When MAN Truck and Bus wanted speed, efficiency and accessibility for vehicle inspections, it turned to Stertil Koni for the answer. CVW reports.
Following the success of previous purchases, MAN Truck and Bus has bought another Stertil Koni heavy-duty 4-post vehicle lift, type ST4250, for use at its workshop in Avonmouth. The latest ST4250 heavy-duty lift is used to simplify a variety of workshop tasks including the servicing and maintenance of HGVs and vans ranging from 3.5 tonne units up to heavy haulage vehicles.
Access all areas
Specified with 11.5m long platforms, the 4- post lift’s design eliminates the need for cross beams providing better access for operatives and tools to both vehicles and the lift itself. This also means that they can choose the ideal working width to set up, depending on the type of vehicles to be serviced. The unit offers a maximum lift height of 1.9m which is achieved in just 72 seconds, making it one of the fastest heavy-duty vehicle lifts in the world.
Controlling the lift is easy thanks to the ebright Smart Control System which features a seven-inch, full-colour touch screen via which a range of functions including lifting heights and lifting cycles can be programmed. The control console also houses the power and operation unit which provides simple maintenance and inspection access. Supplied complete with a full lighting kit and air-operated jacking beams for wheel-free maintenance, the ST4250 also features a manual override function to allow lowering of the lift in the event of an interruption to the power supply.
Rising to the challenge
Following a successful demonstration of a set of extra-long 1860mm articulated run-up ramps fitted to an existing 4-post lift in 2018, MAN Truck and Bus opted for the same specification on the latest installation. These run-up ramps are attached to the end of the platforms so that they rise up with the lift and tuck in to stop them protruding into the workplace. This also eliminates the trip hazard of having long platforms bolted to the workshop floor.
Reliability all round
“Around 120 vehicles pass through our workshop each week,” says Mark Gowler of MAN Truck and Bus Avon. “We operate from 6.00am to 10.30pm and the Stertil Koni 4-post lifts continue to provide excellent reliability in a demanding environment.”
The ST4250 heavy-duty 4-post lift was supplied by Stertil Koni’s local distributor, Avon Valley Services, which provides comprehensive after-sales support to companies throughout the South West and Wales.