For those folks who need to lift the really heavy trucks – this lift is for you. If you need to lift fire apparatus, semi trucks, a bus, or anything heavy, the BendPak PCL-16HD Portable Column Lift was made for your application.
They have a capacity of 16,000 lbs. each, and typically are sold in sets of four or six. The benefits of a portable column lifting system over a four post lift is the heavier lifting capacity and of course the portability. Plus they don’t have to be permanently mounted. You can roll these out when you need them, and roll them back into the corner when you are done with them. They have a pallet jack type design when it comes to engaging the wheels for the portability feature. They have forks to place under each wheel for lifting purposes, and are powered by and electric motor, which powers a hydraulic pump.
They are synchronized to assure steady, even lifting. The set of six requires three phase power due to the high power demand needed. You can get single phase for the set of four, but it requires a dedicated 90 amp circuit, which is tough to come by, so you may need to go with the 3 phase power one again.
There are heavy duty tall jack stands available as an accessory that also have a 16,000 pound capacity as well. And because they are made by BendPak, you know these Auto Lifts are premium quality.