Chief Releases Tower Extension to Improve EZ Liner Express Versatility


Madison, Ind. (Jan. 9, 2013) – Chief Automotive Technologies introduces a new tower extension accessory that can make the EZ Liner™ Express collision repair system even more versatile.

Chief’s tower extension adds another 18 inches of clearance between the frame rack’s tower and the vehicle being repaired. The additional space creates better pulling angles and allows the rack to be used to repair larger vehicles. It removes obstructions and makes working on all vehicles easier for technicians.

“The EZ Liner Express system offers a lot of value in a compact package, but sometimes you need that little bit of extra clearance to efficiently repair frame damage,” says Mike Cranfill, Chief vice president of collision. “This tower extension significantly enhances the EZ Liner Express’s ability to make side and corner pulls. With it, the EZ Liner Express is a much more well-rounded tool.”

Chief developed the EZ Liner Express to help increase shop productivity. It offers both a pulling system with five tons of power at the hook and a lift/workstation with a 5,500-pound lifting capacity. The EZ Liner Express can be added to any bay where technicians can use it to repair light hits and other work to prevent bottlenecks from forming at the shop’s traditional, large frame rack.

The 18-inch tower extension attaches to the deck in 10 different locations, creating a true 360-degree repair system. When not in use, the extension can be removed from the tower assembly for better storage.

EZ Liner Express is compatible with all Chief computerized measuring systems, including the Vector™, Velocity™ and VelocityMAX, which feature Chief’s exclusive vehicle specification data.

For more information about the EZ Liner Express 18-inch tower extension, contact your local Chief distributor, call (877) 644-1044 or visit Chief is also active on Twitter,, Facebook, and YouTube

About Chief Automotive Technologies

Chief Automotive Technologies, a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-quality collision repair products and services, including frame-pulling equipment, vehicle anchoring systems, computerized measuring systems, and vehicle frame specifications. Chief is also a leading provider of comprehensive training on structural analysis, computerized measuring, collision theory and design based repair.

VSG comprises nine major collision repair and vehicle lifting brands: Chief Automotive Technologies, Elektron, Rotary Lift®, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities on three continents. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), a multi-billion dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.


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Caption: The new EZ Liner Express™ tower extension from Chief Automotive Technologies improves pulling angles by adding 18 inches of clearance between the frame rack and vehicle.

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