Ro­tary hoist flies through weight test

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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 or con­tact Stocks Equip­ment toll-free on 0800 863 784 or email: equip­ment@ george­

The Ro­tary two-post hoist un­der­went an ex­treme test­ing, with nearly seven tonnes of weight, at Ro­tary’s man­u­fac­tur­ing plant

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