Is the MaxJax safe?

Is the MaxJax safe?

Question: Is the MaxJax really safe?

Answer: Absolutely. Compared to floor jacks or jack stands, the MaxJax provides increased safety when installed and operated properly.

If you've ever visited a service garage, dealership or fleet repair business, it’s easy to see that two-post lifts are the lifts of choice among professionals. In fact, the Automotive Lift Institute reports that out of the thousands of car lifts sold monthly, and among the many lift configurations available, two-post style lifts represent well over 63% of the market.

Let’s be clear—the MaxJax is not just a hobby lift. It too is a “real” lift. It’s built by our team of qualified engineers that not only designed the MaxJax, but also our family of full-sized lifts. We’ve got years of experience and we’ve done our math. While most car enthusiasts are talking about 4-bolt mains, our engineers are studying applied force, axial force, bending moment, center of gravity, concentrated load, deflection, deformation, distributed load, ductility, elastic limit, moment, normal strain & stress, potential energy, sheer strain, strength, yield stress, yield strain and so on.

Question: What keeps it from tipping over‐there’s no top crossbar?

Answer: The concrete anchors actually secure the lift to the floor and keep it from tipping over. The same method as all two-post lifts. The top crossbar found on most commercial two-post lifts is not intended to be load bearing. It’s just a simple, elegant way to route the equalizing cables and hydraulic hoses from one column to the other.

Question: How strong are the anchors?

Answer: Yes, your safety is number one on our list of priorities! We’ve done the long math and tested the design and application very thoroughly. Here, we’ll even peel back the curtain and let all you engineer types see our work.