A HISTORY OF MAKING HISTORY.
In 1925, Peter Lunati designed, built and patented the first fully hydraulic automotive lift and gave rise to a new industry. Since then, our obsessive pursuit of innovation has helped us build the world’s most trusted lift. Here’s how it all began.
Our first lift was installed in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Liversiege Service Station. We called it a Rotary lift because it rotated 360 degrees, allowing cars to be driven in and out of the bay in a forward gear.
Electric Power Unit
Rotary introduced the totally enclosed special high-torque 1 HP motor. Because the pump and hydraulics were self-contained within the cylinder, it eliminated the need for piping or plumbing. It also allowed the motor and pump to be readily accessible.
He’s not a lift, but we still think he’s history making! Introduced in 1941, Rotary Jack helped customers see the innovative differences in Rotary Lift. Today he’s introducing an entirely new generation to our innovative
We unveiled our exclusive new pressure seal packing and wiper design. It was scientifically engineered and molded in a single ring, rendering the need to pack material around the plunger obsolete.
This new adapter featured great strength with simplicity of design. The entire assembly was joined with a single pin and provided stable support in any position. This design is still used on Rotary lifts to this day.
Surface Pad Lift
Simpler and more durable, our versatile pad lift system bolted to the floor and eliminated the need for expensive excavation and installation costs.
Asymmetrical Lift Ever
Our special design-engineered rotated columns made the SPAO-84 a genuine, asymmetrical game changer. Because the center of gravity was behind the columns, vehicle doors could open and shut with ease.
Our engineers designed the first patented double-s two-post column design that changed the industry. It added strength and rigidity to the lift structure and provided improved guide block longevity and carriage stability within the stroke.
The Simple Modular Advanced Rotary Technology (SMART) required less shop space, needed only a fraction of the oil used by its low-pressure predecessors and was totally self-contained in a polymer housing. The lift was protected from the environment and the environment from the lift.
The MOD30 system was totally contained in a steel enclosure that was sealed and protected with our exclusive EnviroGuard™ coating. This protected the lift from electrolysis, rust and other harsh contaminates that can reduce the life of a lift.
The introduction of Shockwave gave new meaning to the term “quick fix.” The world’s fastest lift, it was engineered specifically to maximize productivity and allow shop owners to get more jobs in per bay.
Three cheers for our latest innovation in two-post lifts: the TRIO arm. Quicker spotting, easier maneuverability and a larger pickup sweep provide better efficiency, safer shops, and more profits for shop owners.