Rotary hoist flies through weight test
When Stocks Equipment was challenged by a customer to prove that its world-beating Rotary vehicle hoists really are the best that money can buy, there was only one thing to do – stage a demonstration. The customer was looking at a competitor product that purported to offer similar lifting capability at a lower purchase price.
But when the Rotary team loaded up a Rotary two-post hoist with just less than seven tonnes of weight, it performed without a hitch, showing no sign of bending or damage, the contest was over. The Rotary SPOA10 is actually rated at 4.5 tonnes (lifting to 6.75 tonnes), and this test highlighted the tough standards to which Rotary products are built.
The manufacturer, Rotary Lifts, actually tests all its hoists to 20,000 lifting cycles with a 50 percent overload above its rated capacity, and the New Zealand demo was an illustration of the lengths taken by the company to prove the quality of its products.
William Singleton, general manager of Stocks Equipment, says the demonstration, and the long history of reliable and safe performance with numerous franchise dealerships and workshops throughout New Zealand, convinced the customer “it was worth spending the extra to get the best”.
He adds: “While you can purchase cheaper hoists, the cost over the longterm actually proves that it pays to go with the quality option.
“Our Rotary hoists are proven in the market place. Take Coutts Mercedes, in Newmarket Auckland, as an example. They have been running Rotary two-post hoists for more than nine years, with 12-month service intervals, and all they do is change the hydraulic oil. Those hoists are still running the same lift pads and other key components. They have a very long and reliable service life.
“And if you divide your purchase price by the number of years a product has been in service, you will get an accurate return on investment. Hoists that are built to a price will definitely require more maintenance and repairs over the same period of time.”
He says Rotary Lift is the acknowledged world number one manufacturer of hoists, and is owned by VSG (Vehicle Service Group) which is part of Dover Corporation, a Fortune 500 company.
The range of hoists produced by Rotary includes two-post, fourpost, scissor lifts, belly lifters and commercial truck hoists.
For more information on Rotary hoists in New Zealand, go online to www.georgestock.co.nz or contact Stocks Equipment toll-free on 0800 863 784 or email: equipment@ georgestock.co.nz.
The Rotary two-post hoist underwent an extreme testing, with nearly seven tonnes of weight, at Rotary’s manufacturing plant