Enclosed versions are available that comes with heaters for winter regions.. 12000-16000 lb lifting capacity too.I can see where it could come in handy. For a lot of mobile repair outfits.
Even oil changes and stuff like that.
in your area, I can see your point.
Even in the NW, it would only be able to be used in the summer time.
But I have to admit, it does look handy to me.