New heavy-duty four-post vehicle lift

Forward Lift CR SeriesForward Lift says its new CR Series four-post vehicle lifts are designed specifically to help heavy-duty service facilities get trucks and buses back on the road.

“CR Series lifts offer a new twist on the traditional four-post lift design,” says John Uhl, sales and brand manager for Forward Lift. “All four posts are identical, and each has its own battery-powered hydraulic cylinder. This offers several operational and maintenance advantages over single-cylinder models. CR Series lifts are a cost-effective way for any shop to boost heavy-duty service productivity.”

According to Forward Lift, the CR Series features fasters rise times and more user-friendly features for improved productivity, as well as fewer moving parts for reduced maintenance versus traditional heavy-duty four-post lifts. And, since each CR Series post has its own hydraulic cylinder, there are no cables, chains or sheaves under the runways to lubricate and maintain. The four cylinders are all inverted, so their chrome piston rods remain protected from debris and damage, even in the up position, Forward Lift says.

Identical posts also mean that a CR Series lift can be operated from any corner of the bay for maximum convenience. Each post features a patented control system with an easy-to-use graphic layout of the lift and real-time height reading, the company says. The lifts can be configured for pre-programmed lifting cycles, enabling users to quickly turn on the control panels and raise the lift to its desired height.

A CR Series lift’s batteries are able to raise a vehicle 78 in. in just 65 seconds, which is higher and faster than a traditional four-post lift. CR Series lifts are also fully functional when the power goes out, so a vehicle will never be stranded up on the lift, the company says.

The 50,000 lb. capacity CR50 and 60,000 lb. capacity CR60 models are each available with runway lengths of 28 or 33 ft. to fit any facility’s needs. Optional accessories include 25,000 lb. capacity rolling bridge jacks for wheels-free work, high-efficiency work lights for improved visibility and drive-through ramps that make exiting the lift fast and easy.

All CR Series lift configurations have been third-party tested and certified by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) to meet ANSI safety and performance standards, the company says.

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