Incredible Truck Lift for Heavy-Duty Lifting
BendPak’s HDS-18E four-post lift is engineered to make light work out of heavy lifting. It’s built to last and features upgrades that increase safety, durability and productivity. This is the lift that graduates from the class of mid-size trucks, vans and SUVs up to heavy-duty applications. This is a professional car lift that can even handle some industrial and farming equipment. It’s also lighter-duty than other lifts in the truck-weight category, so it’s not overkill when you don’t need, for instance, 20 tons of lift capacity when 9 tons will do just fine.
Extended runways
To accommodate long wheelbases, the HDS-18E offers extended runways that are ​249” front-to-back. This is the first of the heavy-duty models to offer extended runways. All 27K, 35K and 40K lifts are built this way. Better-gripping runways ensure the massive tires on your massive vehicles stay put. If the runways gets slick, their treaded surfaces are still able to grab the wheels without damaging or marring them.
Large base plates
12″ x 12″ base plates don’t just provide a solid foundation, they inspire the confidence to work on virtually any-size vehicle up to the rated weight capacity.
Dual-hub cable sheaves
Supersized 12” diameter cable sheaves within the runway and cross tubes, combined with massive 4” diameter sheave axles, dramatically improve cable wear and critical component lifespan, meaning this car lift increases your safety, so you spend less money in service-related expenses down the road.
Heavy-duty aircraft cable
The HDS-18E four-post lift features four galvanized lifting cables that do an excellent job of providing abrasion resistance and preventing fatigue.
Built-in lubrication
Grease nipples are located on every sheave and sheave axle to make lubrication maintenance a breeze.
Spring-loaded safety locks
Spring-loaded safety locks automatically engage continuously during rise, and adjustable safety ladders allow for precise runway leveling, even if the posts have been installed on slightly sloped floors.
Push-button pneumatic lock release
A simple push-button pneumatic lock release makes lowering operations simple and fast. Aircraft-quality stainless steel and aluminum pneumatic cylinders will provide years of trouble-free service.
Secondary lock system
A secondary lock system is on constant guard and acts as a slack-cable device in the unlikely event of an unexpected cable failure. Only consider a four-post lift that offers this secondary lock system.
Integrated design
Lifting cables, airlines, safety latches and sheaves are all fully enclosed within the structure.
Adjustable height locking positions
Features adjustable locking positions for variable-height parking and infinite leveling.
Electric-hydraulic power system
A maintenance-free electric-hydraulic power system assures ultimate dependability. Despite its size and lifting capacity, all controls on the HDS-18E four-post lift are conveniently located within easy reach.
Optional rolling bridge jack (two makes a set)
Rolling jacks are used to raise the front or rear portion of a vehicle off the car lift’s runways, allowing operators to perform efficient wheel and brake service. A pair of jacks allows the entire vehicle to be elevated. Each jack has telescoping arms and frame contact pads that can be extended over the runways and positioned under vehicle lifting points. Each jack features three safety-lock positions and stackable truck and van adapters for increased lifting height and better access to frame contact points on high ground-clearance vehicles. The jacks come equipped with a commercial-grade air-hydraulic pump.

Features & Specs

18,000-lb. lifting capacity
ALI Certified
Supersized 12″ diameter cable sheaves
Galvanized lifting cables
Grease nipples
Single hydraulic under-runway cylinder
Integrated flow restrictor
Durable powder coat
Spring-loaded safety locks
Second lock system on constant guard
Fully enclosed lifting cables
Multiple adjustable height locking positions
Maintenance-free electric hydraulic power system
Conveniently positioned operator controls
12″ x 12″ base plates
Non-skid runways
Optional rolling jacks


Lifting Capacity*
18,000 lbs. (8,165 kg)

*Max Capacity / Front Axle
9,000 lbs. (4,082 kg)

*Max Capacity / Rear Axle
9,000 lbs. (4,082 kg)


A – Min. Runway Height:
8.5″ (216 mm)

B – Max. Rise:
60″ (1,524 mm)

C – Max. Lifting Height:
68.5″ (1,740 mm)

Time to Full Rise:
75 seconds

Outside Dimensions

D – Overall Width:
154″ (3,912 mm)

E – Outside Length:
257″ (6,528 mm)

F – Overall Length:
297″ (7,544 mm)

G – Height of Columns:
93″ (2,362 mm)

Inside Dimensions

H – Width Between Columns:
134″ (3,404 mm)

I – Drive-Thru Clearance:
109″ (2,769 mm)


J – Runway Width:
22″ (559 mm)

K – Length of Runways:
249″ (6,325 mm)

L – Width Between Runways:
38″ (965 mm) or 56″ (1,422 mm)

M – Runway Centerline:
60″ (1,524 mm) or 78″ (1,981 mm)

N – Outside Edge of Runways:
82″ (2,083 mm) or 100″ (2,540 mm)

Minimum Wheelbase

Rated Capacity:
185″ (4,699 mm)

75% Capacity:
160″ (4,064 mm)

50% Capacity:
135″ (3,429 mm)

25% Capacity:
110″ (2,794 mm)


Locking Positions:

Lock Spacing:
Every 6″ / 152 mm

Power Unit

220 VAC / 60 Hz. 1Ph.

45 dB


6,003-lbs. (2,722 kg)

265” x 27” x 35” (6,731 mm x 685 mm x 889 mm)

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