Rotary has unveiled its new, patent-pending All-Vehicle (AV) lift arms, designed to make it easier for technicians to correctly spot and lift nearly any vehicle make and model – next-generation electric vehicles – using a single lift.
One Piece of Equipment for Multiple Vehicle Types
As vehicle designs continue to evolve in recent years, selecting the right lift equipment is becoming more of a challenge for automotive service professionals. As a result, shops have had to utilize multiple types of lifts to provide full service or offer limited service on some vehicles due to space constraints.
The new Rotary AV lift arms allow for maximum reach and retraction to properly lift all vehicles within the rated lift capacity using OEM recommended pick-up points. Fleet shops can now easily lift EVs and imports, and will never have to outsource a job because of the inability to properly lift specific vehicles.
“Whether retrofitting an existing Rotary SPOA10 series lift or installing a next-generation lift system with the AV arms, shops will have the only automotive two-post lift they’ll ever need,” Rotary Director of Product Management Jason Matthews said.
The unique arm design eliminates the need to re-spot vehicles to properly reach OEM recommended pick-up points, helping shop owners and technicians run their repair operations more efficiently maximizing labor time and cost savings.
Rotary highlighted the following features of the product:
- Full clearance on EVs for easy battery removal and service.
- The shortest arm retraction in the industry by up to 9 in. (ideal for EVs, SUVs, and unibodies in addition to standard vehicles).
- A 30% larger pickup range than conventional two-stage lifts for easier vehicle spotting.
- The lowest profile arms for a two-post lift in the industry designed for working on low-profile vehicles without interference.
“A lot of people talk about the importance of future-proofing automotive service shops to prepare for the surge in EVs,” Matthews added. “This is all that and then some. It’s helping shops prepare to service more vehicles, optimize operations, and increase profits.”