I received my set of BendPak aluminum approach ramps this week, and for me they are a
significant improvement over the steel ramps. I had two issues I was looking to resolve: lighter
weight as I want to keep the ramps off the lift whenever possible, and longer approach for low cars.
The aluminum ramps are much lighter (16 lbs. each vs. 42 lbs each) which makes moving them around a non issue. They attach to the lift via a supplemental bracket which creates a vertical slot and eliminates the axle pin – much easier to remove and install. They still fit within the runways for storage.
My other issue is my low car was coming within a fraction of an inch of rubbing the bumper lip on the cross bar, so I wanted some longer ramps. The aluminum ramps are the same overall length as the steel ones but the ramp surface is 6" longer as they don't overlap the lift runways. This made all the difference for me and I've now got almost 2" of clearance to the bumper.
Thanks to snowphun on the Garage Journal forums for the kind remarks. The four-post car lift ramps could not ask for a more glowing endorsement.
Click the "detailed images" tab above for actual customer photos of the BendPak's Aluminum Approach Ramps.
- Attractive design
- Fits HD-7 and HD-9 BendPak car lifts
- Weight: 18-lbs.
- Width: 19-3/4"
- Length: 36-3/4"