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Rotary Lift's SmartLift Trio Arms Receives Patent

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Aug. 21, 2015—On Thursday, Rotary Lift was granted a patent for its Trio vehicle lift arms. The Trio arms have up to a 20 percent greater reach than traditional lift arms, so they can be used to service a wider range of vehicles. The Trio’s three-stage design enables technicians more easily move the arms and position the adapters exactly where they need to be for proper lifting. The Trio arms are available on the best-selling Rotary Lift SmartLift 10,000 lb. capacity inground lift.

The original three-stage arm was introduced in 2005. The original three-stage arm consisted of three telescoping sections that slid inside of each other so they could be extended or retracted as necessary to reach more vehicle pick-up points than was possible with traditional lift arms.

In 2011, Rotary Lift introduced an even better three-stage arm: the Trio. The Trio arm design keeps the first two telescoping arm sections and replaces the third with a multi-position sliding adapter integrated into the second arm. The design lets technicians easily interchange truck adapters, round polymer adapters or three-position flip-up adapters. Technicians can easily rotate the adapters 360 degree and can slide them from a fraction of an inch to several inches.

“Trio arms have the most advanced arm design around. Their versatility, ease-of-use and precision makes them very popular with technicians, service managers and shop owners. A single lift equipped with Trio arms can service practically any vehicle under 10,000 lbs., from a unibody car to a light-duty pickup,” says Jim Dirksen, vice president of light-duty for Rotary Lift. “As the technician population ages, bay ergonomics become increasingly important. It’s easier to slide just one telescoping arm and then move an adapter than it is to slide two heavy arm sections. Plus, with today’s vehicle designs, it’s more important than ever that technicians lift a vehicle only at the OEM-designated lifting points. No other lift arm out there offers the fine adapter adjustment made possible by our Trio arm design.”

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