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Atlas® Baseplate Extension Kit


  • Atlas® Baseplate Extension Kit
  • Atlas® Baseplate Extension Kit Dimensions
  • Atlas® Baseplate Extension Kit Dimensions
  • Atlas® Baseplate Extension Kit
  • Atlas® Baseplate Extension Kit Dimensions
$295.00
$384.00
(You save $89.00)
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Orders will not be shipped until the shipping price has been confirmed and accepted by the customer.

Product Details

The Atlas® Base Plate Extension Kit is designed for those customers who are unsure of the integrity (thickness and PSI) of their concrete floor. These extensions increase the column base surface area that is anchored to the floor.

These extensions DO NOT increase the rated lifting capacity of the base plate lift.

As we have described on our website, an overhead lift has more “stability” than a base plate lift because the bar across the top of the overhead lift helps to stabilize each column as the vehicle (located between the columns) is raised.

The column support of the base plate lift relies solely on the anchoring system that secures the columns to the concrete floor. The column bases of all Atlas® base plate lifts (when properly anchored to 4 inches of concrete (3,000 PSI)) provide required stability for the rated capacity of the lift.

2 Post Lifts: Baseplate Lifts Vs. Overhead Liftt

Our two post lifts (as well as most of those on the market) employ one of two different methods of cylinder configuration. All of our two post above ground lifts have a power unit (220 volt single phase) located on one of the columns. The columns are symmetrical so the column with the mounting fixture for the power unit may be located on either side.

The power unit supplies pressurized hydraulic fluid to the cylinders (located in both columns) through hydraulic hoses that run between the columns. Each of these cylinders have a piston that is moved (actuated by hydraulic pressure) and "lifts" the carriages and arms, which in turn "lift" the vehicle. There are also two sets of equalization cables that connect the carriages located in each column. These equalization cables (high strength aircraft cable) provide tension on the carriages to make sure that both sides go up at the same speed. The cables do not do the lifting! The pressurized hydraulic fluid powering the cylinder/piston combination provides all the lifting power.

The hydraulic hose and cables for two post lifts need to run from the powered column to the slave column; either on the floor or through an overhead bar.

Baseplate (Floor Plate/Low Ceiling/Low Clearance) Above Ground Lifts:

The hydraulic hose and equalization cables run across the floor and are covered by a beveled diamond plate steel floor plate approximately 1" tall in the Baseplate Lifts (Floor Plate). Most baseplate lifts have a locking mechanism that is operated with the dual point release system.

OR

Overhead Lift (Clear Floor):

The hydraulic hose and equalization cables run across the top of the lift through a metal bar (conduit) that connects both columns in the Overhead Lift. The metal bar (conduit) is there to guide the hose and cables and is not designed to support any vertical weight. There is a cut-off cable (connected to the power unit) located just below the metal overhead conduit which "kills" power to the motor preventing damage to the top of the car, if the lift operator was not paying attention.

Benefits of an Overhead Lift:

An overhead lift has nothing on the floor between the two columns; this design makes it much easier to roll jacks, oil drains, etc, through the middle area of the lift.Overhead Lift can accommodate asymetric or arm configurations. The base lift can only accommodate a symmetric arm configuration (if you have been advised differently, call us for the facts).

Overhead vs. Baseplate (Lifting stability):

The basic design of the overhead two post lift offers more lifting stability than the same rated capacity lift that has a baseplate design. The overhead bar (located between the two columns) provides a measure of stability by exerting pressure to the top part of both columns.

The bases of the columns (anchored firmly in the concrete) provide the ONLY foundation of support for the base plate lift columns. When a vehicle is placed on the extended lift arms (between the anchored columns) and lifted, there is a great amount of pressure applied to the rear anchor bolts of the column's bases.

Imagine two people facing each other (like our symmetrical columns) extending their arms out in front of them (like either our asymmetric arms or symmetric arms). Place a heavy weight (evenly distributed) on the hands (lift pads) of these individuals. Gravity, exerting an enormous downward pressure on their outstretched arms, would force their heels to try and lift off the ground. Their bodies (our columns) would try to "lean forward" to compensate for this load positioned on their hands. However, if the two individuals had a bar between their foreheads (like the overhead lift design), then this bar would exert a certain pressure to keep their "heels on the ground".

Highlights

  • Works with Atlas® BP8000, BP9000, BP10000, and BP12000 lifts.
  • May work with some other lifts. Please call us for details. 2

Knowing that each customer will have unique needs when receiving their product, we strive to offer shipping solutions for every customer regardless of their location.

Please contact our friendly customer service staff toll free at 1-866-284-8604 and they will be happy to assist you in finding the most convenient and cost effective options for you to receive your order.

Both shipping and pickup options are available.

Contact Us

For all customer, vendor and media inquiries we encourage you to contact us VIA your preferred method:

By Phone:
Local 403.398.5020
Toll-Free 866.284.8604

Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00pm MST

By Fax:
Toll-Free 866.398.5020

By Email:
customercare@atlasautoequipment.ca

In Person
DirectShops
#11, 4905 - 102 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2C 2X7
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm MST

Weekends & Holidays
Closed

NOTICE REGARDING OUR SHOWROOM

In an effort to offer our customers the highest quality products at the most competitive prices our business structure does not allow us to operate a showroom. Removing this expense is one of the many tactics we employ to ensure our customers continue to get the most cutting edge deals.

If you need clarity on specifications, product styles or if you would like more information than what we offer on our site be sure to contact us and one of our friendly customer service staff will be happy to assist you.

Read This Before Comparison Shopping!

There are a number of variables you should take into consderation when looking to make your first (or next) internet purchase. We share these thoughts with you so that you can have as much information as needed in order to make an informed decision before you place an order.

Contact Information

If you are to review out the contact us page of any internet retailer you can tell how accessible they will be after the purchase by the amount of contact information they provide. Would you feel comfortable purchasing an item off of a company who will only provide an email address? or perhaps they only list a PO Box as their physical location?

With todays technology there should be several means to contact any company or person. We strongly believe that our customers should be able to contact us VIA the means they feel most comfortable with. If you visit our contact us page you will see all the different manners in which we encourage you to get in touch with us. This includes a map to our office & warehouse location so that you can stop by and see us in person.

Think about this: most companies will be very quick and receptive to answer your questions on your first inquiry. Take some time, ask questions and even get in touch with them a couple times. If the reception to your inquiries become less and less as time passes you have to ask yourself what kind of service you will recieve after the sale!

Warehouse Locations

Many internet retailers claim to have multiple shipping locations throughout the country. Although this may ring true, chances are these shipping locations are owned and operated by their vendors and they are simply "drop shipping" the product to you. The claim of lower overhead to reduce your prices is reasonable as operating a warehouse with all the appropriate equipment and staff can be expensive; however, not having control over these operations means that the retailer (and in turn the purchaser) is now at the will of a an outside company. This means that should there be any issues with your order, shipping, warranty, parts, etc. it will become as simple as the blame game. And while that other, other company which you didn't know you were dealing with is now responsible for causing an issue, you are the one left dealing with the fallout.

A very large majority of the items we offer for sale are stocked and shipped from one of the warehouse OWNED & OPERATED by us. This allows us to control the flow of your order from start to finish. Combined with the many contact methods, this will allow you to have full transparency of your order starting with "is it in stock?" to "when will my shipment arrive?".

Product Sourcing

Do you ever wonder where the product you are purchasing actually comes from? We all do! Of course when asking someone this questions a lot of the time you get hesitation; possibly becuase they don't really know OR maybe they don't want you to know. How can you feel comfortable purchasing a item off of someone who might not even be comfortable selling it to you?

We work hand in hand with our manufacturers and the manufacturer's reps to ensure that the items we offer you are of the design, build quality and support structure that we have come to expect as consumers ourselves.

At Atlas Automotive Equipment of CANADA we don't think cheaper is always better. Although getting a good deal is at the top of every consumer's list (including ours) we will never sacrifice material quality or workmanship to simply get a cheaper price. Many times in the past we have worked with the manufacturer and been in the position to decide whether to make a change to an item and save money or leave it as is and pay a little extra. Although this decision sounds easy we always consider what the long term effect will be. Will the product perform as we advertise? Will the product perform as our customer's expect? Will safety become a consideration (even the slightest safety concern means a big NO CHANGE!)? and the list goes on and on.

We will never blindly purchase an item and put it into our product lineup without first doing our own research and development. Our goal is to build and promote Atlas Automotive Equipment as a worldwide brand for all home and commercial shops. This means providing only the highest quality products available at manufacturer direct prices. As long as we are offering an item for sale you can be sure that we have tested and retested it to be sure that it will meet the reliability and standards that each customer has come to expect of us.

Product Assembly & Setup

Selling automotive equipment we have found that most of our customers are mechanically minded and look forward to settting up and assembling their new purchase. Most items we offer can be setup and assembled by two people within a reasonable time frame. Before tackling this project here are a few tips that we think will make your life a little bit easier:

  • Review the manually fully before you begin setup. The manual should be included with your item but if you cannot locate it simply go to the product page on our website and download it for FREE. This manual has been put together and maintained over the years and will include all the tricks we have learned to make the assembly of your as seamless as possible
  • Don't like reading or don't need the manual? That's fine, but maybe take a minute and check out the videos we have posted on each of the product pages. We understand that some people have the ability to problem solve on their own but why not get the inside information so you can spend less time having to problem solve?
  • If you haven't already received your item, get an uderstanding of you will need to transport or unload it. Shop equipment like tire changers and wheel balancers are a dream to handle compared to car lifts. If you are assembling your car lift take time to plan our your install.
    • Start by making sure the install location and area(s) surrounding it are clean and clear making it easy for you to move around and manipulate the pieces.
    • Try to get the entire crate close to the install area without impeding it. There are some heavy pieces that need to be moved into place and the less you have to move them the better.
    • Disassemble the packaging and pieces and have a look through them to ensure all pieces are there and get an idea of what each item is. You are going to need them at one point and if you have someone holding a heavy item while you search out a bolt or hose it is going to be a long day!
    • If you are reading the manual, read 2-3 steps ahead of where you are at. We have heard time and time again how a customer has installed their lift to 90% only to find that a hose or cable needed to be put in place two steps earlier and now they have to essentially disassemble the lift only to put a small piece in place and then reassemble it.
  • Be sure to review the electrical requirements of the product your are purchasing. Some items are supplied in either 110V or 220V. Others are manufactured so you can just plug it in while some have a "pig tail" which means you will need an electrician to either hard wire it to your panel or install a plug
  • If you are assembling a car lift, you will need hydraulic fluid to make the lift work. PLEASE NOTE: we do not supply the hydraulic fluid for your lift. In general we recommend AW-32 hyraulic fluid for use in all of our car lifts (regardless of the type). A 5 gallon pale is typically more than enough and will usually leave you with a little extra
  • When filling your hydraulic fluid for the first time don't rush the process. Fill the resevior to 1/3 or 1/2 and then run the lift up and down. Get the air and kinks out and then, when the lift is in the lowest position, fill it to 2/3 or 3/4 and run the lift up and down again. DO NOT fill the resevoir past 1/3 or 1/2 when the lift is in the raised position as there is flud throughout the cyclinders and other components. We have heard many times that a customer has filled the resevoir full when the lift is in the raised position and the as soon as they begin lowering the lift the resevoir becomes overfilled and spills all over the shop. This is a huge mess to clean up.
  • Some hydraulic cylinders may be "air locked" from manufacturing which will not allow the piston to extend when pulled by hand. This does not mean the cyclinder is damaged, it is simply a result of the manufacturing process. To overcome this, start by ensuring that your feeder hoses to the cylinder are not connected (this would close the system and will not let air in or out). Using a ratchet strap or similar item, slowly put tension on the piston end and gently apply pressure trying to extend the piston out of the cylinder. Resistance will build up in the first couple inches of extending and then the "air lock" should break. You might get a little pop and the ratchet strap will loosen suddenly (hence the reason to apply pressure slowly) and now you should be able to extend and retract the piston by hand with little effort.

These tips are friendly suggestions from us and the years of experience we have gained working with these products. Although they don't apply to every product, every time we hope that you will take them at face value while still reviewing the other information (such as manuals and videos) we provide in regards to assembling and setting up your product. Your safety and satisfaction are our paramount concerns. If there are any questions or concerns throughout the assembly or operation process of your product please do not hesitate to contact us.

Wholesale Inquiries

Are you interested in reselling these items or making a wholesale purchase? For qualified individuals a wholesale program is available upon request. We have reasonable quantity requirements and will be happy to listen to your specific situation to allow us to build a program that is mutually beneficial. Please contact us VIA telephone 1-866-284-8604 or email customercare@atlasautoequipment.ca to submit your request.

Financing

We are happy to be able to offer a financing option as a new method of payment for your purchase.

Available through a Canadian based third party company, financing can be beneficial for many reasons:

  • You don't have to pay for the total price upfront
  • Depending on information provided there are reasonable or even zero"down payments"
  • Amortizing the purchase over a specified period allows you to make budgeted payments
  • Having budgeted payments allows you to recover the cost of the machine through revenue over an extended period
  • Reasonable interest rates
  • Various security options

Whether you just want to make smaller payments or prefer the financing method our third party finance company will work quickly to provide you with all options available.

Their friendly approach ensures that all customers looking to finance or just exploring the possibility will receive accurate information with no hidden fees, terms or tricks.

If you would like more information on financing please contact our Customer Care Team toll free at 866.284.8604 or VIA email customercare@atlasautoequipment.ca.

We also welcome you to contact our leasing partner directly to begin the pre-approval process or to address any of your questions.  

Click on the link below and you have access to a payment calculator and the ability to apply for financing online.

http://www.rapidfinance.ca/atlasauto



EACH PROVINCE, TERRITORY, MUNICIPALITY, OR LOCAL BUILDING ZONING AGENCY MAY HAVE ITS OWN UNIQUE SET OF CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS, SEISMIC REQUIREMENTS, AND OTHER ELECTRICAL/INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS THAT RELATE TO AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE EQUIPMENT. ISSUANCE OF A LOCAL BUILDING/OCCUPANCY PERMIT MAY REQUIRE APPROVAL FROM SOME BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT JURISDICTION. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BUILDING DEPARTMENT FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF APPLICABLE FEES OR REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO INSTALLING AND/OR OPERATING ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS (INCLUDING LIFTS, TIRE CHANGERS, WHEEL BALANCERS, ETC.)