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We’re glad you’re here and invite you to compare the CAROTATOR (Car-Rotator) with competitive auto body rotisseries. I am convinced we have the best value. There are others that sell for less, but look carefully at the specifications. No one makes a better unit than we do. Not my words, but words of folks who have seen and used ours and theirs. Pay particular attention to such features as:
What size and wall thickness are the tube sets? The CAROTATOR is built entirely of 3-1/2 ” and 4” tubes, all with 3/16 wall thickness. Compare to others that use smaller and thinner tubes.
Pay careful attention to the casters. Ours are 5x2, needle bearing axles with double-row ball bearing turntables and 900# capacity EACH. They are included in the base price, not an add-on.
How about the setup? Can you do one end of the car at a time, or must the entire unit be setup before it can hold the car. The CAROTATOR will hold one end of the car while the other end is supported on jacks. This makes the setup much easier.
Bolts or pins? The CAROTATOR adjustments are all secured by pins. This cuts setup and adjustment time dramatically. NO TOOLS REQUIRED!
The Carotator is a very simple automotive rotisserie device that consists of two identical units. One is installed on the front of the body or frame and one on the back. The fact that there are two units means that you can push them around one at a time, which greatly simplifies handling in the shop and installation onto the car body. Both units can be loaded in the back of a pickup, making it ideal for shared ownership with your buddies or car club. The units are completely adjustable for overall height and location of balance point. The ability to adjust the pivot to attach point relationship enables you to set up the Carotator so that the body is perfectly balanced and can be rotated with one hand. Download the Assembly Instructions (pdf).
The Carotator is rated at 3000 lbs total load so it will handle any car body or frame. It is fitted with industrial quality casters that enable the moving of your project to any location on your concrete floor with one hand. Best of all, the Carotator sells for $1295.00 FOB Mariposa, CA. Compare this price carefully with other units. You can buy for less, but you can't get more for your money than with a Carotator.
The photo to the left shows my 12 year old daughter turning the body of my '53 Chevy. No trick photography, it's that easy.
This photo on the left shows one of the unique features of the Carotator. Note that there is a single support arm extending under the car body and the cross bar is under the body. Other rotisseries use a cross bar at or near the pivot and two arms extending under the car, which complicates the balancing portion of the setup procedure.
Note again on the right photo, the single support arm and the two height adjustment points. The square tube on the left is the balance adjustment and the one on the right is the overall height adjustment.
I build cars as a hobby and make my living designing and building tools and equipment. As a licensed Mechanical Engineer and a Certified Welder, I can assure you that the CAROTATOR will do what it is supposed to.
I ran the numbers myself. I build each unit individually. I am the guy you will see at Turlock, Reno, Pomona, Alameda and other meets. I answer the phone when you call. I load the CAROTATOR in your truck when you buy one! How’s that for one-stop accountability!
Mariposa , California 95338