MOBILE COLUMN LIFT
Rotary Lift says the latest addition to its line of mobile column lifts, the RCH4, has an easy-to-use, operator-friendly design. It claims the lift is up to 30% faster than competitors.
The RCH4 is sold in sets of four, six or eight battery-operated columns. Each column is identical and has a rated capacity of 18,000 lb, for total lifting capacity of up to 144,000 lb. It can lift a vehicle 70 in. in just 78 seconds, Rotary says. It also features the company’s automatic steering system which is said to make it faster and easier to position the columns for service. Fixed forks fit most large tires without time-consuming adjustment, so technicians can get the vehicle up in the air for service more quickly.
Such mobile column lifts are a popular choice for commercial and vocational truck fleets, says Rotary, because they're versatile enough to be used almost anywhere to service virtually any medium- or heavy-duty vehicle.
Every column is equipped with Rotary Lift’s patented control panel. It includes a graphic layout of the column set-up, real-time height reading and error display, battery indicator, programmable height limit settings and one-touch controls. Lifting and lowering of all columns is automatically synchronized, and there is a slow-lowering function for precision vehicle positioning. Technicians can operate the entire lift from whichever column is most convenient.
The RCH4 needs just three cables connected in a horseshoe shape. As a result, one end of the lift is always open, making it easier to quickly position vehicles on the lift. The lightweight cables feature a quick-connect design and are 33 ft long for added flexibility.
The RCH4 is battery-operated with an internal charger, eliminating the need for power cords and improving the lift’s portability. Its hydraulic cylinder is inverted so the chrome piston rod is protected from debris and damage at all times, extending the life of the lift and reducing maintenance costs.