Maintaining the municipal fleet
To maintain a full range of vehicles, turn to the company with a full range of lifts.
Municipal fleet managers are challenged with maintaining an incredibly broad range of vehicles, from cars, pickup trucks and vans to buses, fire trucks and refuse collection vehicles. Choosing the right lifts to service all of these vehicles is crucial.
Vehicle lifts are designed to safely raise vehicles to a comfortable working height in order to increase technician productivity and save labor during maintenance, service and repair operations. There are a wide range of lift designs and capacities available for various vehicle service needs. To help you determine which vehicle lift(s) best meets your needs, turn to the lift manufacturer that invented the modern hydraulic lift and offers municipalities the broadest line of lifts in the country, Rotary Lift.
Vehicle lift varieties for municipal maintenance facilities
Rotary Lift offers all of the lift types commonly used in municipal maintenance facilities: in-ground lifts, mobile column lifts, four-post lifts, two-post lifts, scissor lifts, platform lifts and parallelogram lifts. Since most municipalities have “mixed fleets,” including light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, their maintenance facilities should be equipped with a corresponding mix of vehicle lifts. In general terms:
• Light-duty lifts, like the Rotary Lift SPOA10 two-post surface and SL210 SmartLift in-ground lifts, have rated capacities of up to 10,000 pounds and can lift Class 1 or 2 vehicles.
• Medium-duty lifts, like the Rotary Lift SPO18 two-post, SM30 four-post, SL212 SmartLift and unique vertical rise Y-Lift, have rated capacities of 10,001 pounds to 30,000 pounds. Depending on the lift, they can be used for vehicles up to Class 6 or even lighter Class 7 trucks.
• Heavy-duty lifts, like the industry’s bestselling Rotary Lift MOD Series in-ground lifts, Mach Series mobile columns, EFX60 in-ground scissor lift and V-Rex vertical rise platform lift, have rated capacities of 30,000 pounds or more and can handle Class 7 and 8 vehicles.
Which lifts to consider for different jobs
Typically, two-post lifts and light-duty in-ground lifts are used to service light-or-medium-duty trucks and vans. Rotary Lift offers its two-post surface lifts either as true asymmetrical models designed specifically for cars and other small vehicles or as symmetrical models that offer better weight distribution for trucks and other large vehicles.
Medium-duty four-post lifts are ideal for alignments, fast-turn service — such as oil changes — center undercarriage and exhaust work, and tasks requiring loaded suspensions. Heavy-duty inground lifts are typically used for lifting large two-three-and-tandem-axle vehicles for most preventive maintenance and repair tasks. Rotary Lift offers all three in-ground lift styles: traditional, modular and scissor.
Mobile column lifts are increasingly popluar because they can be used throughout the shop. Each lift consists of two, four, six or eight moveable columns — capacity range of 13,000 to 18,000 pounds per column — that lift the vehicle by its wheels.
Rotary Lift’s heavy-duty parallelogram lifts are available with capacities up to 100,000 pounds for performing preventive maintenance, repairs, inspections and alignments on a variety of vehicles. They are also popular options for wash bays because the vehicle’s engine compartment can be positioned beyond the end of the runway for easy steam cleaning.
Why municipalities prefer Rotary Lift
Rotary Lift was founded in 1925 and has grown into the largest lift manufacturer in North America. There are more Rotary Lift products used in vehicle repair facilities around the world than any other lift brand. Rotary Lift brings more to the table for municipalities than any other lift manufacturer.
Unique productivity-enhancing technology — Rotary Lift offers patent-pending Shockwave technology exclusively on its light-and-medium-duty two-post, four-post and inground lifts. Shockwave-equipped lifts are twice as fast as standard lifts, enabling technicians to complete more jobs each day
Safety leadership — As the only charter member of the Automotive Lift Institute still in business, Rotary Lift strongly encourages municipalities to buy lifts that have been third-party tested and certified by ALI to meet the industry safety and performance standards outlined in ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011.
Facility planning assistance — Rotary Lift’s free assistPRO facility planning program is available to help municipalities and architects determine the optimal number, placement and arrangement of vehicle lifts for a new or remodeled facility to maximize space utilization and efficiency.
Governmental purchasing power — Rotary Lift is a member of the National Joint Powers Alliance, HGACBuy, CMAS, TXMAS, KCRPC and OGC, as well as other governmental buying programs that provide municipalities with cooperative purchasing solutions for vehicle lifts. Rotary Lift is also a GSA contract holder.
Environmental leadership — Rotary Lift’s SmartLift inground lifts and MOD Series heavy-duty inground lifts have been designed to protect both the environment and the lift itself. Rotary Lift’s environmentally friendly inground lifts are totally self-contained, eliminating worries about leaks, corrosion and electrolysis.
Unparalleled Support — Rotary Lift has the largest lift distribution network in North America, providing municipalities with local factory-trained lift service providers who are fully equipped to provide installation, service, inspections, maintenance, training, repair and OEM replacement parts.
No other lift manufacturer can offer municipalities a broader line of highquality, ALI-certified vehicle lifts, industry leadership and knowledgeable, experienced support both before and after installation.
To learn what Rotary Lift can do for you, call (800) 640-5438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For pricing information, contact Christine Bilz, government sales leader, at (800) 455-5438, ext. 5655.
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