Equipment

Mach Truck Frame Adapter Kit

Rotary Lift

February 12, 2014 - Equipment

<p>Rotary Lift Mach Truck Frame Kit</p>

A Rotary Lift truck frame adaptor kit used with two Rotary Lift Mach series mobile column lifts allows service professionals to lift 12,000-lb. or 15,000-lb. vehicles. The frame-engaging adapter kit transforms a pair of mobile columns into a fore-and-aft lift for servicing Class 3 and most Class 4 trucks.

“With the Mach series, you don’t have to lift at each wheel with the traditional four-column setup,” says Doug Spiller, Rotary Lift heavy-duty product manager. “By using one column at each end of the truck, you gain unobstructed access to the wheels and components mounted near the vehicle’s sides that would have been blocked by the arms on a two-post lift.”

Mach series mobile column lifts can be moved for use throughout the shop, take up little space and, with a truck frame adapter kit, provide complete access to the wheels and sides of the vehicle, the company stated. All Mach series lifts include Rotary Lift’s patented control system, which speeds up the setup process by eliminating the need for a master column. A four-column configuration can be reduced to a two-column configuration and programmed for paired lifting with the push of a button.

Rotary Lift’s truck adapter kits are available in 12,000 lb. and 15,000 lb. capacities that are suitable for a variety of frame-based vehicles. Each kit comes with two connectors that slide over the Mach series’ standard forks, thereby reducing the capacity of the two columns. The connectors are fitted with stackable frame-engaging adapters that hold the vehicle at the front and rear. The adapters are the same ones that come with Rotary Lift’s SPO12 and SPO15 two-post lifts.

With a frame adapter kit, technicians can raise the vehicle and immediately remove its wheels for service, instead of lifting with a mobile column at each wheel and then taking time to set up jack stands. Since the lift’s forks remain in place with the kit attached, users can seamlessly change their lifting setup as they move from job to job. When not needed, the truck frame kit can be removed and stored. Each kit can be purchased with a rolling stand, so a single technician can complete the removal process.

According to Spiller, the Mach series lifts with truck frame kit will eliminate the need for a dedicated bay. Additionally, fleets can purchase more columns to service larger vehicles as needed.  

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