Forward Lift – 4 Post Alignment Lift – 18,000 lb. Lifting Capacity


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The CRA18 is 18,000 lbs. capacity 4 post heavy duty alignment lift. A very versatile drive-on lift able to service cars, trucks, and everything in between.


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Forward Lift products are engineered to perform and built to last. Forward’s U.S. engineers have over 29 years of combined experience designing automotive lifts for service and repair shops. Forward’s philosophy is to own our designs rather than use someone else’s off the shelf product.

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21st century design tools allow us to create, control and validate our designs to ensure maximum performance. Forward lifts are rigorously tested to meet quality and durability standards. All product families are proof load tested to 1½ times rated capacity and rigorously cycle tested.

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  • 18,000 lbs. lifting capacity
  • 1/2” steel cable for greater lifting capacity and durability
  • Single point latch release system releases all four column locks at one time
  • Protective strips on ramp ends reduce noise and eliminate floor gouging.e lift
  • Multi-position lock components allow lift to be level at any lock position
  • All hydraulics and mechanical lifting components are concealed under the runway
  • Front wheel stops can easily be replaced by optional drive through ramps
  • Internal airline connections let two rolling jacks operate simultaneously
  • Optional internal airline connections allow two rolling bridge jacks to operate at the same time
  • Self chocking approach ramps engage in the rear when the lift is raised


  • Lifting Capacity: 18,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Wheelbase: 194″
  • Max 2 Wheel Alignment: 177″
  • Min/Max 4 Wheel Alignment: 63″ – 162″
  • Rise: 68″
  • Length Overall: 22′ 11-3/16″
  • Width Overall: 11′ 5-3/4″
  • Width Inside Columns: 121-1/2″
  • Length Between Columns: 212″
  • Height of Columns: 6′ 5-3/4″
  • Width of Runways: 22″
  • Height of Runways: 7 1/2″
  • Width Between Runways (min./max): 43”
  • Voltage Single Phase: 208v-230v
  • Motor: 2 HP
  • Time of Full Rise: 100 seconds
  • Min. Bay Size: 16′ x 27′

** Optional 3-phase electrical available.
Specifications subject to change without notice or liability

Optional Accessories:

Alignment lifts come standard with two 9,000 lbs. capacity rolling jacks.

Alignment lifts come standard with two carbon steel turning radius gauges – roll back bar allows the gauges to be placed in the front or back of the slot while keeping a flat runway surface.

  • Bolt-On Alignment Kit
  • Turning Radius Gauges
  • Internal Air Line Kit
  • Drive Through Ramps
  • Rolling Bridge Jacks
  • 30 gallon Oil Drain Pan
  • 3-Phase Motors
  • Power Unit Cover
Shown: 9,000 lbs. capacity rolling jack PART # RJ901000BK

Shown: 9,000 lbs. capacity rolling jack PART # RJ901000BK

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