbs each, maybe more.  One of the guys had originally loaded the pieces in the box truck with a forklift - obviously makes it easy.  But at my house we had to maneuver it off the back of the truck's hydraulic lift using a pallet jack.  Once the pieces were generally in place, it was straightforward.

3. My first thought on opportunities to improve the instructions, I would say clarify the bolts/nuts/washers.  There is one general picture of all those items laid out on a surface, but there are not individual labeled pictures of each.  Some of the bolts are very close to one another, but differ slightly in length.  We were often wondering exactly what hardware the schematic was referring to, because there were no close up pictures.  We had two minor instances where we had to go back and remove a bolt and put the right one in place.

Performance
4.  After 24 hours of running it up and down, and putting different cars on it, I just love it.  It is not as slow going up as I had thought it would be.  With a regular passenger car, mine is 93 seconds of lift time from the ground to the top lock.

Build Quality & Looks/Design
5.  This thing is stout.  The verticals are significantly more substantial than any of the consumer lifts I've seen - more "pillars" than "posts".  You put a car/load up on it, and it's just an ingot.  Will not move.  I'm more than paranoid I'm going to hit my head on it somewhere - I have no doubt something so unyielding would seriously ring my bell.  

6.  Looks are probably a low priority for a functional piece of equipment, but it looks amazing.  Very clean & strong.  No external cables, or hydraulic lines, or lock release rods.  All of that stuff is built into the cross members and the pillars.  

I've got painting and other clean up yet to do around the garage, but here's a picture with two cars as we were testing it out.  The guys from Greg Smith Equipment were great to deal with.  A technical question came up during the build so I called and had an experienced builder on the line in minutes with a great answer.  Very happy with the results.

Don
Bellbrook, OH

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Atlas® Apex-10

Love my atlas 10 plus.  Just need to do some ceiling surgery! 

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Atlas® TC289 Tire Changer And WB11 Wheel Balancer Combo

I got the TC289 and WB11 combo and both work great. I was a little hesitant on getting them because they were so cheap, but after reading other testimonials I decided to get them and they work as good as the big brands.

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Deluxe 16 Drawer Tool Cabinet

I got one of your Atlas® tool boxes. I was looking at the big brands and they were a lot more money, around $10,000 for the same size. I couldn't spend that kind of money.  I have two Snap-on® boxes and this one works just as well at a fraction of the cost and I love the colors.

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Atlas® 9KOH

After many years of fighting working on my back I decided that the new garage needed a two post lift, or two, or whatever.  I shopped and shopped and compared and compared and finally settled on the 9KOH.  I had bought a couple of 4 post storage lifts from Greg Smith previously, before you all were even in Texas.  With a work meeting scheduled in Austin, I took a trailer and picked up a couple of the 9KOHs while I was there. 

I would say the hardest part of the whole thing was unloading them from the trailer!!  We broke apart the packages and hoisted each column separately.   Those pieces are a little heavy!!  Assembly was not too bad, though, even with only two (2) people and some ingenuity.  A serious SDS hammer drill from the pawn shop made life much easier on that front, as I was installing 2 lifts, for a total of something like 20 holes.  For one lift I might have limped along with my regular ½” hammer drill.   I had to move my 220v outlets, which took a little time.  Make sure and read the additional insert on wiring the overhead shutoff or you’ll make some sparks.  If you get two you’ll be shocked at how much faster the second one goes up!  I was surprised at how quickly the thing bled itself, and worked great from the get-go. 

I have a Sunbeam Tiger on one lift, and love getting to work at eye level.  The other one hasn’t been used for a car yet, but was awesome when it came time to move the parts from the 4 post lift to the shop.  I raised the lift arms, backed the trailed under the lift,  strapped the LONG runners to the lift arms, raised the arms some more, and drove the trailer out from under it!

A lot of people talk schmack about lower priced lifts, but these things cost HALF of what some others do, and seem to do everything I need to do.  The fact that I bought two – for my residential garage – says a lot about the quality and value. 

John Dillman
Houston, TX

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Atlas® Garage Pro 8000

I have been having a ball since my retirement and one of the reasons is the installation of my Atlas® 8000 lift.  I was hesitant to install this myself but with a little help from my neighbor we had it assembled and working in just a few hours without any special equipment, just a little ingenuity. 

Allen Jones

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Atlas® SP6000

Great Lift. Works great. One of the best things I bought. It went up very easy with the help of two of my brothers. One afternoon and it was done.

Thanks...

Joe Gallo
Port St. Lucie, FL

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Atlas® Garage Pro 8000

For a decade I have wanted a lift for my garage and after much research settled on this Atlas® Lift from Greg Smith Equipment company. My son and I picked it up and installed it in April of 2013. Best tool I have ever had. Everything is easier. Cleaning the cars, working on the cars and storing the cars. I love that the four post lift can be moved from one bay to the next !!

Everyone at Greg Smith was helpful and I experienced great customer service.

David Shaffer
Maryland

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Atlas® PV-10P

Really like the lift!

-Terry

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