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New Rotary Lift Heavy-Duty Two-Post Lifts Offer Greater Capacity, Versatility for Servicing Work Trucks and Cars

Patented Trio Arms’ three-stage design makes spotting easy and ergonomic

Rotary Lift, part of Dover's Vehicle Service Group (“VSG”), has launched its highest capacity two-post lifts to date with the introduction of the SPO16 and SPO20 lifts, both featuring award-winning Trio™ Arms and available Shockwave™ technology. 

With lifting capacities of 16,000 lbs. (4,000 lbs. per arm) and 20,000 lbs. (5,000 lbs. per arm), respectively, these heavy-duty lifts are ideal for servicing most work trucks, including utility trucks, ambulances and cargo vans. However, unlike most heavy-duty two-post lifts, the SPO16 and SPO20’s unique Trio design also accommodates smaller vehicles, like SUVs and cars, making them a great choice for mixed fleets, dealerships, large service centers and fleet maintenance centers.

“Our customers are asking for heavy-duty lifts capable of servicing their entire fleets - the SPO16 and SPO20 deliver the versatility needed to make that happen,” says John Uhl, director of lift product management for Rotary parent company VSG. “These new SPO Series lifts combine high capacity, a low-profile stance, wider options and extreme reach possibilities, along with the familiarity of Rotary’s best-selling two-post lift features.”

Both lifts feature Rotary’s exclusive Trio arms. Trio arms use a proprietary three-stage design that enables technicians to more easily move the arms into position and then precisely position adapters exactly where they’re needed for proper lifting. Trio arms’ low profile and superior retraction provide better access to more vehicle lifting points than other lift arms. In fact, the arm swing of the SPO16/20 Trio is 22 percent greater than that of a standard two-stage arm, which makes it possible to properly reach the lifting points on more passenger vehicles and Class 4 and 5 trucks. 
Trio’s design makes fine adjustment easy, because the traditional inner arms have been replaced with an integrated third stage that is up to 87 percent lighter. This is an important ergonomic consideration since adjusting the third stage is usually done while kneeling or lying on the ground. The adapters can be rotated 360 degrees enabling technicians to make time-saving, precise adjustments to the adapter location when spotting the vehicle.

Rotary SPO16 and SPO20 two-post lifts can be supercharged with the company’s unique Shockwave™ technology so they rise and lower up to twice as fast as other lifts. Shockwave-equipped lifts are battery-powered and have onboard chargers, so the lifts work during power outages and there is no need for expensive 220V or three-phase wiring. Shockwave-equipped lifts also come with Rotary Lift’s Spotline™ laser spotting guide that makes it easy to center a vehicle between the lift columns. 

Faster equipment in the service bay helps technicians be more efficient and productive. In fact, Shockwave-equipped lifts save technicians up to a minute or more per vehicle, letting them complete more jobs in a day and conduct more thorough vehicle inspections.

In addition to Rotary’s industry-leading standard two-post lift features, the SPO16 and SPO20 come equipped with rubber adapters for pinch welds and height adapters to reach recessed frames. Both the SPO16 and SPO20 can be fitted with LockLight™, an optional lift accessory that uses an illuminated green light to show technicians if a vehicle lift is resting on its locks and ready to be serviced. 

Rotary Lift SPO16 and SPO20 two-post lifts have been third-party tested and Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) certified to meet ANSI lift safety and performance standards.

To learn more about Rotary Lift’s SPO16 and SPO20 lifts, visit http://rotarylift.com/HeavyDuty/TwoPosts

About Rotary:
Rotary is the leading brand of vehicle lifts and wheel service equipment in North America. Rotary was founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift and now offers the broadest line of lifts and wheel service equipment for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit applications. Its products include two-post, four-post, inground, scissor, mobile column, parallelogram, and platform lifts, as well as alignment lifts and instrumentation, tire changers, and wheel balancers.

Rotary is a Vehicle Service Group brand. VSG is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. It comprises 13 major vehicle lifting, wheel service and collision repair brands: Rotary, Chief®, Forward®, Direct-Lift®, Revolution®, Hanmecson®, Ravaglioli, Elektron, Blitz, Nogra, Butler, Space and Sirio. With its American headquarters in Madison, Indiana, VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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