Hydraulic Repair Iowa - Social Proof
410 Freel Dr Ste 102, Ames, IA 50010 515-292-2599

Essential Hydraulic Repair Near Me Safety Guidelines

For secure operation of this equipment, adhere to fundamental safety measures, including:

  • Thoroughly review and comprehend all safety warnings before using the Lift.
  • Operate the Lift only within a temperature range of 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C).
  • Ensure all Hydraulic Repair Near Me operators are familiar with this Installation and Operation Manual, which should always be accessible near the Lift.
  • The Lift should only be used by authorized, trained individuals. Keep untrained people and children at a safe distance.
  • Avoid altering the Lift as it nullifies the warranty and heightens the risk of injury or property damage. Utilize only attachments recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Do not exceed the Lift’s specified maximum capacity.
  • Stay clear of the Lift with all parts of your body while it is in operation.
  • Always wear OSHA-approved (publication 3151) protective gear during installation, usage, maintenance, or repair of the Lift: this includes leather gloves, steel-toed boots, eye protection, back belts, and hearing protection.
  • Refrain from using the Lift if fatigued or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
  • Exercise caution to avoid burns from hot components.
  • Do not operate the Hydraulic Repair Near Me  equipment if the power cord is damaged or if the equipment has been dropped or damaged, until inspected by a qualified service person.
  • Avoid letting cords dangle over edges or come into contact with hot surfaces or moving parts.
  • Use an extension cord that matches or exceeds the equipment’s current rating. Improper cords may overheat. Arrange cords to prevent tripping or pulling hazards.
  • Disconnect the equipment from the outlet when not in use and never use the cord to unplug it. Pull the plug directly to disconnect.
  • Operate the equipment away from open containers of flammable liquids to mitigate fire risks.
  • Avoid overloading receptacles and adhere to the recommended load limits.
  • Provide proper ventilation when working on internal combustion engines.
  • To prevent electric shock, do not use on wet surfaces or in rainy conditions.
  • Refer to the ANSI/ALI ALIS Standard (Current Edition) for additional safety guidelines regarding installation and service.
  • Always wear safety glasses, as regular glasses are not sufficient for protection.
  • Allow Hydraulic Repair Near Me equipment to cool down before storing. Store cords loosely looped around the equipment.
  • Inspect the Lift for damage, wear, or missing parts before use. If any issues are detected, remove it from service and contact an authorized repair center or BendPak.
  • Annually inspect the product thoroughly and replace any damaged or severely worn parts, decals, or warning labels.
  • Implement Lockout/Tagout procedures if your organization has them, after connecting the Lift to a power source.
  • Always wear safety gloves when handling Hydraulic Repair Near Me Hydraulic components. Be cautious of Hydraulic Fluid under pressure, as it can cause serious injuries. Seek immediate medical attention for any puncture wounds caused by Hydraulic Fluid.


Your four-post Lift comprises the following key parts:

  • Power Post: This post houses the Power Unit and can be located in two different positions. Distinguishable by two Mounting Brackets, the Power Unit is mounted on one of these brackets.
  • The other three Posts: These are interchangeable and do not house the Power Unit.
  • Power Unit: This electric/hydraulic device connects to an electric power source and supplies Hydraulic Fluid to the Hydraulic Cylinder, which in turn raises and lowers the Runways.
  • Powerside Runway: Positioned adjacent to the Power Post, it contains the Hydraulic Cylinder and Lifting Cables beneath. It is essential to place the Powerside Runway next to the Power Post.
  • Offside Runway: This runway lacks a Hydraulic Cylinder or Lifting Cables underneath.
  • Flex Tube: Although not depicted, this flexible, black tube links the Powerside Runway to the Flex Tube Bracket Plate near the Power Unit. It routes the Air Line, Return Line, and Hydraulic Hose to the Power Unit.
  • Utility Rails: Designed to accommodate optional Rolling Jacks, these rails should face inward towards the center of the Lift.
  • Crosstubes: Located at each end of the Lift, these hollow tubes guide the Lifting Cables for raising and lowering the Runways. They are not interchangeable and feature an opening (termed a ‘Window’) that should face inward when installing the Lift.
  • Drive-up Ramps: Provided for each Runway, these ramps facilitate driving onto and off the Runways.
  • Tire Stops: Situated at the front of the Lift, these stops prevent the vehicle’s front tires from moving too far forward. It is also recommended to use chocks for the vehicle’s rear tires.
  • Safety Locks: These locks secure the Runways in position, ensuring safety even during a power outage or a leak in the Hydraulic Hoses. The Runways should only rest on the ground or be secured with these Safety Locks.
  • Pushbutton Air Valve: Located near the Power Post, this valve has a button that disengages the Safety Locks from the Ladder, allowing the Runways to be lowered. It is exclusively used for lowering the Runways.
  • Safety Ladders: Integrated into the Safety Lock System at the back of each Post, their design resembles a ladder.


Commonly Asked Questions

Q: What types of vehicles can be placed on my Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift?

A: You can place cars, trucks, SUVs, or any vehicle that fits on the Runways, with a maximum weight limit of 14,000 lbs. (6,350 kg).

Q: Is it possible for any of the four posts to serve as the ‘Power Post’?

A: The Power Post can only be positioned at the Front Driver-Side or the Rear Passenger-Side. Further details will be provided later.

Q: Can I utilize my Lift for storing boxes instead of vehicles?

A: The Lift is not designed for storing boxes or other items. Its intended purpose is solely for vehicles.

Q: How does my Hydraulic Repair Near Me Lift accommodate vehicles of varying widths?

A: The Offside Runway (without the Cylinder) can be adjusted for narrow or wide vehicles. This involves unbolting, shifting, and rebolting the Offside Runway to the desired width setting.

Q: Must the Lift be permanently fixed to the ground?

A: Yes, anchoring the Lift is highly recommended by BendPak, especially if you plan to use the optional Rolling Bridge Jack.