When lifting heavy vehicles, four post lifts are preferred to two post models due to their higher lifting capacity. At North American Auto Equipment, we offer a wide selection of four post car lifts from numerous brands, making it easy to find one that suits your needs and budget.
Four post lifts are popular for their user-friendliness, especially among hobbyists who can easily set them up in their home garages. These lifts, unlike their two post counterparts, don't require floor anchors. Other benefits of 4 post car lifts include:
Portability: Four post car lifts can be portable and often come with their own caster kit.
No wiring required: Due to the type of motor that four post car lifts use, you can install them without special wiring.
Easier loading and positioning: Four post lifts make it easier to load and position your car. Their runways make it simple to drive onto the lift. You don't need to get out of your vehicle, kneel down and position the arms correctly to make sure the car is evenly lifted.
Depending on your situation, a 4 post lift may have some drawbacks, including:
Requires more room: 4 post lifts take up more space than two-post models, which is an important consideration to make if your auto garage is small.
May not lift as high: Two-post lifts raise vehicles higher in low-ceiling garages.
Types of 4 Posts Lifts We Offer
We sell various types of 4 post car lifts, each of which offers different functions and features. Below, you'll find a rundown of our products.
Storage with Portability!
If you don't have much space in your shop or garage, a portable car lift may be your best option. At North American Auto Equipment, we offer the following portable 4 post lifts:
Universalift 8000 FP: This lift is suitable for light commercial or home use in a restoration shop or body shop. This free-standing product performs on almost any hard, level surface.
Universalift 9000 SS FP: This is a well-made, rugged lift with some added features. It includes an outside slider, which gives it a rigid, sturdy stance.
Universalift 9000 SS FP XLT: This lift provides the same benefits as the Universalift 9000 SS FP, but it offers increased height and length.
Commercial Grade/Heavy Duty
We also sell commercial-grade models, along with lifts capable of lifting up to 14,000 pounds. Browse our selection below:
Atlas® Garage Pro 9000 Portable Heavy Duty 9000 Lb. Capacity 4 Post Lift (also portable): The Garage Pro 9000 is a commercial-grade model capable of lifting your car or pickup truck 85 inches off the ground. This lift is ideal for parking a larger, taller vehicle below a vehicle you've stored including most duallys.
Universalift 12,000 FPC: The Universalift 12,000 FPC is designed for farms, commercial repair shops, big businesses, government and hobbyist use. It can function as a storage and service lift and, with turntables and jacks, it can also perform as an alignment lift.
Atlas® 414 14,000 Lbs. Capacity Commercial Grade 4 Post Lift: This model, which can lift a maximum of 14,000 pounds, is designed to commercial-grade standards. It features an extremely strong cable system with an oversized, under-runway hydraulic cylinder to power the lift.
Atlas® Platinum PVL-14 ALI Certified 14,000 Lb. Capacity Commercial Grade 4 Post Lift: This heavy-duty, commercial-grade lift is most suitable for professional shops. It can lift a wide range of vehicle types, including some commercial vehicles.
Alignment lifts come with features that make it easier to perform alignment service on vehicles. Although alignment lifts were originally designed for auto repair shops, hobbyists can also make use of these models. Our 4 post alignment lift models include:
Atlas® 414A 14,000 Lbs. Commercial Grade 4 Post Alignment Lift: These lifts are designed to meet commercial-grade standards. They feature a set of front turntables, which you can set in various positions on the runway to be compatible with many different wheelbases.
Atlas® Platinum PVL14KOF-EXT Open Front 4 Post Certified Alignment Lift: This reliable, durable lift features a longer runway that can accommodate those with a “Camera Tower Alignment System.”
Brands We Offer
North American Auto Equipment offers various models from popular, industry-leading brands, such as:
Our 4 post car lifts made by Universalift are best for home use and tend to have weight limits of 8,000 or 9,000 pounds. We also sell commercial models from Universalift with a 12,000-pound weight capacity. Available models from this brand include the Universalift 8000 FP, Universalift 9000 SS FP and X1-Easy Park.
Atlas manufactures many commercial-grade models, as well as four post lifts that can raise heavy-duty vehicles up to 14,000 pounds — like the Atlas® 414. Because these lifts have been built to detailed specifications for many years, you can trust you'll get excellent performance and a sturdy structure. Nitromac * Triumph * CEMB * and MORE! Things to Consider When Choosing a 4 Post Lift
If you're having trouble finding the right 4 post car lift for your application, consider the following tips to help narrow down your options:
1. Available Space
The ideal lift should maximize your space, putting the car in a place where you can work on it easily while still giving you lots of room to move around your garage or shop and access your equipment and tools.
Consider the dimensions of your space. Measure its length, width and height, paying close attention to where you want to install your car lift. The critical factor tends to be your ceiling height. Know exactly how much room you have to work with, and you can easily decide which model works best for you. The bigger your space, the more choices you'll have.
2. Weight Limit
When searching for a 4 post car lift, the weight of your vehicle may help narrow your options. For instance, if you need a lift that can raise 13,000 pounds, you will want to consider a model with a 14,000-pound weight limit. In contrast, if your car only weighs around 5,000 pounds, consider a model with an 8,000-pound weight limit.
3. Type of Service Work
When deciding on a car lift, you should consider whether you'll be using it to service vehicles and, if so, what type of service you'll be performing. If you're going to perform alignment services, for example, an alignment lift will be the best choice.
Shop for the Perfect Car Lift at North American Auto Equipment
When you browse our wide selection of 4 post car lift models above, we're confident you'll find a model that meets your needs. We offer free shipping on many of our products, along with a one-year warranty on parts and a five-year warranty on structure. We're also continually updating our site to ensure you have the widest range of parts and equipment available to you. If you need more information on our catalog or are seeking product support, feel free to
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