|From Traditional to Modular, Rotary Lift Now Has an In-ground Lift for Every Bus Application|
|Monday, 24 October 2011 13:24|
MADISON, Ind. – With the introduction of the EFX60™ scissor lift, Rotary Lift now offers a full line of heavy-duty in-ground lifts to meet any bus maintenance application. The EFX60 joins the MOD30 modular environmentally friendly in-ground lift and the traditional in-ground lift in Rotary Lift’s heavy-duty line-up.
“Fleet maintenance managers have relied on in-ground lifts for more than 85 years because they provide the best unobstructed access to all service areas on a bus,” says Doug Spiller, Rotary Lift heavy duty product manager. “Since its introduction at APTA’s EXPO 2002, the MOD30 has been the gold standard for heavy-duty in-ground lifts thanks to its environmentally friendly design and productivity-enhancing features. But Rotary Lift recognizes that budgets continue to tighten, and not all of our customers can afford the top-of-the-line MOD30 right now. Offering three heavy-duty, in-ground lift options lets us provide customers with Rotary Lift quality, experience and support at a range of price points.”
From a budget perspective, Rotary Lift’s traditional heavy-duty, in-ground lift is the most affordable because it is the most basic model. Its pistons are housed in a nine-foot-deep continuous concrete vault. It features push button controls mounted on the floor or wall, a wheel spotting dish for axle positioning and a front jack with hydraulic adjustment. Average service life is about 25 years.
The EFX60 incorporates more user-friendly features. This scissor lift is modular and located in a concrete trench less than three feet deep, for lower installation costs. It requires just 3 ½ gallons of hydraulic fluid per cylinder — the lowest oil displacement in the industry. Like the traditional in-ground lift, the EFX60 is equipped with a wheel spotting dish for axle positioning. Unlike the traditional lift, however, the EFX60 can be operated while standing comfortably at the upright control console. Expected service life is 25 to 30 years.
The feature-rich MOD30 uses technology to make the technician’s job easier and more comfortable, improving productivity and reducing bus downtime, while at the same time protecting the environment. The MOD30 is contained in a six-foot deep steel enclosure that is completely sealed inside and out with Rotary Lift’s exclusive EnviroGuard™ coating. It is covered by warranty against damage caused by electrolysis and harsh contaminants for 10 years. Rotary Lift’s patented LDS™ Liquid Detection System monitors the system and signals the technician if liquid accumulates in the lift housing. In fact, the MOD30 is the only heavy-duty in-ground lift to meet environmental standards for underground storage tanks. The MOD30 also uses far less electricity than other lifts.
The MOD30’s upright control console provides lift status, operation and maintenance information, online training guides and programmable wheelbase settings to save technicians time. Joystick controls allow infinite speed control. With more than 1,000 units in the field, the MOD30 has a proven performance record and an average service life of 25 to 30 years.
The following chart provides a quick comparison of Rotary Lift’s MOD30 environmentally friendly in-ground lift, EFX60 heavy duty in-ground scissor lift and traditional heavy duty in-ground lift.
Aside from budget, features and benefits, two of the most important factors to consider in the lift selection process are where the product is made and whether or not it’s certified. Many U.S. transit agencies and school districts are governed by Buy America regulations, so they must purchase lifts that are made in the United States. All three of Rotary Lift’s heavy-duty in-ground lifts are made in the U.S.A. Similarly, transit agencies and school districts throughout North America are subject to International Building Code and local regulations that mandate that new lift installations be third-party tested and certified by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) to meet ANSI safety and performance standards. Lifts that are not certified may be allowed for replacing existing traditional in-ground lifts, but new facilities should use certified lifts like the MOD30 and the EFX60.
For more information about any Rotary Lift heavy-duty vehicle lift, contact your local Rotary Lift distributor, log on to www.rotarylift.com, or call (800) 640-5438. You can also find Rotary Lift on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About Rotary Lift
Rotary Lift is the leading brand of vehicle lifts and equipment designed to increase technician productivity. Founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift, Rotary Lift offers the broadest line of lifts for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit, and enthusiast/residential customer segments. There are more Rotary Lift products used in vehicle repair shops around the world than any other brand.
With an uncompromising commitment to product quality, testing and safety, Rotary Lift’s products have achieved the reputation as the world’s most trusted lifts. A founding member of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), Rotary Lift is also the only North American lift manufacturer certified to ISO 9001 quality standards.
Rotary Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises eight major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift, Chief™ Automotive Technologies, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide. VSG is part of the Industrial Products segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), 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).
|Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2011 13:29|