Forward Lift

Madison, IN 47250


About Forward Lift


996 Industrial Dr.
Madison, IN 47250
(812) 273-7325
(812) 273-7329

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Established in 1968, Forward Lift is a leading manufacturer of vehicle lifts for a wide range of customers, including independent repair shops, car dealers, body shops, national accounts, vehicle enthusiasts, hobbyists and heavy-duty truck maintenance facilities. Its products are sold by dedicated distributors and national parts suppliers including NAPA, Carquest, and Pep Boys. 

Forward Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises eight major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Forward Lift, Rotary Lift, Chief Automotive Technologies, Direct-Lift, Hanmecson, Revolution Lift, Blitz and nogra. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO-9001-certified manufacturing facilities on three continents. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), a multi-billion dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.

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Choosing the right lift

June 13, 2018
Investing in one or more lifts is one of the biggest decisions a shop owner will make, because lifts are not only a significant budget expenditure, but they must yield a positive...
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

10,000 lbs 10000TL Low Rise Lift

Aug. 31, 2017
The Forward Lift 10,000-lb 10000TL Low Rise Lift is designed to fit shops with low ceilings. This lift is ALI/ETL certified and offers drive-over ramps and side rails to provide...
Free Two-Post and Four-Post Buyer’s Guides from Forward Lift walk shop owners through all of the things they should consider to determine which lifts are best for their shops.
Lifts and Lifting Equipment

Two-Post and Four-Post Buyer's Guides

June 22, 2017
Forward LIft's Two-Post Buyer's Guide and Four-Post Buyer's Guide helps shop owners evaluate their options. Both guides are available free of charge. They are designed to help...
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

DP15 Two-Post Lift

June 19, 2017
The DP15 Two-Post Lift from Forward Lift is designed for servicing cars, trucks, vans and small buses weighing up to 15,000 lbs. Low-profile two-stage arms with lightweight adapters...
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

FS77 Scissor Lift

Aug. 3, 2016
The Forward Lift FS77 Scissor Lift uses less than 44 sq. ft. of space, and features a low-profile 4-1/8" drive-over height. Its 24-3/4" independent platforms accommodate a wide...
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

F10 two-post lift

July 13, 2016
The Forward Lift F10 two-post lift offers a capacity of 10,000 lbs and comes with one three-stage arm and one two-stage arm on each column. It is also third-party tested and certified...
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

CR Series of Four-Post Lifts

July 16, 2015
The Forward Lift CR Series of Four-Post Lifts have fewer moving parts than traditional lifts to reduce maintenance. All four posts are identical, and each has its own battery-...
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

ML11 Scissor Lift

July 11, 2014
Forward Lift’s ML11 Scissor Lift has a 11,000-lb capacity and is available with two runway lengths to meet varying user needs. The lift’s scissor-style lifting mechanism is located...
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The Garage

New Forward Lift ML11 scissor lift offers versatility in a compact package

July 7, 2014
The company's new 11,000-lb capacity ML11 scissor lift provides all the versatility and ease-of-use of a traditional four-post vehicle lift with a much narrower footprint
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Service Repair

Forward Lift's lifts recertified to wear Gold ALI label

Sept. 20, 2013
New standard requries re-testing of previously approved lift models.

Articles & News

Three inches of additional rise are now included as a standard feature on the extended-height DP10A from Forward Lift, providing extra headroom and work area for technicians.
Ask the Expert and Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Look for lifts with additional rise and extended-height options

July 10, 2013
Additional rise allows users to lift a vehicle further off the floor for increased head room, while height extensions provide the required additional clearance to the shut-off...
The gold 'ALI Certified/Validated by ETL' label on this Forward Lift FCH4 mobile column lift signifies that the lift has been third-party tested and certified to meet ANSI-ALI ALCTV safety standards.
Service Repair

Tech Tip: Look for the gold label

July 10, 2013
Be sure installed vehicle lifts are certified by ANSI safety standards.
The Forward Lift adjustable frame-contact adapter makes it easy to finely tune your lift setup for servicing a variety of trucks and other body-on-frame vehicles.
Ask the Expert and Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Increase your lift's versatility with adjustable frame-contact adapters

July 10, 2013
To securely hold the frame in place, an adapter with a cradle design or upturned corners should always be used.

Videos & Resources

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VIDEO: Forward Lift Double Scissor Lift

Feb. 6, 2020
In this video, Forward Lift provides an overview of the Double Scissor Lift, No. FS77. The FS77 scissor lift is engineered as a low profile package.
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VIDEO: Forward Lift DP Series heavy duty two post lifts

Feb. 6, 2020
In this video, Forward Lift provides an overview of the DP Series heavy duty two post lifts, designed for trucks, vans, and small buses.
Forward Lift FCH Mobile Column Video
The Garage

Forward Lift FCH Mobile Column Video

Sept. 4, 2015
A video demonstration highlighting the features of Foward Lift's FCH Mobile Columns.
Forward Lift CRA18 Alignment Lift Video
The Garage

Forward Lift CRA18 Alignment Lift Video

July 31, 2015
Learn more about the flexibility of Forward Lift's CRA18 Alignment Lift.

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Service Repair

Inaugural ALI certified inspectors class includes nine Forward Lift affiliates

Aug. 27, 2013
Certification program gives lift owners a new way to select inspectors.
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

Two-Post Lift, No. DP10A

June 26, 2013
Forward Lift's Two-Post Lift, No. DP10A and DP10A2HR, now includes 3" of additional rise as a standard feature to increase technician work area and comfort. With it, cars, trucks...
Adjustable frame-contact adapters, Nos. T110564 and T100285
Lifts and Lifting Equipment

Adjustable frame-contact adapters, Nos. T110564 and T100285

May 10, 2013
Forward Lift's adjustable frame-contact adapters, Nos. T110564 and T100285, provide fine adjustment capabilities to better reach manufacturer-recommended lifting points, including...
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

FCH family of mobile column lifts

March 10, 2013
Forward Lift's FCH family of mobile column lifts offers 18,000 lbs of capacity per column in an affordable, portable package perfect for independent repair facilities. Designed...
The Garage

New Forward Lift website features vehicle lift specs and service manuals

July 13, 2012
Website also connects to company's Facebook and Twitter social media channels and includes customer testimonials.
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

I10 two-post lift

Aug. 20, 2010
Forward Lift’s I10 two-post lift features Spot-Rite offset arms to accommodate vehicles up to 10,000 lbs. both symmetrically and asymmetrically. Its three-stage front arms with...
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Lifts and Lifting Equipment

Four-Post Lift

Aug. 10, 2010
Forward Lift’s CR30 heavy duty four-post lift is ETL/ALI certified to meet industry safety and performance standards. It handles vehicles up to 30,000 lbs with wheelbases up to...