Tool & Equipment Notes - January 2018
Rotary unveils XA14 Alignment Scissor Lift Align for cars and trucks at SEMA Show
Las Vegas—The new Rotary XA14 alignment scissor lift can handle four-wheel alignments on the broadest range of vehicles in its class, from subcompacts to work trucks.
“If it will fit in your bay, you can align it on the Rotary XA14 scissor lift,” said John Uhl, director of lift product management for Rotary parent company Vehicle Service Group.
Rotary unveiled its XA14 scissor lift at the SEMA Show. The XA14 is compatible with any alignment system, including Rotary’s three light-duty, tower-free wheel aligners, the R1080 Baysaver 3D, R1070 CCD Pro, or R1060 CCD Shop.
The XA14 scissor lift offers technicians maximum vehicle access with an open front and rear. It has a rated lifting capacity of 14,000 pounds and an easily adjustable front radius gauge that can accommodate wheelbases from 85.5 inches up to 193 inches. An integrated rear slip plate allows lateral tire movement during adjustment.
The lift features a simple, robust design that contributes to an affordable purchase price and lower long-term maintenance costs. Operator controls are located in a compact console that can be installed on either side of the lift for maximum convenience.
Dannmar Lifts named 2018 Global Media Award winner at SEMA Show
Las Vegas—Dannmar Equipment INC was recognized with a 2018 Global Media Award at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for its M Collection Lifts.
“We’re very proud and honored by the recognition by the SEMA industry judges,” said Tyler Schneider, national sales manager for Dannmar. “After ringing consumer support for earlier versions of the lift line, it’s now the perfect time to allow buyers to take a look at the new M Collection. We decided to expand the series by adding 3 new units, the M4, M7 and the M10. The lifts are designed for a wider configuration, allowing doors to open easier on the vehicles, and provide more clearance and ease of access for anyone working on them. And the 10,000-pound capacity of the M10 covers most cars and trucks in the USA, so we think this unit will be extremely popular.”
The SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes those companies that manufacture specialty equipment products and accessories that would have mass appeal to consumers in countries outside the United States. The products are voted on by a prestigious group of journalists who serve as judges.
“The idea of customization and personalization has been growing throughout world,” said Linda Spencer, SEMA director of international and government relations. “Our goal is to have media experts from around the world determine which new products are likely to succeed in their home markets. The automotive specialty- equipment market is made up of enthusiasts who are passionate about the hobby, and so it’s exciting to see how their love for cars, trucks and SUVs is impacting those throughout the world.”