The MDS-6 Series Revolution
We’re not just talking a big game; we’re offering the first open-center mid-rise lift ever made. Decades of experience have taught us a thing or two about vehicle lift points. A car hoist with longer platforms means you get to lift more vehicle types than ever, correctly. The “correct” part is key. Too many well-meaning shops risk personal safety and the well-being of the vehicles they work on because their lifts don’t reach OEM jack points. The redesigned MDS-6LP corrects that problem once and for all with longer platforms. This means an extended lifting point spread.
Add or remove ramps at your leisure
Converting your low-rise pad lift to a flush-mount design is now easier than ever. The ramps attach directly to the platform. This makes it easy to work on elevated vehicles, especially in the wheel well area. The approach ramps have slotted receivers and simply drop into place. They can be easily removed by lifting upward.
Stronger hoist from a collapsed position
The MDS-6LP mid-rise lift has a pivoting “kicker” mechanism that helps with low ground-clearance vehicles. Scissor lifts in general have poor mechanical advantage when fully lowered. They have no lifting force until the frame rises a few inches. This kicker is like having booster rockets for the first 152 mm of upward movement.
Four hydraulic cylinders
Your mid-rise pad lift is no wimp. Four super-powerful hydraulic cylinders with a proprietary flow divider ensure the separate platforms remain level and efficient at all times. It takes mere seconds to get to the max rise. This hoist also features the best electric-hydraulic technology the industry has to offer.
Solid-steel safety lock bars
As the platforms rise, locks automatically engage at several heights. This safety feature ensures two things: more versatile positions to work from and increased safety as the platforms rise. For your safety, hydraulics are not engaged when the safety arms rest on the mechanical locks. Once the hoist moves, hydraulic pressure resumes.
Convenient stainless-steel pneumatic cylinders
Air cylinders replace spring releases on the MDS-6LP mid-rise lift. They make sure the locks release at the same time as the hoist descends. Each cylinder need to be pressurized with a 50 PSI, 10-CFM air source at the time of installation. Any air compressor or hand pump will do the trick.
A push-button safety lock release system
Releasing the mechanical lock system is as easy as pressing a button. The locks deactivate instantly and the hoist lowers completely in seconds flat. You’ve never seen a more convenient or easy-to-use lock release system.
Hinge-point features Zerk grease fittings
Zerk grease fittings are self-lubricating and long-lasting. They require minimal maintenance to ensure your car hoist lasts for years without trouble. Spend your days working without the squeal of metal-on-metal. The MDS-6LP mid-rise pad lift practically maintains itself with these rugged fittings doing the work for you.
Durable, cushioned rubber contact blocks
BendPak rubber blocks are tough, hard and super-durable. Other companies offer little pads and small blocks that shred after heavy use. Not ours. They’ll last for years without issues. If you ever need replacements or want to order an extra set, give us a call! We’ll help get them shipped right to your door.
Three locking positions
The MDS-6LP and MDS-6LPF reach a comfortable 1,130 mm of rise with the lift blocks in place. More lock positions in a mid-rise pad lift makes it easier to manage your work. If you just need to get the wheels a few inches off the ground, use one of the lower settings. If you want to scoot under more comfortably, raise the hoist to the top lock position. With BendPak, the choice is yours!
Detailed installation and maintenance instructions
Safety decals, the owner’s manual, lift point spread information and a safety placard for training purposes are all included for your convenience. Learn everything you can about your car hoist, and teach others everything you know. They’ll be sure to pay it forward, maintain best safety practices and help keep your mid-rise lift working for years to come.
If you’re looking to flush-mount your hoist in the floor for a smooth sub-surface installation, be sure to choose the MDS‐6LPF flush-mount mid-rise lift. It features all the same features of the MDS-6LP but is more ideal if you want your hoist to collapse perfectly parallel with your flooring.
NOTE: The lift platform and contact blocks allow lifting of most unibody and frame contact undercarriages at recommended manufacturer pick‐up points on most vehicles. Be sure to compare your vehicle specifications, including ground clearance and overall height, with the specifications shown before you purchase.
- Each lift platform features four solid steel-scissor frame support bars, making it one of the strongest mid-rise lifts in its class
- Dual master hydraulic cylinder combines with dual equalizing cylinders to provide a safe and level
- Solid‐steel safety lock bars engage automatically during ascent
- Convenient stainless‐steel pneumatic cylinders simultaneously release safety locks during descent with a simple push of a button. (NOTE: Requires min. 50 psi, 10 CFM air source at time of installation.)
- A push‐button safety lock release system is operated away from the lift and allows operators to safely deactivate the locks without the need to push or pull cumbersome release bars or lock release handles
- Hinge point features Zerk grease fitting to allow lubrication at critical wear areas
- Comes standard with four durable cushioned‐rubber contact blocks, permitting fast vehicle setup
- Three locking positions allow technicians to work at different working heights to increase productivity and minimize fatigue
- Powder coat finish provides a long lasting durable finish