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Forward® EFP9 Certified 4 Post Lift

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Best Seller!  $400 REBATE now through 07/31/24 - click here for details.  Forward-Lift® is manufactured by the Vehicle Service Group (VSG). VSG is the World's Largest Lift Manufacturer producing the Rotary Lift®, Forward Lift® and Direct Lift® brands.  

Which 4-Post Model is right for you? (see comparison chart below):



Our Forward® EFP9 4-Post Lift is the only ALI/ETL Certified (OSHA Recognized) 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 EFP9/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. Are there less expensive lifts on the market? Oh you bet, Buyer Beware! .....

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

  1. Has the lift been "tested and certified" by ETL to the rigid USA lift standards?  All of the EFP9/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® and Forward-Lift® 4-Posts 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® / Forward-Lift® models are owned and manufactured by the Fortune 300 Dover Corp.'s Vehicle Service Group (NYSE:DOV) based here in the USA. VSG/Dover has ISO-certified manufacturing plants worldwide to compete in the global market.  VSG/Dover is the largest lift manufacturer in the world and also owns the Rotary® Lift, Forward® Lift, and Direct-Lift® brands.  You simply cannot buy from a more stable and reliable company based here and insured here in the USA.
    *VSG 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® / Forward-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 EFP9 4 Post Lift includes the same commercial style "Double Lock Ladder Leveling System" and secondary backup safety locks as used on our commercial grade Pro-Park 8 PlusPro-Park 9 and Pro-14 Lift models. This NEW STYLE EFP9 auto lift also has a lifting height of 84" and clears 79.25" under the runway. The Forward® EFP9 has the ability to level your runways while in the locked position. Only the Pro-Park by Direct® Lift Consolidated offers this same leveling and locking capability and has the same style backup secondary safety lock system.

All other lifts on the market, including Backyard Buddy, Complete Hydraulics, Danmar, Atlas, AutoLift 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. To validate this claim, ALI requires the lift to be 3rd party tested by the nationally recognized ETL testing lab and engineers. All of our EFP/Pro-Park Models have passed this validation process and earned the right to wear the certification label pictured above.

"The Double Lock Ladder Safety System" on the EFP9 four post lift 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 car lift correctly. They can only be locked in lock positions that are not adjustable which leaves your vehicle locked only as level as your floor (assuming their lock positions were welded or cutout accurately). The EFP9 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 EFP9 gives you all the features of our high-end commercial 4-post lifts at a very special Direct price. Included with the EFP9 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 EFP9 is manufactured by Forward-Lift® and is backed by a 5 year parts warranty and a 1 year warranty for the hydraulic power unit/cylinder system.  Forward-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 Forward-Lift® models are non-returnable/non refundable items. Warranty defects will be solved under the machine warranty.


  • Increased Lift Height
  • Commercial Grade
  • Double Lock Ladder Safety System
  • Steel Approach Ramps
  • Powder Coat Finish
  • 9000LB Capacity
  • 184.5" Runway Length
  • 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: General Rule of Thumb - Add the height of your vehicles together, then add 7.00" to that total.  The maximum bottom vehicle height is 79.00" for the Pro Park 8 Plus and the EFP9/Pro Park 9 Plus (67.00" for the EFP8/Pro Park 8 Standard).  Floor conditions may affect the clearance under the runway.  


  • Distance Between Runways: 39.00"
  • Maximum Wheelbase: 160.50"
  • Runway Length: 184.50"
  • Runway Height 4.75"
  • Approach Ramp Length: 37"
  • Column Dimension 185mm x 115mm
  • Column Thickness 4mm (8 gauge)
  • Baseplate Thickness 10mm
  • Runway Thickness 5mm (6 gauge)
  • Cable Diameter 3/8
  • Lift Capacity: 9000 LB
  • Lifting Height 84"
  • Drive Thru Width 97"
  • Power Requirements: 110V
  • Concrete: 4.00" 3000 PSI Rebar Reinforced Concreted
  • Rise Time: 75 Seconds
  • Shipping Weight 2350-lbs. 
  • Hydraulic Oil - AW32 or AW46

product specs

  • A - Clearance Under Runway: 6' 7.25" (79.25")
  • B - Overall Length: 18' 9.5" (225.5")
  • C - Overall Width: 11' 0.5" (132.5") with motor, 10' 3" (123") without motor, Optional Re-position Bracket
  • D - Inside Column: 9' 1.5" (109.5")
  • E - Overall Length w/out Ramps: 16' 1.125" (193.125")
  • F - Column Height: 8' 1" (97") 
  • G - Runway Width: 1' 8" (20")
  • H - Runway Height: 4.75"
  • I  - Distance Between Runways: 3' 3" (39")


The Forward-Lift® EFP9 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.

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

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