MADISON, Ind. — Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has introduced its highest capacity two-post Rotary lifts to date — the SPO16 and SPO20 — both featuring Trio arms and available Shockwave technology.
The SPO16 has a lifting capacity of 16,000 lbs., while the SPO20 has a capacity of 20,000 lbs., for servicing most work trucks, including utility trucks, ambulances and cargo vans, the company said.
The lifts' Trio arm design also accommodates smaller vehicles, such as SUVs and cars, making them adaptable for mixed fleets, dealerships, large service centers and fleet maintenance centers, the company said.
Trio arms use a proprietary three-stage design that enables technicians to move the arms into position and then position adapters where they're needed for proper lifting. Trio arms' low profile and retraction provide access to more vehicle lifting points than other lift arms, according to the company.
Trio's design improves fine adjustment as the traditional inner arms have been replaced with an integrated third stage that is up to 87 percent lighter, VSG said, noting that this improves ergonomics since adjusting the third stage is usually done while kneeling or lying on the ground. The adapters can be rotated 360 degrees enabling technicians to make adjustments to the adapter location when spotting the vehicle.
"Our customers are asking for heavy-duty lifts capable of servicing their entire fleets — the SPO16 and SPO20 deliver the versatility needed to make that happen," said John Uhl, VSG's director of lift product management. "These new SPO Series lifts combine high capacity, a low-profile stance, wider options and extreme reach possibilities, along with the familiarity of Rotary's best-selling two-post lift features."
Rotary SPO16 and SPO20 can be adapted with the company's Shockwave technology so they can rise and lower up to twice as fast as other lifts, VSG said.
Shockwave-equipped lifts are battery-powered and have onboard chargers, so the lifts work during power outages and there is no need for 220V or three-phase wiring. Shockwave-equipped lifts also come with Rotary Lift's Spotline laser spotting guide to center a vehicle between the lift columns.
The SPO16 and SPO20 also come equipped with rubber adapters for pinch welds and height adapters to reach recessed frames. Both can be fitted with LockLight, an optional lift accessory that uses an illuminated green light to show technicians if a vehicle lift is resting on its locks and ready to be serviced.
The new lifts have been third-party tested and Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) certified to meet ANSI lift safety and performance standards, VSG said.
For more information, visit rotarylift.com/HeavyDuty/TwoPosts.