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Hi All, just curious as to how you guys work on your ATVs as far as hoists go.
Any recommendations advice on best way to lift the quads up to a comfortable level?
I see eBay has a lot of fairly cheap platform lifters, not sure how stable they would be ..

Keith ..


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Hi Keith
Good question I use a Harley Davidson motorcycle service lift I bought used. I put some neoprene door seal material on the lifting bars so the atv doesn't slip off or scratch the frame. It is a hand crank type and lifts it 19 inches.
Great for cleaning and doing brakes
It has tie down loops front and rear; it's a bit narrow for larger ATVs but great for mine
 

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there are a lot of ways to get an atv up higher, from commercial lifts to home made deals
a lot has to do with how creative maybe you want to be over professional like, and or how high, and what all you want done on atv!

a simple deal I have done a bunch of times was use cinderblocks, double stack em for each wheel, place 2x12x between them, and drive atv up using atv ramps?

gets it up high enough for my bad back to do oil changes and other things, can place another 2x12 across and use to place oil catcher or??

this set up works many other things too, and I have a stack of blocks laying about so easy deal for me, , and I have level ground to do so on safely!

for other things , like any front end work, I like to stand atv up on its tail , then I can work standing up on front end

I imagine you could BUILD a HD table and ramp it and drive an atv up on it if you have a place for a more permanent set up?
or again you can BUY a ATV lift
just what ever you do, keep safety in mind!
ATV"S ain't light and can Kill you if they fall on you!
 

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Have a modified ramp lift table. It was designed for a motorcycle. Easily modified for a quad or ?

Lifts 33" ...... well worth it !


Sounds good Mac, any chance of a photo?
33" is a good lift, most of the ones I've been looking at only go to 19".

Keith.
Here ya' go Keith ....
 

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I just use a little car jack. ATV lift is one of those things I keep putting off. I do like Macarena Man's lift it looks like it works good, don't know if it's skookum enough for a 1000lb+ Canned Ham though.
1500 lbs. ......
You must be a Canuck ..... give away is the word 'skookum' :smile:
 

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For months I used stacked railway sleepers, lifts are expensive in the UK too! I now have a small lift thanks to my dad @rodp I'll post a picture later
 

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Hi All ... I splashed out on eBay ... $149, + $50 to freight it over 1000km.

Not a bad price for Aussie and has better specs than others I looked at ...
Being able to tie down should help also ...

Specs:
Lift Capacity: 680kg
(Has been tested to lift 870kg successfully)

Size: 895mm x 450mm

Weight: 42kg

Minimum Table Height: 70mm

Maximum Table Height: 420mm
(490mm with second tier attatched)

Platform Width: 335mm

Platform Length: 340mm

Gap Between Skids: 210mm




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Hi All ... I splashed out on eBay ... $149, + $50 to freight it over 1000km.

Not a bad price for Aussie and has better specs than others I looked at ...
Being able to tie down should help also ...

Specs:
Lift Capacity: 680kg
(Has been tested to lift 870kg successfully)

Size: 895mm x 450mm

Weight: 42kg

Minimum Table Height: 70mm

Maximum Table Height: 420mm
(490mm with second tier attatched)

Platform Width: 335mm

Platform Length: 340mm

Gap Between Skids: 210mm




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almost what I have. mine is a craftsman atv lift, just like the one you have. lifts 1500lbs, paid about 100 bucks from sears, lift my projects up about 18 or 19 inches, then I plop my butt down in my craftsman roll around seat, works great. only thing yours has that mine does not ?, is those risers ?..wish mine had those !. maybe i'll make some ?. the spots are there in the slats ?, just need to make some to fit in there. for now, I use 4x4's stacked on the slats, works pretty good, love the foot pump, and long handle to drag it around in my shop.
 
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