A bottomless pit

A bottomless pit

Having access to the underside of a vehicle leads to various opportunities in the workshop. CVW explores just how thorough the installation process of these pits is.

Premier Pits claims to be the longest established pit manufacturer in the UK, having been manufacturing and installing pits for 40 years, with 4,000 pits installed to date. The range includes inspection, maintenance, rail, ATF and washdown pits, all supported by various pit accessories and H&S equipment. Underchassis, wash pits and ramps are also available. When choosing a pit manufacturer, it is vital that the product meets the highest manufacturing standards. Every Premier Pit and Ramp complies to CE and BS EN 1090- 1: 2009 + A1: 2011, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 SSIP, giving its customers confidence in the quality of the product.

Vehicle maintenance workshops both across the UK and worldwide are being transformed by the installation of prefabricated, steel pits. Premier Pits, the creators of the concept, continues to make design improvements, add new features and options, as well as improving installation methods.

Premier Pits

From the first point of contact, to the completion of the job, Premier Pits offer a complete package. Advice is given on the type of pit to install, along with the modifications and accessories required for working on specific vehicles. The skilled and experienced, design engineers use the latest CAD design facilities, and can provide design support to architects, structural engineers and contractors alike. Once delivered to the site, the pits are installed by one of the company’s own teams of skilled and experienced fitters. Before hand over, Premier Pits always ensures that the pit and surrounding floor is clean and tidy, with all waste material removed. To ensure that everything is still in order on new build projects, the company revisits the site just before the building is handed over to the client.

Premier Pits is also the UK distributor for BrakeMate, an elevated platform for servicing heavy vehicle brake disc assemblies. The product eliminates the majority of manual lifting during the disc brake maintenance process and substantially reduces service time, leading to a saving in both time and money. On top of this, it enables a single user to complete the whole process, rather than being a two-person job. This enables other jobs to be completed more efficiently, meaning further time savings.

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