BendPak - Rotary Lift Comparison
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Product comparison of BendPak« Xpr-10ACX and Rotary « SPOA10

Time to once again evaluate two popular lifts and help you make the right choice for your needs, budget and safety. This time, we're looking at two-post lifts from two different manufacturers: BendPak and Rotary. Specifically, we're taking a closer look at each brand's standard 10,000-pound capacity asymmetric two-post lift. Keep reading to find a compilation of the pros and cons of each product from these popular brands.

Rotary Lift began in the least likely of places, a barber shop. IN 1924, inspired by watching the operation of a standard barber chair, company founder Peter Lunati designed and created the first vehicle lift. In addition to lifting, the lifts could turn, making it possible for cars and trucks to drive on and off the lift. The Rotary SPOA10 is the company's most current asymmetric 10K lift.

Pros
• 68-inch cylinder stroke
• Max rise- top of pad in low position: 72 ¾ inches
• Max rise- top of pad in high position: 78 ¼ inches
• Arm restraints bolted on gears in the carriage
• Lifting capacity: 10,000 pounds
• Lift column configuration: 30-Deg. rotated columns
• Locking hatch release design: single point
• Has an overhead padded switch bar
• ETL certified
• Rise speed of 45 seconds
• 12-month warranty for structure/parts, hydraulics, and labor

Cons:
• Multi-piece column construction
• Carriage construction and arm construction are multi-piece formed steel
• Top beam constructed with multi-piece boxed steel
• Sheave Material: plastic
• The sheave diameter is 3 ½ inches (smaller than BendPak)
• Equalizer cable diameter is 5/16 inches (smaller than BendPak)
• Equalizer cable thread adjustment range is up to 2 inches (less than BendPak)
• Steel contact pads
• Steel flip-up adapters
• Front Arm Reach / Min: 21 ⅝ inches
• Front Arm Reach / Max: 43 ½ inches
• Rear Arm Reach / Min: 34 ½ inches
• Rear Arm Reach / Max: 58 inches
• Drive-thru clearance: 95 inches

Starting in 1965, BendPak is a younger company BendPak has roared onto the scene and is currently one of the leading world manufacturers of auto equipment. As we've covered before, BendPak has created a global manufacturing process that maintains quality and reliability as well as allowing them to meet growing demand. For their 10K Asymmetic lift, we'll be looking at the BendPak® Xpr-10ACX:

Pros:
• Single-piece column construction
• Carriage construction and arm construction are welded steel tubing
• Top beam constructed with single-piece boxed steel
• Sheave Material: machine steel
• The sheave diameter is 5 inches
• The equalizer cable diameter is ⅜ inches
• Equalizer cable thread adjustment range is up to 3 inches
• Reduce slip rubber contact pads
• Multi-stackable adapters
• Front Arm Reach / Min: 21 ⅝ inches
• Front Arm Reach / Max: 43 ½ inches
• Rear Arm Reach / Min: 34 ½ inches
• Rear Arm Reach / Max: 58 inches
• Arm restraints bolted on gears in the carriage
• Lifting capacity: 10,000 pounds
• Lift column configuration: 30-Deg. rotated columns
• Locking hatch release design: single point
• Has an overhead padded switch bar
• ETL certified
• Rise speed of 45 seconds
• Front Arm Reach / Min: 25" inches
• Front Arm Reach / Max: 46" inches
• Rear Arm Reach / Min: 42" inches
• Rear Arm Reach / Max: 60" inches
• 60-month warranty on structure/parts
• 12-month warranty on hydraulics and labor
• Drive-thru clearance: 102 inches

And the cons:
• Much like our previous review of BendPak vs Backyard Buddy, none!

The results are pretty clear after this comparison inspection. BendPak's lifts either surpass or meet the Rotary lift in quality/features.

As always, design features and specifications are subject to change. Please consult factories for updates or changes to specifications. ROTARY® and ROTARY LIFT® are registered trademarks of the Dover Corporation®. BENDPAK® and RANGER PRODUCTS® are registered trademarks of BendPak Inc.

You can have peace of mind knowing you made the right choice when you shop for your next lift! If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact us toll-free at 800-647-7883. Our customer service representatives are always happy to help!

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BendPak and Rotary Column Front Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Side Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Side Bottom Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Bottom Sheave Comparison
Column / Side Bottom
Column / Bottom Sheave
BendPak and Rotary Column Rear Bottom Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Base Plate Comparison
Column / Front
Column / Side
Column / Rear Bottom
Column / Base Plate
BendPak Column Assembly on Scale
Rotary Column Assembly on Scale
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Front Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Rear Comparison
Column Assembly /
BendPak® on Scale
Column Assembly /
Rotary ® on Scale
Carriage / Front
Carriage / Rear
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Top View Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Top Dimensions Comparison
BendPak and Carriage Arm Attachment Location Comparison

BendPak and Rotary Carriage Top Plate Thickness Comparison
Carriage / Top
Dimensions
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Top Dimensions Comparison
Carriage / Safety
Lock Thickness
Carriage / Arm
Attachment Location
Carriage / Top
Plate Thickness
BendPak and Rotary UHMW Slide Blocks Comparison
BendPak and Carriage Arm Attachment Location Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Arm Restraints Comparison
Carriage / Top View
Carriage / UHMW
Slide Blocks
Carriage / Arm
Attachment Location
Carriage / Arm
Restraints
BendPak Carriage on Scale
Rotary Carriage on Scale
BendPak and Rotary Arms Side Detail Comparison
BendPak and Rotary arms Construction Thickness Comparison
Arms / Side Detail
BendPak and Rotary Arms Side Detail Comparison
Arms / Construction /
Thickness
BendPak and Rotary Arms Construction Thickness Comparison
Arms / Side Detail
Arms / Construction /
Thickness
Carriage / BendPak®
on Scale
Carriage / Rotary®
on Scale
BendPak and Rotary Arms Reach Retracted Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Reach Extended Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Construction Method Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Top Beam Construction Comparison
Arms / Construction /
Method
Top Beam Construction
BendPak and Rotary Arms Construction Underside Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Top Beam Sheave Detail Comparison
Arms / Reach /
Retracted
Arms / Reach /
Extended
Arms / Construction /
Underside
Top Beam / Sheave Detail
BendPak Arm Set on Scale
Rotary Arm Set on Scale
BendPak and Rotary Top Beam Top View Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Hydraulic Cylinder Full View Comparison
Top Beam / Top View
Hydraulic Cylinder /
Full View
BendPak and Rotary Hydraulic Cylinder Rod End Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Hydraulic Cylinder Rod End Comparison
Arm Set / BendPak®
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Arm Set / Rotary ®
on Scale
Hydraulic Cylinder /
Rod End
Hydraulic Cylinder /
Rod End
BendPak and Rotary Equalizer Cables Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Power Unit Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Features-Specifications Comparison
Equalizer Cables
BendPak and Rotary Cable Sheaves Comparison
Cable Sheaves
Power Unit
Features-Specifications
Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Front Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Side Comparison
Column Front Comparison
Column Side Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Side Bottom Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Bottom Sheave Comparison
Column Side Bottom Comparison
Column Bottom Sheave Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Rear Bottom Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Column Base Plate Comparison
Column Rear Bottom Comparison
Column Base Plate Comparison
BendPak Column Assembly on Scale
Rotary Column Assembly on Scale
BendPak Column Assembly on Scale
Rotary Column Assembly on Scale
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Front Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Rear Comparison
Carriage Front Comparison
Carriage Rear Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Top Dimensions Comparison
Carriage Top Dimensions Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Safety Lock Thickness Comparison
Carriage Safety Lock Thickness Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Slide Blocks Comparison
Carriage Slide Blocks Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Top View Comparison
Carriage Top View Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Arm Attachment Location Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Top Plate Thickness Comparison
Carriage Arm Attachment Location Comparison
Carriage Top Plate Thickness Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Arm Attachment Location Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage Arm Restraints Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Carriage
Arm Attachment Location Comparison
Carriage Arm Restraints Comparison
BendPak Carriage on Scale
Rotary Carriage on Scale
BendPak Carriage on Scale
Rotary Carriage on Scale
BendPak and Rotary arms side Detail Comparison
BendPak and Rotary arms side Detail Comparison
Arms Side Detail Comparison
Arms Side Detail Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Construction Thickness Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Construction Thickness Comparison
Arms Construction Thickness Comparison
Arms Construction Thickness Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Reach Retracted Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Reach Extended Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Reach
Retracted Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Reach
Extended Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Construction Method
BendPak and Rotary Top Beam Construction Comparison
Arms Construction Method
Top Beam Construction Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Arms Construction Underside
BendPak and Rotary Top Beam Sheave Detail
Arms Construction Underside
Top Beam Sheave Detail

BendPak and Rotary Top Beam Top View Comparison

BendPak and Rotary Hydraulic Cylinder Rod End Comparison
* Throttle valve opens to 100% max pump flow during lift
rise then closes and reduces flow during decent and only.
BendPak and Rotary Hydraulic Cylinder Rod End Comparison
Top Beam Top View Comparison
Hydraulic Cylinder Rod End Comparison
Hydraulic Cylinder Full View Comparison
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BendPak and Rotary Hydraulic Cylinder Full View Comparison
BendPak Arm Set on Scale
Rotary Arm Set on Scale
BendPak Arm Set on Scale
Rotary Arm Set on Scale
BendPak and Rotary Equalizer Cables Comparison
Rotary and BendPak Cable Sheaves Comparison
Equalizer Cables Comparison
Cable Sheaves Comparison
BendPak and Rotary Power Unit Comparison Power Unit Comparison
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