Rotary Lift has updated its 14,000 lb. capacity ARO14 alignment lift to offer greater precision, faster performance and new user-friendly features. The updates are also available on the AR14 closed-front alignment lift and as part of a patent-pending bolt-on retrofit kit that can equip Rotary Lifts new SM series four-post lifts to perform alignments.
“We improved our four-post alignment lifts with technicians in mind,” says Jim Dirksen, vice president of light-duty lifting for Rotary Lift. “Each new feature that has been added was designed to make their jobs easier. The radius gauges can be placed in various locations to better accommodate a range of wheelbases, the rear slip plates offer more movement and a higher rise height provides tall technicians with additional workspace. The new lifts are compatible with all modern 3-D alignment equipment and can be lowered onto locks at various heights to ensure the vehicle is level.”
Rotary Lift’s new ARO14 alignment lift features interlocking spacers along its runways that enable technicians to place the turntables in various locations. This makes it easy to service a wide range of cars, light trucks, SUVs and vans. The lift can be used to perform four-wheel alignments on vehicles with wheelbases as short as 71 inches (88 inches for extended-length models) and as long as 148 inches (165 inches for extended-length models).
A new full-length runway design allows the vehicle to smoothly roll back and forward during the alignment process. Since there are no obstructions on the runways, technicians can easily roll the vehicle to gather more precise measurements. To allow the rear wheels to move more easily over a greater range during toe and camber adjustment, the rear slip plates have been expanded to fill the entire width of each runway and feature additional rolling balls. These additional rolling balls also help to increase the life of the slip plate assembly by evenly distributing the load. The lifts come standard with an air filter/regulator/lubricator to keep air tools working properly, two 7,000 lb. capacity rolling jacks for wheels-free work and stainless steel radius gauges.
For greater productivity and durability, the updated alignment lifts each feature a higher rise height, improved drive-on ramps and a strong powder-coated hammer-tone paint finish. They are available with Rotary Lift’s Shockwave™ battery-powered system, which cuts rise time in half to just 35 seconds. This is twice as fast as a standard four-post lift. Descent takes only 18 seconds, meaning a Shockwave-equipped alignment lift can be raised and lowered in less time than it takes a standard lift just to raise a vehicle. Since technicians spend less time waiting for the lift to go up, they can complete more jobs each day and make more money for themselves and the shop.
The new ARO14 and AR14 four-post alignment lifts have been third-party tested and Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) certified to meet ANSI safety and performance standards.
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