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BendPak to showcase eight-armed lift concept at NADA Expo; fall release planned

BendPak announced that its new Octa-Flex prototype lift will first be shown in booth 4569W at NADA Expo in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-4. The Octa-Flex is a two-post lift series with eight fully adjustable, telescoping lift arms. It features two sets of arms: triple-telescoping swing arms plus all-new integrated lift-assist arms According to BendPak, here is how

BendPak releases two-post lift

BendPak has released the new PL-6000DC two-post parking lift, which it says is designed to be ganged together with shared columns so more lifts can fit in a smaller area, indoors or outside.  The new lift has a rated capacity of 6,000 pounds and can be installed in a typical 8-foot parking space. BendPak says

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Autel introduces alignment and ADAS lifts

Autel has introduced new Bay Max 12K and Bay Max 14K lifts, which are flush-mounted hydraulic scissor lifts with twin 6K and 7K Jacking Beams, respectively, and a Floor Lift Table. The new lifts mark Autel’s entrance into the lift market. The company says they can allow technicians to perform re-scan, visual inspection, and mechanical

BendPak introduces new double-wide parking lifts

BendPak has introduced two new double-wide parking lifts: PL-12000DP and PL-12000DPS. BendPak says these lifts will allow shops to securely store four vehicles in two parking spots. BendPak notes that each PL-12000DP and PL-12000DPS platform operates independently, so one can be lowered while the other side remains still. As a result, it’s only necessary to

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Is your shop ready for a service EVolution?

The auto industry is investing more than $1 trillion into shifting new vehicle production from internal combustion to electric power. Forecasters estimate that EVs could account for up to one-third of the North American market by 2029. And with dozens of electric models from domestic and import brands already on the road, chances are good

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Rotary introduces XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift

Rotary announced the release of the new XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift, a small bay alignment lift with a large four-wheel alignment wheelbase range. The lift has a 78- to 164-inch four-wheel alignment wheelbase range and 12,000-pound lifting capacity. It has a minimum bay size footprint of 12 by 23 feet and adjustable radius gauges that

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BendPak introduces new AP Series of two-post lifts

BendPak introduces its AP Series of two-post lifts, which the company says are designed to make lifting internal combustion and electric cars, trucks and vans safer, easier and more efficient.  Features of the new series of lifts described by BendPak include: The series includes three 10,000-pound capacity models. The standard 10AP offers 73 inches of lifting

ALI expands manual, offers digital edition

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has updated and expanded its car lift safety manual “Lifting It Right.” The new second edition of the training tool features new information, photos and illustrations. Additionally, for the first time, a digital version is also available.  “Lifting It Right” is a guide to the safe operation and basic maintenance of the seven types

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Dannmar introduces new heavy-duty lifts

Dannmar (a BendPak, Inc. brand) has introduced two symmetric heavy-duty two-post lifts, which the company says are suited for cars, pickup trucks and medium-duty trucks. Both the D2-12C and D2-15C lifts feature a clear-floor design, oversized 53-inch tall carriages, triple-telescoping arms and extended-height top beams. The D2-12C has a rated load capacity of 12,000 lbs., a maximum lifting height of 80

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10 tips to help you stay safe in the bay

It’s easy to get complacent at any job. Day after day in a routine, there are many things you just do automatically. But when your job includes working under thousands of pounds of steel, complacency can put you in danger. Here’s a quick refresher of 10 tips to help you stay safe when using a

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Looking at alignment from a few different angles

It could be argued that modern alignment equipment has seen some of the most enjoyable advancements over any other automotive equipment in recent years. It has become so technician-friendly that many shops are providing no more than a five-minute crash course to new technicians coming in. This makes it easy for seasoned technicians who are

Debunking three car lift safety myths

Safety is obviously a top concern when it comes to choosing a car lift to hold thousands of pounds above your head. But how do you know if a lift is safe?  In the United States, no government agency tests lift safety. This means that responsibility for choosing a safe lift rests with the purchaser.

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