MADISON, Ind. — For repair shops with heavy-duty inground lifts that are 20 to 40 years old, Rotary Lift offers three retrofit options to install a new certified lift in the existing pit.
Rotary Lift’s 70Q, MOD30, and MOD35 heavy-duty inground lifts are available as direct structural “frame only” replacements for all Rotary Lift standard inground lifts, as well as most competitive inground lifts of this vintage.
If an existing pit is still good, the retrofit strategy can save shops up to 50% of the cost of installing a new heavy-duty inground lift in a new pit, according to Rotary Lift. Also, installing a new Automotive Lift Institute-certified lift can bring the shop into compliance with ANSI safety standards and International Building Code requirements.
Each hydraulic jack in a Rotary Lift heavy-duty frame-only retrofit inground lift has from 25,000 to 35,000 pounds of capacity. In most 20- to 40-year-old pits, each inground lift cylinder is rated at 18,000 pounds.
Before the Rotary Lift retrofit options can be considered, the shop’s existing pit must be evaluated by a structural engineer to ensure that it is in good condition and to determine how much additional load it can support.
“The cost of a new pit is a big part of the investment in a new inground lift,” said Doug Spiller, Rotary Lift’s heavy-duty product manager. “We’ve found the majority of 20- to 40-year-old inground lift pits can safely handle additional lifting capacity. When that’s the case, Rotary Lift provides viable and economical choices to upgrade to a higher-capacity, certified inground lift with minimal pit modification and cost.”
For more information, go here or call (800) 640-5438.