I wish I had not waited so long to buy a lift, they are worth every penny, and this is a nice big one. I rented a U-Haul car trailer and picked it up at the local trucking company. Make sure you have tie-downs or come-a-longs to secure it. Unloaded it with my car engine hoist, then completely assembled it BY MYSELF with the engine hoist and a floor jack. Very easy to do.Works great, only problem was it would trip the circuit breaker and I think it's because of the small cord that comes with it. I would recommend changing out the cord to #12 (20 amp) or, as I did #10 (30 amp) and putting it on a 20 or 30 amp breaker. After this change, it works perfectly! Life is too short to not have one of these, if you do any automotive work at all!