Direct-Lift® Pro-Park 8 Plus Certified 4 Post Lift

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Which Direct-Lift® Pro-Park Model is right for you? (see comparison chart below):screen-shot-2021-10-12-at-10.16.09-am.png

 The Pro-Park 8 Plus is ALI/ETL CertifiedThe PP8 Plus has the added bonus of being longer (180" runway) and lifting a foot higher (clears 80" under runway) than the Pro-Park 8 Standard. 

Our Direct-Lift® Pro-Park 8 Plus 4 Post Lift is the only ALI/ETL Certified four post lift in its class. Being "tested and certified" to the OSHA recognized USA automotive lift standard removes any confusion when compared to other lifts and provides the ultimate stamp of approval for many buyers seeking a Pro-Park style lift. So much so, that the Pro-Park Series of lifts have earned the #1 sales position in its class since 2002.

Compare these 3 important considerations before you purchase your next lift:

  1. Has the lift been "tested and certified" by ETL to the rigid USA lift standards? All of the Pro-Park Series lifts have been tested and validated as "Certified" by the nationally recognized ETL testing lab to meet or exceed the current USA ALI/ETL standards. 

  2. Is the manufacturer known and where is it made?  Most lifts sold to compete with the Direct-Lift® Pro-Park Series are imports that are being brought in from unknown manufacturers at slightly lower prices. These companies do not conform to the USA lifting standards and therefore guess at rated capacities. It is unknown whether these companies are even insured in the USA (it should be vital that you ask these questions).All Direct-Lift® models are owned and manufactured by the Fortune 300 Dover Corp. (NYSE:DOV) based here in the USA. Dover has ISO-certified manufacturing plants worldwide to compete in the global market. Dover is the largest lift manufacturer in the world and also owns the Rotary Lift, Forward Lift, and Revolution Lift brands. You simply cannot buy from a more stable and reliable company based here and insured here in the USA.  *VSG/Dover has "Hundreds of Thousands" of lifts and service racks installed in vehicle repair shops worldwide.  Currently selling over 50,000 units per year.  More than any other manufacturer.
  3. What is the warranty and availability of parts? All of our Direct-Lift® models carry a 5 year parts warranty and a 1 year warranty on the power unit and hydraulic cylinder. Parts are inventoried here at our warehouse with a large, multi-million dollar backup at the Direct-Lift headquarters in Madison, Indiana. Our headquarters owns and utilizes an automated 7 Tower REMSTAR inventory management and parts distribution system with a 99.5% accuracy. This large investment is unmatched in the lift industry and rivals many systems used by the car companies. Shipments are made daily in a very timely fashion. Most parts orders are shipped within 24 hours of order. Rest assured, no other lift company comes close to this level of commitment to customer service.


The Pro-Park 8 Plus 4 Post Lift has been designed for those who need more height to park an SUV or truck underneath.  It clears 81" under the runway which provides adequate height to park most SUV's and pickup trucks and 86" of lifting height for the top vehicle.  The Pro Park 8 Plus has an extended runway length to accommodate longer wheelbase trucks.  The Pro Park 8 Plus runway length is 180" which will accommodate up to 164" wheelbase.  

The Direct-Lift® Pro-Park 8 Standard car lift is able to level your runways while in the locked position in addition to the secondary safety lock system.  All other lifts on the market, including Backyard Buddy, Complete Hydraulics, Danmar, Superior, Atlas and others do not provide for leveling the lift while resting in the locked position NOR are they Certified to the rigid OSHA recognized ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2017 automotive lift standards.  All of our Pro-Park Models have passed the OSHA-recognized ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2017 standards validation process for auto lift models and earned the right to be distinguished by the Gold Certification Label shown above.

What distinguishes the Pro-Park 8 Plus car lift from our competitors is the unique leveling and locking system. The Double Lock Ladder Safety System is the same as found on our commercial style 4-post models (Pro-Park 9 Plus and Pro-14) and allows you to level the lift to an unlevel floor while being in the locked position. Our competitors are not capable of being level on an unlevel floor while in the locked position which is how you use any lift correctly. They can only be locked on locks that are not adjustable which leaves your vehicle locked only as level as your floor or the lock position. The Pro-Park 8 Plus not only solves the problem of leveling but also has a unique backup secondary lock. Should a cable go into a slack condition for any reason, the secondary lock will engage automatically.

The Pro-Park 8 Plus gives you all the features of our high-end commercial 4-post lifts at a very special Direct price. Included with the Pro-Park 8 Plus car lift are a Free Caster Kit with Poly Casters, (4) Free Drip Trays , Free Jack Tray and  (2)  Free Wheel Stops.. An optional Pro-Jack is also available to provide wheels free service. The typical installation time is approximately 4-5 hours.

The Pro-Park 8 Plus is manufactured by Direct-Lift and is backed by a 5 year parts warranty and a 1 year warranty for the hydraulic power unit/cylinder system. Direct-Lift® is a Vehicle Service Group company which is a subsidiary of the Fortune 500 Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) which is the Largest motorcycle/auto/truck lift manufacturer in the world. Customer service and support after the sale is the best in the business.  All Direct-Lift Pro-Park models are non-returnable/non refundable items. Warranty defects will be solved under the machine warranty. 

For a limited time, get your choice of Weaver Graphics Lift Decal set included. 


  • Increased Lift Height
  • Commercial Grade
  • Double Lock Ladder Safety System
  • Steel Approach Ramps
  • Powder Coat Finish
  • 8,000 LB. Capacity
  • Diamond Plate Runways
  • Single Point Lock Release
  • 11 Locking Positions (under runway) 20", 26", 32", 38", 44", 50", 56", 62", 68", 74" & 80"
  • INCLUDED Jack tray
  • INCLUDED Caster kit (polyurethane wheels)
  • INCLUDED 4 Drip trays
  • Available in Black color only.

Question: How much ceiling height clearance will I need to stack my cars?

Answer: Add the height of your vehicles together, then add 7" to that total. Note: The maximum bottom vehicle height is 79.00" for the Pro Park 8 Plus and the Pro Park 9 Plus. The Pro Park 8 Standard would be 67.00".


  • Distance Between Runways: 38"
  • Runway Length: 184"
  • Approach Ramp Length: 37.00"
  • Column Dimension 145mm x 74mm
  • Column Thickness 4mm (8 gauge)
  • Baseplate Thickness 10mm
  • Runway Thickness 5mm (6 gauge)
  • Cable Diameter 3/8
  • Lift Capacity: 8000 LB
  • Power Requirements: 115V
  • Concrete: 4.00" 3000 PSI Rebar Reinforced Concreted
  • Shipping Weight: 2,020 LBS
  • Hydraulic Oil - AW32 or AW46

product specs

  • A - Clearance Under Runway: 6' 9" (81")
  • B - Overall Length: 18' 10" (226")
  • C - Overall Width: 10' 1" (121") with motor, 9' 1.5" (109.50") without motor, Optional Re-position Bracket
  • D - Inside Column: 8' 4" (100"), width at crossrail pulleys 86" (max treadwidth outside to outside tires)
  • E - Overall Length w/out Ramps: 16' 4" (194")
  • F - Column Height: 8' 1" (97")
  • G - Runway Width: 1' 6.5" (18.50")
  • H - Runway Height: 4.50"
  • I - Distance Between Runways: 3' 2" (38")


The Direct-Lift® Pro-Park 8 Plus is proudly manufactured by Dover Corp.'s Vehicle Service Group (VSG).  VSG comprises nine major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary® Lift, Chief® Automotive Technologies, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Elektron, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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  • 5
    Excellent lift

    Posted by Rick Wallin on 19th Nov 2020

    I have had this lift for a year now. It is my first lift and I drove 340 miles and picked it up at the Ft. Worth warehouse. Great service from Derek Weaver and very friendly. I set it up by myself (did need an engine hoist) as the left ramp weighs about 900 pounds per direct lift. It took me a couple weeks days to get it assembling and leveled. I have used it several times and love it. No problems. I did finally bolt mine into the concrete floor when I was sure where I wanted it. This lift is very well built and I feel safe working under it. I am fixing to purchase the pro-lift Jack as I have used a scissor Jack off of the Jack tray that came with my lift. This 8000 pound lift is the best investment I have ever made. I am 66 and it is so nice to work under my lift vs. crawling around on the floor.
    One other thing, these guys know how to pack this lift for damage free shipping.
    I can easily give 5 stars for the quality of the lift as well as the service from Derek Weaver company.

  • 5

    Posted by Allan on 2nd Dec 2019

    Great lift. Very heavy, you will need an engine hoist or 3 extra people to help build it. I found an online vid from Direct Lift that helped tremendously. Owners instructions were lacking the detail i needed to build it. The lift works great. I like the height so i can walk under without ducking. I would highly recommend this autolift for any homeowner!

  • 5
    Nice lift, works great!

    Posted by Doug Gosh on 18th Apr 2019

    We put this in the corner of our shop, it works great, I want to order 1 for my house now!

  • 5
    3rd lift we have bought.

    Posted by Pratt Customs on 22nd May 2017

    Direct Lift continues to be a favorite in our home restoration hobby. I use it constantly and move it all around the shop. You can lower it over a pickup box and lift off the frame if needed. It is built very well and have had NO issues. I will be ordering more in the future.

  • 5
    Direct Lift Pro-Park 8 Plus

    Posted by Carl Clever on 6th Apr 2017

    I spent a lot of time and did a lot of research comparing different brands of lifts and decided on this one. I waited a few months to do this review and have decided I made the right choice. Works as advertised. I recommended the lift to friends and now 3 of them have Derek Weaver lifts. Two have the Pro-Park 8 Plus and one has the Pro-Park 9 Plus. All are equally satisified.

  • 5
    Great purchase

    Posted by Jeff on 3rd Jan 2017

    I took along time to decide on this purchase. I made a thousand excuses how I can use a bottle jack and ramps etc to do the job. Now that I pulled the trigger It has given new life on my auto repairs and rebuild. I picked up at the warehouse in Ft Worth, easy and painless. Assembly is relatively easy but the directions are slightly confusing.I would suggest atleast one other person if not two and a hoist. If you've researched or seen the lift in person it helps make sense of it all. All in all about five hours to assemble. Filled the reservoir, plugged it in and up she went. Lock release takes a little adjusting but no real hassle. Enjoy!!

  • 4
    Direct Lift 4 Post 8 Plus

    Posted by Ron Tharp on 18th Nov 2016

    Nice lift, I like everything about it after initial use. I rated it 4 star only because the 5 star rating said the best, and I don't know that it's the best for sure. I assembled it with the help of two friends in about six hours.

  • 4
    8000 LB LIFT

    Posted by Curt Wright on 27th Sep 2016

    Bought this lift because I had purchased a similar lift about 10 years ago built by the same company and it has been flawless. This new unit seems to be the same quality and very easy to assemble. Had the lift up and running in 6 hours by myself with the help of a material lift and am very pleased with the quality. It was delivered as quoted and packaged very well. Time and usage will tell the story but I expect no problems. Did a lot of research and this is the best value for the quality. No complaints at all.

  • 5
    Very good quality product that does exactly what it says

    Posted by Pete on 4th Aug 2016

    The Pro Park 8 Plus is a valuable asset to any garage or workshop. This took about 5 hours to get unpacked, assembled and into operation. I just love it! I was weary of the Chinese factor but I carefully reviewed all the components, welds, materials, etc. and very pleased with the final result. No complaints. I did a lot of research before buying this and not disappointed. I can highly recommend this product.

  • 4
    Pro Park 8 Plus

    Posted by JR Dixon on 23rd Feb 2015

    This is my first personal lift. I opted for a professional installer so delivery was included! It took them about 3 hours to set it up. The lift is very easy to operate and the included drip pans are a bonus for anyone with classic cars since they all seem to leak something. Another nice feature are the casters that allow you to roll the lift around the garage if you need to move it. I've only had the lift for a few weeks but I really like it so far and have no complaints. That's the only reason I can't give it 5 stars.

  • 5
    great lift

    Posted by roy alden on 16th May 2014

    Bought this for my first lift to use in my new home industrial mechanic shop. Directions to assemble was a little tricky to figure out in some parts but easy to get together. I have used it on around 40-50 vehicles now and works awesome for all the repair jobs from brakes and tire repair to engine and transmission removals. Just what I was looking for in a four post. Makes everything a lot easier and worked great on a variety of vehicles. Will be buying a larger lift from Derek weaver in the near future for sure.

  • 5
    Pro Park 8 plus

    Posted by Randy Tingdale on 30th Apr 2014

    Really nice and enjoy having it.

  • 4
    Great lift at a reasonable price!

    Posted by Larry on 7th Apr 2014

    Extremely well built & relatively easy to install.
    I say relatively as the instructions are not as clear as they could be. Great news is, it was still easy enough to put together!
    I will recommend this lift to all current (and future) friends looking to buy a lift. The folks at Derek Weaver were GREAT to work with!

  • 5
    Excellent product - assembly instructions could be better

    Posted by Todd on 28th Feb 2014

    Once assembled, the lift is great. Construction and materials are very solid, operation is smooth. I was disappointed in the assembly instructions. Diagrams were simply from the AIM and showed expanded views.

  • 4
    Works as Advertised.

    Posted by Mike on 26th Jan 2014

    Straight forward setup, did the heavy lifting with two men only. Not recommended, but we showed it can be done. Leverage is your friend when moving the treads.

  • 5
    Pro Park 8 plus

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Nov 2013

    Great product, great price. At1920 pounds this lift costs just a little over $1 a pound. Considering the quality and size I don't know how Direct does it!

    I have purchase other shop equipment that involved re- drilling holes, drilling holes that were not drilled at the factory etc. The Direct lift bolted together without any problems at all. It rolled into position, we loaded a car, took it to the top and parked another car underneath just as we planned. The plus model offers good head room underneath. If you want to work under the lift there is plenty of room.

    Packaging was well designed. Lots of though put into condensing the size of the unit for shipping. When the unit arrived and we unpacked everything, one Heim joint end was missing off one of the unlock rods. One call to Direct and the missing heim joint arrived two days later, no questions asked.

    Would highly recommend this lift especially if storage of cars is your goal. If doing a lot of mechanical work is your thing, you may want to consider a two post lift because of greater access to the underside of the car although oil changes and general maintenance can easily be done on the four post.

    Very happy with our purchase!

  • 4
    Excellent Lift

    Posted by Mike Martin on 21st Sep 2013

    I have received and put together the Pro Park 8 lift. I am very pleased with it. It took about 5-6 hours to assemble, test and start using. I have a Rotary 2 post asymetrical lift and I like this 4 post just as much, if not more, due to the ease of getting a vehicle up on it. It takes a car up very high so you can park something pretty tall up under. The quality of the lift is excellent. I thought that the assembly instrucitons were as not good as they could be. They need to include some pictures and be more clear. However, we got it done and I am proud of the lift.

  • 5
    Well Engineered

    Posted by Michael Collins on 11th Sep 2013

    Donna took my order and was extremely helpful and pleasant. I give her 5 stars, too. A fork lift is needed to get the nicely packaged lift off the enclosed truck. Two of us erected it in about 3 hours and fully adjusted and operational in another 3. Better instructions would have shortened the assembly time. Good design, great engineering, I highly recommend it.

  • 5
    Excellent Lift

    Posted by Bob Bearden on 11th Jul 2013

    I just purchased the Pro 8 Plus four-post lift and I can say that the lift is simply great. The kit was totally complete with all parts neatly packed and all present and all in great condition. I assembled the lift in ruffly 8 hours and hey, I am slow. It went together perfectly and works great. Direct lift = Great lift. thanks.

  • 4
    Excellent customer support

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2013

    Company was able to provide me with several options for local installers who received the unit and then brought to my house and installed it according to my schedule. Every question I had regarding the lift was promptly answered and order to delivery was only 3 days. Lift is installed now and I love it as it has expanded my 3 car garage to a four car.

  • 5
    Great Lift

    Posted by Tom Kirchner Jr. on 4th Mar 2013

    Great quality, easy to assemble, great value for the price. I like that it is certified and the company that oversees its production is a fortune 500 company.

  • 5
    Quality product

    Posted by Allen Carpenter on 3rd Mar 2013

    Really helps my car restoraton projects. No longer do I have to crawl on my belly like a reptile not to mention getting up off the floor a thousand times. It really helps with storage of other vehicles in inclimate weather. The free drip pans are a real plus. Thanks, Allen

  • 4
    Very Good storage liift

    Posted by E. W. Worden on 2nd Mar 2013

    Good quality materials for lift itself. I would liked to have it a bit wider. My Dodge Ram barely squeezes between the uprights, even with the mirrors folded back. Shipping damage problems were taken care of very promptly with no hassles. Obviously customer oriented. My next one will come from here.

  • 5
    Why did I wait so long!

    Posted by Glenn Wallenberg on 2nd Mar 2013

    What a fantastic product! Why did I wait so long to get one. The craftsmanship is second to none. I ordered it and it was shipped to freight yard here where I picked it up. Took it home and wondered "what have I done?" Turns out I had done something that I should have years ago! The packing was perfect, the instructions well written and the whole assembly well thought out. I assembled it by myself, although I would suggest some help with the ramps as I was told in the instructions, but since when do guys follow instructions! The lift works better than advertised. It rolls around with the car on the lift, at the lowest position, with ease. I can't thank you enough for putting out a product so well designed and well built.

1,900.00 LBS

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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.

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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.


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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

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