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What are the recommended bay sizes for Forward lifts?


TWO POST
Forward ModelBay Size Width
I1014' x 24'
9000B15' x 24'
DP10AN13' x 24'
DP10A14' x 24'
DP10S14' x 24'
DP12S15' x 24'
DP15S15' x 24'

 

 

FOUR POST
Forward ModelBay Size Width
CR1415' x 26'
OR1415' x 26'
12000LR15' x 24'
CR2816' x 33'
40000HDL18' x 38'
50000HDL18' x 43'
60000HDL20' x 48'
What are the concrete requirements for Forward lifts?


TWO POST
Forward
Model
Anchor
Size
Min.
Anchor
Embedment
Min.
Concrete
tdickness
Min.
Content
PSI
Min.
Edge
Distance
Anchor
Torque
Ft-lbs
I103/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"4 1/4"3,0005 11/16"150
9000B3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"4 1/4"3,0005 11/16"150
DP10AN3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"4 1/4"3,0005 11/16"150
DP10A3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"4 1/4"3,0005 11/16"150
DP10S3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"4 1/4"3,0005 11/16"150
DP12S3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"6"3,0005 11/16"150
DP15S3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"6"3,0005 11/16"150
FOUR POST
Forward
Model
Anchor
Size
Min.
Anchor
Embedment
Min.
Concrete
tdickness
Min.
Content
PSI
Min.
Edge
Distance
Anchor
Torque
Ft-lbs
CR143/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"4"3,0005"150
OR143/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"4"3,0005"150
12000LR3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"4"3,0005 11/16"150
CR283/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"6"3,0005"150
40000HDL3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"6"3,0005"150
50000HDL3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"8"3,0005"150
60000HDL3/4" x 5 1/2"3 1/4"8"3,0005"150

 

What are the ceiling height requirements for Forward lifts?


TWO POST
Forward ModelRequired Height
I1012'
9000B11'
DP10AN12'
DP10A12'
DP10S12'
DP12S14' 8"
DP15S14' 8"
FOUR POST
Forward ModelRequired Height
CR1412'
OR1412'
12000LR12'
CR2816'
40000HDL16'
50000HDL16'
60000HDL16'
What are the electrical requirements for Forward lifts?


TWO POST
Forward
Model
Voltage
Single
Phase
AmpsVoltage
Three
Phase
AmpsVoltage
Three
Phase
AmpsMotor
I10208/23020208/23020400 & above102 HP
9000B208/23020208/23020400 & above102 HP
DP10AN208/23020208/23020400 & above102 HP
DP10A208/23020208/23020400 & above102 HP
DP10S208/23020208/23020400 & above102 HP
DP12S208/23020208/23020400 & above102 HP
DP15S208/23020208/23020400 & above102 HP
FOUR POST
Forward
Model
Voltage
Single
Phase
AmpsVoltage
Three
Phase
AmpsVoltage
Three
Phase
AmpsMotor
CR14208/23020208/23020400 & above102HP
OR14208/23020208/23020400 & above102HP
12000LR208/23025208/23020400 & above103HP
CR28208/23050208/23025400 & above154HP
40000HDL208/23050208/23025400 & above152HP x 2
50000HDL208/23050208/23025400 & above152HP x 2
60000HDL208/23050208/23025400 & above152HP x 2

 

Where can I find operating manuals for my Forward Lift?
You will receive an operating manual for each Forward Lift you acquire. It is located in your hardware box and comes with the Automotive Lift Institute "Lifting It Right Manual" and the Factory Recommended Lifting Points. Should you lose any of these valuable documents - please contact your local distributor, or our Forward Customer Service Department via our toll-free number 800-423-1722 or  email .
Where can I find specifications for the Forward Lift I am considering to purchase?
Take a look at the product pages of our lifts. The specifications of each lift are detailed there. Also, you have the option to download the brochure on the product pages!
Can my Forward lift be installed outside?
Although Forward lifts are designed for indoor use, they may be installed outdoors provided it is located under a covering suitable for protection from direct precipitation.

The power unit motor and electrical switches are not suitable for applications where they may be exposed to direct precipitation or any flow of water, such as a wash bay.

When installing lifts outside - all electrical must meet local codes concerning the application. This may include, but is not limited to, Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit breakers and watertight conduit and fittings.

It should be noted that any lifts installed outdoors will require additional maintenance.

For further information on outside installations, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department via our toll-free number 800-423-1722.
What is the lead time for delivery of my Forward lift?
Lead time is calculated from the time an order is placed with the factory until it is loaded on a common carrier truck; this does not  include transit time.

Two Post
Forward ModelStock or Built to OrderEstimated Lead Time
I10Stock Item5 - 7 working days
9000BStock Item5 - 7 working days
DP10AStock Item5 - 7 working days
DP10SStock Item5 - 7 working days
I12Stock Item5 - 7 working days
DP15SStock Item5 - 7 working days

 

 

 Four Post    
Forward ModelStock or Built to OrderEstimated Lead Time
CR14Stock Item5 - 7 working days
OR14Built to Order10 working days
FLR12Built to Order10 weeks
CR30Built to Order18 working days
CR40Built to Order10 weeks
CR50Built to Order10 weeks
CR60Built to Order10 weeks
How do I contact my lift shipping carrier?


CarrierTelephone Number
Yellow Freight800-610-6500
Roadway800-762-3929
UPS800-377-4877

 

Is Thermal Overload Protection needed on my Forward lift?
As typical with power units for vehicle lifts, Forward power units do not incorporate Automatic Thermal Overloads (ATO) in the motors. This is for the following reasons:

  • The motors on vehicle lifts have relatively short periods of operation (usually less than one minute) with long periods of rest between these periods of operation. This is defined as Intermittent Duty according to the National Electric Code (NEC) as described in Article 100 - definitions.
  • According to NEC Article 430-33, a motor that is used as intermittent service is permitted to be protected against overloads by the branch-circuit short-circuit and ground-fault protection device.
  • According to NEC Article 430-33, a motor cannot automatically restart after an overload trip if personal injury can result. An ATO could cause an automatic restart by masking a failed switch that has stayed in the normally closed position. This condition would allow the motor to restart after the ATO reset.
  • With Intermittent Duty, the overcurrent protection is more likely to trip before an ATO; this renders the ATO useless.
What amount of hydraulic fluid is necessary for my Forward lift?


Two Post    
Forward
Model
Quarts/Gallons
Fluid Required
Liters Fluid
Required
I1010.5 Qts./2.63 gal.10 Liters
9000B10.5 Qts./2.63 gal.10 Liters
DP10AN10.5 Qts./2.63 gal.10 Liters
DP10A10.5 Qts./2.63 gal.10 Liters
DP10S10.5 Qts./2.63 gal.10 Liters
DP12S10.5 Qts./2.63 gal.10 Liters
DP15S10.5 Qts./2.63 gal.10 Liters

 

Four Post
Forward
Model
Quarts/Gallons
Fluid Required
Liters Fluid
Required
CR1411.6 Qts./3 gal.11 Liters
OR1411.6 Qts./3 gal.11 Liters
12000LR11.6 Qts./3 gal.11 Liters
CR2814.8 Qts./3.7 gal.14 Liters
40000HDL40 Qts./10 gal.38 Liters
50000HDL40 Qts./10 gal.38 Liters
60000HDL80 Qts./20 gal.76 Liters

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