Forward Lift F12 Two Post Vehicle Lift

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ALI Certified Automotive Lift

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Forward Lift F12 Two Post Lift 12,000 lbs. Capacity
The F12 2 Post surface mounted lifts. Durability and value with specific design features that allow this lift to be priced right for the large capacity it lifts. The F12 two post lift is  ALI and ETL Certified.


Forward Lift F12N300 Two Post Automotive Lift

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Forward's F12 two post lift is gold certified with a 12,000 pound capacity for raising most passenger cars, trucks and vans. With two heavy-duty push hydraulic cylinders designed to increase lift performance and minimize down-time. Cylinders are located in each column concealed within the carriage itself. Durable powder coat finish provides exceptional protection from the wears a shop will see over the years. Forwards spring operated arm restraints are just one feature that keep these heavy duty lift arms constantly performing at their peak.

The F12 is a commercial grade car lift and should not be confused with any other cheap two post vehicle lifts. This is a Forward lift so it has been engineered to preform and built to last!

The F12 lift is certified by ALI (Automotive Lift Institute) to meet American National Standard.

Engineering Excellence. 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.

Product Integrity. 21st century design tools allow us to create, control and validate our designs to ensure maximum performance. Forward lifts are thoroughly tested to meet quality and durability standards. All product families are proof load tested to 1-1/2 times rated capacity and rigorously cycle tested.

Features & Specs

  • 12,000 lbs. capacity for raising most passenger cars, trucks and vans
  • 2 Stage Arm Design
  • Overhead cable equalization
  • Single point lock release
  • Large rubber-padded swivel adapter with extra height extensions (3.5" and 5") are standard
  • Spring operated arm restraints, disengage at floor level
  • Hydraulic cylinders in each column:
  • Top mounted | Cylinder rod concealed inside carriage
  • Third party tested by ETL and certifed by ALI
  • Powder coat, oven baked finish
Specifications F12
Capacity 12,000 lbs. (5443kg)
Maximum Rise 77-1/2" (1968mm) 
With 5" adapter extension
Adjustable Overall 
Height Options
166" (4216mm) Standard Height (F12N300)
178" (4521mm) Extended Max. Height (F12N301)
154" (3912mm) (F12N302)
143" (3632mm) (F12N303)
Overall Width 140" or optional 
146" (3556 / 3708mm)
Drive Through Clearance 102-3/4" or optional 
108-3/4" (2609 / 2762mm)
Overhead Switch 
Height Options
160-1/8" (4067mm) Standard 
172-1/8" (4524mm) Extended 
148-1/8" (3762mm) 
137-1/8" (3483mm)
Front Arm Reach (Min./Max.) 35"/ 54" (889 / 1372mm)
Rear Arm Reach (Min./Max.) 35"/ 54" (889 / 1372mm)
Adapter Height
4-3/4" (120) w/ no adapter extension 
9-3/4" (248mm) w/ 5" adapter extension
Width Inside Column 120-7/8" (3070mm) Adjustable 
114-7/8" (2918) Standard
Voltage/Amps 208/230, 12 amps; 208/230, 16 amps
Motor/Phase** 1ph*/2HP/50Hz; 1ph*/2HP/60Hz
Ceiling Height Required 168" (4267mm)

Specifications subject to change without notice or liability. 
*Optional 3-phase available at additional cost


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  • Warranty (Accessories) 1 Year Parts Only
  • Warranty (Lifts) 5 years on structure, 18 months on parts, and 6 months labor
  • Extended Warranty Available - Additional $90.00 for 18 month extended parts warranty
  • Blue Standard / Red Available

Forward Lift F12 Two Post Lift Brochure (.pdf)

Forward Lift I12 F12 Two Post Lift Installation (.pdf)

Forward Lift I12 F12 Two Post Lift Parts (.pdf)

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