Customers frequently ask different questions about one brand of automotive lift versus another brand of automotive lift. One of the frequent questions is “How does Bend Pak Lifts compare to a Rotary Lift”? It’s a reasonable question as to ask as a consumer because both brands are very popular, especially in the home hobbyist market. Rotary is a well-known car lifts manufacturer with decades of experience in building lifts and a great reputation in the industry. Both manufacturers are top of the line and many of their lifts are ALI Certified. So when Bend Pak came out with their Bend Pak vs. Rotary Two Post Lift Comparison, we stood up and took notice.
Look, we have carried Bend Pak Lifts for pto shaft many years and we know they have a great product with fantastic features and a reputation of quality and reliability. We always assumed that the Bend Pak Lifts would be comparable to the Rotary lifts when it came to quality and features, and that Bend Pak would have the edge when it came to price. This guide about Bend Pak Lifts that was introduced to us really opened our eyes. The document illustrates in a very clear and concise way in which Bend Pak two post car lifts are superior in many ways to the its counterpart Rotary two post lifts.
First, it shows how the Bend Pak lifts are just plain heavier, beefier, and produced with thicker steel. The columns weigh dramatically more. The arms and lift carriages are also significantly stronger and have a much more heavy-duty capability. When looking at the cables, it shows that they have a much thicker gauge, and the equalizer cable pulleys are larger diameter as well. Then take a look at the hydraulic cylinder, there’s more strokes and a flow restrictor on the Bend Pak cylinder. Let’s not forget about the very popular triple telescoping arms on the Bend Pak lift. Bend Pak are superior and better built that Rotary Two Post Lifts.
Bend Pak has a staff of seven full-time engineers who do nothing but design, test, and evaluate lift systems. Bend Pak lifts have changed and evolved over the past 40-years. This is not just because they like making changes, but also because they are constantly improving the structural integrity and design of their lifts to meet constantly changing world standards. On the surface, many lifts look “engineered”, but what lies under the surface? All Bend Pak lift designs are computer modeled for design function and structural integrity then undergo simulation of applied forces, axial force, bending moment, etc. using Solid Works Cosmos and other FEA programs. After the design is sound, they proceed with actual destructive testing.
There are too many differences to list here in this post. We urge you to take a look for yourself by visiting Garage Gadgets, Inc. website, and taking a look at the Bend Pak Lifts line-up of automotive equipment.