There was a time when neither Beachcomber nor Deadlift were interested in warfare. Beachcomber spent his time exploring the barren wilderness of remote planets, while Deadlift enjoyed the function of transporting deactivated Decepticons to the smelting pools for repurposing. Now, however, the war has drawn both of them into its grip, and the two find themselves in a close-quarters fight to the finish.
Deadlift protects Starscream's headquarters in a junkyard on the outskirts of Mexico City. After blasting his way past Ruination and Deadlift, Shockwave tells Starscream that Megatron requires his services. Shockwave then sends Starscream to recover the drone called Brains. 
In Echoes and Fragments, Spoons of the Renegades was reformatted into a version of Deadlift by Unicron in a reality where the actions of Sideways and Gong in manipulating a pair of Omega Locks resulted in a universe that combined elements of The Transformers: The Movie and Challenge of the GoBots.
- Hasbro Revenge of the Fallen Scout Deadlift
- A recolor of Dirt Boss.
- John Barber (w), Carlos Magno (p), Aburtov and Graphiksslava (i). Transformers: Rising Storm 1 (February 2011), IDW Publishing