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Lifting for safety and efficiency

Purchasing the right vehicle lift and knowing how to operate and
maintain it are keys to a safe and efficient shop.
By David Brierley

W

hile the task of lifting a vehicle may
sound simple, a lot more goes into
it than meets the eye. This guide is
designed to provide the information needed
to make informed purchasing decisions as
well as advice for lift operation and upkeep.
It is a useful tool to keep around when planning the purchase of a new lift, and beyond.
*	 Purchasing. What size vehicles will you
be lifting? How much space is available in

your shop? What types of tasks will you be
using the lift for? These are all questions
that need to be answered in order to determine what lift is right for your shop.
*	 Safety. Proper operation is one of the
most important factors when it comes to
lift safety. All technicians in your shop
should be properly trained on how to use
and maintain the lift.
*	 Inspection. The national safety standard

mandates that all lifts should be inspected at least annually by a qualified lift inspector. All technicians working on a lift
should also inspect it daily for any wear,
cracking, or other obvious signs of compromised equipment.
*	 Maintenance is key to lift safety and longevity. A well-maintained lift should last
years, and will go a long way toward keeping technicians safe.

3	 Welcome

11	 Pathway to purchase

An introduction to the
Vehicle Lift Guide, brought to
you by Fleet Maintenance and
PTEN magazines.

Considerations when
selecting a lift for your shop.

12	 Equipment reviews

4	 Know your lift

10

*	Hunter Engineering
RX12 Scissor Lift
*	Atlas Platinum PVL-12
*	BendPak XPR-10S
*	Rotary Lift Flex Max

Techs who get to know the
lifts they use regularly are
more likely to notice the
first signs of trouble, keeping
themselves and all who use
the lifts safer.

16	 Products

6	 How to choose the right
lift for your shop

Details on different vehicle
lifting equipment and
accessories available from a
variety of lift manufacturers.

When choosing a lift,
consider your customer,
safety, and features to help
capture the greatest ROI.

12

7	 10 steps to promote lift
safety in shops
Considerations to enhance
vehicle lifting performance
and safety.

10	 Selecting proper twopost lift accessories
18

Ensure safety and lift
compatibility when
purchasing vehicle lift
accessories.

17

On the Cover:
Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni

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Fleet Maintenance

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Is assessing cost-per-mile enough?
Do you know your TCO?
Vehicles: How to ensure optimum air system performance
In the Bay: The ABCs of ADBs
Shop Operations: The importance of managing fluid dispensing in the shop
Training: Invest in the future
Diagnostics: All scan tools are not created equal
Management: Are you good at PM?
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Guest Editorial: Cold weather solutions for fleets
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Fleet Maintenance - Uptime: Is assessing cost-per-mile enough?
Fleet Maintenance - 9
Fleet Maintenance - Do you know your TCO?
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Fleet Maintenance - Vehicles: How to ensure optimum air system performance
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Fleet Maintenance - In the Bay: The ABCs of ADBs
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Fleet Maintenance - Shop Operations: The importance of managing fluid dispensing in the shop
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Fleet Maintenance - Training: Invest in the future
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Fleet Maintenance - Diagnostics: All scan tools are not created equal
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: Are you good at PM?
Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Parts & Components
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