Portable two post automobile lift

  • US 8,256,577 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2008
  • Issued: 09/04/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A portable automobile lift comprising:

  • a) a pair of unconnected lifting columns, each said lifting column including a column base, a post extending upwardly from said column base, a lifting carriage moveably mounted on a forward inward side of said post, and a hydraulic actuator connected to said lifting carriage for movement of said lifting carriage along said post, said lifting carriage having at least one arm extending outwardly therefrom having a length sufficient to engage an undercarriage of a vehicle positioned between said inward sides of said lifting columns; and

    b) a power unit selectively supplying hydraulic pressure to said linear actuators and a flow divider for dividing flow from said power unit between said hydraulic actuator on each of said plurality of lifting columns;

    whereinc) each said column base comprises a respective base plate connected to a lower end of the respective post and having at least one edge spaced outwardly from a respective side of said post to form a mounting flange, said mounting flange having at least one anchor bolt receiving hole extending therethrough, each said column base further including a pair of wheels positioned to engage a ground surface rearward of said base plate.

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