Forward Lift’s new battery-powered CR Series four-post lift

Forward Lift’s CR Series 'gets trucks back on road'

July 7, 2015
Forward Lift says its new CR Series four-post vehicle lifts are designed to help heavy-duty service facilities efficiently get trucks and buses back on the road. “CR Series lifts offer a new twist on the traditional four-post lift design,” said John Uhl, sales and brand manager for Forward Lift. “All four posts are identical, and each has its own battery-powered hydraulic cylinder. This offers several operational and maintenance advantages over single-cylinder models. CR Series lifts are a cost-effective way for any shop to boost heavy-duty service productivity.”Since each CR Series post has its own hydraulic cylinder, there are no cables, chains or sheaves under the runways to lubricate and maintain, according to the company. The four cylinders are all inverted, so their chrome piston rods remain protected from debris and damage, even in the up position, Forward Lift said.To minimize installation costs, CR Series lifts are anchored to the shop floor with four easy-to-install wedge anchors at each post, the company said. “No site preparation or excavation is needed. There is also no need to run expensive 220V wiring during installation, since the battery-powered lifts’ onboard chargers require only a standard 110V electrical connection,” according to the company. “A CR Series lift’s batteries are able to raise a vehicle 78 inches in just 65 seconds, which is higher and faster than a traditional four-post lift,” the company said. “CR Series lifts are also fully functional when the power goes out, so a vehicle will never be stranded up on the lift.”The 50,000 lb. capacity CR50 and 60,000 lb. capacity CR60 models are each available with runway lengths of 28 or 33 feet. Optional accessories include 25,000 lb. capacity rolling bridge jacks for wheels-free work, work lights for improved visibility and drive-through ramps that make exiting the lift fast and easy, according to the company.

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