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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rbradber, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. rbradber
    Joined: Oct 25, 2010
    Posts: 64

    from Choctaw

    Some days it just doesn't pay to go out to the shop. Luckily no damage to the car and no heart attack.

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  2. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    Woah!!! What happened? Did a cable fail or a lock?
  3. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,948

    metal man

    That's the stuff bad dreams are made of. I've actually had that bad dream. We all need to know exactly how that happened,even if it's embarrassing.
  4. Yowza! That's some scary stuff!
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  5. castleman1111
    Joined: Nov 2, 2010
    Posts: 105


    Yes!! Let's hear the details!! May save a life!! Damn!!!
  6. that's not an oops, that looks more like an o-crap.
  7. KooDaddy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 755

    from Wis.

    Looks like home-made design here and I'm NOT KNOCKING IT but think more on safe guards so this doesnt happen in future.
    Good luck.
    And again this isnt meant as a slam.
  8. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    It wouldn't hurt to bolt the legs of a lift to the shop floor.
  9. DdoubleD
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 221

    from Michigan

    POS Chinknees?????
  10. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,707


    I had something similar happen and no damage but elevated pulse, sweaty palms etc. it happens when you do not pull the release lever far enough so all the stops disengage. One or two hang/remain engaged and that is the result....
  11. graveyardsledder
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 294


    That's a shit ya pants moment. I've seen it happen twice, one was on an inground lift and one of the lock mechanisms broke and sent the truck down at an angle. Ended up twisting the frame. I've never seen upclose an above ground lift fail. That sucks for your heart but glad the car is okay!
  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,232


    Wooh, that's spooky. What was the cause of that. Broken part or part not engaged properly?
  13. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,395

    from South Indy

    Wow! thats not a good thing to see on a Friday night!
  14. Well that just sucks!

    But I have to ask.....

    Was that a Bend-Pak or a Harbor Fright???
    Joined: Jun 8, 2005
    Posts: 895


    Holy pucker factor Batman!!!!
  16. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,342

    from Greeley Co

    a local guy had some thing like happen with a totaly different ending,{killed him}
    go buy a lotto ticket!
  17. rbradber
    Joined: Oct 25, 2010
    Posts: 64

    from Choctaw

    Looks like a pulley seized on the shaft and twisted it off. It is a quality hoist but I definitely will be lubing the pulleys and checking them from now on.
  18. Seriously..... What brand is it???


    Did the car get any damage???

    I'm able to ask these questions because it's obvious that you're okay.
  19. rbradber
    Joined: Oct 25, 2010
    Posts: 64

    from Choctaw

    The legs are bolted to the floor and the "home made" thingy is the A frame that I lifted that side up with.
  20. WOW !!!You must be irish. Best go buy a lottery ticket or two. I keep a close watch on mine anytime I raise or lower it. Anybody that has a lift bolted to the floor CHECK the nuts as they will tend to loosen up & lube all the pulleys & locks occasionaly. Lifts need PM just like any thing mechanical.
  21. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,948

    metal man

    Good thing there was nothing in the bottom bunk!
  22. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,339

    from texas

    Weasel hit it the nail on the head. friend has one like that and has had the mishap happen twice. So far no damage. His is a good lift. He juist failed to pull the release hard enough. The lifts should be lubed ever so often also.
  23. drptop70ss
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 1,149

    from NY

    Man you are a lucky one! Looks like a propark 7 or similar, I have 3 of them. I use them for storage only, I dont trust them enough to work under them, every time I am raising or lowering them I am constantly watching all 4 corners for any signs of trouble. The newer ones have better locks similar to a backyard buddy, earlier ones are a bit more dicey but work.
  24. Normal Norman
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 510

    Normal Norman
    from Goshen IN.

    I can't remember the brand name but it looks just like mine, came out of Texas. Never had a problem with it but you gotta watch it when lowering to make sure the locks release. I don't have mine bolted to the floor, its supposed to be mobile around the shop if needed, it came with wheels that are removable. Normal Norman
  25. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 533

    from wisc.

    Weasel , had the same thing happen ,scared the hell out of me!!!!!!!!!
  26. tjmercury
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 589


    Whoa! That was a heart sinking moment for sure! At least you and the car are ok.

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