Forward Lift is making available several accessories for use with its FCH series of mobile column lifts. Fork reducer sleeves, riser kits, jack stands and LED lights are among the products available.
“FCH series mobile column lifts come with fixed forks that make the lifts easy to use and maintain,” said John Uhl, sales and brand manager for Forward Lift. “The forks are designed to be compatible with most large truck tires, but Forward Lift offers accessories that can expand the lift’s range of service to include vehicles with smaller tires. Using the accessories, shops that service any size vehicles can reap the convenience and flexibility benefits of FCH series mobile column lifts.”
The reducer sleeves allow FCH series lifts to service vehicles with tire diameters of less than 20 in. The steel reducer sleeves slide easily onto the forks and enable the lift to properly make contact with the vehicle’s tires. This allows technicians to service light-duty cars, trucks, SUVs and vans with the same lift they use for heavy-duty vehicles.
Riser kits allow users to lift vehicles with tires that, when sitting on the shop floor, are too wide to fit within the fixed forks. Each large wheel riser kit comes with four ramps that can be placed on the shop floor. The technician then drives onto the ramps, which lift the vehicle slightly to allow the lift’s forks to pass underneath each tire.
Also, the company offers rolling jack stands that can be used to hold the vehicle once it is in the air. This allows the FCH series mobile column lift to be moved to another bay and used to pick up a different vehicle. The jack stands roll on heavy-duty casters that are spring-loaded so they lower themselves onto their legs automatically as the vehicle’s weight is transferred off the lift. Each stand can be ordered with a capacity of 18,000 lbs. or 33,000 lbs. to meet the needs of any job.
LED lighting for improved visibility and a weight gauge to prevent overloading are also available accessories.