MADISON, Ind. — Rotary Lift recently unveiled the ARO22 Alignment Lift, a high-capacity, open-front alignment lift designed to service a wider range of vehicles.
The alignment-ready lift has a 26-inch-wide platform runway with 40-inch spacing in between. It also is equipped with air-operated rolling jacks, including a 9,000-pound-capacity front jack and a low-profile, 15,000-pound-capacity rear jack.
The ARO22 can service everything from low-profile Class 1 passenger vehicles to Class 5 vehicles weighing up to 22,000 pounds, the company said.
"This lift was designed to accommodate the widest range of vehicles and enhance technician productivity, which is key to helping shops boost profitability," said John Uhl, director of product management for Rotary, a Vehicle Service Group brand.
"It's important for shops to have the flexibility they need to tackle anything from alignments and tire repairs to brake and suspension work."
The lift's air-locking rear steer plates are operated from a power column that eliminates the manual process of setting pins, allowing for a quality alignment, while LED lights integrated in the runway platforms illuminate the undercar to improve the work environment. The company noted this feature replaces the need for auxiliary lighting.
The optional SmartFILL integrated air inflation system lets technicians set the tires to the desired PSI while performing other work and has an optional dual-tire filling capability that enables separate pressure settings for front- and rear-axle tires.
On the safety side, the company said the system's patented articulating roller system and oversized front columns are designed to help evenly distribute the load balance, while the Sentinel Lock system features oversized slack cables and guide arm to ensure the lock latch stays in place.
"Keeping a shop efficient and productive is one of our customers' top priorities, and to achieve that, it's important to have the right equipment in place," Mr. Uhl added.
The ARO22 lift is compatible with Rotary's towerless alignment systems and with other alignment systems on the market.