Versatile lift works with a wide range of vehicles, including electric and exotic vehicles
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Rotarypart of Vehicle Service Group (VSG) and Dover (NYSE: DOV), today announced the launch of the Rotary Wide Smartlift®, providing forward-thinking dealerships and repair shops with a versatile lift that works with current and next-generation vehicles. Rotary’s new Wide Smartlift is one and a half times wider and twice as fast as a standard underground lift, allowing greater access and speed for technicians when servicing vehicles.
The Wide Smartlift’s redesigned superstructure increases unobstructed space under the vehicle for easier maintenance of air dams, batteries and more. Plus, its patented TRIO™ three-stage arms provide improved reach for faster, easier spotting of exotic and low-profile cars. With an available interchangeable adapter kit, the lift can service cars, trucks and electric vehicles on the same arm. The lift features Shockwave™ powered cycle time, which operates twice as fast as a standard lift, allowing shops to complete more jobs in the same amount of time. Available in 10,000 or 12,000 lb capacities, the lift can service vehicles ranging from subcompact cars to trucks.
“Due to the growing number of electric vehicles, the automotive industry is changing at a rapid pace. We expect this level of activity to only continue in the next five years, and even more so than in previous generations,” said John Uhl, director of product management at Rotary. “In order to prepare for the future of repairs, the dealerships and repair shops we work with need a lift that will allow them to modernize their workshops and quickly service any vehicle that comes through their doors – and we are pleased. to be able to provide them with just that.”
Rotary’s Wide Smartlift underground lifts are designed, tested and manufactured in Madison, Indiana and are now available from local Rotary distributors. You can find more information about the Wide Smartlift at rotarylift.com.
Rotary is the leading manufacturer of vehicle lifts and wheel care products for the professional automotive service, commercial truck and mass transit industries. In 1925, Peter Lunati designed, built and patented the first fully hydraulic automotive lift and spawned a new industry. Rotary’s quest for innovation has built one of the world’s most reliable lifts, designed to increase shop efficiency and productivity. Today, there are more Rotary Lift products used in vehicle repair shops around the world than any other brand.
Rotary is a brand of the Vehicle Service Group (VSG) and part of Dover‘s Engineered Products segment. VSG includes thirteen leading brands in lifts, wheel service, diagnostics and collision repair: Rotary, Chief Collision Technology, Forward Lift, Direct Lift, Warn Automotive, Ravaglioli, Hanmecson, Elektron, Blitz, Nogra, Butler, Space and Syrio. With its US headquarters in Madison, IndianaVSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001 certified manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia.
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual sales of approximately $8 billion. We provide innovative equipment and components, consumables, spare parts, software and digital solutions, and support services across five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy and Fuel, Imaging and Identification , pumps and process solutions and climate and sustainable technologies. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for its entrepreneurial approach for over 65 years, our team of more than 25,000 employees embraces an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what is possible. Based at Downers Grove, IL, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV”. Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.
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