+1 to what Bill sez. Before I bought ole Toad a lift, back a hunnert years ago, I visited both BMW shops in my area, plus several HD and a coupla independent shops - ALL of 'em had Handy Lifts in the service bays. There weren't anyone unhappy with their lifts, and most praised 'em highly for weight capability and ease of use. Their two primary recommendations to me were to order the electrical model if I planned on using the lift for home/personal use, AND order the side extensions. They mentioned smooth travel up and down the height range, and no bleed down or lowering while elevated, as well as not having to worry about install or removal of a safety bar.
As for parking an LT on a 24 inch wide table, there is way-minimum space to plant feet or lower the sidestand while mounting/dismounting (if one rides the bike up onto the lift, as I do) or while raising the bike up on it's centerstand. So the suggestion to order side extensions is a good one. Were I to do it again, I would order one 12" wide and the other 8" wide. Majority of service work on ole Toad takes place on the brake side of the bike, and an 8" wide extension is ample for tool placement, ease of access to filter port and drain/fill plugs. The 12" side allows for ease of mount/dismount room, as well as when ole Toad goes up, or down, for the centerstand function (you folks with an EHCS have the edge there!
Nowadays, I'm thinking the Western Manufacturing table lift patent (if there wuz one) must have run it's course, because there are several clone models on the market that are equal in quality and serviceability to the Handy. A coupla friends have 'em and they are true clones, including accessory items such as a dolly, drop panels, chocks, height and weight limits, manufacturing material used, etc. HTH, and enjoy Santa's present for 2011.
BTW - it is also a good idea to install some friction/grip material on these powder coated utensils! Bathtub safety strips minimally (they don't last long tho), or a rubber backed carpet runner or mat, as an example. Improves the confidence level in loading/unloading the lift.