BendPak Updates MaxJax 2-Post Lift
BendPak Inc. has spent six months designing, engineering and producing an improved MaxJax portable two-post lift. The M6K can be used in areas with 8-foot ceilings, and it can be put away at the end of the day when the work is done.
“The patented MaxJax lift design is an ingenious solution for do-it-yourselfers and professional technicians alike — that’s why we bought it earlier this year,” says Jeff Kritzer, BendPak's executive vice president. “But with decades of lift experience behind us, our engineers knew they could make MaxJax even better. They’ve redesigned the lift from the ground up to be more durable, versatile, and easy to use, while also providing greater peace of mind.”
The ability to move the lift gives owners and operators the option of adding a lift to a flat bay for quick service as needed. Like all two-post lifts, MaxJax provides clear undercarriage access and the ability to perform brake and tire work on a wide range of vehicles.
BendPak says, "MaxJax works where other lifts don’t. And it costs a lot less, too."
Features and improvements
BendPak added two safety lock positions to the columns, for a total of seven. The rugged locks engage continuously during upward rise and act as a redundant fail-safe feature capable of holding an elevated vehicle securely even if the quick-connect hoses are disconnected or a hydraulic malfunction occurs.
Engineers also reconfigured the UHMW slide block bearings in the lift posts to maintain the carriage and hydraulic cylinder in a true vertical position at all times and reduce bearing load for smoother operation.
The MaxJax M6K is ALI certified and has undergone independent testing, BendPak says.
The lift’s new gunmetal gray powder coat is smoother, more durable and more corrosion-resistant than the textured black paint used in the past. The company says it’s also less likely to cause friction and binding within the lift carriage.
The wheels on the lift columns and the power cart have been upgraded to provide effortless mobility even over rough surfaces. A new rear-mounted storage bin on the power cart keeps the hoses neatly organized when not in use, and quick-disconnect, self-sealing couplers minimize hydraulic fluid leaks. Special flush-mounted concrete anchors are installed in the garage floor and remain there permanently to enable MaxJax to go from storage to ready-to-use in as little as 15 minutes. The column baseplate and rear-mounted anchors were extended outward an inch and a half, dramatically reducing anchor bolt pull-out tension.
The MaxJax M6K’s 6,000 pound lifting capacity can handle most cars, light trucks and SUVs. With a lifting height of 46 inches or 49 inches with adapters, it raises vehicles high enough to provide ample workspace underneath for virtually any undercar service including drivetrain and suspension work. MaxJax even offers a reclining creeper seat that easily converts from a low-profile creeper to a fully upright seat, allowing users to work under a lifted vehicle in extreme comfort.
With a new optional motorcycle adapter that offers a wider lifting platform and drive-over approach ramp, MaxJax can also lift motorcycles, ATVs or other motorized vehicles.