Equipment

MCL Mobile Column Lifts

MAHA USA

January 15, 2014 - Equipment

MAHA USA’s MCL family of ball-screw-powered mobile column lifts are non-hydraulic, wireless lifts. The MCL 12 and MCL 15 lifts are completely new products, while the MCL 16 and MCL 18 have been significantly redesigned. The lifts are designed to provide flexibility for a  wider variety of vehicles and create a more open and accessible work space.

All base frames for the MCL wireless ball-screw lifts have been redesigned, and each base frame now features a lower profile and longer leg structure that increases the columns’ stability, allowing them to engage low clearance vehicles, such as city buses, more effectively.

The main support column of each lift is formed from a solid, one-piece, hot-rolled I-beam for rigidity and stability while reducing load and stress on interior structural welds.

MAHA wireless ball-screw column lifts are up to 30% lighter than wireless hydraulic column lifts that require heavy hydraulic fluid, cylinders, hoses, valves, and pumps, the company stated. Additionally, the ball-screw lifting mechanisms lift at a constant speed, are 90% efficient, are impervious to cold weather, and are environmentally friendly.

MAHA USA’s addition of the MCL 12 gives users a lighter capacity mobile lift option. Lifting 12,000 pounds per column, the MCL 12 is a cost-effective solution for lighter-duty maintenance facilities that need a larger capacity lift to service medium-duty trucks and vans. The MCL 12 also offer an extra-wide universal carriage designed specifically for agriculture and farming vehicles with tires measuring up to 79 inches in diameter.

The MCL 15 holds 15,000 lbs. per column and features a 20-inch fork length and an extended base. The longer fork allows the devices to lift dual tire assemblies while completely engaging the surface of both tires.

The MCL 16 is now equipped with 16-inch-long standard forks capable of engaging super-single tires better than any other standard length carriage on the market. Updates to the MCL 16 include an increased carriage width, giving users the ability to accommodate wider tire diameters. An extra-wide body carriage, with a width of 36.61 inches is also available for the MCL 16 and fits in the same size base frame as the unit’s standard carriage. This wider carriage design allows the MCL 16 to easily accommodate flotation tires and other oversized tire diameters commonly found on military vehicles.

The MCL accessory line has also undergone upgrades, most notably a 36,000-pound capacity crossbeam. This larger capacity unit works in unison with the MCL 18 for frame-engaging applications under trucks and buses for wheels-free access.

The mobile column lifts have been inspected by Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL) and certified by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI).

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