Annnnd it’s gone! The past year came and went, and if you’re like us, you will spend the next 8 months trying to discreetly change that 6 into 7 when you write a check.(those of us that still write checks) 2016 was a big year for Rotary Lift, and the Blueprint Blog, so let’s take a look back at the blogs of 2016 that you thought were the best.
The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Certified Lift Inspectors program includes more Rotary Lift distributor and installer employees than any other manufacturer. More than 300 Rotary-affiliated inspectors are certified or currently enrolled in the program and on their way to achieving certification
If you’ve done any research into the different types of lifts available, you’ve probably come across the terms asymmetrical and symmetrical. So what do they really mean? And which one do you need?
It’s important to understand how a piece of equipment will fit in your shop before you buy it. Your employees are counting on you to make the right call, and it can have a big impact on your bottom line, too. Every day, our distributors answer questions about how our lifts work as shop owners try to make sure they’re buying the right one. To help you make the right decision about choosing a 4-post lift, let’s explore some of the most common questions we hear:
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.
Every time a technician raises a vehicle for service on a lift, standard industry safety practices require that the lift be “lowered to locks” before starting work. To do this, the vehicle is raised to slightly above working height, and then lowered a bit until the lift locks engage. This process relieves the lift’s hydraulic pressure and places the load of the vehicle securely on mechanical safety latches. Doing so reduces the chance of the vehicle freefalling if the lift system fails.
And there you have it, the top 5 blogs decided by you, our customers, fans and distributors! Thanks for a great 2016, and we hope to make 2017 even better! Happy New Year!