SANTA PAULA, CA (March 2, 2022) — With new vehicles in short supply, auto dealers continue to rely on fixed operations for profitability. But the ongoing technician shortage makes maximizing productivity more important than ever.
At NADA Expo 2022 next week, vehicle service equipment leader BendPak will showcase two new products designed to help dealers safely improve productivity in the bay. The innovative EV2400SL EV battery pack and powertrain lifting system helps technicians safely and efficiently remove, service and install heavy electric vehicle battery packs or internal combustion powertrain components. The BendPak 10AP Series two-post lifts can not only service a wider range of vehicles, they also feature an industry-first Automatic Swing Arm Restraint System (ASARS) that keeps the lifts’ unique triple-telescoping swing arms in place to prevent dangerous movement during use. Both the EV2400SL and 10AP Series will be available later this year.
NADA Expo 2022 takes place March 11-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. BendPak is in booth #3957W.
“Our new EV2400SL lifting system and 10AP Series two-post lifts were designed to offer excellent return on investment by enabling technicians to more efficiently service electric and internal combustion vehicles,” says Jeff Kritzer, BendPak executive vice president. “At the same time, many of our proprietary features, like ASARS on the 10AP Series and the single-action tandem floor lock on the EV2400SL, give dealers peace of mind that their technicians are protected.”
The EV2400SL is compact and portable with oversized urethane casters to provide low rolling resistance and unparalleled maneuverability around the shop. Equipped with proprietary zero-throw casters on all four corners, the platform can be moved easily in any direction. Adjustable screw jacks on each corner provide effortless pitch and roll adjustments for more precise alignment of high-voltage batteries, engine and drivetrain assemblies, fuel tanks and more.
With a press of the button on the pendant controller, the EV2400SL elevates to more than 6 feet in less than 20 seconds. It supports 2,400 lbs. on its oversized 40-inch by 60-inch cushioned rubber platform. Sixteen recessed mounting anchors in the platform tabletop accommodate a variety of modular fixtures, adapters and accessories that can be added, repositioned or removed as needed to handle engines, transmissions, gas tanks, transaxle assemblies and more. An optional side-shift deck uses a ball transfer system to allow the table to move side-to-side for even more adjustability and precise alignment.
The revolutionary design of the BendPak 10AP Series two-post lifts includes front swing arms that offer a greater range of extension and contraction than any other BendPak lift. This means that technicians using a 10AP lift can reach the OEM-recommended lifting points on more vehicles, including both larger trucks and smaller unibody cars. As a result, technicians waste less time trying to position the arms or moving a vehicle to another lift. And because improper spotting is a leading cause of lift accidents, safety is enhanced.
BendPak will share more information about the 10AP Series later this year. Dealers at NADA Expo are among the first to see this innovative new design.
For more information about the full line of car lifts, wheel service and shop equipment available from BendPak and its brands, visit NADA Expo Booth #3957W or BendPak.com.
BendPak Inc. is a global manufacturer of vehicle service equipment sold under the trademarked brands BendPak®, Ranger®, Autostacker®, QuickJack®, GrandPrix®, JackPak®, MaxJax® and Dannmar®. Its collective range of products includes car lifts, parking lifts, pipe benders, air compressors, tire changers, wheel balancers, wheel aligners, brake lathes and other garage equipment.