Why did we make the 6000ELX portable car lift system?
The ELX has the distinction of being our only car lift series to feature a single model. Its frames are super-long, even longer than our extended-length TLX series. This frame length is ideal for extremely long wheelbases, so this model fits virtually all contemporary EV cars, including top-end, luxury electric vehicles with lift points that run to the extreme edges of the vehicle frame.
QuickJack's cantilevered frames are specially designed so they won’t rub against your vehicle's tires as they rise. And since every QuickJack is a premium QuickJack, you get the same open-center car lift design and rolling portability of our TL and TLX models. Of course, it also comes standard with automatic safety locks.
But seriously, why?
The TL car lift series fits 90% of our customers’ needs. The TLX series covers most other vehicles. That leaves 1 – 2% of long-wheelbase cars not covered by QuickJack. Strictly from a business perspective, we could probably get away with leaving our product offerings alone and just say, "Good luck," to those we can’t service.
But that’s not us.
Everyone should have the ability to work on all their cars, professionally or otherwise. We know the future is here, and the future includes an incoming tide of fully electric (EV) vehicles with long wheelbases/lift point spreads. As the market stands today, there are no options for raising some of these vehicles without a full-size four-post. The 6000ELX is the only car lift, including scissor lifts and pit lifts, with a lift point spread that’s long enough to get the job done.
As luxury EV vehicles become more commonplace, we know auto shops and garages are going to need a portable/compact lift to work on these cars. Not every shop has a four-post or two-post, and smaller shops, such as many privately owned auto detailing shops, might not be able to fit one in their space. That’s why they get scissor lifts and low or mid-rise lifts. Unfortunately, super-long-wheelbase vehicles can’t be raised by these lifts. That’s what makes the BL-6000ELX so unique. It also has a robust weight capacity to handle electric sedans, which tend to be heavier than comparably sized gas-powered cars. With a lift point spread that’s longer than the frame length of a TL model, we sincerely doubt you’ll find a vehicle that’s 6,000 lbs. or under with a wheelbase too long for this lift (outside of semi-trucks, commercial buses/mass transit vehicles, etc.).
ELX Car Lift Design
The 6000ELX portable car lift is a full 17" longer than the TL model and about 10" longer than the TLX model (comparison below). While the frames are longer and a little heavier than other models, they’re still convenient to roll around your garage or shop, thanks to the durable urethane construction of the wheels.
TL minimum lift point spread: 29.5"
TLX minimum lift point spread: 35.5"
ELX minimum lift point spread: 47.5"
TL maximum lift point spread: 60"
TLX maximum lift point spread: 66"
ELX maximum lift point spread: 76"
TL overall frame length: 69"
TLX overall frame length: 76"
ELX overall frame length: 86"
Features & Specs
Automatic safety locks
The 6,000-lb. capacity 6000ELX features the same automatic mechanical locks as our TL and TLX models. Your QuickJack is safe to lift anything (under the weight limit) that reaches the lift points.
Extended lift point spread
With a lift point range of 47.5" – 76", there isn’t much the ELX can’t handle. Its minimum range covers most sports cars, sedans, light-duty trucks, etc. Its maximum range makes it one of the only—if not the only—car lift that can lift vehicles with the longest wheelbases on the consumer market.
One-touch button control
The single touch of a button lifts the electric-hydraulic frames, getting your vehicle over 21" in the air in about 30 seconds. One more push safely lowers vehicles onto the mechanical locks. Leave your precious cargo raised for minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months—however long it takes to finish your work.
Built-in hydraulic flow divider
The flow divider, built right into the power unit, ensures the frames lift evenly at all times. This is necessary because there is no crossbar(s) to act as a "brace" or mechanical leveler. Since the freedom of our open-center design is one of QuickJack’s most attractive features—and virtually no one else offers it—the promise of a level rise and descent is the most important one we can make.