(Topic ID: 175475)

Harbor Freight 1,000 lb lift

By sndchaser

2 years ago

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    #1 2 years ago

    I've seen lots of posts recommending the 500lb lift from Harbor Freight . With the 1,000 lb lift being not that much more and lifting a little higher I was considering getting that one. Are there any drawbacks to the 1000 lb model over the 500 for pinballs?

    #2 2 years ago

    I bought the 1,000. No problems that I've found.

    #3 2 years ago

    I have the 1,000 pounder. Heavier than hell but I too got it for the higher lift.

    #4 2 years ago

    On some older games, the 1000 lb lift cannot fit between the front legs. I use the 500 lb on bingos, but I borrow a friend's 1000 lb if I am putting them in a box truck.

    #5 2 years ago

    The 1000lb lift isn't very portable. Great if you never need to pick it up.

    #6 2 years ago

    I have the 1000 lb. I come in from the side at an angle to move games. Don't like relying on just the bottom of the cab to lift the weight.

    The minus is it takes 2 people to move it. Not a big deal for me. Have friends more than willing to help. Just costs some beer!

    #7 2 years ago

    We have been using a 1000 pound one for about 8 years now & love it. As stated above sometimes it doesn't fit between the front (or rear) legs but I have found if you back off the leg bolts a couple turns it will then slip under pretty much any machine I have tried to move. What I prefer with the 1000 pound over the 500 pound is table is bigger so no real need to modify the handle like on the 500 pound model. Bot it is a heavy beast if you need to load it into a truck or anything!

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