Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 234
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BeachBum Great Addition To The Garage
This storage platform was mainly purchased to hold my car roof box overhead in the garage. It also has some extra room left over for a few bulky items. I was really impressed when I put my heavy hitch-mounted cargo basket on it and raised it to the ceiling without issue! It comes with a hand-crank and a drill attachment, which fit my drill perfectly and speeds up the process of raising and lowering the platform. I was a little disappointed that the assembly kit didn't come with washers for some of the bolts; however, it doesn't seem to affect performance or safety (I just like washers to spread the load and keep the nuts from turning on the metal frame). Pick up some extra washers and this is a five-star product.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tall Good storage in 10-12' ceiling height
I bought 4 of these storage racks. When I first opened the box and laid out all the pieces, I was a bit OVERWHELMED! But after assembling the first rack, the rest went very easy.
I wished the gauge of steel was a little heavier on all parts.
The hardest part of installation was finding the rafters and lining them up. Once I located them they went up fairly fast.
I also used my cordless drill to raise and lower the units. It worked out easy to do it this way.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by M88M Great Storage solution
Really smooth and easy to use. If you plan your space correctly, keeping in mind where you should be standing when raising & lowering, this lift is great for garages that have unused space up above everything else. Install is a breeze if you have exposed rafters. Make sure you are exact with the 48" between the two brackets. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. It's particularly great for 2 or more stand up paddleboards or kayaks.
June 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick Might've had a higher score if it had all the parts
Was not able to install the system. Was missing key parts to the pulley system. Hear this is a common issue. Fairly frustrating considering I had to order it online and it took ~1 week to be delivered only to find it had to be returned and reordered.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by B47 solved my storage issue, don't like ladders!
Assembly was fairly straight forward, instructions were written and illustrated clearly. Would recommend two people for installation especially on 10' ceiling !
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Great for a Jeep top lift
This is a great cheap solution to lifting the top off of my Jeep that can be also used as a storage area in the winter. It lifts my top off effortlessly using my cordless drill and the freedom panels go right on top. The only issue I see with it is if there is no weight on the rack the cable tends to cross and over wrap when the rack gets to the top. I also made a few other changes due to personnal preference the eye bolts were too long, the clamped cable was also too long both of these caused it to stop about a foot short of my ceiling. I shortened the eye bolts, reclamped the wire and added a couple small shackles on the wire to make the rack easily removable.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by willieboy very functional
straight forward installation. easy to operate once installed. securely supports items, very sturdy. I have since ordered a second one.
August 30, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wayne Effective
This item works well and is exactly what I was looking for. The only reason that I give it a three star rating is that the metals which are used are very soft. I stepped on the platform on accident when I was assembling it and it perminently bent. I know 175 pounds is a lot to place on one grate, but I at least expected it to flex a little. Also, I would not recommend using this item without cutting a square of 1/4 plywood or better to place on it for added strength. I have close to 200 pounds on it including the wood evenly distributed and it is still flexed beyond my comfort level. I would buy this product again due to its design, but it is more flimsy than I expected.
July 11, 2016