for the cost of a backyard buddy, I would just look at challenger or some other industrial quality lift companies. i have seen the backyard buddy many times 7 thought to myself that the lift in my repair shop cost the smae price & it does not look halph as shakey.
i use my lifts daily & they never give me cuase t concern. autoquipt is another one. i DCOULD NAME YOU LIKE !) OTHER COMPANIES BUT I would hae to look in my file
When I was shopping around, I felt the best quality for the buck was between Bend Rak, Rotary, Eagle and Superior. I ultimately selected the Bend Pak because it had the widest ramps (20") so I wouldn't drive off of them. Good Luck
I was looking at those exact same companies and I had made up my mind to buy from Autolifters when I discovered Meco Equipment out of Mobile, AL. www.meco-equipment.com
Same design as the autolifter and challenger lifts plus a little cheaper. They supply most of the auto shops and dealers in my area and are willing to ship wherever. Personally, I'd find out who supplies the lift equipment to the shops in your area. Then you can find out a little something about quality when you're there too. Having someone close would be nice when something goes wrong.
I got an asymmetrical extra-wide 7500 pound capacity two post from BendPak via www.autolifts.com. Would I get it again? You betcha! My only complaint (I gotta whine!) is that although it comes with additional support pads at varying heights, I'd prefer adjustable height pads. Minor....very minor.