LAS VEGAS (Nov. 1, 2016) — Rotary Lift, a Vehicle Service Group brand, has made its patented TRIO Arms standard on its medium-duty SL212 12,000-pound capacity SmartLift in-ground lift, making it easier for technicians to work on a wide range of vehicles.
TRIO Arms, standard on 10,000-pound capacity SmartLift in-ground lifts since 2011, are designed to provide an 18-percent wider reach than standard arms, the firm said, and include a unique sliding adapter system that enables technicians to more quickly and precisely spot a vehicle.
“We want to get technicians off the ground and working faster, and TRIO Arms are all about productivity,” said Jim Dirksen, vice president, light duty sales, for Rotary Lift. “Technicians can simply slide the lightweight adapter to the desired position, without getting on their hands and knees to reach under the vehicle. These unique lift arms save technicians time, stress and energy.”
According to Rotary Lift, TRIO Arms provide all the capabilities of regular three-stage arms in a more versatile package. The third telescoping arm segment is replaced with an integrated lightweight sliding adapter assembly, designed to allow technicians to easily switch between three-position flip-up adapters for body-on-frame vehicles, round polymer adapters for unibody vehicles and thread-up truck adapters depending on the job at hand.
The adapters can be rotated 360 degrees and can slide along the lift arm, giving technicians the ability to make precise adjustments to the adapter location when setting up the lift.
TRIO Arms are standard on both the SL212 SmartLift and the ShockWave-equipped SL212SW SmartLift models. Rotary Lift said its SL212SW SmartLift can raise a vehicle 83 inches off the ground in just 30 seconds and lower it in 19 seconds.
Made in Madison, Ind., SmartLift inground lifts are ALI gold-label certified to meet industry safety and performance standards.