BendPak Releases AP Series Two-Post Lifts
BendPak Inc. has introduced its AP Series of two-post lifts with patent-pending features designed to make lifting internal combustion and electric cars, trucks and vans safer.
“Lifting electric vehicles presents unique challenges because EVs tend to be heavier and have harder-to-reach lift points than traditional vehicles," says Jeff Kritzer, president and CEO, BendPak.
“We have reengineered our two-post lifts to meet these challenges. In addition to strategically increasing the high-strength steel in critical load-holding components, we also developed an all-new safety lock system, lift arms and swing arm restraints.”
The AP Series features a swing arm design that offers under-vehicle clearance and extension and retraction to enable technicians to reach the OEM-recommended lift points on more vehicles. It also offers BendPak's Automatic Swing Arm Restraint System, which prevents dangerous movement of the lift arms when the lift is in motion.
The lifting height and an overhead beam height of just 145 inches for shops with lower ceiling clearances. The 10AP-168 has the same 73 inches lifting height plus a crossbar that is positioned two feet higher to accommodate high-roof cargo vans. The 10APX is a high-rise model offering 79.5 inches of lifting height with a 157-inch top beam. The 10APX-181 maintains 79.5 inches of lifting height and increases the top beam height to 181 inches.
The 10AP, 10AP-168, 10APX and 10APX-181 have each been third-party tested and Automotive Lift Institute-certified to meet industry safety and performance standards.