Archives : 2009 : October

Happy Halloween from BendPak!

October 31st, 2009

Haunted BendPak lifts? Click here!

From all of as at BendPak, we wish you a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Click the image above for a surprising spooky treat!

West Coast Customs Orders Tons of BendPak / Ranger Equipment for SEMA Booth

October 29th, 2009

When West Coast Customs needs serious garage equipment, they come to BendPak / Ranger

Our friends at West Coast Customs recently called us up with a tall order: they needed a whole flatbed full of our premium garage equipment for their SEMA booth ASAP. Well, sure, anything for a friend. So yesterday, we loaded up the truck with lifts, changers, balancers, lathes and all manner of shop machinery and sent it off to Las Vegas just in time for AAPEX / SEMA ’09–and we’ve got the pictures to prove it. Check out it on the official BendPak Flickr page.

If you happen to be going to SEMA, make sure you drop by the West Coast Customs booth. You can even pre-register for 90 minute welding, vinyl, electronics, paint and car wrapping shops at the West Coast Customs Experience website!

And since you’ll be in the area, don’t forget that you’re invited to come see the BendPak / Ranger booth at AAPEX. Hope to meet you there!

Because Everyone Could Use More Car Shows

October 26th, 2009

Find an upcoming car show near you

If you’re anything like us at BendPak / Ranger, you understand that the real reason to own a two post auto lift, four post auto lift, air compressor, tubing bender and wheel service equipment is to take care of the true loves in our lives: the cars! And we know that there are few better ways for fans of both old and new automobiles to spend a day than walking up and down the aisles of a car show, admiring the time and care it takes to make an automobile shine better than new.

That’s why we got so excited when we found out about, a site dedicated to helping you find upcoming car shows by location in the US and Canada. Just go to the site, click on the map of your state or province, and the site will take you to a list with a brief description of each show in your area.

You’ll want to make sure to head over to often because they’re constantly updating their schedules. Plus it’s a 100% free service, brought to you by car-lovers just like you.

New PL-7000X Parking Lift Demo Video Released!

October 23rd, 2009

The New BendPak PL-7000X Parking Lift

A little while ago, we let you know about big changes coming to BendPak parking lifts. Now we’re pleased to announce that you get to see one in action with an all-new demo that will knock your socks off!

Behold: the PL-7000X Parking Lift from BendPak, the absolute finest parking solution money can buy. This thing comes absolutely loaded with features like:

– 7,000-lb. lifting capacity
– Minimum footprint for multiple installations in limited space
– Independent lifting structures for staggered installation
– Galvanized deck protects bottom vehicle
– Overhead power unit provides smooth quiet hydraulic operation
– Wide-deck platform accommodates pickups, vans and cars
– Durable construction for maximum stability
– Dual hydraulic cylinders and heavy-duty lifting chain
– Dual synchronization chains keeps the deck level under all conditions
– Adjustable automatic safety locks on each column engage as the lift rises
– Maintenance-free composite carriage and bearings and chain rollers
– Easy installation
– Integrated turnkey operation and lock-release lever

Check out the video below, and in case you missed it, here are two behind-the-scenes pics taken during production.

But How Can You Kill That Which Cannot Die?

October 22nd, 2009

Jesse James isn't quite the dead man he'd like you to believe he is...

Is Jesse James a zombie? Vampire? Mutant android? Demon lich? Whole Foods Markets shopper?

In case you missed Jesse James’s hilarious Jay Leno appearance, we’ve got it right here. These BendPak car lift owners need to work together more often–it’s pure genius.

BendPak AAPEX ’09 Invitation

October 19th, 2009

BendPak Invites You to AAPEX - Click here for details!

If you’re attending AAPEX ’09 in Las Vegas, make sure to visit us at booth #4666 on November 3, 4 and 5!

Didn’t get your invitation via e-mail? That probably means you aren’t on our mailing list. Sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out on important offers and updates from BendPak / Ranger.

The New Paragon of Parking Lift Technology From BendPak

October 16th, 2009

New Parking Lift Innovations from BendPak

Here at BendPak, we don’t like to rest on our laurels for too long. So we’re constantly updating our award-winning designs with more features, better implementation and important upgrades to bring our customers the very best of all worlds.

Our latest innovation changes the older PL-6SP Parking Lift series into an entirely new animal. Introducing the PL-6000 single-post parking lift! Of the many important changes we’ve incorporated into this parking machine you’ll want to pay special attention to the following two special new enhancements. First, the console cabinet and electric safety lock solenoid found on our older models have now been integrated into a specialty power unit stand for even easier operation. Second, you’ll find that the control arm now has an exceptionally smart, pull-type safety lock release, ensuring that your lift is ready to lower the vehicle the moment you are! The PL-6000 is also available in an extended edition, called the PL-6000X.

You asked for it and we heard you. Big changes are coming to the PL-7000 series lifts—which is to say that all PL-7000s are becoming the upgraded PL-7000X extended edition. According to our research, the 85” rise featured by the PL-7000X is just the perfect height demanded by our customers. Therefore, we will no longer be producing the 73” PL-7000 standard rise.

Make sure to check out the product pages for all the exciting new parking lift solutions from BendPak!

Jesse James on Jay Leno TBA

October 9th, 2009

These guys love their BendPaks

**UPDATE** The Jesse James bit aired on October 20, 2009. You can see it here.

When you think of die-hard automotive junkies who happen to reside in the public eye, Jesse James and Jay Leno are two names that probably top your list. They also happen to be BendPak owners. But that shouldn’t be all that surprising because, like we said, these guys love their cars.

So what happens when two celebrity BendPak fans put their creative genius together on camera? Guess you’ll have to tune in to find out. Until then, you can check out this clip of what happened the last time around.

1 Great Crusher, 2 Ways to Save

October 8th, 2009

Save the planet and your money at the same time!

Think about how much the typical commercial garage spends on EPA-approved oil filter disposal. It probably lands someplace between $50 and $100 per 450-lb. barrel, which comes to about 40 cents per filter. Even if you only end up with one full barrel a month, that’s as much as $1,200 out of your pocket for each year of operation.

Disposal companies profit off of government mandated disposal programs and add to your business’s operating overhead. Then, they turn around and grab extra revenue by selling the crushed cans for scrap. Especially in these belt-tightening times, this is probably the last place you’d like to see your money go.

You need an oil filter crusher like the Ranger RP-20FC.

In just 20 seconds, this industrial-quality, welded steel plate crusher applies an impressive 10 tons of pure, air-operated pressure to just about any used oil filter, easily reducing it to 25% of its original size and removing 95% of the oil. The exclusive X-shape bevel in the press head pre-aligns filters for an absolute vertical press, so popular 8” tall filters for Cummins and Power Stroke diesel-powered vehicles fold beneath its massive force. With the largest in-class capacity of any crusher on the market, even those unanticipated, oddly large crush jobs aren’t a problem.

Once the filters are crushed, YOU can deliver them to a metal recycling facility where YOU get the money for the scrap value of the metal. The Ranger RP-20FC easily pays for itself in less than a year, is good for the environment and good for your bank account.

Find out more about the RP-20FC by clicking here.

Jesse James Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes

October 7th, 2009

West Coast Choppers

We’ve got a special treat for you guys today:  exclusive pics from the “This Is My BendPak” photo shoot with BendPak’s newest endorser, Jesse James! Get a good look at the West Coast Choppers garage, a cherry custom ’36 Ford Coup on a BendPak XPR 2-Post Lift–and of course, Jesse.

Check it out on the official BendPak Flickr page.

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