TotalKare claims to have seen strong initial demand for its new G8AC wash bay mobile column lift, the first product of its kind to be introduced into the bus and coach, haulage, and specialist vehicle markets. It hopes that the introduction of the lift to its portfolio will bring many years of trouble- free use in outdoor and wash bay conditions.
The product can be configured as a set of four, six, or eight 7,500kg lifts to suit a wide range of requirements. It also comes with adjustable forks to accommodate the lifting of various wheel diameters, and has been hot galvanised with sealed bearings to provide long-term protection from water ingress.
David Hall, Managing Director of TotalKare, comments, “We knew there was going be a lot of curiosity around our mobile brake testers at the CV Show earlier this year, and we also received significant interest in the wash bay mobile lifts.
“There have been lots of detailed discussions since the launch, and these have evolved into site visits, and then sales, which surpassed our initial expectations. I think that the interest reflects the growing need for workshops to be more flexible and maximise the last bit of capacity, whether that is inside or outside.”
He continues, “We have to meet these requirements with our product mix, and I believe our latest investment in bringing the G8AC wash bay column lifts to market shows that we are more than up for the challenge.”
The G8AC mobile column lifts require no installation or ground preparation work before use, and can also be used indoors. TotalKare hopes that these features make the G8AC a complete lifting solution, along with its manoeuvrability, which makes it an ideal alternative to the fixed four-post lift.
Renault Trucks chooses TotalKare for new workshop
One company that has already invested in the G8AC wash bay mobile column lift is RH Commercials, the introduction occurring as part of major investment in its new Nottingham workshop. The award- winning Renault Trucks dealer, which has four sites in the East Midlands, has selected TotalKare to provide a full suite of mobile vehicle lifts to support its repair and maintenance services. In addition to the G8AC, the company has purchased three sets of cable-free T8DC mobile column lifts, as well as accompanying trailer beam and support stands.
Both systems are able to lift up to 7,500kg per column, while the adjustable forks enable the safe and efficient lifting of vehicles with a range of wheel diameters.
All four sets of lifts will also be supported by a TotalKare ‘AfterKare’ service package,’ which includes two service visits a year, and reports thorough examination.
“We chose TotalKare because we think it’s the market leader in this field,” explains Stephen Astill, Group Aftermarket Manager for RHCV.
“We need reliability so that we can ensure that we continue to meet our customer workload demands and prevent downtime. Moving into our new premises, we wanted a mixture of lifts and conventional pits, and, working closely with TotalKare, we came to a solution that is delivering more efficient results and reduced downtime.”
He continued, “I believe we have chosen the right brand and product application for reliability and value for money.”
Adam Bowser, Area Sales Manager for TotalKare, adds, “Unlike other lifts on the market that are supplied with covers, the G8AC has been expertly designed to ensure many years of trouble-free use in outdoor and wash bay conditions – at a fraction of the cost of a fixed lift.
“By introducing the G8AC and T8DC mobile column lifts, RH Commercial Vehicles’ new workshop will benefit from a truly flexible combination of vehicle lifting solutions, supported by TotalKare’s comprehensive service offering.”