The one-of-a-kind, patented MaxJax™ system is the perfect auto lift for space-limited garages. For portability, compact storage, and convenience, no automotive lift on the market today compares to the Patented MaxJax Portable Two Post Lifting System by Dannmar.
Features and Benefits of the MaxJax
It’s the features you get that set the MaxJax apart from the rest. Every MaxJax unit is loaded with the right features that make it the best choice when looking for a new auto lift. Read through the long list of features this car lift has to offer and you’ll easily come to the conclusion that the MaxJax is no ordinary garage lift.
Works like magic
A cast iron gear flow divider is the heart of the MaxJax™ system, providing precisely equalized lifting. The specially designed flow divider/combiner is a positive-displacement fluid control device with precise flow division of hydraulic power from one column to the other even if load balance pressures change.
Mobile power unit cart
Our standard mobile power unit cart is small enough to be stored out of the way and features a storage area for the hydraulic hoses. The hydraulic power unit uses a dual voltage single-phase motor that requires 110 volts AC and a 20 amp breaker, or 208-230 volts AC and a 15 amp breaker. The industrial grade power cord is 6-Ft. long. A simple push-button switch raises the lift and a push lever controls the lowering. Simple quick-disconnect hoses can be positioned easily for single or dual column operation.
Clear undercar access
No other low-rise or mid-rise lift system provides more undercar clearance and unobstructed floor space than the MaxJax™ lilting system. Now you can easily access engine undersides, transmissions, drive-shafts, starters, differentials or anything else requiring undercar access.
A two-post car lift with built-in wheels that allows you to use the lift when you need it, then conveniently store it out of the way when not in use keeping your garage and vehicle lanes clutter-free.
From stowed to go in less than 15-minutes
Internally threaded recessed drop-in anchors and quick connect/disconnect hydraulic couplers provide for fast and simple set-up. NOTICE – Before drilling into post-tension garage floors, always consult a building engineer for determining cable locations and where to avoid drilling.
Our optional motorcycle adapter kit allows you to safely lift motorcycles, ATV’s or other motorized vehicles to a comfortable working height.
Adjustable lifting arms & stackable adapters
Increases overall arm positioning for lifting a variety of different vehicles that have Uni-body construction, OEM recommended pick-up points, or wide and/or narrow frame configurations.
fit under the lowest compact and sport vehicles or custom motorcycles with lowered frames
Automatic arm restraints
Each arm is equipped with durable arm restraints that automatically engage each time the lift is raised. When the lift is lowered, the gear type arm restraints automatically disengage to provide easy positioning of the lift arms.
Maintenance-free load bearings
Rather than using roller bearings that need constant lubrication and maintenance, we use futuristic full-floating UHMW ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene load bearings that never need lubrication and last virtually the life of the lift.
We purposely manufacture the columns using single-piece construction for added strength and less fatigue under heavy load conditions.
Dual Direct-Drive technology
By utilizing two low-pressure HVLP Direct-Drive cylinders, we’ve eliminated the need for lifting chains or screw mechanisms most commonly found on other lift designs. HVLP Direct-Drive technology offers better reliability, smoother operation and less maintenance
Solid steel safety lock bars
Our rugged safety lock bars are capable of holding three-times the rated lifting capacity making sure your vehicles are safely elevated and remain secure.
Detailed safety instruction
Included with every lift are detailed installation and maintenance instructions, graphic safety and maintenance decals.
The MaxJax™ Lifting System comes with an unprecedented 24-month limited warranty on lift structure and other lift components and a 12-month warranty on the power unit and hydraulic cylinders, and other assembly components.
Wide or narrow installation
The lift can be installed at a width that suits the vehicles you will be raising. You may even choose to install additional anchors at varied column positions for adaptability to multiple vehicle configurations.
Industrial-grade hydraulic cylinders
Integrated into every MaxJax™ hydraulic cylinder is a one-piece, pilot fitted, machined steel piston wrapped with specially designed, pressure loaded U-cup piston seals, backups and wear bands that virtually eliminates any fluid bypass. The micro-smooth chrome-rod is machined from high yield, ground and polished C-1045/50 micro-alloy steel and plated to a minimum of .001″ diametrically, to ensure superior cylinder operation and life.
Free-flow, high-pressure 3/8″ hydraulic lines and a high-flow pump and integrated AC power-unit increase ascent and descent speed rates for increased productivity..
Durable powder coat finish
Every MaxJax™ lift features a durable powder coat finish that gives the metal a high-quality, extremely durable finish which withstands even the harshest environmental or chemical conditions. Unlike other companies that claim to powder coat, we take pride in our meticulous 10-step process.
Safety Features from the Ground Up
The MaxJax™ lifting system is designed with safety in mind. Dannmar’s 10-years of lift building know-how and dedication to craftsmanship and our use of only high grade materials is what makes the MaxJax™ lifting system one of the safest lifts on the market.
No one in the industry has a more sophisticated and comprehensive research and quality control program than Dannmar, and our thousands of customers worldwide prove it.
Low-pressure HVLP Direct-Drive cylinders eliminate the need for lifting chains or screw mechanisms most commonly found on other lift designs.
Hydraulic cylinders feature integrated velocity-fuse safety valves.
A cast iron gear flow divider provides precisely equalized lifting for uniform division of hydraulic power.
Rugged safety lock bars are capable of holding three-times the rated lifting capacity.
Arm restraints automatically engage each time the lift is raised.
Detailed installation, maintenance and safety instructions accompany each MaxJax™ lifting system.
Dannmar encourages all owners to know their equipment and to follow good safety practices when using any of our products. Your MaxJax™ system equipment has been designed and built with your safety in mind, but the ultimate responsibility for safe operation is with you, the operator.
Specifications of the MaxJax
You’ll notice as you go through the specifications of the MaxJax™ that we over-engineered every aspect. Our engineering team spent close to two years meticulously getting the most strength out of each measurement. No corners were cut in the making of this product.
Lifting Capacity*: 6,000 Lbs. / 2727 Kg.
*Max Capacity / Front Axle: 3,000 Lbs. / 1364 Kg.*Max Capacity / Rear Axle: 3,000 Lbs. / 1364 Kg.
Max Load per Arm: 1,500 Lbs. / 682 Kg.
A – Height Overall: (*) 89″ / 2261 mm.
B – Height of Column: 64″ / 1626 mm.
C – Width (Outside of Base Plate): 105″ – 125″ / 2667 mm. – 3175 mm.
D – Arm Reach (Min.): 24″ / 610 mm.
E – Arm Reach (Max.): 44″ / 1117.5 mm.
F – Min. Pad Height: 3.5″ / 89 mm.
G – Max Lift Height (Pad only): 45″ / 1143 mm.
H – Max Lift Height (With 3″ Adapter): 48″ / 1219 mm.
Motor: (**) 110-220 VAC / 50-60 Hz. 1Ph.
Length of Hose(s): 156″ / 3962 mm.
Time of full Rise: 30-Seconds
Individual Column Weight: 300 Lbs. / 136 Kg.
Shipping Weight: 880 Lbs. / 399 Kg.
Shipping Dimensions: 14″ x 64″ x 40″ / 356 mm. x 1626 mm. x 1016 mm.
* To top of cylinder when extended to max rise.
** Special voltages available upon request.
Specifications above are subject to change without notice, it is best to contact a Dannmar sales representative to confirm specifications before purchasing.
Floorplan & Baseplate
Wide or narrow installation is possible – the MaxJax™ auto lift can be installed at a width that suits the vehicles you will be raising. You may even choose to install additional anchors at varied column positions for adaptability to multiple vehicle configurations. The baseplate measurements should be used as a reference only.
Anchor Bolt Stress Analysis
Just how strong are the anchor bolts used for the MaxJax™? Here, we’ll tell you exactly. In an effort to show just how safe the anchor bolts are when properly installed, our engineers performed stress analysis tests on just the three back anchors. Although we recommend using all five anchor bolts, we wanted to make sure there was no chance of failure when properly installed in concrete.
Analysis: Base plate anchor bolts (3 on outside edge) in tension. Analysis was performed using published Allowable Stress Design (ASD) “Design of Base Plates”……”Moments of Large Effective Eccentricities” formulas and procedures.
fp = 0.7 x fc
e = M/P
f1 = fp x B x N1 / 2
A = f1+/-(f12 – (.667 x fp x B) x (PA1+M)).5 / (fpxB/3)
T = (fp x A x B / 2) – P
T per bolt = T / # bolts
Safety Factor = Ultimate Bolt Strength / T per Bolt
# bolts in tension = 3
Anchor Bolt Ultimate Strength = 12,580 lbs. PD58, 5/8″ Wej-It Drop in Anchor, installed in 3000psi concrete per manufacturer’s instructions.
Compressive Load = 3383 lbs. (3000 lbs. lifting + 383 lbs. lift assembly weight)
Moment = 124598 in-lb (per ALI B-4 lift diagram arm extension at rated load)
Moment = 138549 in-lb (with fully extended arms)
Fc = 3000psi (Strength of concrete)
Tension stress per bolt = 2,838 lb tension, loaded per ALI B-1 diagram.
Tension stress per bolt = 3,238 lb tension, loaded per Arms Fully Extended.
Safety Factor = 443% (based on ALI B-1 arm extension)
Safety Factor = 389% (based on fully extended arms perpendicular to the lift)