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Harbor Freight Motorcycle Lift for $299 pros and cons?

Christmas sale motorcycle lift is $299

anyone here use this for working on their blowers? what is the width? I would use it mostly for Honda tracked blowers. It says it weighs 269 pounds though

Could you drive your car over it in the full down position?

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I've used that for my blowers for three yeaRS...NO PROBLEMS
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if one has a bike also they make sense, if not this works for me https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...art-60730.html
500 pounds cap. small yet just right for a blower or mower
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if one has a bike also they make sense, if not this works for me https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...art-60730.html
500 pounds cap. small yet just right for a blower or mower
do you have one? and is it wide enough?

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I use mine for all blowers, push mowers, generators and chainsaws..weedwackers etc. I put outriggers on it the first year with pipe and 2x12's to allow me to drive a lawn tractor on it...but not stable or as useful as I intended. The Harbor Freight tractor jack is what I use for tractors....the light duty one is marginal ....won't lift the front end of garden tractors, so I gave mine away and got the heavier duty one.
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do you have one? and is it wide enough?
have 2 of them . can get a machine on one tight but it works, i mostly use them for jacking auto trannies onto the bench for rebuilding or helping load into and out of the pick me up
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I use mine for all blowers, push mowers, generators and chainsaws..weedwackers etc. I put outriggers on it the first year with pipe and 2x12's to allow me to drive a lawn tractor on it...but not stable or as useful as I intended. The Harbor Freight tractor jack is what I use for tractors....the light duty one is marginal ....won't lift the front end of garden tractors, so I gave mine away and got the heavier duty one.
found the same problem with it stock, it is really the same one others sell for way more like double more,
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Iíve considered the big motorcycle lift because of its low profile. I can easily park my truck over it. 32Ē of lift isnít amazing but way better then working on the ground.

I wonder how low it really goes, And if my VW would fit over it. Probably not.

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Iíve considered the big motorcycle lift because of its low profile. I can easily park my truck over it. 32Ē of lift isnít amazing but way better then working on the ground.

I wonder how low it really goes, And if my VW would fit over it. Probably not.
sorry it won't . anything beats the ground for helping to do work on anything, esp. after 45 years working on cars when one has knee, hip and back issues
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