Rotary Lift Reveals ‘Y’ – New Lift Increases Productivity and Profitability

March 18, 2010

MADISON, Ind., March 18 /PRNewswire/ Rotary Lift has unveiled the Y-Lift(TM), the first in a series of new vehicle lifts with faster speed designed to improve technician productivity and increase service bay revenue.

The Y-Lift (model YA12) is a drive-on hinged lift that uses a patented design and unique Y-shaped legs to provide faster rise/descent speeds and greater vehicle access than scissor lifts. Its innovative control system maximizes rise speed based on the weight of the vehicle being lifted. For most vehicles, the rise time is around 37 seconds: at least 33 percent faster than comparable scissor lifts. The faster rise means technicians using Y-Lifts can start servicing vehicles sooner. Its speedier descent lets techs move on to the next job more quickly.

“Technicians hate wasting time getting vehicles into position for service and waiting to unload them from the lift when they’re done,” explains Doug Brown, Vehicle Service Group (VSG) director of new product development. “The Y-Lift drastically reduces that wait time. Its unique design also eliminates the arms that get in the way on scissor lifts, so technicians have full vehicle access from side-to-side and front-to-rear, as well as 20 percent more overall work space. This allows them to work more efficiently for greater productivity and profitability.”

The Y-Lift provides true vertical movement and has a compact footprint, so it fits in smaller service bays.

The Y-Lift was designed for vehicle alignments and general service work. It accommodates a greater wheelbase range than any other alignment lift, and is the only lift that enables technicians to perform four-wheel alignments on micro-cars like the smart fortwo. The Y-Lift can be used for four-wheel alignments on wheelbases as short as 71-1/2 inches and as long as 158 inches. Competitive scissor lifts need a minimum wheelbase of 88 inches. The Y-Lift is compatible with all leading alignment instrumentation, including new 3D and camera wheel alignment systems.

The Y-Lift incorporates a number of design features to provide durability and minimize downtime. Its hydraulic cylinder, locking mechanism and position sensor are all located inside the Y-Lift’s runways, to protect them from damage.

The Y-Lift is ETL/ALI certified to meet ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2006 safety standards. Capacity is 12,000 lbs. The Y-Lift is made in the U.S.A.

For more information about the Y-Lift, contact your local Rotary Lift distributor, log on to www.rotarylift.com or call (800) 640-5438. Rotary Lift is also on Facebook.

About Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift is the world’s leading and most trusted brand of vehicle lifts. Founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift, Rotary offers the broadest line of lifts for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit, and enthusiast/residential applications. Rotary Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide. VSG is part of the Industrial Products segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).

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