The Skylift is used daily as part of the workshop’s inspection and maintenance programme. It has a 35-tonne lifting capacity and is installed in a shallow pit, flush with the washbay floor, to make it easier to position vehicles on the lift’s integral 14.5m-long parallel platforms. The hot-dip galvanised platforms also feature an anti-corrosion coating and full LED lighting.
Located in an outside washbay area, the lift is operated via an adjacent stainless steel control console.
Responding rapidly to Wm Hamilton’s request, Stertil Koni engineers were able to install the Skylift 350 within a matter of weeks.
“Understandably, the fire was a huge blow to our operations,” says David Hamilton, managing director of Wm Hamilton & Sons. “However, we were soon up and running again, offering our usual 24/7 service, 365 days a year.
“The Skylift fulfils a vital role in ensuring that we can continue to provide the highest levels of service to our growing number of customers. It’s easy and safe to operate and gives our washbay staff unrestricted access to the underside of raised vehicles.”
The operator’s 70-strong fleet includes bulk articulated tippers, eight-wheel tippers, curtainsiders, waste ejector trailers, powder tankers and roadsweepers.