BendPak HDS-18E

18,000 lb. Capacity / Standard Length / 220V Power Unit
91.25" Height, 153.5" Width, 312.75" Length

Ready to lift a bus, dump truck and some truly heavy farm equipment? You may just need the HDS-18E, BendPak’s 18,000-lb. capacity four-post truck lift that also handles your low-rise sports cars and compacts with ease. 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,

Lease from $477/month


  • 18,000-lb. lifting capacity
  • Supersized 12" diameter cable sheaves
  • Stainless steel 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
  • Optional rolling jacks

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.

HDS-18E Specifications

*This diagram is intended for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as an authoritative representation of the actual product, system or design. 


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:
8.25" (210 mm)
B - Max. Rise:
58" (1,473 mm)
C - Max. Lifting Height:
69.5" (1765 mm)
Time to Full Rise:
75 seconds

Outside Dimensions

D - Overall Width:
153.5" (3,899 mm)
E - Outside Length:
257" (6,528 mm)
F - Overall Length:
312.75" (7,944 mm)
G - Height of Columns:
91.25" (2,318 mm)

Inside Dimensions

H - Width Between Columns:
133.5" (3,391 mm)
I - Drive-Thru Clearance:
109" (2,769 mm)


J - Runway Width:
22" (559 mm)
K - Length of Runways:
257.5" (6,541 mm)
L - Width Between Runways:
40" (1,017 mm) or 45" (1,151 mm)
M - Runway Centerline:
62" (1,575 mm) or 67.5" (1,715 mm)
N - Outside Edge of Runways:
84" (2,134 mm) or 89.5" (2,273 mm)

Minimum Wheelbase

Rated Capacity:
145" (3,683 mm)
75% Capacity:
125" (3,175 mm)
50% Capacity:
105" (2,667 mm)
25% Capacity:
85" (2,159 mm)


Locking Positions:
Lock Spacing:
Every 6" / 152 mm

Power Unit

220 VAC / 60 Hz. 1Ph.
45 dB

Note: An air supply (minimum: 30 psi / 3 CFM) is required for the safety-lock mechanisms to disengage. It is solely the responsibility of the end-user to provide, install and maintain the air supply.