EV1520 in-ground lift

Heavy duty 2 stage electric hydraulic

Maximise your workshop’s space and productivity with this heavy duty 6.8t in-ground lift. Ideal for heavy duty applications, the EV 1520 is engineered to lift heavier commercial vehicles while requiring less workshop space than above ground 2 post hoists, making it an ideal choice for your workshop. Equipped with standard, medium and high extension stack adapters to accommodate a wide variety of vehicle lift points, this lift meets every demand that a professional service facility could want.

Maximise the number of your service bays

With a lift capacity of 6.8t, this heavy duty commercial in-ground lift will give you the power and the speed you need in your workshop. Equipped with standard, medium and high extension stack adapters to accommodate a wide variety of heavy-duty vehicle lift points, and offering over 50% longer bearing contact surface than competitor lifts, enhanced wipers both top and bottom, plus new larger 8-1/2” chrome pistons, you can be confident that your team is working under one of the industry’s superior, most stable and high volume repeatable car lifts.

You can confidently service more vehicles, not only does the smaller footprint offer more space for extra bays, with its 2-stage front and rear swing arms with standard combination stack screw pads, these car lifts protect your investment, your team and the environment. With fully contained polymer housing made from recycled plastic, you can be confident that EPA will not be a concern.

How do we achieve accelerated lifting?

We have increased the motor and pump size which provides a faster rise and descent. These components increase the rise of speed from 48 seconds to 27 seconds equating to a 42% time savings.

Lowering speed is held to a constant 17 seconds (approximately) regardless of the weight of the vehicle.

In-ground car & light commercial lift models

3-stage front and 3-stage rear swing arms or drive-on fixed pad with 2-way directional sliders and (4) 4-1/8” multi-position rubber spotting blocks.

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2-stage front and rear swing arms with standard combination stack screw pads to accommodate a wide range of heavier vehicle lift points.

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Heavy-Duty 2-stage drive-over front and rear swing arms and standard combination stack screw pads accommodate a wide range of heavier vehicle lift points.

Provides maximum stability

Over 50% more bearing spread than other competitive models, providing smooth and stable lifting up to 6,800 kg.

Acetyl fabricated bearings bonds the empty space between metal and plastics ensuring more stability to the moving piston to the stable structure.

Benefits of chrome pistons

  • Extends life of pistons
  • Highly lubricous
  • Ultra hard – harder than steel
  • Stands up to high stress contact
  • 100 times better wear than steel
  • Less prone to abrasion
  • Attractive finish
  • Low friction

Power control configurations

Bench mount power controls
Optional bench mounted power controls include raise, lower and lock release functions. They are aesthetically pleasing and mount to many major workbench brands, providing convenient access to in-ground lift controls.

Standard power controls
Standard power control unit mounts to walls near workbenches. Features single push button lift function and down release valve handle.

In Ground Car Lift Warranty

Don’t leave your servicing and certification to chance

For more than a decade, America’s best lift has been coupled with the best warranty in the business. To make sure we deliver our customers lifting products worthy of our 5 Year Limited Warranty, we developed our Design-Build-Quality-Deliver directive. This Zero-Tolerance for Defects initiative combined with our 5 Year Limited Warranty is Challenger’s way of backing up what we claim. We employ a dedicated team of design engineers who are responsible for detecting and correcting any issue no matter how small before it gets to the customer.

Hoists and other equipment in your workshop need annual servicing and certification by law for you to continue working safely and productively in your business. With our 34-point checklist and manufacturer trained servicing agents, you can be assured that your workshop equipment will work when you need it do, with the minimum downtime!


Lifting capacity* 15,000 lbs. / 6,806 kg
Stroke 68″ / 1,727 mm
Rise Height 84 3/4″ / 2,153 mm
Width Overall 71 1/2″ / 1,816 mm
Drive-Thru Clearance N/A
Reach (Arm Minimum) 26 1/4″ / 667 mm
Reach (Arm Maximum) 43″ / 1,092 mm
Rubber Pad Adapter 6 1/2″ – 8 3/4″ / 165 – 210 mm
Adj. Adapter Height (with Medium Extensions) 10 1/2″ – 12 3/4″ / 267 – 324 mm
Adj. Adapter Height (with High Extensions) 14 1/2″ – 16 3/4″ / 368 – 425 mm
Capacity (per Arm) 3,750 lbs. / 1,701 kg
Guide Plunger Diameter 8 1/2″ / 216 mm
Motor 2 hp
Voltage 3Ph / 415v / 50Hz / 16amps
Speed of Rise 60 seconds
Air Required 75 – 125 psi
Recommended Ceiling Height (plus height of tallest vehicle) 85″ / 2,159 mm