News & Trade Magazine Articles

Two Post Lifts: Hydraulic vs. Cable Synchronization

What’s the difference, and when does it matter most? Lift manufacturers use two primary methods to synchronize two post lifting carriages and keep vehicles level from side-to-side, (1) mechanical cable/wire rope equalization, and (2) hydraulic synchronization. When lifting heavy trucks with uneven weight from side-to-side—such as those with cranes or welding units—all-hydraulic, direct-drive lifts are […]

Considerations when buying a two-post lift: Features to look for when making a purchasing decision.

A two-post above-ground lift is one of the most common and productive pieces of shop equipment for a fleet. But, it’s important to consider the appropriate features needed for your operation before making a purchasing decision.

Forklift Technicians Deserve Better

You don’t hear folks say automotive technicians have it easy. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” says Steve Perlstein, President of Mohawk Lifts. “Some of the hardest working and most creative problem solvers I’ve met are working at the local repair shop.” With new engine technology, vehicle software, and an ever expanding array of electrical […]

Mohawk “Lifts” the Future of Mobility with the Local Motors Olli

Mohawk Lifts is excited to announce that Local Motors has chosen Mohawk’s System-1 to support assembly and service of the highly-anticipated autonomous, 100% electric, partially 3D-printed shuttle, Olli.


The Right Lift: How lifts contribute to shop productivity

By Steve Perlstein The type of lift chosen for a shop can dramatically impact the facility’s productivity level. For example, of the different types of mobile lifts, the faster raising and lowering hydraulic lifts—as opposed to the slower operating electromechanical lifts—can add 54 man-hours of productive repair time per year to your facility based on […]

Mohawk Awarded NASPO ValuePoint Contract for Lifts & Garage Associated Equipment

Amsterdam, NY (February 21, 2017) – Mohawk Resources Ltd. has been awarded with NASPO ValuePoint contract #05316 for vehicle lifts and garage associated equipment. In addition to the ability to purchase two post, four post, mobile column and parallelogram lifts off the contract, government agencies can also purchase Hunter’s wheel service equipment under Mohawk’s contract. […]

Mohawk Announces Turf Kit with Dual Trough Accessory

Amsterdam, NY (September 14, 2016) – Mohawk  Lifts announces the release of a new accessory to service cars, trucks, zero turn mowers, turf equipment and four wheelers. The turf kit with dual trough has a 6,000 lb. capacity and can be used on Mohawk 10,000 through 18,000 pound two post lifts, including those lift models […]

Mohawk at SEMA 2016

Mohawk Lifts will be showcasing a two post lift in booth #10154 (North Hall) at the SEMA show in Las Vegas November 1-November 4, 2016. According to the show’s website, the SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one […]

Mohawk Announces Responsive Website

Mohawk Lifts has launched a newly designed website with a responsive design at The new site displays content depending on the device of the user. This provides users with the ability to view product information and photos more easily.

NJPA Awards 4 Year Contract to Mohawk Lifts

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) recently re-awarded Mohawk Lifts a nationwide 5 year contract to supply government agencies across the U.S. with Mohawk vehicle lifts.