Archives : 2009 : November

The Customer Service That Sets BendPak / Ranger Apart

November 30th, 2009

BendPak stands for more than great car lifts. Great service, too!

Most of the world knows BendPak for our exceptional automotive equipment and particularly advanced car lifts. However, one consequence of having superior products is that few of our customers ever get to experience our Certified Service Program™ support center.

Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t a bad thing. We love that all our BendPak / Ranger products have a reputation for hassle-free longevity. But we’ve got this award-winning customer support and only a few of our customers are even aware it exists! Here are just some of the free services you receive the moment you purchase a new BendPak / Ranger product, just in case you ever need us to make something right:

– A customer care center, fully staffed by account reps and technical gurus.

– Our highly-efficient logistics support chain and dispatch network.

– A worldwide fleet of on-site experts available to repair, inspect, maintain and replace your equipment.

– The “Spare in the Air” repair strategy for overnight-or-sooner part replacement.

– One number to call for all your service needs and live human support without the runaround.

So, in the unlikely event that something about your BendPak / Ranger product does not completely satisfy you or you happen to need a little technical support, don’t sweat it. Just think, you’re about to see how good customer service can be when it’s done the right way–the BendPak / Ranger way. Things are already looking up! And the next time you hear about BendPak or Ranger, you’ll think about more than just our great products.

Read all about BendPak’s Certified Service Program™ right here.

Next Year, Deep Fry Your Turkey With a Ranger Engine Hoist

November 27th, 2009

Hoisted to perfection.

Those of you brave pioneers who opt to deep fry your seasonal birds instead of cooking them in the oven (i.e. the easy way), you know better than anyone else that the process can be as dangerous as the final product is delicious. Luckily, for everyone not seeking third degree burns or a Darwin award, auto-blog Jalopnik has given us a safer method for dropping and retrieving a Turkey from molten oil–with a distinctly automotive twist. Use your engine hoist, not your hands!

Head over here for the full rundown of cooking instructions. We think you’ll agree that this is hands down probably the most genius instance of “automotive equipment meets food” ever. And if you don’t already have a turkey engine hoist, go ahead and check out the Ranger RSC-2TF, a space-saving shop crane with an 8-ton capacity. You know, for lifting REALLY big poultry.

Happy Thanksgiving from BendPak!

November 25th, 2009

A BendPak Thanksgiving greeting just for you!

From all of us at BendPak, we wish you a very happy Turkey Day, complete with full stomachs and fuller hearts.

Click the turkey for your very own BendPak Thanksgiving card!

Another Way Ranger Keeps You Rolling

November 23rd, 2009

Free on-site aligner training from Ranger

Okay, here’s Ranger’s second* HUGE announcement of the day:

We’re now offering totally 100% FREE aligner training for all domestic customers who purchase our state-of-the-art CRT380R Wheel Alignment System. A factory-trained technician will come to YOU and give both you and your employees a first-hand lesson in all of the CRT380R’s phenomenal features and capabilities. Because, let’s face it, the world’s most advanced wheel aligner is only fantastic if you’re able to take full advantage of its offerings. That’s why we’re here to give you a hand. We’re only too happy to save you time, money and potential confusion.

Click here for all the details of this unprecedented training program, or go to the CRT380R product page and click the big red button right below the product image.

*You can find the first huge announcement right here.

Sneak Peek Photo Shoot: The All-New Ranger RX3040 Tire Changer

November 23rd, 2009

The Ranger RX3040 Tire Changer is a technological wonder

You may have noticed that the Ranger side of the house has been a bit quiet since the release of the oil filter crusher video earlier this month. So? Have we been slacking off? Taking it easy? Not a chance! We’ve been gearing up for our two biggest announcements of the year.

Introducing the Ranger RX3040 Tire Changer. This thing hasn’t even been released yet, and it’s already what everyone’s talking about ever since a demo made the rounds at AAPEX this year. Cutting-edge features like an integrated under-tire camera and LCD screen, twin bead rollers and a touch-less tire / wheel separation process make this tire machine the most advanced piece of equipment you’re likely to find in any shop or garage anywhere.

Check out these pictures for yourself and you’ll know exactly what to ask Santa for this year. As for the second announcement, you’ll just have to stay tuned to the BendPak Blog.

BendPak Unveils New Line of Boat Storage Lifts

November 17th, 2009

New boat lift blog available now!

Today we’re proud to announce a worthy addition to our specialty lift lineup. Introducing the all new HD-9BL customizable boat lifting solution from BendPak!

The HD-9BL features the same superior features, materials and craftsmanship that you’ve come to expect from BendPak, and it’s backed by our award-winning Certified Service Program. Our new boat lifts are BendPak blue through and through, so you know they’ll perform perfectly under pressure and will always be there when you need it.

Here’s an excerpt from the product page, warning boat owners against the real hazards of leaving their boat in the water:

Don’t trust your precious boat to the unpredictability of the water. Salt water corrosion, barnacles, rust damage, rub marks, coating blemishes, rot and irreversible harm caused by cold weather to your engine and interior—you leave yourself open to all of these catastrophes when you leave your boat docked for extended periods of time.

BendPak has a far better boat storage solution. Get it out of the water and up in the air with one of our new boat storage lifts! We offer customized boat lifts in a wide array of weight capacities to meet every boat lifting need. Whether you’re the proud owner of a sailboat, yacht, speedboat or passenger boat, there’s a BendPak boat lift just for you.

You can read all about the new BendPak HD-9BL right here. We’re sure that if you do decide to go with yet another fine BendPak storage solution, you will be very, very pleased.

New Jesse James Ad Released!

November 13th, 2009

The BendPak Jesse James Ad!

We’ve been teasing you guys about it for weeks, but we’re pleased to announce that today is THE day. Click the image above to view the raw power of Jesse James and BendPak! And make sure to keep an eye out for this bad boy in your favorite automotive magazine early next year.

Here’s his quote:

Nothing I do or drive is stock. Everything that comes out of my shop has to be the best. That’s why me and my crew use BendPak products to customize every vehicle we touch. It’s a name I trust.

– Jesse James, West Coast Choppers

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!

Most Ridiculous Reasons To Be Pulled Over

November 11th, 2009

Really, officer? REALLY?

Automotive enthusiasts come in many different breeds, but one thing can be said with certainty: none of us likes getting a ticket. And in these times when the US government appears to be as strapped for cash as the rest of us, your local highway patrol might be getting a little more creative with ticket-giving.

To let off a little steam on the subject, blogger Matt Hardigree over at auto-blog posed yesterday’s question of the day, “What’s the most ridiculous reason you’ve been pulled over?”

Replies range from, “The ’85 4Runner I used to have had the left taillight faded to where it was more pink than red,” to, “55 in a 54,” and, “looking at [the officer’s car] and [pulling] away quickly.”

There’s more too, both scary and hilarious. The comments are definitely worth the read for anyone who’s felt that their ticket was unjustified. Click here to see them all!

New Ranger RP-20FC Oil Filter / Can Crusher Demo Video Released!

November 9th, 2009

20,000 lbs. of pure crushing fury

Last week, we brought you a behind-the-scenes taste of our RP-20FC Filter Crusher demo. Now, for your viewing pleasure, we’re happy to present you with the real thing in action! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the pneumatic crushing powerhouse known as the RP-20FC.

Check out these features:

– 20,000 lbs. of air-operated crushing pressure
– Welded steel plate construction
– Built-in pressure regulator and air moisture separator
– 100% air operated for minimal maintenance
– Single-control valve operation
– Automatic safety lock system
– Convenient observation window
– 12-1/2″ diameter hydraulic cylinder
– Unique X-shaped bevel press head removes 15% more oil
– Crushes oil filters and cans down to 25% of their original size
– Integrated collection chamber and fluid hose to reduce mess
– 11″ chamber opening height
– Accepts air inputs between 125 psi and 175 psi
– Saves you money, saves the environment

Check out the video below, or click the VIDEO tab on the RP20FC product page.

AAPEX ’09 Notes, Day 3!

November 5th, 2009

The last day of AAPEX '09 begins...

This is it–the final hours of AAPEX ’09. Now’s your last chance to take in all the strange and wonderful automotive sights you may have missed, or follow-up on what intrigued you the most. Until next year, that is.

We’ll be wrapping up our end of the deal with the usual tweets and pics, so make sure to check those out for up-to-date show information from the view of BendPak booth #4666.

Thanks to everyone who came out to meet with us, all our new Twitter followers and everyone who helped make this year’s AAPEX one of our best yet. We’re truly amazed at the turnout and positive feedback we’ve received. And we can’t wait to see you all again next year!

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