Help identifying a 2008 Refflinghaus

Would like some information if there are any folks who have knowledge of this company’s product line and history.

The enclosed model is unique compared to today’s very limited information on their current web site, in the following ways…

The style #9 which this clearly is, is not currently offered in the 250Kg class, which this is. When was this weight/style discontinued?

The ARS marking is not current as they now go by Ernst Refflinghaus. When did this change happen?

The marking location isn’t current as they now mark their current offerings on the body. Have you seen markings by ARS on the upsetting block like this?

What do the alpha numeric characters mean above the touchmark? I am guessing that the “257” is weight since it is verified at 257Kg.

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