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BendPak redesigns MaxJax portable two-post lift from ground up

Engineers have made improvements to its design from when it was first introduced this year

Santa Paula, Calif.—After six months of design, engineering and production improvements, BendPak Inc. is rolling out the new MaxJax M6K portable two-post lift. The company stated that its engineers have made improvements to its design from when it was first introduced this year.

Safety improvements

BendPak added two additional safety lock positions to the columns, for a total of seven. The 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.

The MaxJax can go from storage to ready-to-use in as little as 15 minutes.

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.

BendPak had the new MaxJax M6K independently tested and ALI-certified to meet the current lift industry safety and performance standard.

Durability improvements

MaxJax’s new gunmetal gray powder coat is smoother, better looking, more durable and more corrosion-resistant than the textured black paint used in the past, the company said, and it’s also less likely to cause friction and binding within the lift carriage.

Easier to use

The wheels on the lift columns and the power cart have been upgraded to provide mobility even over rough surfaces. A new rear-mounted storage bin on the power cart keeps the hoses 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, reducing anchor bolt pull-out tension.

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