Challenger – Two Post Lift – CL18 – Capacity: 18,000 lb

18,000 Pounds of Lifting Power for Cars, Trucks and Vans
When you need a 2 post lift that can handle up to 18000 lbs., Challenger 18000 two post heavy duty lifts are a great choice. Perfect for servicing heavier fleet lines, the 18000 lb. car and truck lift is also available with 2′ column height extensions for higher profile commercial trucks and vans.

The Heavy Duty Car Lift that Gives You More
All 18,000 lb. capacity hydraulic car and truck lifts come standard with Part# 10315 Stack Adapter Extension Kit, #10318 Four Frame Engaging Truck Adapters, #10317 Four Reducer Bushings for use with 10318. Frame engaging adapters (Part #10314 or 10318) are REQUIRED when lifting vehicles with frame construction such as trucks.

And with features like low profile arms, single point air actuated lock release, oversized steel pulleys, 60″ lifting carriage, padded overhead cut-off bar, adapter accessories, etc., no other car lifts company gives you more.


When it comes to a heavy duty lift, what’s most important to you? Is it convenience and ease of use? Or durability and increased worker productivity? Read the below features and benefits of the 18000 heavy duty lift to see if it’s right for you.

  • Single point air actuated lock release allows technician to disengage both columns simultaneously.
  • Oversized steel pulley reduces stress on equalization system and provides increased durability
  • 60″ lifting carriage lessens column stress by dispersing load.
  • Standard combination stack screw pads and storage brackets accommodates a wide range of vehicle pick up points.
  • Padded overhead shut off system prevents vehicle damage from being raised too high.
The best way to decide between the 18000 and 18002 heavy duty lift is to compare the specifications between the two. For example, while both lifts have the same speed of rise, the 18002 has a taller height than the 18000. View more specifications below.  
Model Number
18000 18002

Lift Capacity*

18,000 lbs. (8165kg)
A Rise Height1
85-1/2" (2172mm)
B Height Overall
14' 6" (4420mm)
16' 6" (5029mm)
C Width Overall
12' 10-3/4" (3931mm)
D Drive-Thru Clearance
104-1/4" (2711mm)
E Floor to Overhead Switch
13' 11" (4242mm)
15' 11" (4851mm)
F Arm Reach (Min)
38-1/2" (978mm)
G Arm Reach (Max)
62" (1575mm)
H Adj. Adapter Height2
6-5/8" / 8" (159mm / 203mm)
I Adj. Adapter Height2 (with medium extensions)
10-5/8" / 12" (260mm / 305mm)
J Adj. Adapter Height2 (with high extensions)
14-5/8" / 16" (362mm / 406mm)
K Inside Columns
119-7/8" (3048mm)
Air Supply Required
85 - 115 psi
Voltage (Single Phase Standard)3
208v - 230v
Speed of Rise
60 seconds
Ceiling Height Required
14' 8" (4470mm)
16' 8" (5080mm)
Shipping Weight
3527 lbs. (1600 kg)
3610 lbs. (1637 kg)
*Lift capacity ratings are based on loads equally distributed on all four arms.  1 Rise Height is measured with high extension.  2 Medium and high auxiliary adapter extensions are standard.  3Optional 3 phase electrical also available. Specify at time of order. Standard lift colors are Red and Blue. Optional colors available. Frame engaging adapters (10314 or 10318) are REQUIRED when lifting vehicles with frame construction.

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