New Air-Powered Mobile Wheel Lift from Rotary Lift Reduces Risk of Employee Injury

Sep 26, 2013, 14:50 ET from Rotary Lift

MADISON, Ind., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shop managers can reduce the risk of employee injury while simultaneously increasing productivity with the new Rotary Lift MW-200 Mobile Wheel Lift. The air-operated MW-200 provides 200 lbs. of capacity at 100 psi, enough to lift a broad range of wheels and tires.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, back injuries account for one in five workplace injuries or illnesses. By offering technicians a mobile wheel lift, shop owners limit their liability for worker's compensation claims and reduce downtime due to injury.

"More than 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year on the job," says Ron Lainhart, parts and service manager for Rotary Lift. "The majority of those injuries occur when employees attempt to lift heavy or awkward objects. There's a lot of lifting going on in the vehicle service industry, but now you can protect your shop from expensive compensation claims with the MW-200. Plus, the most productive technicians are happy, healthy ones, so a mobile wheel lift increases productivity in addition to reducing injuries."

The Rotary Lift MW-200's air-operated design requires no batteries. It has a rise time of just six seconds, fast enough to satisfy even a time-pressed quick-service technician. The wheel lift rolls on four high-quality casters for easy maneuverability and features single-lever controls for quick operation.

Once properly positioned within the lift, a tire or wheel can be rotated 360 degrees on three large rollers. The rollers allow the technician to align the wheel and hub without straining to hold a heavy load. The MW-200's entire column is offset on its rolling base to provide unobstructed access to the lug nuts.

Each MW-200 includes an air hose, so the lift is ready to use upon delivery. An additional air tool connector is mounted on the column, next to a tray for parts, to reduce the number of hoses running from the compressor.

"We've made this tool as easy to use as possible, so technicians will want to rely on it all the time," says Lainhart. "Once they start using this wheel lift on a regular basis, the shop will become a safer, more efficient work environment."

The MW-200 weighs just 135 lbs. and stands slightly more than five feet tall. To learn more about it, contact your local Rotary Lift distributor, log on to or call (800) 640-5438. You can also find Rotary Lift on Facebook,; Twitter,; and YouTube,

About Rotary Lift
Rotary Lift is the leading brand of vehicle lifts and equipment designed to increase technician productivity. Founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift, Rotary Lift offers the broadest line of lifts for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit, and enthusiast/residential customer segments. There are more Rotary Lift products used in vehicle repair shops around the world than any other brand.

Rotary Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises nine major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift, Chief® Automotive Technologies, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Elektron, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

SOURCE Rotary Lift