Four Post Lift 

4T Capacity Four Post Lifts
Models: L-4-40A/B

Dare to Compare / Separating Fact from Fiction

Too often in the DIY auto lift  market , manufacturers rely on the  dissemination of inaccurate
information and creative advertising ploys in order to sell inferior products. J&F recommends
that anyone in the market  for an auto lift thoroughly conduct comparative research of all the
options before ultimately deciding which lift to purchase. In an effort to assist the customer in
navigating the various factual gray-areas and minefields of misinformation,J&F compiled this
study for your consideration.

Full Range of Lift Models to Chose From

J&F has 20 lift models ranging from lightweight to super‐duty. 

Parts And Accessories

Many valuable componets are available for your J&F four‐post lift.

Engineering Excellence

J&F has a staff of seven full‐time engineers  who do nothing but design , test and evaluate
lift systems. J&F lifts have changed and evolved over the past 40‐years, not because they
want to sell you on a new model every few years,but because they are constantly improving
the structural integrity and design of our lifts  to meet  ever‐changing world standards. On
the surface,many lifts look "engineered",but what lies under the surface?All J&F lift designs
are computer modeled  for function and structural  integrity , undergo simulation of applied
forces,axial force,bending moment,etc.using Solid Works Cosmos and other FEA programs.
After the design is sound, they proceed with actual destructive (physical) testing.

There is only one real national lift standard for quality and safety-OSHA endorsed ANSI/ALI
ALCTV‐2006. If you don't see any reference to this standard, then ask yourself if saving a
few extra bucks on a non‐certified lift  is really worth jeopardizing  the safety of  you , your
loved ones and your valuable equipment . J&F gives you value, but more important , peace
of mind.


"Plastic"? No!

J&F lifts incorporate UHMW ( Ultra‐High Molecular weight ) Polyethylene  glide blocks  to
maintain proper alignment of lifting and safety components . UHMW is often referred to as
the world's toughest polymer. A linear high density polyethylene,UHMW has high abrasion
resistance as well as high impact strength. UHMW is also chemical resistant and has a low

coefficient‐of‐friction which makes it  highly effective in a variety  of applications . J&F 
glide blocks are simply guides that keep the cross tubes and safety ladder centered within 
the column and minimize sway.

BendPak Safety

Designed for Longevity

J&F lifts feature cable sheaves that are precisely centered within the cross tube to ensure
that the cross tube stays level, thereby eliminating side loads of any kind. Lesser‐known
lift  brands employ cross tube  sheaves and axles that  are located outside the cross tube
body,forcing the cross tubes to twist or rotate away from the sheave as the lift raises.This
twisting  occurrence tends to develop side‐loading on their cross tube components  and
plastic sliders.

BendPak's Designed for Longevity

Hydraulic Cylinder Design

All of J&F lift cylinders use internal flow‐restrictors  to prevent rapid fall in case of a hose
or fitting failure. This is a worldwide safety standard  that  is required for all commercial lift
manufacturers. International lift standards prohibit the use of quick‐disconnect fittings on
vehicle or personnel lift applications. Quick disconnect fittings have spring loaded ball‐in
‐seat components. If the ball does not "seat" like you expect it due to contamination or a
faulty ballseat , there is nothing to shut off the flow of oil and the uncontrolled  descent of
your lift.Hose "blow‐outs" simply do not occur under normal use. As part of the ANSI/ALI
ALCTV‐2006 standard, all J&F hoses have a 400% safety factor based on the pressure
required to operate the lift at its rated load capacity.


BendPak's Hydraulic Cylinder Design

Redundant Safety Lock System

J&F four‐post lifts employ eight independent safety lock devices ‐ four primary and four back‐ups.

BendPak's Redundant Safety Lock System

Adjustable Safety Locks

J&F's adjustable ladder provides adaptability for unlevel floors , enabling your vehicle to
sit safely in a level position even if your floor is unlevel‐an important feature that many
other lift brands lacks . J&F also features 13 adjustable lock positions to provide greater
versatility and storage height coverage.

Anti‐Twist Cable Block

J&F's cable block attached to the chrome rod features " outrigger " sleds that ride on the
inside rails of the runways to ensure the cable block remains square at all times.Lifts that
do not  incorporate this  device can  experience cable  block  misalignment  ( the cylinder
rod  tends to rotate as the cylinder moves due  to the inherent nature of the cables trying
to " unwind " and/or the rifling surface inside  the cylinder bore )  which ultimately  causes
premature wear of cables and/or sheaves.

150mm Diameter Cable Pulleys

Our 150mm diameter cable pulleys are a tad  bit on the large size , but these super size
sheaves will add years of service life to the lifting cables. The largest contributing factor
for premature cable wear is bending fatigue as the cable wraps around the sheaves
under load.

BendPak Cable Sheaves BendPak Sheaves

Powder Coat Paint Finish

All J&F lifts feature a durable  powder coat  finish that  gives the metal a high‐quality,
extremely  durable  finish  which can  withstand  even  the harshest  environmental  or
chemical conditions . Unlike other companies that claim to powder coat , we take pride
in our meticulous process. First, all parts are visually inspected before being
sandblasted and then washed in our five-stage phosphate tanks.They're immediately
dried to avoid rust production, then any surfaces and/or threaded holes  that need to
be masked or plugged are done so with high -temperature masking tape and silicone
plugs. Next , the parts are  given a quick  thinner  wipe  to remove any light  debris or
fingerprints, before being hung on an electrostatically grounded  conveyor line . The
powder is then applied using an electrostatic spray gun. The powder " sticks "  to the 

parts similar to  how dust  sticks  to a t elevision screen . Once  the parts are powder
coated , the carts  are rolled into  our curing oven and  baked at  400ºF for 15 for 45