Non-Certified TP9KAC vs. BendPak XPR-10 Series Two-Post Car Hoists

BendPak® XPR-10A* vs. Tuxedo® TP9KAC*

*Design features and specifications are subject to change. Please consult factories for updates.
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After exhaustively reviewing the merits of both BendPak® and Tuxedo® asymmetric two-post hoists, the BendPak® team released the following report. In it, critical design features are compared, evaluated and illustrated in broad detail.

BendPak Two Post Lift Report


Established hoist manufacturing companies will proudly place their brand name on their product. Unfortunately, many vehicle hoist “brands” are just labels fabricated by dealers supplying these products as their own. If you find an auto hoist that interests you, be sure to search for an informative and detailed manufacturing company website or at least a brochure. Also check to see if there are multiple dealers offering the same brand for sale. Some dealers may bill themselves as exclusive suppliers, but only for their brand that they created. If you can’t find solid, verifiable information relating to the actual manufacturer of any given automotive hoist or if only a very limited number of dealers even sell the hoist, you are probably best off searching for alternative options.


Value is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, especially with the economy the way it is. Everyone is looking for the best value whenever they purchase something. Equipment retailers have latched on to this idea and try to position themselves as value leaders by offering cheap prices.

But when you think about the true meaning of value, two primary things should be considered. How much you’re paying and what you’re getting for that amount. Discount hoist retailers want you to forget about the second part of the equation. They claim to provide the best value but they are only providing you the best price. Business owners know that they need to consider the overall cost of the automotive hoist throughout its entire life of service. The criteria is slightly different for home users that don’t plan on earning revenue off of the purchase, but trying to save a couple hundred bucks can still mean the difference between enjoying your time in the garage and a total service nightmare.

While an expensive car hoist will not always mean high-quality materials, an exceptionally low-priced automotive hoist will almost certainly be cheaply made. That means no engineering to speak of, compromised safety systems and thinner steel. These are the kinds of things that can cost a business owner untold thousands of dollars in damage or downtime.


Car enthusiasts are willing to spend thousands of dollars on their beautiful automobiles, but then senselessly cut corners on the very thing that holds them up. There’s nothing wrong with shopping around for a good price, but make sure you are willing to at least pay for the value that you hope to get out of your new auto hoist.


At BendPak, we believe the customer should always get what he or she wants. The best way to do that is for the customer to have all the information available. But it’s difficult for the average consumer to do their own lift comparison, particularly when the true manufacturer of many lifts is kept somewhat of a secret by the reseller.


We purchased one of the most popular no-name hoists on the market today, the Tuxedo TP9KAC. Tuxedo supplies imported auto hoists to many different companies who in turn market them under many different names and model numbers throughout North America. Check out this side-by-side comparison and determine for yourself who’s got the most value.
Re-Branded TP9KAC Lifts How to identify a TP9KAC Tuxedo Lift

Column Front

Rotary Two Post Lift Comparison

Column Side

Car Lift Comparison Side

Column / Side Bottom

BendPak Car Lift Side Bottom

Column / Rear Bottom

Two Post Baseplate

Certification Label

Certification Label

Warning Label

Warning Labels

Column Assembly / BendPak® on Scale

BendPak Column Assembly Weight

Column Assembly / Other on Scale

Other Column Assembly Weight

Carriage / Front

Carriage Front

Carriage / Back

Carriage Back

Carriage / Top View

Carriage Top View

Carriage / UHMW Slide Bocks

Slide Blocks

Carriage / Top Dimensions

Top Dimensions

Carriage / Arm Attachment Location

Arm Attachment Location

Carriage / Arm Attachment Holes

BendPak Attachment Holes

Carriage / Arm Restraint

Carriage Arm Restraint

Carriage / BendPak® on Scale

BendPak Carriage Weight

Carriage / Other on Scale

Other Carriage Weight

Arms / Detail

Arm Screw Comparison

Arms / Side Detail

Car Lift Srew Heights

Arms / Reach / Retracted

Arms Retracted

Arms / Reach / Extended

Arms Extended

Arms / Construction / Method

Arm Construction Method

Arms / Construction / Underside

Arm Construction Underside

Arm Set / BendPak® on Scale

BendPak Arm Weight

Arm Set / Other on Scale

Other on a Scale

Top Beam / Sheave Detail

Sheave Detail

Top Beam / Top View

Top Beam View

Hydraulic Cylinder / Rod End

Hydraulic Cylinder

*Throttle valve opens to 100% max pump flow during hoist rise then closes and reduces flow during decent only.

Hydraulic Cylinder

Hydraulic Cylinder / Full View

Hydraulic Cylinder / Full View

Equalizer Cables

Equalizer Cables

Column Sheaves

Column Sheaves

Upper Sheaves

Upper Sheaves

Power Unit

Power Unit Comparison

Specifications and features comparison chart


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