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Best deals on cherry pickers?

Where is the best place to get a cherry picker? It seems to me it would be best to buy local unless you can find an outstanding buy elsewhere because the shipping would eat you up. Harbor freight is not really all that much better than autozone.

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I bought mine about 8 years ago from a Discount Liquidators here in the area. At the time, there average decent quality one would cost around $200. I got mine for $175 (if I remember correctly). Now the local parts store has a better model (bigger ram) for $139. Best advice I got for you is to look really good at how thick the steel is, ram size, and how well it folds up. Storage of it seems to be the big issue. Mine doesn't "shrink" enough to make room in the garage.

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Where is the best place to get a cherry picker? It seems to me it would be best to buy local unless you can find an outstanding buy elsewhere because the shipping would eat you up. Harbor freight is not really all that much better than autozone.
Pep Boys has them for $100.
They were $120 when I bought mine from there last year. I needed it to change an engine in a Ford pickup and it worked really well.
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I bought mine about 8 years ago from a Discount Liquidators here in the area. At the time, there average decent quality one would cost around $200. I got mine for $175 (if I remember correctly). Now the local parts store has a better model (bigger ram) for $139. Best advice I got for you is to look really good at how thick the steel is, ram size, and how well it folds up. Storage of it seems to be the big issue. Mine doesn't "shrink" enough to make room in the garage.

Chet.
I bought the $200.00 one about that time. I have used it quite a bit. Mine folds up nicely but be careful when you fold it, I mashed my fingers pretty good once.
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Old 03-05-2005, 12:00 PM
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I got mine for $150 at Tractor Supply Company a few years ago. They put them on sale once in a while. It is the type with fold up legs and is rated to 2 tons.

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I really reccomend that fellows get the book on how to build shop equipment and roll yer own..Specially if you are a newbie as this will give you lots of fabrication practice..

And having the practice will be a good thing when you get going on building or modifying your car..

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