Congrats on your purchase of the HF lift. I've had mine for 3 years now. Works like a champ. I did like a few others did. Forklifted it into the Avalanche at the store. When I got home, I just opened it up and tooks parts out one at a time. Eventually, it got down to man-handling the last big parts by hand. Not really a big deal.
I actually roll mine out of my shop into the driveway all the time when I'm working in my shop. Shop is a full woodshop that also is where I park my four motorcycles. Each time I roll it out or bring it back in I have to pick one end up and drag it back into the garage as the garage floor is higher than the driveway.
The thing is a beast. I also bought for around $40 on sale at HF, a
wheel chock. Bolted it to the front of the lift. I just roll the bikes up on the lift and into the wheel chock. Then strap them in place. Works great.
2013 BMW 700GS, 2009 BMW 1200GS Adventure,
2009 Vstar 950, 2009 Honda Rebel,
2000 Goldwing SE, 1977 CB750A,
Needs: new garage (in planning) Need more room for more bikes.