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I am thinking of putting in a hoist. I have a large enough Garage, 15' to the bottom of the truss but wanted to here from truck guys with experience before making a decision as to four post or two.

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Are you wanting to use it to store one car over another with some occassional maintainence use or just to use when you want to work on something? What vehicles will you be using it for? Personally, I don't care for Bend-Pak lifts - they're kind of cheap but the one you linked to is identical to the Ben Pearson I use at work, and lifting anything bigger than a 1500 makes me nervous although I've never had any problems. I personally prefer Challenger and Rotary lifts. The down side of the 4 post you linked to is that it doesn't come with two jacks, so if you have plans of rotating tires, you'll have to purchase another of those on top of the cost of the lift.
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I prefer the two post becuase it lifts on the frame of the truck and instead of having to work around four posts you only have two. Keep in mind that all the wieght will be transfered to those two points on the floor so you may need to modify your garage floor for the extra wieght. Most garage floors only have 4" of concrete which isn't that strong.
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Being in the concrete industry I would check your floor thickness first, you may want to cut out a chunk and put in some pilings with some rebar and heavier duty concrete 32mpa or higher.
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I know the minimum thickness for ANY 2 post lift is 4" and 3000 psi.
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The two post does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling, especially if you intend to lift your Cummins with it.
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