Rotary Lift updates 4-post alignment lifts
MADISON, Ind. (Nov. 26, 2014) — Vehicle Service Group's Rotary Lift brand has updated its 14,000-pound capacity ARO14 alignment lift and AR14 closed-front alignment lift with a variety of new features designed to enhance precision and productivity.
Rotary Lift said the updates also are available as part of a patent-pending, bolt-on retrofit kit that can be equipped on its SM series four-post lifts to perform alignments.
“We improved our four-post alignment lifts with technicians in mind,” said Jim Dirksen, vice president of light-duty lifting for Rotary Lift. “Each new feature that has been added was designed to make their jobs easier.
“The radius gauges can be placed in various locations to better accommodate a range of wheelbases, the rear slip plates offer more movement and a higher rise height provides tall technicians with additional workspace,” he said. “The new lifts are compatible with all modern 3-D alignment equipment and can be lowered onto locks at various heights to ensure the vehicle is level.”
The ARO14 alignment lift features interlocking spacers along its runways that are designed to enable technicians to place the turntables in various locations. According to Rotary Lift, this makes it easy to service a wide range of vehicles.
The lift can be used to perform four-wheel alignments on vehicles with wheelbases between 71 inches (88 inches for extended-length models) and 148 inches (165 inches). A full-length runway design lets the vehicle roll back and forth during the alignment process. No obstructions on the runways means that technicians can roll the vehicle to gather more precise measurements, the company added.
The lift's rear slip plates have been expanded to fill the width of each runway and feature additional rolling bars, Rotary Lift said. This allows the rear wheels to move more easily over a greater range during toe and camber adjustments. The rolling balls also help to increase the life of the slip plate assembly by evenly distributing the load, the firm added.
Both the AR14 and ARO14 feature a higher rise height, improved drive-on ramps and a powder-coated, hammer-tone paint finish. The are available with Rotary Lift's Shockwave battery-powered system, which the company said cuts rise time to 35 seconds, about twice as fast as a standard four-post lift. Descent takes about 18 seconds.
The lifts come standard with an air filter/regulator/lubricator to keep air tools working properly, two 7,000-pound capacity rolling jacks and stainless steel radius gauges. Each has been third-party tested and certified by the Automotive Lift Institute to meet ANSI safety and performance standards.
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