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Make the Right Choice

Knowledge is key when deciding which Mobile Column Lifting System is right for you.

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Before purchasing a mobile column vehicle lift, consider the following:

What are your needs?

First off, you need to know what capacities you will be lifting from your lightest duty vehicle to your heaviest. Make sure you allow room to grow when purchasing a lift. If you have a need for lifting medium weight vehicles around 40,000 to 50,000 lbs, remember that as your business grows, you may have a need for 70,000 to 80,000 lbs within a couple of years and plan accordingly. The M18 and M20 Patriot Mobile Column Lifts will lift up to 72,000 lbs and 80,000 lbs in sets of 4 columns and they have adjustable forks so that you can lift the lighter loads as well.

Should you consider battery powered?

Battery Powered Lifts are great. They offer a flexible way to lift your vehicles in the shop or outside the shop. You can charge the system while it is inside and then take it off site to lift when there is no power source. An absolutely great choice if you have to lift in the field!  But keep in mind, if you are going to use these lifts in a dedicated shop, it is better off to use the existing AC building power. This alleviates the inevitable cost of replacing batteries approximately every 3 years or so.  You are already paying for the power, why not use it?  Using AC power whenever possible makes your mobile lifting system even more maintenance free.

What about wireless?

I know, technology is great, right? Well, not in all cases. We are talking about lifting 72,000 lbs and above. Do you really need such a gimmick as wireless controls? Is the system truly wireless? Probably not. They have to be plugged in daily to recharge the batteries to run at an optimal performance, so there goes the flexibility. It does not take any longer to plug in a set of battery powered cable lifts or ac powered cable lifts than it does a set of "wireless" lifts. And how many times have you had to restart a router or modem on a wireless computer network? Exactly, you wind up spending more time waiting on a connection from radio interference or dropped signals from surrounding electrical lines or other wireless equipment. We consider the utmost safety and nothing beats the safety of a dedicated cabled communication between lifting columns. And what about the clear floor from having no cables? Well, as mentioned above you need cables to charge the batteries. And any productive shop that we have seen has air lines and other cables on the floor, so the "wireless" gimmick does not make a lot of sense. Remember, if you have the need to lift 72,000 lbs and above, don't you owe it to yourself and/or your employees do use dedicated communication for the safest, most reliable communication available.

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Customer Support

Please contact us for any technical issues or questions that you may have regarding our Patriot Mobile Column Lifting Systems or Accessories.

Contact Info:

Contacts:

  • Todd A. Nichols 574-532-2176 TNichols@InterstateLift.com
  • Brett Nichols 574-532-2177 BNichols@InterstateLift.com

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