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Stertil-Koni unveils ‘Vehicle Lift Connection’ blog
August 6, 2014
The blog features tips, tricks, product updates, news, features, interviews and other content focusing on the heavy duty vehicle lift community.
Rotary Lift expands facility planning assistance
May 7, 2014
The vehicle lift supplier is increasing digital options in its free assistPRO service to give customers additional options for creating custom shop layouts. The number of shops taking advantage of the program has more than doubled over the past five years as the economy has improved, Rotary Lift officials say.
Vehicle lifts that promote shop safety, productivity
March 11, 2014

Features such as mechanical locks, remote control, LED lighting and lighter weights for more portability make servicing buses even safer and more efficient.

New wheel lift simplifies heavy-duty wheel removal
February 20, 2014
Rotary Lift’s MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift can remove and position any size wheel or tire weighing up to 500 pounds, company officials say. The lift’s arms are spaced wide enough to facilitate moving heavy-duty wheels and tires, and it is capable of dually holding wheels, according to the company.
Vehicle lift safety training course offered online
February 13, 2014
The new online version of the Automotive Lift Institute's "Lifting It Right" vehicle lift safety training course is now live. A narrator guides trainees through curriculum covering lift types, the lifting and lowering process, and lift maintenance.
Rotary Lift unveils new lighting options
February 11, 2014
Tech Lights, the supplier’s new series of LED shop lights, come with magnetic mounting clips. Three options are available: the two-post lift kit, the four-post lift kit, and the hand-held single shop light.
Mohawk Lifts launches new blog
February 4, 2014
The posts feature industry experts who will cover auto lift news, garage equipment reviews, vehicle lift safety, common auto lift questions and more. The blog is designed to be a resource for individuals researching lifts for their home garages, owners of general repair shops, and fleet managers.
Automotive Lift Institute names new board member
December 20, 2013
The institute's board of directors, historically composed solely of lift manufacturers, will include a representative from the lift inspection side of the business for the first time in 2014: Evan Calarco of Total Tool Ltd.
Online vehicle lift safety course available in 2014
November 7, 2013
The Automotive Lift Institute is partnering with dealer services provider KPA to produce and deliver the program. “Lifting It Right: 2014 Online Edition” covers the wide variety of lift types used in professional vehicle service and repair shops, the lifting and lowering process, and the importance of planned lift maintenance performed by a qualified professional.
New mobile column technology offers flexible lift system
October 17, 2013
MAHA USA’s new, redesigned MCL family of ball-screw-powered, wireless mobile column lifts are engineered to accelerate the velocity of maintenance activities by providing a flexible vehicle lifting system that creates a more open, productive and accessible work space, according to the company.
New Stertil-Koni lift offers more flexibility
September 24, 2013
The ST 1085 features a lifting capacity of 18,500 lbs. per column and is equipped with extra-long adjustable pick-up forks of 14 inches, making it well suited to safely raise all types of vehicles, including those with super single tires, according to the company. The lift also features a system that makes it possible to operate columns individually, in pairs or as a complete set with the touch of a single button.
Rotary’s lifts meet new certification standard
August 7, 2013
All of the company’s vehicle lifts currently certified by the Automotive Lift Institute have been recertified to meet the newest ANSI standard covering lift design, construction and testing in North America, ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011, which is an update to ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2006. In order to be ALI certified, a lift must be third-party tested by an independent testing lab to verify that it meets the current standards.
Rotary Lift unveils four-post alignment lift
July 2, 2013
The new AR18 is designed to adapt to meet the needs of independent repair shops and mixed fleets, among others. The lift features two stainless steel turning radius gauges for use when performing alignments and is compatible with all brands and types of alignment instrumentation, according to the supplier.
Webinar to offer safe lift management tips
May 28, 2013
The free web seminar, “Lifting Your Vehicles Correctly and Safely,” will be presented by SCHOOL BUS FLEET, METRO Magazine and Rotary Lift on June 20 at 1 p.m. EDT. Topics to be discussed will include proper methodology for lifting every type of heavy-duty bus or truck and how to keep lifts in tip-top shape through inspection and maintenance.
Rotary Lift recommends inspecting, maintaining vehicle lifts
May 2, 2013
The company says vehicle lifts are “essential” to the bus inspection process, so bus maintenance personnel should take time before the inspections to inspect, clean and maintain the lifts they have and think about replacing any nearing the end of their life expectancy.
Bee Line offers vehicle lifts, wheel equipment
April 18, 2013
The company’s new partnership with Corghi USA provides the HD700 Tire Changer and the ET66 Wheel Balancer. Bee Line also recently partnered with PKS Equipment & Engineering to offer several types of vehicle lifts.
New mobile column lift suited for school buses
March 19, 2013
The MCH413 is smaller than Rotary Lift’s other Mach mobile column lifts — about a foot shorter and 150 lbs. lighter — and has a rated capacity of 13,000 lbs. per column. As a result, it also has a lower price.
Laser vehicle spotting guide helps with proper staging
January 17, 2013
The Spotline laser from Rotary Lift projects a green line directly in the center of the bay, and the technician can then center the line on the vehicle hood and dash while pulling in for accurate positioning. A retrofit kit that’s now available enables the Spotline to be compatible with most inground and surface lifts.
New program certifies vehicle lift inspectors
November 27, 2012
The Automotive Lift Institute calls it “the world’s first third-party vehicle lift inspector certification program.” A kick-off event includes a surprise appearance by NASCAR champion Richard Petty.
Mohawk’s mobile lifts feature touchscreen control
October 16, 2012
The 7-inch color screen shows the total weight being raised by all columns and the number of cycles per technician. It also offers password protection, shows remaining battery life, and is customizable to show a bus, fire engine or dump truck.
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