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Review of Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack
4.20 stars Very Good Form 348 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 06, 2013 Author:
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Pros & Cons


  • Good solid construction
  • Great design with nice safety lock
  • Elevation mechanism works well
  • Great overhead storage for big items
  • Don't need a ladder to access
  • Easy to assemble and install
  • Good additional platform space


  • Fasteners provided are poor quality
  • Installation can be hard in finished garage
  • Cables are too short to lower the platform all the way to the garage floor
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.20 stars, and the price range is $140.00-$210.00.

The RacorPro PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift Storage Rack is the ultimate overhead space saver that allows you to de-clutter your garage and load and heavy items to the ceiling for storage. This product helps to free up valuable floor space in your garage or storage area letting you store heavier items, such as furniture, lawn mowers, tires, canoes, snow throwers, and much more.

The PHL-1R is attractive to many consumers with the ability to raise and lower the platform to load and unload items up to 250 pounds avoiding the obvious pitfalls of using a ladder to hoist items up from the ground. This storage rack features heavy-duty steel support beams and 4-by-4-foot platform that are made from high-quality materials that are made to handle tough loads and provide years of consistent performance. The unit is built to lower 8 feet from the ceiling, accommodating storage spaces with taller ceilings. The unique pulley system makes it easy to raise and lower heavy items with minimal effort on your part and provides 16 square feet of additional storage space. It also features an innovative safety lock that ensures that the load stays locked into place when fully raised to the ceiling.

Some users had no problems with the installation other than with the lag screws. Many reviewers have recommended getting better ones from the local hardware store and going through the whole process slowly and carefully and pre-drilling holes if required.

Overall, the Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack provides for an easier and safer platform to store items. It is a very useful product however using the mechanical lowering arm might take a long time to raise or lower the rack.


  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 6 x 24 inches
  • Item Weight: 61.8 pounds
User Voice
Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack
Not too difficult to install Crank has a nice little safety lock to prevent it from accidently lowering Saves lot of floor space in garage
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
4.00 stars
11 Reviews See Details
Good for storing big items which take more floor space Users recommend to use new lag bolts Easy to lift up and down Easily lifts the items to the top
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
4.00 stars
12 Reviews See Details
Easy to assemble & install Can be difficult to install in finished garage
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
4.00 stars
15 Reviews See Details
Heavy lift works well Included lag screws are of cheap quality Users recommend using power tools and pre-drilling holes
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
4.00 stars
18 Reviews See Details
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Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack


Rating : 4.20 stars Form 348 Reviews
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