How is a Versymmetric lift two car lifts in one?
Some garages rely on asymmetric and symmetric car lifts to service the full range of cars, SUVs, vans, trucks and commercial vehicles they’ll inevitably see. These car lifts are designed to lift certain types of vehicles without crossover, necessitating investments in each type of lift to operate at full capacity.
Asymmetric car lifts are designed to lift vehicles with an asymmetrical center of gravity. Asymmetric lifts move the vehicle’s center of gravity back, benefiting most passenger cars with a skewed front-to-back weight ratio. With about 2/3 of the vehicle behind the asymmetric car lift’s posts, the lift minimizes stress on cars’ lift points. The asymmetric design also allows cars’ doors to be fully opened, significantly reducing the risk of door damage. Many shops unknowingly improperly lift larger vehicles (like full size trucks and SUV’s) on asymmetric lifts, putting unnecessary strain on the lift and more quickly wearing lift components.
Symmetric car lifts are traditionally used for vans, trucks or vehicles with generally symmetric weight distribution. Symmetric lifts favor the vehicle in a centered position so the center of gravity can be distributed evenly between lift columns. Two lift arms of equal length face one another from opposing columns in order to lift vehicles with a symmetrical center of gravity.
Versymmetric car lifts provide users with the capabilities of asymmetric and symmetric car lifts. By combining a two-in-one asymmetric and symmetric lifting design in one lift, Versymmetric lifts can safely and properly accommodate cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs and vans all within the same service bay.
What is the advantage of Versymmetric technology?
Versymmetric car lifts by Challenger are capable of safely and properly lifting all 20 of 2010’s top selling vehicles, without straining lifting components.
|2010 Top 20 Best Selling Vehicles||Versymmetric||Symmetric Only||Asymmetric Only|
Comparatively, a standard asymmetric car lift could handle about 80% of the vehicles listed above, excluding the heavier pickups (Ford F- Series, Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and Dodge Ram).
Still, some garages lacking the proper lift equipment are left little choice but to lift larger vehicles with under-equipped asymmetric car lifts. The result is jeopardized safety and a needlessly compromised vehicle and lift. Lifting large pick-ups and SUVs with an asymmetric lift can cause undue wear and tear on the lift (such as causing the arms to sag) leading to hazardous conditions because of damaged load bearing parts. Also, a compromised lift introduces risk to the vehicle by putting it in a vulnerable position.
Would you buy half a car?
Then why buy half a lift?
Don’t be forced to decide what types of vehicles you service the most.
Symmetric car lifts – relegated to vehicles with long wheelbases and symmetric centers of gravity - have the capacity to properly handle the remaining 20% of 2010’s top selling vehicles (namely the Ford F-Series, Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and Dodge Ram).
How can Versymmetric technology increase onsite production?
Technicians need to be able to lift every vehicle that rolls into their garages safely and efficiently. Simply
put, service facilities make a living working on vehicles of all types, so having the right lift to accommodate
the right vehicle is essential in today’s fast-paced shop.
Many garages limit each bay’s potential because they have either an asymmetric or symmetric lift to work with; this restricts bays to servicing either passenger cars and light SUVs or larger trucks and vans, or in the other case, jeopardizes the lift operator’s safety and a customer’s vehicle. Challenger’s Versymmetric lifts effectively serve the purpose of both, maximizing a service bay’s productivity to its full potential.
Symmetric and asymmetric lifts force service facilities to decide what types of vehicles are serviced most, limiting productivity and revenue potential. Turning away business because you don’t have the right car lift for the job threatens a shop’s profitability by adversely impacting the bottom line.
Return on Investment
Challenger Versymmetric Lifts expedite a shop’s return on investment by providing the versatility to lift
virtually all vehicles within the same service bay. This exclusive technology facilitates increased revenue
over the life of the lift and allows a quicker return on their equipment purchase.
Consider the high volume service bay shop - the ones that you can never get your car into for repair. CL10 Versymmetric car lifts not only easily accommodate your vehicle, it provides ROI with:
- The best arm design for quicker swinging of arms underneath the lift points
- directSPOT™ (illustrated below)
- A bird’s eye view for quicker spotting to lift points, from either lift post side CLDPC (dual pendant controls) models
directSPOT™ is a trade mark of Challenger Lifts. As illustrated below, when a car, truck or SUV is driven through the lift columns, directSPOT allows the offset front armsto swing in from an asymmetric stowed position, direct to the vehicle’s front lifting point. This eliminates the need to shuffle the vehicle back and forth to swing the front arm clear of the front tire in order to reach its recommended lift points – an inefficiency common of traditional car lifts that do not have offset front arms.
Open Door Clearance
Don’t let the competition fool you. Asymmetric only vehicle lifts are not the only ones that provide open door clearance to driver controls. Versymmetric and Versymmetric Plus CL10 car lifts provide open door clearance to driver controls for both asymmetric lifting applications and symmetric auto lift applications.
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