Vehicle maintenance: Vertical rise platform lift takes on the biggest jobs

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Fleet maintenance: Rotary Lift introduces V-REX, a vertical rise, drive-on platform lift designed to take on the biggest, toughest vehicles without a whimper. V-REX has the industry’s most rigid and structurally sound lifting platforms to provide peace of mind under even the heaviest loads. Its patent-pending half-scissor legs and mechanical locking system are built to last, with high-strength steel where it counts and fewer wear parts and stress points than others in its category.

V-REX is manufactured with more steel than other vertical rise lifts — as much as 5,000 lbs. more steel per runway — for added strength without excessive cost. Rotary Lift engineers have optimized the steel content in the V-REX’s unique torque box runway design to offer platforms that are wider and stronger than others that may flex and sag under heavy loads. V-REX is available in three heavy-duty rated lifting capacities: 44,000 lbs., 64,000 lbs. and 80,000 lbs.

“Vertical rise platform lifts are increasingly popular because they can be used for many of the same applications as parallelogram lifts but with a smaller bay footprint and lower upfront investment,” explains Kirk Dawson, Rotary Lift vice president of heavy-duty. “Some customers have been wary of the lift style, though, because they’ve seen long runways deflect under load and they’ve been told by some manufacturers that capacity depends on the vehicle being lifted. V-REX alleviates those concerns. Rotary Lift’s all-new vertical rise lift has been independently tested at one and a half times its rated load capacity. Its stated load capacity is unchanged regardless of the type of vehicle being lifted or that vehicle’s weight distribution, which means technicians don’t have to waste time worrying about precisely positioning the vehicle on the lift before getting to work.”

V-REX is available with five runway lengths, from 28 feet to 48 feet. It can be installed surface-mounted, recessed or flush. V-REX is designed to maximize technician productivity, with a vertical rise of more than 77 inches, open front and rear, and plenty of clearance around the four legs.

The V-REX legs feature four-bar engineered rotational linkages that transfer shear forces to the foundation, optimizing lift efficiency and decreasing installation costs. This positive force leg design requires less maintenance than other styles. Because the legs feature rotational hinge links that rotate and pivot instead of sliding, they are more efficient and longer lasting.

Rotary Lift also has applied for a patent on the V-REX’s unique equalization system that’s built right into the hydraulic cylinder to protect it from damage and expensive recalibration visits.

Technicians operate the V-REX lift with a robust control console featuring simple buttons and switches for long life. The microprocessor-controlled unit monitors all mechanical and electrical synchronizations systems more than 125 times per second. The lift can be programmed with multiple preset heights. An optional pendant control lets technicians conveniently run the lift away from the console.

V-REX features Rotary Lift’s negative rake mechanical lock system with 10 locking positions at convenient, technician-friendly working heights. This locking system has proven reliable on Rotary Lift’s parallelogram lifts for many years.

A variety of optional equipment is available to further the productivity of V-REX, including rolling bridge jacks, wash bay kits, runway lighting, heavy-duty turntables for alignment service, and more.

V-REX is designed and manufactured with pride in Madison, Indiana. It is third-party tested and ALI certified to meet industry safety and performance standards. Like all Rotary Lift products, V-REX is backed by the industry’s largest factory-trained distributor network providing unmatched local service and support.

About Rotary Lift
Rotary Lift is the leading brand of vehicle lifts designed to increase technician productivity. Rotary Lift was founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift and now offers the broadest line of lifts for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit applications. There are more Rotary Lift products used in vehicle repair facilities around the world than any other brand.

Rotary Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises nine major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift, Chief®, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Elektron, Blitz® and nogra®. With its American headquarters in Madison, Indiana, VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion-dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services. Rotary Lift is a GSA contract holder, GSA contract #GS-07F-8953D (Dover Industries, Inc., DBA Rotary Lift). Rotary Lift products are also available through a number of other government procurement programs, including NJPA, HGACBuy, CMAS, TXMAS, KCRPC and OGS.

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