I needed a new lift. My 30+ year old lift was shot. I considered buying a used lift to save money. What I found is that for a little more that what a decent used lift would cost, I could get a brand new lift from LOTO lift. I talked to other lift manufacturers, but they were not in my price range. Thinking I was going for the 'cheap' option, I expected shortcuts, and lacking real quality. I WAS WRONG! This lift is a BEAST. All the metal is above the waterline, so no rusting parts. Lifetime warranty on the tank and frame! All the welds are smooth and clean, and the axles are HUGE. This is not your mama's lift. This thing is built for strength, and it is really solid. When you look at the reinforcements, you know it's strong. To top it off, I was able to get it built and installed, in about 2 weeks! WHO does that at Lake of the Ozarks?!? Do yourself a favor, and go look at them, compare their build quality, and then buy one.