Flexibility, affordability promised by latest Forward Lift range
US-based automotive lifting equipment manufacturer Forward Lift has expanded its heavy-duty product offering, and for the first time is offering battery-operated mobile column lifts. The new FCH family of mobile column lifts offers 18,000 pounds (8,150kg) of capacity per column in a package it describes as affordable and perfect for independent repair facilities.
“The FCH family of lifts was designed with small- to medium-sized shops in mind,” said Lance Jones, Forward Lift sales and brand manager. “For automotive-focused facilities, the family’s economical price allows you to enter the heavy-duty market with little investment. If you already regularly maintain medium- or heavy-duty trucks, FCH mobile column lifts offer many advantages over the four-post lifts you may be using.”
Versatile mobile column lifts are growing in popularity, the company notes. The fixed forks on FCH lifts fit most truck tyres without the need for adjustment, enabling faster set-up. To further reduce setup time, the FCH family’s three lightweight, quick-connect cables are arranged in a horseshoe shape. One end of the lift is always open, making it easy to pull vehicles in and out. FCH lifts feature an automatic steering system and forklift pockets for effortless moving throughout a shop or across any concrete surface.
With a full charge in its two marine batteries, an FCH-series lift can complete 12 to 14 lifting cycles. Since it is battery powered, there are no other cords to clutter the floor of the service bay. “A heavy-duty mobile column lift opens up a lot of opportunities to increase revenue,” added Jones. “It is versatile, there are no installation costs and the lift takes up very little space when not in use.”