MADISON, Ind. — Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has introduced the Forward Lift DP18 two-post lift that allows auto service shops the ability to service a wide range of vehicles, from cars to medium-duty trucks and buses weighing up to 18,000 pounds.
The heavy-duty, low-profile, two-stage arms, along with lightweight adapter extensions, allow techs to easily spot and lift vehicles, the company said.
The lift's symmetrical columns are constructed of high-strength, heavy-gauge steel and mounted on base plate foundations to provide stability and durability.
"The 18,000-lb.-capacity of the new DP18 two-post lift is perfect for shop owners who want to expand service capabilities to include Class 4 medium-duty vehicles," says John Uhl, director, light-duty product management for VSG.
The two-stage arms provide a 38- to 61-inch reach that enables techs to access the manufacturer-recommended pick-up points on a wide range of vehicles, the company said. The lift is equipped with four 5-inch and four 10-inch aircraft-grade aluminum truck adaptor extensions, which are stored in a column bracket.
The lift is available in three height packages to meet the needs of a variety of existing shop sizes.
For the lowest ceiling option, the overhead cross member mounts directly to the column to fit a 155 3/4-inch ceiling height; the standard height package fits a 176-inch ceiling height; and the extended height package fits a 200-inch ceiling height.
Forward Lift's Direct-Pull Lift Technology replaces common push cylinders in the lift columns with direct-pull cylinders. This design provides an advantage against side loading, one of the most common causes for cylinder leaks, by protecting the cylinder rod inside the carriage when lowered, and inside the cylinder housing when raised, the company said.
Additional features include a single-point lock release for lowering of the vehicle and a closed-loop hydraulic system to protect against contamination. Optional door guards are available.
For more information, visit www.forwardlift.com.