Weaver® W9-3D Overhead 2 Post Car Lift

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Warehouse pick up price Now ($1899.00).  The Weaver® Lift W9-3D is The Ultimate 9,000-lb 2-Post Lift.  Why is it The Ultimate?  Very simple, checkout and compare the standard included features against any other 9,000-lb lift and you will see a great savings for you and many reasons it is a Best Seller.  The W9-3D excels as a fully featured 9,000-lb. capacity auto lift complete with NEW Super-Symmetric arms that allow asymmetric or symmetric loading, single point safety release, commercial grade arm restraint locks and dual direct-drive cylinders.  The W9-3D is now priced hundreds below comparable models and about the same as chain driven models with less features. Also Included FREE for a limited time, a set of 4 U-Shaped Frame Adapters (A $100.00 Value Included)! 

Free Shipping To Over 85% of the USA - See Where It's Free

For warehouse pick up at our Texas or North Carolina Warehouse call for pick up price ($1899.00), make payment and schedule a pick up appointment.  

Experience the power and reliability of direct-drive at the price of chain drive with frame adapters included!           

What is Super-Symmetric and how does it load either asymmetric or symmetric?  This unique arm style utilizes 3 stage offset front arms and 2 stage rear arms to allow both asymmetric and symmetric lifting methods.  All arms fold backwards to allow efficient asymmetric vehicle loading or open the arms wide to drive in for symmetric loading.  The Offset 3-stage front arms are short enough to allow asymmetric loading and when the front arms are near fully retracted and symmetric loading when the front arms are near fully extended.  Short enough for wide unibodys yet long enough to reach the frame on framed vehicles.         

This commercial grade 2-Post Lift also has dual height positions that allow for installation under a 12' ceiling or a second selection to raise the height to 12' 6".  Stack pad height adapters ( 1 1/2", 3" and 6") are also included to adjust pad heights for various vehicles including trucks.  Also included is a set of 4 Frame Adapters that are typically sold as optional equipment from other brands.

The W9-3D is an overhead beam style clear-floor design with a padded shut-off bar for overhead vehicle protection.  The columns are positioned symmetric (straight) with Super-Symmteric arms that allow the most flexibility for loading either asymmetric or symmetric lifting points.   

States Derek Weaver, "Quality, Durability and Affordability or it wouldn't wear the Weaver® Lift label.  This is an extreme value when compared to the prices some companies want to charge.  Get more here and Get It Up".


  • Super-Symmetric 3D (2 in 1) arms increase overall arm sweep and minimum arm reach to precisely lift vehicles
  • Dual hydraulic direct-drive cylinders
  • Single-point safety release allow technician to disengage both column simultaneously
  • Self-lubricating UHMW Polyethylene sliders and bronze bushings
  • Clear-floor design, provides unobstructed floor use
  • Overhead safety shut-off device prevents vehicle damage
  • Stackable adapters 1.5", 3", 6" are standard
  • 4 Frame Adapters Included
  • Standard adjustable heights accommodates varying ceiling heights
  • Standard door guards and toe guards on lifting arms
  • Automatic swing arm restraints
  • Anchor Bolts Included


  • Lifting Capacity: 9000 LB.
  • Drive Thru:  99 1/2" symmetric, 93" asymmetric
  • Motor Rating:  3HP, 220V, 1 PH, 30A
  • Overall Floor Width: 135"
  • Overall Height 142 1/2" or 150 1/2" (Requires Minimum 12 ft. Ceiling Height)  
  • Floor to Overhead Shut-Off Switch: 134" or 142"
  • Lifting Height:  71" - 81"
  • Low Pad Height: 4 1/4"
  • Width Between Columns: 112 1/4"
  • Shipping Weight:  1500LB.
  • Concrete Requirement: 4" Depth, 3000 PSI Rebar Reinforced
  • Base Plate:  15 5/8" X 17 5/8"
  • Column & Carriage Thickness 5mm
  • Arm Thickness 6mm
  • Cable Diameter .375"
  • Lifting Time: 50 Seconds
  • Hydraulic Oil - AW32 or AW46

5-year structural warranty, 1-year hydraulic cylinder and 1-year warranty on power unit.  Affordably priced for the commercial shop or enthusiast garage.

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  • 4
    Very good lift for the price

    Posted by Josh Martin on 2nd Aug 2018

    The lift seems to operate well and the overall construction is very good. I really like the frame rail adapters that were included. These make lifting a full frame vehicle much safer as there is no feasible way for it to slip off the lift arms.

    As noted by others, the instructions are difficult to understand, at best, with directions and diagrams for tasks scattered throughout the manual. Some changes would save the end user considerable time and effort. In particular, it would be extremely helpful if the dimension for the distance between the posts was listed inside of base plate to inside of base plate (which by the way is 103 1/4"), as the dimension from inside of column to inside of column is inaccurate until the posts have been leveled, which is done after the anchor bolt holes have been drilled. An additional note about bleeding the hydraulic cylinders would also be helpful. I knew to do this from other lift installations, but for first timers this would not necessarily be obvious.

    My only other criticism is that it was never clearly stated that this was manufactured in China. Maybe I should have expected that for the price, but the country of manufacture was never specified, and Derek Weaver brand sounded very American to me.

    All this being said, the quality is good, operation is smooth, and it feels sturdy and safe. I would certainly consider buying another when its time to add a fourth lift at my shop.

  • 4
    Great lift

    Posted by John on 16th Apr 2018

    The lift is great so far. Not as bad to put up as I was expecting 2 people a cherry picker and about 7 hours it was up. I would have gave it 5 stars if the directions were better.
    I have been waiting for years to finally have a lift sure makes maintenance on my fleet of vehicles and toys easy,

  • 5
    Home shop use

    Posted by Jacob Robinson on 15th Apr 2018

    I installed this lift im my home shop. So far in 3 months I have lifted every vehicle i oun and half my friends. Everything from a 2014 cruze to a 2005 crewcab shortbed duramax. It has been a great lift for me i recommend it to anyone who asks me about it.

  • 5
    Great lift for the money

    Posted by Yee Vang on 22nd Dec 2017

    I have this lift since February 2017. Working as good or better than the one I use at work. I would recommend this lift to anyone. Thank you for an awesome lift at a affordable price.

  • 5
    W-9D Lift

    Posted by Chuck Forsyth on 2nd Oct 2017

    Pretty excited to have a car lift finally. I did quite a lot of research and came upon the W-9D lift from Weaver. Just lifted my first automobile and it worked just fine. Like the rest of the reviews the instructions were terrible. Someone should take a little time and come up with better ones. That said if you are reasonably mechanical you can figure it out. I had a few questions and got very quick responses and got it done. Dan was very helpful.Seems to be built well. Only time will tell. Thanks

  • 5

    Posted by TIM HAYALI on 23rd Jan 2017

    This is the fourth weaver lift I have has installed. I haven't had a problem yet with any of them.

  • 5
    Super nice lift

    Posted by John Basham on 22nd Nov 2016

    I have been wanting a lift for a long time. I done a lot of research on which one to buy. I am so glad that I chose the W9D. I love it. It was easy to assemble and it works GREAT!!!!!!!! If you are looking for a great lift for a unbelievable price look no further. The only regret I have is that I didn't buy it sooner. Thanks Derek Weaver for a great product at a affordable price.

  • 5
    Amazing Lift so far

    Posted by Jake Daigle on 8th Jun 2016

    Just finished installing my lift. Haven't had a chance to run it with a load yet, but it works well without one and looks great!

    Fast shipping!

    My only complaint would be the instructions. Finding the correct bolts to use for each part was a pain by having to flip back and forth trying to match part numbers with bolt sizes in metric. Also it is hard to tell by the pictures which way parts needed to face and which sides they needed to be mounted to. The poor instructions isn't that big of a deal as far as I'm concerned. Just plan for a few extra hours on the install time.

    After having a hand standing the two posts up, I finished installing the rest of the lift myself. I recommend leaving the bolts to the upper assembly and extension loose and use a jack to level the top beam going across before tightening. I ended up having to go back and do this because the cables will rub if the top beam isn't level.

    I would recommend this lift & would purchase it again for sure!

  • 5
    Excellent quality and value!

    Posted by Mark Vaught on 24th Mar 2016

    I bought this lift a couple of months ago for my hobby shop at my home. I researched several different brands and models and ultimately decided on this lift because of the direct hydraulic drive rather than the chain drive systems common in lifts of this size.

    I picked up the lift with my 5x10 utility trailer at the shipping terminal, where they could load it for me with their forklift. Once home, I unloaded it one piece at a time with the aid of my engine hoist (cherry picker). It wasn't optimal, but I was able to get it all on the floor in this manner.

    I cleaned the parts with WD-40 and assembled them according to the instructions. The instructions were somewhat vague and unclear as others have mentioned, but the most difficult part was trying to ensure I was using the correct fastener for the correct part. It's just a minor nuisance.

    Once assembled, I used the engine hoist to lift each of the side posts up to a point where I could get under them and walk them up by myself. This was tricky, and I do NOT recommend trying to assemble this lift by yourself.

    I measured, marked, measured again, and marked again where the side posts should be permanently installed and proceeded to drill the holes. Word of advice: use a BIG drill. It took me HOURS to get my holes drilled because my drill wasn't big enough. I should have probably used two bits also, because mine was extremely dull toward the end. I used a shop vac and compressed air to blow the holes out during drilling and before installing the wedge bolts.

    Electrical hookups were straightforward, as was motor installation and hydraulic lines. I had to tighten one connection after the initial run, but that was it. It's better to check for leaks and have to tighten them later than to get them too tight to begin with.

    I've used it for a few months now and I've had zero problems with the lift. I've lifted two Mustangs, a Ford Ranger extended cab, and a GMC Acadia with no problems. Make sure you know good lift points with whatever vehicle you're lifting.

    I'm glad I purchased this lift and would recommend it to anyone not needing to lift heavier vehicles.

  • 5
    Great shop lift

    Posted by Jared on 13th Sep 2015

    I've been wanting a lift for a long time. I purchased this lift over a year ago. I have used this lift practically every weekend and haven't had any issues. Lifts all my vehicles with no problem(up to a full sized truck). I installed the lift with help from my dad. Was a simple afternoon project.

    I would recommend this lift, great value for the price.

  • 4
    Great for the price

    Posted by Frankie on 27th Jul 2015

    I have done research on lifts for my home garage for about 2 years. This product is great for the price. I really wanted a rotary asymmetric lift but could not see myself spending 3800 for a lift for my home. I am glad I went with this lift it is wide enough to open car door and get out even though it is not asymmetric posts. Good quality just as good as any other china made lift as a direct lift or such and less money. Directions are pretty bad but was able to figure it out without making any calls. I received this lift in 2 days to NY much faster then I had expected. Carol was very nice and respectful. All in all I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this lift to anyone looking for a lift like this. Thank you for making my dream of having a lift at home come true.

  • 4
    Solid product but poor instructions

    Posted by John Murray on 13th May 2015

    Greaqt product. Very solid and easy to use. Could use some work on the installation instructions, but I'm probably picky as I used to approve aircraft assembly instructions. I wold recommend this product to all you 'garage' mechanics; don't wait like I did. Money well spent!

  • 5
    Excellent Product

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Dec 2014

    I'm very happy with this lift. I had a shop build with this lift in mind with 12' clearance and it fits perfectly.
    They were very helpful on the phone during ordering, pickup,and installation. I did the install myself with a few ratchet straps. Don't let it scare you.
    The manual was clear except for the component description, could be a little clearer. A great price for a great product!

  • 5
    Why wait until you are 64 yr old

    Posted by ken wagg on 27th Oct 2014

    Some of the family said I was crazy to get a lift at 64 but now they want to use it. This lift is unreal. They answered all my questons and helped with everything. Me and my brother put it up in 2 short days. Should have got it 20 yrs ago....Thanks a lot K Wagg

  • 5
    Can't believe I have a lift of my own

    Posted by Steve Davies on 16th Sep 2014

    I've been doing as much of my own car repair and maintenance work as possible for over 35 years, all of it on my back with jacks and stands. I love this lift. It was easy to install, I got quick, accurate help from the tech resources at DW over the phone at one point. So glad I have a garage with a 12-ft ceiling, should have bought this lift years ago.

  • 5
    We installed it ourselves and it was awesome!

    Posted by Charlie Howe on 30th Jul 2014

    Three guys and we installed the lift and ran electrical and it was amazingly easy! Lift is first class!

  • 5
    Great lift

    Posted by Larry on 25th Apr 2014

    Great lift, works well, and easy to install. Has many extra features that other lifts in this price range don't.

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Keith on 5th Feb 2014

    Love the Lift.. Works as advertised.

  • 5
    weaver llift

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Jun 2013

    great lift for the money. have a more expensive one and like the weaver better. would highly recomment this too anyone looking too purchase a lift. easy to assemble and works great/

  • 5
    AAA rating

    Posted by alan douglass on 10th May 2013

    great lift. perfect size for my garage. would highly recommend weaver lifts.

  • 5
    Life Saver

    Posted by Amanda Frazier on 28th Apr 2013

    I recently purchased this lift for a friends shop. They have wanted a lift for over 8 years now. With all the different jobs that come through the lift has been a life saver. Excellent lift! Installation instructions were a little hard to read but once it was up it has worked like a dream. I would totally recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a lift for a small shop. Not to mention the office staff at Derek Weaver are super nice and friendly. Everyone I had to interact with when purchasing this lift made it easy and fast.

  • 5
    Best lift for small shop

    Posted by A-1 Mechanic Service on 31st Mar 2013

    I purchased this lift for my shop and it has been the best purchase in my opinion. I have had zero problems with it and I was able to put it together and stand it up by my self. (super heavy though lol). Excellent lift!!!!

  • 4
    Life just got easier

    Posted by Scott Faulkner on 15th Mar 2013

    Fast shipping. I love the 3Hp motor. Weaver Co. was easy to deal with and will answer all of your questions. Rolling around under a car, those days are over.

  • 5
    Great lift

    Posted by Jeremy Neff on 17th Feb 2013

    This is a great lift at a great price. Shipping was fast and affordable. This is the first lift I have owned and installed and with the instructions I had no problems. Above all the best part was the customer service that I received. All my questions were answered, with an explanation. I would recommend them to anyone I know. Thanks again

  • 4
    works great

    Posted by CodyY on 16th Feb 2013

    I've had this in my hobby shop/side business for about six months. Works great, detailed instructions included and sets up in about half a day with a friend helping.

    Some of the smaller hardware is a little soft, but everything works as it should. I've had my 7000lb diesel van on it without issue. I would recommend the tall jack stands for longer/heavier vehicles at full height.

  • 5
    W9D 2 post lift

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Feb 2013

    Easy to use and handles the work load very well.

  • 5

    Posted by Jerry Beeman on 6th Feb 2013

    Very impressed with Donna and your company. VERY FAST SHIPPING AND GREAT SERVICE!!

  • 5
    9,000 - 2 Post Lift

    Posted by avalanche_02 on 9th Nov 2012

    A++++++ awesome lift !

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Derek Weaver Company is proud to offer our high quality products with free shipping or warehouse pickup. Here's how it works...


All Products on our website are offered with "Free Shipping". This means the freight charges are included in the price. Most of our products weighing less than 800-lbs. are offered with “Absolute Free Shipping” which means there are no extra fees. In this case you will notice the phrase “FREE SHIPPING! Includes Free Residential and Free Lift Gate Service!”, in the description of the products page. Absolute Free Shipping also means there are no additional fees for Liftgate Service or Residential Delivery. The only additional fee that you may incur would be if the address were changed during shipment which would incur a reconsignment fee by the freight carrier that we would only pass on if it were not our mistake.

For equipment over 800-lbs (most 2 & 4-Post lifts) there are some limitations for Free Shipping depending on weight and delivery location. In this case you will notice the phrase “Free Shipping To Over 85% of the USA - See Where It's Free” in the description of the products page. Most of the USA will require no additional fee. This applies to over 85% of the continental USA (lower 48 states). Free shipping does not apply to Alaska or Hawaii. Some parts of the country are affected by higher freight rates due to the combination of weight and delivery location which will require a small additional charge to cover the higher rate charged by the freight carriers. Our shopping cart will not calculate the difference (added fee), so we will contact you if this is the case. Rather than advertise the higher rates across the board we choose to show the lowest possible cost to most of the country. Like “Absolute Free Shipping” there will be no extra charge for lift gate or residential delivery. The following areas may have additional freight: North Western US, North Eastern US, Long Island, Western Colorado, the Dakotas, some parts of Florida & California and any area deemed a remote location by the freight company. Prior to ordering give us a call at 817-560-9510 or email and we can provide accurate information regarding Free Shipping or any additional charges.


Shipping and delivery time given during the freight quote process is an estimated time of delivery given by the carrier. Choosing Liftgate Delivery may extend delivery times due to limited liftgate equipment at the delivering terminal. Meeting the delivery schedule is subject to the day the freight is shipped and the carrier’s ability to meet their schedule. Derek Weaver Co., Inc. does not guarantee that a carrier can meet their projected delivery time but we will provide you with the proper tracking information by email so you can follow the tracking time and arrange for special delivery needs with the carrier as needed. Any additional fees incurred as a result of consignee being unable to meet scheduled delivery time or cause for redelivery or reconsignment to a different location will be at consignee’s expense.


Choosing Residential may extend the estimated delivery time due limited liftgate trucks at the delivering terminal, additional communication and handling by the freight company. Please keep this in mind when choosing residential delivery.


Make sure you can unload the freight. A forklift or lifting equipment is required for items over 800-lbs. The trucking company is only responsible for delivery to your loading dock if delivered to a business address or curbside if a residential lift gate delivery. Lift gate service is available for some equipment and can assist in unloading 2 and 4-post lifts however you will still need a forklift. Liftgate capacity is typically 1000-lbs and cannot unload a 2 or 4-post lift on its own.


If you are unable to unload a truck, we have the option of letting you pick the freight up at the closest terminal to your location. When picking up at a terminal, the freight company will load your truck or trailer for you which is included in the freight cost. Call our office (1-817-560-9510) to determine the location of the closest terminal. If you require terminal pickup please place a note in the comment box requesting terminal pickup and we will contact you with the terminal location. Covered trailers or trailers with ramps are not acceptable as they prevent the forklift from getting the load into the trailer. They will not drive onto a ramped trailer. Please remove the ramps prior to picking up if possible.

All shipments must be inspected immediately upon receipt



Choose this option if you have minor dings and scratches or a part that needs replaced to make the unit satisfactory. Make note of the damage before you sign the freight bill. You will be responsible for filing the freight damage claim with the carrier. Derek Weaver Co, Inc. will provide any replacement parts or touch up paint needed should you choose this option and the carrier should provide for reimbursement. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call our customer service department @ 1-817-560-9510


Choose this option if the carrier has severely damaged the freight beyond your judgment of a simple repair. Derek Weaver Co, Inc. will file all freight claims. Get a copy of the freight bill from the truck driver and email it with a brief explanation of the situation to us. A replacement will be shipped as soon as we verify possession of the freight with the carrier.


If you would like to pick-up the item at one or our warehouses, please call ahead to make sure the item is in stock and schedule your pick-up. Picking up at our warehouse will save you in freight fees but will require sales tax to be collected. If you do not see a pickup price on our website for the product you are interested in you may call our office for more information.

In Texas we load Monday – Friday by appointment only.

In North Carolina we load Monday – Friday by appointment only.

All Two Post and Four Post Lifts require trailer for pickup. Be prepared for pick-up by understanding the item’s weight and dimensions and using the proper truck and/or trailer for hauling. We cannot load open or enclosed trailers with ramp gates. Our warehouse will load the item onto your vehicle and/or trailer but is not responsible for properly securing the load on your vehicle and you will need to make sure you have the proper straps and equipment for hauling. All items for local pick-up are charged state sales tax at the appropriate local rate. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call our customer service department @ 1-817-560-9510