Lifting, Pulling, Straightening Systems

Rack vs Bench, you decide the method! 

More and more customers and insurance companies are requiring the use of computerized measuring as part of the repair process. Chief’s measuring tools are far superior and sophisticated, yet simple to learn and operate system available in the industry today.

Frame Rack / Frame Machine / Pulling

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Bench / Jig / Referencing

High-End Collision Repair Guide

Frame Rack / Frame Machine / Pulling

Frame machines are giant straight edges that won’t bend or flex under pulling forces, which is important when you are trying to bring a damaged vehicle back into factory specifications. All of our racks allow auto repair shops to put tremendous amounts of force against a vehicle once it is secured. We build racks that withstand multiple years of pulling force coupled with abuse that would turn any ordinary frame rack into a twisted pile of metal. When considering the purchase of a frame rack, choose one from the people who build more innovation and quality into the base structure than anyone else. Choose Chief and pull with confidence!

Bench / Jig / Referencing

Think of auto repair benches and frame racks as two different animals within the same species. Benches hold a vehicle in alignment and allow you to position parts and pieces of the vehicle back within the alignment of the bench. With a bench you setup holding points that become specific measuring reference points. These points allow you to then make incremental adjustments in small areas to bring damaged pieces back to specs.   A bench has measurement scales running down the platform and along the crossbeams to reference all repairs.

This works very differently than a frame rack where you hold the vehicle to the deck and then make pulls in various directions to bring the entire structure into form. A bench could be used to repair a unibody vehicle frame rail replacement; where a frame rack would be used to align overall damage within the entire structure of a framed vehicle.
Chief’s full line of Globaljig benches offer you an affordable solution to making repairs on a variety of vehicles. Couple this with our Global Scan and the variety of fixtures offered and you have all the collision repair equipment needed for your shop.

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