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2012, July

Motorcycle Lift Sale Flyer
Nearly $50,000 in revenues from NH Bike Week
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - City officials in Laconia, N.H., estimate the annual Motorcycle Week brought in close to $50,000 in revenues. Revenue for the event is raised primarily through vending licenses. The city places the proceeds into a fund to help pay for providing police, fire, and public works services for the following year's event. Earlier this year, the City Council used money from the Bike Week fund to purchase two portable defibrillators and to make sewer-water improvements on the Lakeside Avenue boardwalk. In adopting the 2012-2013 municipal budget last month, the council also agreed to use Bike Week money to buy a police cruiser and a fire-prevention utility vehicle. This would leave a balance of $129,000 in the account.
Inspection Station Requirement for State of NH: Headlight Aimers

Symtech SCA-1 Headlight Aimer

ISymtech SCA-1 Headlight Aimerf you've been approached by the State of NH pertaining to headlight aimers they are in such demand, even the manufacturer is way behind. We have orders coming in for the SCA-1 Symtech headlight aimer, please contact us if you have a need at 603-234-2612. We can verify the delay in obtaining the product due to the demand that's been placed. Headlight aiming is part of inspection process and is required by the state. This is not only a NH requirement, but other states as well. Please see the end of this blog for a list of states that require headlight aimers. We have been flooded with calls at this time. We have an order of 10 coming in, and have already sold 8. We would be glad to add you to our list for when they come in. Call Clark at 603-234-2612. Our shipment of 10 will arrive to our shop by August 1.

UPDATE: We have placed a second order that will be in later in August.

Saf-C 3206.02 Minimum Space Requirements Each inspection station shall:

  • Have a testing space that has no obstructions and is large enough for a mechanic to walk around a vehicle with its doors open;
  • Be a minimum of 12 feet by 25 feet in length, if the station inspects motor vehicles;
  • Be a minimum of 12 feet by 50 feet in length, if the station is equipped with a headlight testing screen or board; and
  • Be a minimum of 8 feet by 12 feet in length, if the station inspects only motorcycles

Saf-C 3206.04 Tools and Equipment Each inspection station shall have the following tools and equipment: A brake drum gage; A gauging device to measure the thickness of brake pads; A ball joint gauge; A lift or jack, capable of hoisting a vehicle to check its: Ball joints; Suspension linkage; Wheel play; Exhaust system; Undercarriage; and Frame of the vehicle; Tools necessary for the proper assembly and disassembly of any parts, which shall include: Hammers; Portable lights; Socket sets, including metric sizes; Wrenches, including open and box end; Screwdrivers; and Electrical test lights; Headlight aimer(s) or headlight board capable of determining the proper headlight angle of all vehicles to be inspected; Tint meter, if the station inspects vehicles with tinted glass; An on-board diagnostic scan tool capable of communicating with all model year 1996 or newer on-board diagnostic equipped light-duty vehicles and light-duty trucks; and any other tools necessary to conduct a proper vehicle inspection. 

Additional Tools for Motorcycle Inspection Stations

  • Wheel truing stand.
  • Drive chain tool.
  • Decibel meter.
  • Assorted bulbs and lenses.
  • Center punches.

Information courtesy of Inspection Station Requirements posted on STATE APPROVED HEADLIGHT AIMER USA regulated states - headlamp alignment include California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, and West Virginia.

Quality Lifts: Certification a must for Liability, Insurance & OSHA

We received an inquiry today from a local customer about a Quality Lift that I thought was worthy of translating into a blog post. This is a common question about the car lifts we sell and thought it might be good to share the answer with the world. Please note the certifications - if you own an auto repair shop, certifications are absolute necessities. Hi Clark Been doing a little checking around on the lifts. This one has more capacity than yours and is $500 less. Is this a good lift? What is the difference compared to yours? Here was our response: 1. The electric pump assembly and reservoir are of much lesser quality. It is not uncommon for these to need replacement in 3 years or less. Our lift uses an SPX pump, which is the standard in U.S. 2. The above symbol and certification is very important for liability (accidents), insurance, and for OSHA approval. If your shop is ever visited by OSHA a lift without these certifications does not meet their standards. The Quality Q10 2 post lift meets every certification *ANSI, *ALI, *ETL. The other lift meets none. 3. Versatility of the 3 stage front arms allow correct weight distribution and balancing for mounting vehicles within weight range. 4. The Quality Q10 uses nylon bearing surfaces behind each carriage unit that allows years of operation without binding during up and down travel of carriage within column. 5. Q10 has single point lock release meaning you can operate up and down from 1 station right at the power supply. With the 2 point lock release you have to walk to both sides and manually release the safety locks. This can be a pain, especially when you are busy. 6. Base plate design. The Q10 has welded gussets and a solid base plate, not an add-on piece for stability. 7. Service, if needed I am right down the street. *ANSI (American National Standards Institute): As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment. * ALI (Automotive Lift Institute, Inc): In 1992, ALI selected Intertek Testing Services, then known as ETL Testing Laboratories, as its strategic partner in developing and administering the first independently verified product certification program for the automotive lift industry. The resulting program launched in 1993 and the first "ALI Directory of Certified Lifts" was published in October of the same year. In addition to administering and validating the ALI Certification Program, Intertek is one of two independent laboratories recognized by ALI and nationally accredited to perform evaluations in accordance with ANSI/UL 201. This approach to product certification allows for “one-stop shopping” for lift manufacturers, and more specifically, Intertek offers ALI’s Certification Program participants:

  • Electrical safety listing services for all regions within North America (Nationally Recognized Electrical Listing Mark);
  • Testing and preparation for CE Marking (European Technical File Services); and
  • Consolidated testing and follow-up inspections.  This streamlines the process of getting the product to market.
  • Administration and testing evaluations supporting the ALI program are coordinated from the 160,000 square-foot Intertek facility in Cortland, New York. ALI/ETL witness testing is performed by the Certification Program Administrator’s staff at the manufacturer’s facility regardless of country of origin.

* ETL (Originally a mark of ETL Testing Laboratories, now a mark of Intertek Testing Services) is a global leader in testing inspection and certification services. They are a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory and tests products to UL, CSA and CE standards.

PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift Weight Demo - Watch it lift 1,500 lbs!

Clark Heintz Tools & Equipment LLC thought the best way to illustrate the ruggedness of this new 1,200 lb capacity lift was to film a video of it lifting 1,500 lbs...Check it out!

Introducing the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift

PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift $699's finally here! We've taken the better part of a year of research to introduce this high-quality-at-an-affordable-price motorcycle lift to meet the expectations of our customers who are trying to work within a tight budget. We believe are providing an excellent product for a very modest price, and we are very confident that the construction of the the PRO 1200 will meet and surpass any expectations for a lift in its price range.

We are happy to introduce the PRO 1200 to our customers at this time. We spent a lot of time implementing manufacturing changes in a few areas, in an effort to optimize some features of the product and accessories. Our intentions were to get the very best value for our customers and we have accomplished that. We deliberately placed a lower price on the lift so that friends would tell friends and we're quite confident that once people see the product, the word will spread. As a motorcycle lift dealer for 15 yrs, we know lifts, and we are proud of this package that we offering to the public. The PRO 1200 lift is an air powered lift table with foot pedal controls.

It features a front wheel vise to secure vehicles with an adjustable front stop, and a safety locking system with 7 positions to secure your lift in place while you are working on it. This lift also includes a single, heavy-duty pneumatic cylinder and sealed roller bearings for smooth operation. A detachable drive on ramp makes access to your bike that much easier. The low angle ramp protects bikes as they are rolled on and off the lift. The greasable shaft includes grease zerks on the axle, which provides a smooth rolling action. This handsome lift has a compact portable design, making it easy to move and store, and it is topped off with a powder-coated finish for durability - choose red or orange accents. 12" Side Extensions, which expand the lift table to 48" wide

Financing options are available. There is no sales tax. We are posting a video demonstrating the lift and all of its features very soon. We've filmed a demo of this lift raising and lowering 1,500 lbs. We believe the best way to show our customers what this lift can actually do is to post a video. Then you don't just have to take our word for it. You can see it for yourself!  Please call Clark Heintz at 603-234-2612 for a quote or with any other questions you may have.