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If you’re in a large city then space is most likely at a premium. Options for shop growth inside the major metropolitan areas across the country are limited. So… what are your options? Well, you could relocate, but that is a road most don’t want to take – whether it be financial, or the disruption the move itself would cause the business. Is there an easier option that will save you the space you need and help you keep costs low? It’s actually a simple answer – yes. Instead of looking for more space outside your shop, take a look inside your shop.


Look inside your shop and see what you have. Do you have standard two-post car lifts – 10,000 lbs or 12,000 lbs? More than likely the answer is yes. What if there was another option that would allow you to add another lift to your shop and save space doing it? Many of you would be listening. In fact, everyone may be listening… but let’s slow that thought down. Look at the vehicles you service on a daily basis. Are you servicing mainly cars? If so, we have a solution for space conscience shops looking to grow their business with a smaller bay footprint.


Our new space-saving ATO7 7,000 lb. capacity two-post lift helps shop owners get more productivity out of tight spaces. This garage car lift features an overall width of just 10 feet, 3 inches – 14.5 inches less than a traditional two-post lift – and enough lifting capacity to handle the majority of cars on the road.

“The ATO7 two-post offers many of the advantages found on larger-capacity two-post lifts, but in a smaller package,” says Jim Dirksen, vice president of light duty lifting for Rotary Lift. “It is ideal for older shops with limited space, second-floor service bays, or facilities that simply don’t need more than 7,000 lbs. of lifting capacity.”

The ATO7 lift is equipped with many of the features that make the larger SPOA10 two-post lift so popular. It comes with Rotary Lift’s three-stage front arms, which are capable of reaching more manufacturer-recommended pick-up points than standard two-stage arms. The arms accept the same adapters that fit the SPOA10 lift, providing a familiar setup process for technicians who may have used them previously. Stack adapters and storage racks are included with the standard lift package. The ATO7 and SPOA10 two-post lifts also share the same proven power unit, single-point lock release and overhead shutoff bar.

To provide access to the vehicle’s interior and under-dash components, the ATO7 lift features a true asymmetric design. The columns are each rotated 45 degrees toward the rear of the vehicle, which allows for maximum door opening space while keeping the vehicle’s center of gravity in line with the optimum load capacity of the columns. This reduces unnecessary wear and tear on the lift column, carriage and bearings.

The ATO7 two-post lift has been third-party tested and Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) certified to meet ANSI safety and performance standards.

We hope our answer, for your space concerns, gives you an idea on how to approach that conversation. Don’t let space concerns make you feel like you can’t improve, or make new additions to your shop. We have a long history of listening to our customers’ needs and making products that answer those needs.