Initially, BRM planned to include an inspection pit in the facility, but realised that the range of farm machinery it maintains would leave a great deal of debris in the pit, including mud, hay and straw.
So the company opted for a Skylift, which was supplied by Stertil Koni distributor CCS, of Leigh, Greater Manchester. BRM also specified a twin ram, air-operated jacking beam to enable wheel-free use,
The team of seven workshop technicians uses the lift to work on tractors, harvesters, forestry trucks, balers and more.
The Sky 200 can lift up to 20 tonnes and its electronc control uses inclinometers to monitor weight displacement and ensure smooth synchronization between the four lifting points.The set-up width can be altered to suit the vehicle being serviced.
It can lift to a height of 1.75m in less than 90 seconds, and fits into narrow bays to enable optimum use of workshop space.
“Our Skylift is used every day to handle a wide range of machinery and equipment,” says BRM’s Hannah Robinson.
“Our technicians are really impressed with the lift – in fact, they’re always finding new jobs for it. From servicing and maintaining the largest 405hp tractor in our product range to assembling new agricultural machinery, the Skylift is constantly proving to be invaluable to the operation of our workshop.”