My dad has a car lift in his garage with arms that swing out and extend under the car. He says that when you are lowering the lift without a vehicle on it if you stand on the end of the arm then it will apply more downward force causing the lift to lower faster. I think that it doesn't matter where you stand on the arm. If you weigh 200 pounds you are going to be applying 200 pounds no matter if you stand on the end or on center. I do agree that standing on the end of the arm applies more torque where the arm meets the upright. Am I wrong or right? I've attached a picture of the lift so you can see what I'm talking about. Thanks for the help.
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