MAHA USA has introduced its new and redesigned MCL family of ball-screw-powered mobile column lifts. The non-hydraulic wireless lifts exponentially expand the variety of tire profiles and vehicles that can now be served by wireless mobile lifts, the company said.
The MCL 12 and MCL 15 lifts are completely new products, while the MCL 16 and MCL 18 have been redesigned.
“Our new MCL wireless mobile column lift series boosts productivity through superiority ergonomics and by expanding application flexibility,” said Juergen Werner, vice president of sales and marketing. “Not only can you lift a wider variety of vehicles with our new lifts, but once the vehicles are elevated, they enable service techs to operate virtually unencumbered.”
All base frames for the MCL wireless ball-screw lifts have been redesigned, and each base frame now features a lower profile and longer leg structure that increases the columns’ stability, allowing them to engage low clearance vehicles, such as city buses, much more effectively, MAHA said. The main support column of each lift is formed from a solid, one-piece, hot-rolled I-beam, giving it superior rigidity and stability, while reducing load and stress on interior structural welds.
MAHA said its wireless ball-screw column lifts are up to 30% lighter than wireless hydraulic column lifts. Unlike hydraulic lifting equipment, precision-engineered ball-screw lifting mechanisms lift at a constant speed, are 90% efficient, are impervious to cold weather and are environmentally friendly, the company added.
“Our lifts employ a unique and highly efficient re-circulating ball & screw lifting mechanism – the premiere technology for mobile lifting applications and superior to any hydraulically operated lift,” Werner said. “MAHA lifts also have redundant automatic locking systems that virtually eliminate a variety of hazards associated with hydraulic lifts.”
The MCL 12 lifts 12,000 lbs. per column. It offers an extra-wide universal carriage designed specifically for agriculture and farming vehicles with tires measuring up to 79 in. in diameter.
The MCL 15 holds 15,000 lbs. per column and features a 20-in. fork length and an extended base. The longer fork allows the devices to lift dual tire assemblies while completely engaging the surface of both tires.
The company’s MCL 16 is equipped with 16-in.-long standard forks capable of engaging super-single tires better. Updates to the MCL 16 include an increased carriage width, giving users the ability to accommodate wider tire diameters.
An extra-wide body carriage, with a width of 36.61 in. is also available for the MCL 16 and fits in the same size base frame as the unit’s standard carriage. This wider carriage design allows the MCL 16 to easily accommodate flotation tires and other oversized tire diameters commonly found on military vehicles.
The MCL accessory line has also undergone upgrades, most notably a 36,000-lb. capacity crossbeam. This larger capacity unit works in unison with the MCL 18 for frame engaging applications under trucks and buses for wheels-free access.