2012 - Volume #36, Issue #6, Page #40[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Mobile Lift Picks Up Big Rigs
“The cost is about $25,000, and it can run on single-phase power,” says Alan Heier, owner of Heartland Automotive Equipment and distributor for Nussbaum.
The lift system is controlled by oil-immersed pumps and 2 hp motors on each of the four columns. Hydraulic cylinders seat with lock nuts to prevent moving when the motor stops. Each column can lift up to 16,500 lbs., depending on the model.
Customers love the portability of the system, Heier says. The sturdy, 960-lb. columns can be stored in the shop when they aren’t needed. To use them, park the vehicle on concrete (not asphalt or gravel), and wheel the columns in place with a pallet jack. Adjust the forks to fit snugly on any tire size from 13-in. to 24 1/2-in., and lift the vehicle up to 64 in. from the ground.
It’s all about safety, Heier says. Lifting a vehicle by the tires is the safest method. The Nussbaum lift system can be used for all kinds of jobs from vehicle inspection to repair to maintenance on cars, trucks, ag equipment and skid loaders, compared to systems that require different lifts for different size vehicles.
Lifts include a 3-year parts and 1-year labor warranty.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Heartland Automotive Equipment, 1962 N. 1000 Rd., Eudora, Kan. 66025 (ph 800 884-0808; www.nussbaumheavyduty.com).
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