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  • #6746

    Chris Gannon
    Participant

    I’m looking to purchase an electric kart stand. I’ve seen a few different ones at the track and wanted to see what everyone’s input is on the the different models?

    Streeter vs Kartlift vs Daimi??

    Chris Gannon
    Shifter Kart Florida

  • #6828

    Tim Koyen
    Participant

    Hi Chris,

    Of course I’m partial to one brand, but to me, it comes down to value.  Which one puts the kart up and down conveniently and at the right price.  Only you can make that decision.  Perhaps pay a visit to Kurt Mathewson (Evolution Karting) at PBIR and see if he can let you try a KartLift out.  We’ve been doing this since 1999, so there are a few out there.

    KartLift Kart Stands
    DeepSeat Kart Seats
    877-777-8020
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  • #6832

    Todd Kageals
    Participant

    I got mine from a guy named Logan in California.  I can find contact information for him if you want.  It was substantially cheaper than the bigger name brands.  All I can say about it is that it works and it probably the best kart related money I have spent.  I thank god for it every time I use it and I’m not even religious!

  • #6853

    Ace Rossi
    Participant

    Chris, I too am looking at buying a lift! Been looking at the kart lift prop and been saving up for it. If you decide on the same, maybe we can get a better deal if we order together and get two at once!

     

  • #6859

    Joe Johnson
    Participant

    I have owned two of the old style electric kart lifts from TJ.  Top notch service and stands worked great when I remembered to plug them in.  Makes taking your shifter kart to the track by yourself much easier.  My only issue is that I wish they made the stands taller so its easier to work on the kart.

  • #7014

    Bill Cox
    Participant

    I have the KartRaiser.  You can even keep your kart on the stand when hauling in the trailer.

    http://www.kartraiser.com

  • #7268

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    Why buy new when you can buy used?  I have Kartlift Pro stand for sale that has hardly been used.  Yes you have to charge the battery before you go to the race but you need to charge  your transponder too.  I will be at Buttonwillow August 24th if anyone is interested.

  • #7314

    Ace Rossi
    Participant

    Larry would you consider shipping it to Florida if the price of the lift is appealing?

  • #7390

    marc-andre hubert
    Participant

    I bought a kartlift works awesome best investement I have made so far. Tsracing in Fl around 750$ shipped

  • #7441

    russ Jolly
    Participant

    The electric stand cant possibly cost in materials as much as they are being sold for. almost a grand for some. I can get two rollers for that much or one really nice one!

     

  • #7476

    Tim Koyen
    Participant

    The electric stand cant possibly cost in materials as much as they are being sold for. almost a grand for some. I can get two rollers for that much or one really nice one!

    Lol…

    I doubt the materials cost factor into in that much.  I do agree that $1k for one kart stand is a lot of money though.  Although I know some people that think $200 is way to much for a stand, so I guess it sorta depends on what it’s worth to you.

    KartLift Kart Stands
    DeepSeat Kart Seats
    877-777-8020
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  • #7601

    Chris Gannon
    Participant

    So I’m gathering the kartlift is a better product than the streeter version??

    Chris Gannon
    Shifter Kart Florida

  • #46976

    Bill Craven
    Participant

    It’s 2015 … going to bump this thread.

    Interested in what differences there might be between the Kartlift WinchLiftLT  and the Streeter Super Lift on the current 2015 models.

    Looking at pictures on each of their websites….   Base looks the same, but control/lift arms look different between the two of them.   Any real functional differences?

    Both companies are known to be reputable, good quality products, prices nearly identical … so I am most interested in whether there are usability features that are different.

     

  • #47042

    Jamie Orbon
    Participant

    I’ve had the Streeter stand for a year now and love it. My back appreciates the 800.00 investment! I even transport my kart on the stand in my trailer.

  • #47052

    Patrick Roth
    Participant

    I have had the Kartlift electric lift for a year and a half and like Jamie, my back appreciates the investment. I had one issue with the winch which was due to faulty electronics in which they immediately shipped out replacement electronics (at no cost) which were of higher quality (in speaking with them they had seen some failures of the electronics and had identified a more durable solution). I haven’t had a single issue with the mechanical structure and function of the lift.

    One thing that I wish was different (I think this is true of all electric one person lifts) was the hooks don’t allow for the kart to have the rear picked up once the kart is on the stand. You may ask why this is important? Well, if you are trying to get the kart off of the stand and into the back of a pickup (or in my case a trailer with a “shelf”) it is impossible. Previously I had the manual one person lift from Kartlift and because of the strap (wrapped under the bumper to hold it into the hooks) it allowed me to pickup up the kart underneath the rear of the bumper (versus the electric one which I can only pick up using the spaces in the middle of the bumper). Being able to pickup the kart from underneath the rear bumper was just enough for me to position the kart at the back of my trailer, put the front wheels on the shelf, and then lift the rear of the kart off and forward to slide into the trailer.

    I’ve had both Streeter and Kartlift products and while both have had superb quality and competitive pricing I tend to lean toward Kartlift because of their presence I see on this forum as well as being actively involved in the sport.

  • #47087

    Tim Koyen
    Participant

    Finally, a topic I know something about! :)

    Seriously, both stands are great, and both will lift your kart nicely.  I’m obviously partial to the KartLift, because its my blood, sweat, and welding wire that goes into each one, but I don’t think you’ll go wrong with either one.

    The KartLift is reasonably priced at $720, including shipping to the lower 48, or you can purchase from your local dealer.

    Here are what I believe are some key benefits of the WinchLift by KartLift:

    Flat free front tires
    Standard aluminum tool/starter/air tank tray
    Full height/width push handle that folds down for flat storage
    Setup to accommodate optional WinchStacker double stacker
    Available with Frame Support kit to take weight off kart rear bumper
    One year warranty on parts

    We also have a new update coming in the next month.  All the WinchLifts will ship with a simple catch to hold the kart in the upright position mechanically, rather than parking the load on the winch, during transport and storage.  The Superwinch LT2000 winch, which is more or less the standard winch for these applications (Streeter and KartLift), doesn’t have a mechanical brake, but uses a simple planetary gearset to maintain position under load.  The vibration of running kart engines, and other things, can cause this winch to drift a bit, so adding this catch will ensure that no matter how much vibration your ride puts out, the kart will be held up solidly.  (This catch will also retrofit to older stands equipped with push handles.)

    If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 877-777-8020 or 608-235-4761 or email tim@KartLift.com.

     

    Thanks!

     

    KartLift Kart Stands
    DeepSeat Kart Seats
    877-777-8020
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  • #47555

    Juan David Gomez
    Participant

    Tim,

    Just recently got a Winchlift and I’m wondering where will the update will be available to the public. Also, where do you get the frame support kit? haven’t seen anyone selling them.

    I’ve also had to raise the hooks in order for them to grab the bumper without the bar bumping before they are all the way in. this is fine but know the kart is not flat when fully raised. is there a way to adjust for this? I was thinking shorter wires.

    Juan

    • #47567

      Tim Koyen
      Participant

      Hi Juan,

      I’m hoping that we are shipping the “transport catch” within 2 weeks.  Its a very simple, easy to install, mechanism that will hold the kart securely in the upright position, by fixing it to the handle.  If you have the larger 3000lb or 3500lb winches, or the older Badland 2000lb winch, these all have internal mechanical brakes and shouldn’t require any external catch.

      All KartLift dealers have access to the Frame Support Kit, but very few stock it.  It can be ordered directly from us for $70, which includes shipping in the lower 48 states. 877-777-8020.  Warning, this kit only fits full sized chassis, and is not yet compatible with rookie/cadet karts, or karts narrower that most standard chassis.

      Regarding the hook position; If you are using a bumper with slots in it for pickup, then the hooks should be going in there.  The kart should sit pretty level then, but if your bumper is the type without handholes, and the hooks wrap around the whole thing, then it may be necessary to shorten the cables to get it more level.  If you send me an email with how much you want them shortened, I’d be happy to make you (or anyone else who needs them) a new set of cables.  You can reach me at tim@KartLift.com.  Thanks!

       

      KartLift Kart Stands
      DeepSeat Kart Seats
      877-777-8020
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      Don't bother PMing me, it doesn't work. Email is best: tim@kartlift.com.

  • #47635

    Juan David Gomez
    Participant

    Tim, mine has the Badland winch so I guess there is no need for the catch. My bumper has the slots but it is still not quite level. I’ll shot you an email with a picture and will measure to see what length cables I need.

    Thank you

  • #47856

    Spencer Uzri
    Participant

    Patrick,

    To load onto a truck bed, situate the kart on the stand facing fwd at the gate.  Operate the stand to lower the kart until the stand’s front support drops below the level of the tailgate; lift the front end up & roll the stand fwd to get the kart nose on the gate; now simultaneously push the stand fwd to push the kart fwd & operate the stand to continue lowering, pushing the kart onto the bed & dropping the stand out of the way.

    The unloading procedure works in reverse: face the stand towards the back of the truck, setting its height to where the hooks are approx. level with tailgate.  Roll it up to the tailgate so the rear bumper support hooks are just in front of, & the stand’s front support is underneath, the tailgate.  Now back the kart up & slightly off the edge of the gate & get the rear bumper on the hooks.  From there, simultaneously raise the stand up while rolling it backwards, pulling the kart out/off the bed & onto the stand, timing it so the the stand’s front support comes up, clears the tailgate, & catches the front of the kart.

    Easy peasy.

     

  • #47858

    Patrick Roth
    Participant

    Thanks Spencer! I tried a similar procedure and was unsuccessful; however, it could’ve been a failure of the mechanism between the stand and the ground. I’ll give it another shot next time out!

  • #47884

    Spencer Uzri
    Participant

    No problem.

    Note that when backing the stand away as you load the kart onto the bed, since the bumper hooks are fairly long, you’ll need to pull up on the rear of the stand as it lowers away, in order to rotate the hooks out from the rear bumper. It’s obvious to see when you are doing this, but thought I should mention.

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