MADISON, Ind. (Sept. 15, 2015) — Rotary Lift, a Vehicle Service Group brand, has upgraded its SP0A10 two-post lift with arms designed to boost its versatility.
The TRIO Arms, now standard on the 10,000-pound capacity lift, feature a proprietary three-stage design in a two-piece package that lets technicians choose from a wide range of adjustable adaptors for a variety of applications, Rotary Lift said.
Introduced in 2011 on the Rotary Lift SmartLift in-ground lift, TRIO Arms are designed to provide all the capabilities of regular three-stage arms in a more versatile package. The third telescoping arm segment is replaced with an integrated light-weight sliding adapter assembly.
According to Rotary Lift, this design enables technicians to easily interchange truck adapters, round polymer adapters or three-position, flip-up adapters, depending on the job. The adapters can be rotated 360 degrees and are able to slide along the lift arm, enabling technicians to make precise adjustments to the adapter location when setting up the lift.
“In order to properly engage a vehicle's pick-up points, technicians using regular three-stage arms have to move the heavy innermost stage into place while reaching under the vehicle on their hands and knees,” said Bob Ford, new product development manager for Rotary Lift. “With TRIO Arms, the technician can simply slide the lightweight adapter itself to the desired position. There's less telescoping needed, which saves time, reduces technician stress and can help get the vehicle in the air more quickly.”
Rotary Lift's TRIO Arms were engineered at its world headquarters in Madison and performance tested to 20,000 lift cycles, which is the equivalent of 10 years of real-world use, the firm said. The SPOA10TRIO two-post lift has been third-party tested and certified by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) to meet ANSI lift safety and performance standards, the company added.
Rotary Lift said the SPOA10TRIO is ideal for servicing most cars, light trucks, SUVs and vans. It features a true asymmetric design, with rotated columns that hold the vehicle with the center of gravity toward the rear of the bay. This positions the vehicle's doors behind the columns so technicians can open and close the doors with less worry of dinging them.
The lift also is available with another Rotary Lift innovation, Shockwave technology. According to the company, Shockwave-equipped lifts feature rise and descent times that are twice as fast as other lifts.
They are battery-powered and include onboard chargers, allowing the lifts to continue functioning during power outages. Shockwave-equipped lifts also come with Rotary Lift's exclusive Spotline laser spotting guide that simplifies the process of centering a vehicle between the lift columns.