Dennis Eagle workshops add capacity with Totalkare19 February 2021

Totalkare has supplied mobile lifting and testing equipment at multiple sites across the UK for refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle.

The OEM, which produces more than 1,000 units every year for local authorities and private sector contractors in the UK, has expanded its vehicle lifting capacity at several of its workshops with the addition of T8AC cabled mobile column lifts. In others, it has introduced a DVSA-approved mobile brake tester from Totalkare to increase fleet availability and offset the cost of outsourced tests.

Totalkare has installed a set of six T8AC mobile column lifts in Dennis Eagle workshops in Merthyr Tydfil, Manchester (Trafford Park), Winsford and Croydon, with its Ellesmere Port workshop receiving two sets.

The T8AC mobile column lift is a versatile solution for commercial vehicle workshops with a safe working load capacity of 7,500kg per column. It can be configured in sets of four, six or eight, and features adjustable forks to accommodate vehicles varying wheel diameters.

Dennis Eagle’s Winsford workshop is also now running a Totalkare mobile brake tester, as are workshops in Portsmouth and Basingstoke. The mobile brake tester features bi-directional rollers and can test up to 16,000kg load per axle. It comes supplied with a computer, monitor, printer, cabinet and handheld unit which communicates wirelessly with the brake tester and enables tests to be conducted with ease from the comfort of the driver’s seat. Mobile brake testers from Totalkare can also be upgraded with a variety of bolt-on features including tachograph calibration, load simulation, extended on-ramps and more.

All items will be covered by a Totalkare service contract which includes two field service engineer visits per year and brake tester calibration as standard.

“Totalkare is our preferred supplier for all commercial vehicle workshop equipment, not just for the quality of the equipment itself but the calibre of aftersales service we receive,” said Andy Hunt, contract manager at Dennis Eagle UK.

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