A1 coaches orders mobile column lifts from Stertil

Scotland-based A1 Coaches has purchased two sets of mobile column lifts from Stertil-Koni for its workshop upgrade.

The transport company provides services to the East Coast of Fife and the surrounding areas, including Edinburgh and Dundee, with a fleet of around 65 vehicles. Their fleet ranges from eight-seat minibuses to 72-seat double-decker coaches, catering to various needs such as weddings, sporting events, airport transfers, day tours, and corporate events.

The company previously acquired two sets of ST1075FWA wireless mobile column lifts from Stertil-Koni six years ago. They had no hesitation in ordering two new sets, each comprising of four mobile columns. To complement the lifting facilities offered by the column lifts, eight tall axle stands were also ordered.

Each mobile column lift offers a lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes, providing an overall safe lifting capacity of 30 tonnes per set. The mobile columns incorporate Stertil Koni’s ebright Smart Control System, allowing workshop engineers to operate the columns individually, in pairs, or in any other combination from any column in the set. Positioning of the wireless columns is also flexible, enabling them to be used in any configuration around a vehicle.

Featuring colour touch screen consoles, the ebright Smart Control System is expected to simplify operation by providing visual information about every lifting operation.

The Stertil Koni ST1075FWA heavy-duty lift is powered by long-life deep cycle batteries which are said to provide optimum performance for at least a week on average before recharging is necessary. Additionally, battery life is prolonged because power is only used to raise a vehicle therefore less time is spent recharging the lift. Charging is carried out by plugging each individual lift into a 230v single phase supply. Importantly, with no cables on the workshop floor, the risk of tripping is removed.

Supplied complete with adjustable width forks, the Stertil-Koni ST1075FWA meets the challenge of lifting vehicles with differing tyre widths to ensure maximum versatility.

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