Rotary lifts help mechanics better identify, evaluate truck collision damage

Dec. 14, 2016

Technicians can inspect and measure the extent of collision damage on a truck tractor more easily and thoroughly when the vehicle is in the air rather than on the ground. Better access to the underside of a truck translates into more accurate repair estimates and repair plans.

This enables a shop to order parts in a timely fashion and complete repairs with fewer delays. Easily lift any truck on the road with the cost-effective Rotary Lift MCH13 mobile column lifting system. 

“Inspecting a damaged frame from a close-up standing position in a well-lit area lets a tech evaluate the frame more thoroughly, and makes it easier to spot any additional hidden damage,” says Lee Daugherty, director collision sales-the Americas for Chief. “The portable MCH13 mobile column lift lets shops make repair estimates anywhere in the shop without interfering with other work in process. Plus, the versatile MCH13 can be used when performing body work or mechanical maintenance on heavy trucks.”

The MCH13 mobile column lift system consists of four individual columns, each with a lifting capacity of 13,000 pounds. The lift can raise cars, trucks and other vehicles weighing up to 52,000 pounds. Mach Series lifts have been third-party tested and certified to meet all industry safety and performance standards.

The MCH13 can be fully configured and controlled from a single column, which greatly speeds up the lifting process. It features easy-to-use, intuitive controls and a horseshoe wiring design that minimizes set-up time. Adjustable forks accommodate approximate tire sizes from 9 to 24 inches. Each battery-operated column is equipped with an on-board charger.

To learn more about the Rotary Lift MCH13 mobile column lifting system, visit