BendPak Open Front Alignment Four Post Lift Extended 14,000 lb HDSO-14AX


The HDSO14AX is an open-front, 14,000-lb. capacity alignment lift. The “open” design makes it easier to access the front turn plates and undercarriage, and features front turn plates and rear slip plates built right into the runways. Wheels respond to adjustments with no resistance.

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BendPak Open Front Alignment Four Post Lift Extended 14,000 lb HDSO-14AX

Bendpak engineered the HDSO14AX alignment lift without a front crossbar, so operators can easily enter and exit from beneath the vehicle. Now the process of front-end adjustment becomes quick and trouble-free. This is a must for busy alignment bays. Additionally, for precise front-lift leveling, nothing beats our patented, adjustable front outrigger tubes. The infinitely adjustable pitch compensates for excessive loads and sloped floors.


  • 14,000-lb. lifting capacity
  • CE Approved and Certified. Meets or exceeds the standards prescribed by European Standard EN-1493
  • Heavy‐duty turn plates and integrated rear slip‐plates included
  • Multi‐position turn plate pockets
  • Automatic leveling system
  • Multiple auto-leveling locking positions
  • Runways include rail‐kit for optional accessories
  • Electric / hydraulic power system
  • Single hydraulic cylinder mounted underneath runway
  • Fully enclosed lifting cables, safety locks, and sheaves
  • Internal “Anti-Sway” UHMW slider blocks in each column
  • Features oversize sheaves and heavy‐duty 1/2” aircraft cable
  • Rugged 1‐3/8” roller axles and oversize self‐lubricating cable sheaves
  • Multi‐position safety locks in each column with push‐button safety release
  • Runways adjust for different tread widths and feature non‐skid surface
  • Optional 7,000-lb. capacity bridge jacks available (Model RJ‐7) 14,000-lb. lifting capacity


Slip plates

Rear-facing multi-caster slip plates and front-facing turn plates permit precise, free-floating alignment.

Turn plates

This alignment lift features two recessed turn plate pockets that let you freely position the corrosion-resistant, galvanized turn plates.

Dual-hub cable sheaves

BendPak alignment lifts include strong, durable and oversized 10.5” diameter cable sheaves within the runway and cross tubes, as well as 2.25” diameter sheave axles. These powerful components keep your car lift running for many years, far past the point other brands’ lifts have already given out or required expensive parts replacements.

Heavy-duty aircraft cable

BendPak runs four aircraft-quality steel cables (that measure in at a robust 1/2” diameter, 6 x 25), within the columns. They are literally the ultimate standard for high-quality cable construction and safe lifting.

Adjustable height locking positions

Alignments are often done by different mechanics in a busy shop. The multiple locking heights allow different people to work on the HDSO14AX alignment lift at the height appropriate for them. Since it’s an open-front design, getting under is easy no matter how tall they are.

Built-in lubrication

Grease fittings are an essential component to every car lift we make. They keep the cable sheaves lubricated, so you don’t have to worry about productivity and safety in our design.

Flow restrictor

Should anything catastrophic occur in your shop to disrupt the functionality of your lift, we want you to feel confident that BendPak keeps your vehicles and equipment safe. If the hydraulics are cut or lose all pressure, which would be extraordinary, the built-in hydraulic flow divider still ensures a safe, even descent at all times.

Spring-loaded safety locks

Our fully adjustable locks are also found on the HDSO14AX alignment lift. Springs engage as the lock ascends into position. This design also helps keep the platforms even, even if there’s a tiny slope to your garage flooring.

Push-button pneumatic lock release

Air locks make releasing the locks simultaneous, each and every time. The instant release ensures the alignment lift platforms descend evenly.

Secondary lock system

A backup lock system protects the alignment system in the event that cable slack is detected. When this occurs, the cable is immediately “grabbed,” and the entire operation ceases immediately.

Integrated design

BendPak cables, cable sheaves and airlines run internally throughout the structure. Every one of these parts is susceptible to damage and extra wear if left exposed. We keep the look and feel of this alignment lift clean while protecting the most critical parts and components.

Electric-hydraulic power system

The power unit never needs to be maintained or adjusted. It’s also so easy and safe to use, we recommend it for both home and commercial applications.

Non-skid runways

Treaded runways prevent slips and vehicle accidents on the alignment lift. Even when the platforms get oily, slick or wet, the treads will hold the wheel in place.

Longer approach ramps

Because our approach ramps are longer, they make it easier to load low ground-clearance vehicles. So easy, in fact, that you’ll never scratch up the bottom of your car or struggle with the gas pedal to give enough gas without shooting onto the ramp at an unsafe speed. Simply glide on and start aligning.

Flexible protective conduit

The durable conduit that surrounds the airlines and hydraulic hoses prevents damage to the cables. It also keeps you safe from electrical shock.

Lifting Capacity* 14,000 lbs. (6,350 kg)
*Max Capacity / Front Axle 7,000 lbs. (3,175 kg)
*Max Capacity / Rear Axle 7,000 lbs. (3,175 kg)
A – Min. Runway Height: 7.625″ (194 mm)
B – Max. Rise: 70″ (1,778 mm)
C – Max. Lifting Height: 77.625″ (1,972 mm)
Time to Full Rise: 60 seconds
D – Overall Width (FRONT) 143” (3,632 mm)
E – Overall Width (REAR) 130” (3,301 mm)
F – Outside Length 215″ (5,472 mm)
G – Overall Length 243″ (6,191 mm)
H – Height of Columns (FRONT) 105″ (2,664 mm)
I – Height of Columns (REAR) 103” (2,613 mm)
J – Width Between Columns (FRONT) 123” (3,124 mm)
K – Width Between Columns (REAR) 120” (3,046 mm)
L – Drive-Thru Clearance 97” (2,464 mm)
M – Runway Width 20.5” (520 mm)
N – Length of Runways 199″ (5,054 mm)
O – Width Between Runways 45″ (1,143 mm)
P – Min. 4-Wheel Alignment 89″ (2,261 mm)
Q – Max. 4-Wheel Alignment 156″ (3,962 mm)
R – Max. 2-Wheel Alignment 182″ (4,623 mm)
Minimum Wheelbase
Rated Capacity: 140″ (3,556 mm)
75% Capacity: 120″ (3,048 mm)
50% Capacity: 100″ (2,540 mm)
25% Capacity: 80″ (2,032 mm)
Locking Positions: 13
Lock Spacing: 4
Power Unit
Motor: 220 VAC / 60 Hz / 1 Ph
Noise: 45 dB
Weight: 3,102 lbs. (1,407 kg)
Dimensions: 209″ x 22″ x 44″ (5,309 mm x 559 mm x 1,118 mm)


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