Hybrid Battery-Powered Heavy Vehicle Lift System

MANASSAS, VA—Manassas-based ARI-HETRA has announced the receipt of U.S. Patent No. 8,474,793 B2 for the invention of an environment-friendly mobile lift system for use in servicing heavy equipment and vehicles—from buses and fire apparatus to heavy military equipment—that uses hybrid battery technology and energy conservation in a traditionally energy-intensive industry segment.

This next generation of ARI-HETRA heavy lift equipment is a regenerative electrical charging system that uses the weight of a lifted vehicle to recharge highly-efficient onboard batteries, dramatically reducing the draw on the power grid compared to traditional lifts. Not only does this new lift system reduce energy costs, but because it is mobile, it can be taken to the location of a heavy vehicle that must be serviced or repaired.

The new ARI-HETRA system also uses no hydraulic fluid, which is environmentally harmful and poses significant disposal challenges. The system is so ecologically friendly, in fact, that it can contribute to a newly-built service facility being awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification by the Federal Government.

For more information, www.ari-hetra.com.

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