MADISON, Ind. – Much like the T-Rex was the king of the dinosaurs, Rotary Lift has introduced its ‘king’ of the platform world – the V-Rex, a vertical rise, drive-on platform lift designed to take on the ‘biggest, toughest vehicles without a whimper.’
Rotary Lift says the V-Rex is the industry’s most rigid and structurally-sound lifting platform, featuring the company’s patent-pending half-scissor legs and mechanical locking system built with more high-strength steel than any other vertical rise lift.
“Vertical rise platform lifts are increasingly popular because they can be used for many of the same applications as parallelogram lifts but with a smaller bay footprint and lower upfront investment,” said Kirk Dawson, Rotary Lift vice-president of heavy-duty. “Some customers have been wary of the lift style, though, because they’ve seen long runways deflect under load and they’ve been told by some manufacturers that capacity depends on the vehicle being lifted. V-Rex alleviates those concerns. Rotary Lift’s all-new vertical rise lift has been independently tested at one and a half times its rated load capacity. Its stated load capacity is unchanged regardless of the type of vehicle being lifted or that vehicle’s weight distribution, which means technicians don’t have to waste time worrying about precisely positioning the vehicle on the lift before getting to work.”
V-Rex is available in three heavy-duty rated lifting capacities – 44,000 lbs., 64,000 lbs. and 80,000 lbs. – and in five runway lengths starting at 28 feet up to 48 feet.
The new lifting platform also has legs that feature four-bar engineered rotational linkages, which Rotary Lift says requires less maintenance than other styles, as well as being more efficient and longer lasting.
Other features include a negative rake mechanical lock system with 10 locking positions, and options such as rolling bridge jacks, wash bay kits, runway lighting and heavy-duty turntables.