Many fleets have dedicated parallelogram lifts to minimize downtime during preventive maintenance inspection activities. Because many fleets also use parallelogram lifts in wash bays, Rotary Lift says it has upgraded the finishes used on its lifts to make them more resistant to the chemicals used in the cleaners, as well as the road de-icers that rinse off of vehicles in colder climates.
Rotary Lift parallelogram lifts now feature a galvanized base coat used on highway guardrails to help prevent rust from shortening the lifts’ service life. Rotary also has a proprietary clear floor design to help provide access under the truck from both ends as well as the sides of the lift. This enables technicians to easily wheel toolboxes and equipment under the vehicle from either side, rather than having to walk all the way to the end of the vehicle and back, the company says.
Rotary Lift parallelogram lifts include standard proprietary mechanical locks, wheel chocks and a full-length safety strip. The company says the PLC power unit can be programmed with multiple height presets to quickly raise different sizes of vehicles to the proper height; the unit also monitors all functions 40 times per second and alerts users to any issues. Optional rolling jacks can be added to allow the front, rear or all wheels to be lifted off the runways for brake, tire, alignment and suspension work. Other optional productivity features include built-in lights and disconnects for compressed air at the front and rear of the lift, as well as a drive-through ramp kit.
Rotary offers three installation configurations for its parallelogram lifts: flush mount, surface mount and surface in recessed mount. Lift capacity ranges from 25,000 to 130,000 pounds. For more information, go to www.rotarylift.com.