Rotary Lift’s new V-REX vertical rise, drive-on platform scissor lift raises heavy vehicles more than 77 inches in the air.

Rotary Lift releases new V-REX vertical rise platform lift

June 6, 2016
Rotary Lift's new V-REX vertical rise lift offers vehicle maintenance technicians up to 80,000 pounds of rated lifting capacity.

Rotary Lift introduces V-REX, a vertical rise, drive-on platform lift designed to take on the heaviest vehicles.

According to the company, V-REX is manufactured with more steel than other vertical rise lifts — as much as 5,000 lbs. more steel per runway. V-REX is available in three heavy-duty rated lifting capacities: 44,000 lbs., 64,000 lbs. and 80,000 lbs.

“Vertical rise platform lifts are increasingly popular because they can be used for many of the same applications as parallelogram lifts but with a smaller bay footprint and lower upfront investment,” explained Kirk Dawson, Rotary Lift vice president of heavy-duty. “Some customers have been wary of the lift style, though, because they’ve seen long runways deflect under load and they’ve been told by some manufacturers that capacity depends on the vehicle being lifted. V-REX alleviates those concerns. Rotary Lift’s all-new vertical rise lift has been independently tested at one and a half times its rated load capacity. Its stated load capacity is unchanged regardless of the type of vehicle being lifted or that vehicle’s weight distribution, which means technicians don’t have to waste time worrying about precisely positioning the vehicle on the lift before getting to work.”

V-REX is available with five runway lengths, from 28 feet to 48 feet. It can be installed surface-mounted, recessed or flush. V-REX is designed to maximize technician productivity, with a vertical rise of more than 77 inches, open front and rear, and plenty of clearance around the four legs, the company added.

“Technicians operate the V-REX lift with a robust control console featuring simple buttons and switches for long life,” the company said. “The microprocessor-controlled unit monitors all mechanical and electrical synchronizations systems more than 125 times per second. The lift can be programmed with multiple preset heights. An optional pendant control lets technicians conveniently run the lift away from the console.”

V-REX features Rotary Lift’s negative rake mechanical lock system with 10 locking positions at technician-friendly working heights. In addition, the company noted, a variety of optional equipment is available to further the productivity of V-REX, including rolling bridge jacks, wash bay kits, runway lighting, heavy-duty turntables for alignment service, and more.

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