Regent Coaches, based in Whitstable, has replaced its existing lifts as part of a workshop upgrade. A set of four Stertil Koni electro-hydraulic mobile column lifts, type ST1075FSA are now in operation.
Each of the Stertil Koni ST1075FSA columns provides a lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes which means that when used as a set of four, the combined capacity of 30 tonnes ensures complete safety when dealing with the largest vehicles.
Each column incorporates the ebright Smart Control System, which enables workshop staff to operate the columns individually, in pairs or in any other configuration from any column on the set.
The ST1075FSA provides a maximum lifting height of 1.85 metres which is reached in just 75 seconds, thereby making it one of the fastest commercial vehicle lifts available.
The columns also incorporate Stertil’s maintenance-free, synthetic runner wheel system, which is self-lubricating. An integral advanced hydraulic lifting system incorporates a microprocessor-controlled synchronisation feature to ensure safe, smooth and precise movement at all times.
An additional safety feature is the independent mechanical locking system, incorporated into each column, which allows engineers to securely lock the lift to prevent a vehicle from being inadvertently lowered.
“Our workshop manager had previous experience of Stertil Koni lifts and he recommended them highly as replacements for our old lifts,” said Sam Regent, Director at Regent Coaches. “He told us that they offered the best build quality and performance. I’m delighted that his assessment has proved to be spot on and I was pleasantly surprised that the lifts were extremely price competitive.”