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Two Post Lift – SPOA10 | Asymmetric Lift | Shockwave™ Available


Capacity: 10,000 lbs.

The world’s best selling asymmetrical lift is updated to service a broader range of vehicles – with one innovative arm design!

  • Patented two-piece, three-stage arm
  • Vehicle Spotting Speed & Ease
  • Performance tested to 20,000 lift cycles
  • True asymmetrical rotated column design
  • ALI Gold Certified (SPOA10TrioX)

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Rotary’s tried and true asymmetric two post lift is the only lift you’ll ever need.  This versatile lift can be configured in a multitude of ways. You can choose which arms to include on the lift.  You can choose to make the lift faster with Shockwave™. You can choose what adapters are included with the lift to make your job and life easier.  Rotary engineers have created a patented two-piece, three-stage asymmetrical arm that accommodates a wider range of vehicles.

Versatility in matching the right adapters on a single lift is a win for any service bay and adapters are now interchangeable with three vehicle contact options. Flip up adapters, round adapters and truck adapters. Technicians can choose the best adapter set for each vehicle to be serviced all on the same arm.


The SPOA10 can be configured with TRIO™ arms.


The SPOA10 can be configured with Shockwave™.


The SPOA10 can be configured with standard arms.
220 Volt Standard Power Unit


Models SPOA10-TRIO-FA SPOA10-TRIO-TA SPOA10-TRIO-RA SPOA10-Conventional 2 stage Arms
Arm Type Trio™ 3-Stage Design Trio™ 3-Stage Design Trio™ 3-Stage Design Conventional 2-Stage Design
Adapters Flip-Up Truck Round Standard Flip-Up
Capacity 10,000 lbs. (4535 kg) 10,000 lbs. (4535 kg) 10,000 lbs. (4535 kg) 10,000 lbs. (4535 kg)
Rise 72 3/4″ to 78 3/8″
(1848mm to 1991mm)
72 1/8″ to 73 3/8″
(1832mm to 1864mm)
72 1/16″ to 73 5/16″
(1830mm to 1862mm)
72 3/4” – 78 3/8”
(1848mm to 1991mm)
Rise with Shockwave 75 3/4″ to 81 3/8″ (1924mm to 2067mm) 75 1/8″ to 76 3/8″ (1908mm to 1940mm) 75 1/16″ to 76 5/16″ (1907mm to 1938mm) 75 3/4” – 81 3/8” (1924mm to 2067mm)
Overall Height 11′ 8 1/2″ (3159mm) 11′ 8 1/2″ (3159mm) 11′ 8 1/2″ (3159mm) 11′ 8 1/2″ (3159mm)
Overall Width 11′ 5 3/8″ (3489mm) 11′ 5 3/8″ (3489mm) 11′ 5 3/8″ (3489mm) 11′ 5 3/8″ (3489mm)
Drive-Thru 95 1/4″ (2419mm) 95 1/4″ (2419mm) 95 1/4″ (2419mm) 95 1/4″ (2419mm)
Front Arm Min/Max 21 1/4″ – 43 1/2″ (540mm – 1105mm) 20 1/2″ – 40 3/4″
(521mm – 1035mm)
20 1/2″ – 40 3/4″
(521mm – 1035mm)
20 1/2″”- 40 3/4″
(521mm – 1035mm)
Rear Arm Min/Max 32 1/4″ – 61″
(832mm – 1549mm)
34 1/2″ – 58 1/4″
(876mm – 1480mm)
34 1/2″ – 58 1/4″
(876mm – 1480mm)
40 1/4″- 61 7/8″”
(1022mm – 1546mm)
Min. Adapter Height 4 3/4″ (121mm) 4 1/8″ (105mm) 4-1/16” (103mm) 4 3/4″ (121mm)
Max. Adapter Height 10 1/4” (260mm) 5 3/8″ (136mm) 5 1/4″ (133mm) N/A
Min. Bay Size 12’x24′
(3657mm x 7315mm)
(3657mm x 7315mm)
(3657mm x 7315mm)
(3657mm x 7315mm)
Required Ceiling Height 12′ (3657mm) 12′ (3657mm) 12′ (3657mm) 12′ (3657mm)
Required Ceiling Height w/ Shockwave 12′ 6″ (3810mm) 12′ 6″ (3810mm) 12′ 6″ (3810mm) 12′ 6″ (3810mm)
FJ5153 1′ Height Extension
Required Ceiling Height
13′ (3962mm) w/ Shockwave 13’6″ (4114mm) 13′ (3962mm) w/ Shockwave 13’6″ (4114mm) 13′ (3962mm) w/ Shockwave 13’6″ (4114mm) 13′ (3962mm) w/ Shockwave 13’6″ (4114mm)
FJ5154 2′ Height Extension
Required Ceiling Height
14′ (4267mm) w/ Shockwave 14’6″ (1905mm) 14′ (4267mm) w/ Shockwave 14’6″ (1905mm) 14′ (4267mm) w/ Shockwave 14’6″ (1905mm) 14′ (4267mm) w/ Shockwave 14’6″ (1905mm)
Motor 2 HP 2 HP 2 HP 2 HP
Motor Shockwave 5 HP 5 HP 5 HP 5 HP
Voltage 208v-230v 208v-230v 208v-230v 208v-230v
Voltage with Shockwave 110V 110V 110V 110V
Time of Full Rise/Decent 45 secs./40 secs. 45 secs./40 secs. 45 secs./40 secs. 45 secs./40 secs.
Full Rise/Decent Shockwave 25 secs./19 secs. 25 secs./19 secs. 25 secs./19 secs. 25 secs./19 secs.
* Denotes Shockwave Specs

Product Reviews

22 reviews for SPOA10

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    Out of my 2 shops I have only 5 Rotary 3 – SPOA9 & 2 – SPOA10. I wish I had started buying Rotarys’ first. I’ve got Challenge, Benpak and Hunter. I’d have bought all Rotarys. While the Hunter’s have stood up well I’ve had to repair almost all the rest at some time. The 3 are 25 years old and I’ve had 1 pump fail after 7 years. The 2 are new bought in 2012. I personally like the SPOA10’s myself. The front arm’s are tirples, much smoother and easier to pull out. I bought the round extensions with the flats that screw up by hand. With it and the extensions I can adjust to any height within a 1/4 of an inch. I’d give it 5 starts but the newest one had an upper hose seeping from the start, nothing a rag a week didn’t take care of until they sent me a new one.

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    Bob Burmood

    how many adapter extensions come with this lift ?

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      This lift can be configured in many ways. If you’re referring to adapters that accept extensions, then normally it’ll come with 4 short and 4 long adapter extensions. It could also come with flip-up adapters that have extensions that fit over top the actual adapter. Please note we’re referring to adapters as the part of the lift that engages or contacts the vehicle. Some refer to these areas as “feet” or “pads”.

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    Send me price

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    How much it is cost?

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    Brian Norfolk

    I have a SPOA10 at home and it works. I looked at several lifts before I purchased a Rotary. They may cost a little more but it’s money well spent. A guy on my road has a big service garage with five lifts none are Rotary. He always has one or two not usable because of cables, hoses, locks, leaks. My lift at work I’ve had six years and the one at home, four years. Both lifts have never let me down. I bought all the attachments for the arms again money well spent.

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      Rotary Lift

      Thank you for the review. It’s nice to hear from the owners of our products! We continually deliver to our industry the world’s best lifts.

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    I personally don’t own any of these, however I have worked with them for fifteen years, between two extremely busy dealerships, all with SPOA10’s along with different four post lifts, 12,000 two post lifts and 18,000 pound two post lifts. These things are absolutely rock solid. We get them inspected and maintained every year by the installing company and I’ve only seen one power pack fail. I would love an SPOA10 at home, they will lift anything you can throw at them, and feel safe underneath them.

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      Rotary Lift

      Thanks for the great comment Doug!

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    Andrew Coffey

    How do I get the specifications to design the foundation and anchorage for one of these lifts?

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      Rotary Lift

      One of our distributors can help you with anchoring the lifts. If you’re talking about a baseplate template they can help you with that as well. Use our service installer locator to find the nearest in your area.

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    Thinking about buying one from my friend spo10n700 not sure what the differences are from the spo10.
    Hope you can help .

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      Rotary Lift

      That is the full model number when ordering a lift from our distribution network.

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    Tim Schur

    I am confused on what size lift I need..

    the largest vehicle I will be working on is a 2019 dodge ram 3500 mega cab dully curb weight of the truck is 7500lbs. my GVW is 11400.

    Would a 9000lb lift be sufficient for this or do I need to go up to the 10000lb lift or even higher.

    Does the lift go by curb weight or GVW of the vehicle? looking on line I found a chart that states I need a 11000 to 15000lb lift?

    Also can the controls on the lift be lowered since I am confined to a wheelchair?

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      Rotary Lift

      The weight of the vehicle would be curb weight, correct. It’s the vehicle total weight and anything that could come with it, such as cargo if you have toolboxes, things of that nature. It’s always better to error on the higher side so you can work on anything that might come through the door.
      Since we make the product in the United States we can accommodate customizations like moving the controls lower. Your best option is to work with one of our distributors and they can pass the info to us for anything custom.
      Please use this link to talk with a distributor and include our conversation here in your messages to them.

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    Am planning on putting up a new building next Spring. How thick does the concrete floor need to be? I am looking at the SP0A10 Model.

    Thank you

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      Rotary Lift

      Min Concrete Thickness- ANSI/ALI ALCTV: 2006 Standard
      4-1/4″ (108mm)

      We have a frequently asked question area here if you have any other questions.

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    Marc Seguin

    Hi, the lift SPOA10 has an overall height of 11 feet 8 inches.
    With a 12 feet ceiling ……Do I have enough free space above to do the install. If not, can you advise.

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      Rotary Lift

      You have enough room for the standard 220v version of the lift yes. The required ceiling height is 12′. If you’d like battery-powered “Shockwave®” capable lift you’ll need an additional 6″ of ceiling height for the hydraulic cylinders at the top of the columns.

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    Marc Séguin

    When you say 4 1/2 inches of concrete, does the cement also require rebars as reinforcements?

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      Rotary Lift

      Yes the concrete requires reinforcing steel per -ASTM A615 Grade 60 Requirements / fabricate and place reinforcement in accordance with ACI publication SP-66, ACI Detailing Manual- Latest Edition

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    steve boling

    i am limited on how wide of lift i can fit . on the SPOA-10 how wide is it from outside of post to outside of post .the plates don’t mater in my space but need enough room to get between post and wall .thanks

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      Rotary Lift

      The plates and anchoring in your space do matter. We have guidelines on how close to edges and control joints anchors are placed. We will send you an email with some reference dimensions to help you better make a decision about the space.

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    Joe Kosiba

    I just had a SPOA10-TRIO-RA installed. The lift is great but I have a question about the adapter extensions. Does the lift come the stackable adapter extensions or is that a optional accessory?

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      Rotary Lift

      We do not recommend height extensions with RA (Round Adapters). RA adapters are only for use on unibody vehicles that shouldn’t require the use of height extensions. Extensions are available for purchase along with TA (Truck Adapters) that capture the frame within the “ears” of the adapter. If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to us.

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    Hola, tengo un cliente que tiene 11 SPOA10, requiere mantenimiento anual,me podría enviar los puntos y requerimientos para realizar este trabajo? Gracias

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      Rotary Lift

      Please send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll forward your request to the appropriate person(s) for help.

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    Please can you put measurements in cm, mm or meters also. I want to purchase one but I’m struggling to understand the measurements since are in inches or foot, I guess.

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      Rotary Lift

      We will update our spec tables with the appropriate information you’ve requested. Thanks

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    what is the difference between symmetric and asymmetric and also SPOA10 install both options ?

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    Bo Clark

    I have 2 lifts, sp10 and sp10a. Can I convert the sp10 to asymmetrical by rotating the posts and changing the arms?

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      Rotary Lift

      We do not recommend attempting to alter the configuration of the lift as it was intended to be installed. If you need additional help selecting an asymmetrical lift we can help.

      Rotary Lift

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    can install the SPOA10 two-post lift symmetrical or only install asymmetrical?
    Thank you

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      Rotary Lift

      Only asymmetric. Thanks

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    Jon Monks

    In our 75 year history these are the worst lifts we have ever purchased. They go up and down fine but once the vehicle is in the air they are very unstable. With a Chevy 1500 series you can get 1-2″ of sway movement at the top if you have to apply any sort of force. So much so that the tech that uses it will not lift anything bigger than a SUV on it due to safety concerns. Contacted Rotary and their response was “The “sway” that is seen in the column when checking the vehicle is due to the vehicle being too high off the ground when checking. We specify in our Rotary Authorized Installers (RAI) class that for a 2-post lift you should raise your lift only until tires are off the ground then shake the vehicle. All videos I have seen have the vehicle several feet in the air. This is incorrect. Please inform the customer of the proper way to check vehicle spotting. This “sway” is not a Rotary issue but from a customer misuse so we cannot replace anything. We can only educate the customer.” VERY POOR DESIGN!!!!!!!

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    Bruce Abugov

    Can this lift be installed in a home garage with an 11 foot ceiling if a portion of the the ceiling over the hoist posts is raised to 12 feet? if so, what is the minimum area that needs to be raised?

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      Rotary Team

      This can be accomplished as we’ve had customers install lifts between roof trusses or into tray ceiling areas of their shops. It would be best to consult with one of our installers for specifics in your situation as there are many factors that contribute to where the lift will be placed. Our reps can help with ideas you may not have thought about such as running electric, concrete specs, distances in front of the lift.
      Please see our distributor page for help finding someone in your area who can help.
      Thanks for considering Rotary.

      Rotary Team

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    Christopher Rugh

    I’m going to need to ship this lift to another state, could you give me the shipping weight of the SPOA10-TRIO-FA lift. thanks

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      Rotary Team

      Hi Christopher,

      The SPOA10-TRIO-FA lift weighs 1,802 lbs.

      Rotary Team

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