The successful use of two existing Stertil Koni vehicle lifts was a major factor in the decision by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to specify a SKY 250 Skylift to support washbay activities at its depot in Beverley.
With a lifting capacity of 25 tonnes, the Skylift operates for approximately 20 hours a week to simplify the steam cleaning of all vehicles weighing above 3.5 tonnes in the Council’s fleet. These vehicles include refuse collection trucks plus gritting lorries and specialist road chipping and tar spraying machines. The lift is also used for an additional ten hours each week for a range of other tasks including the wax oiling of the Council’s fleet of winter maintenance vehicles.
Stertil Koni’s rugged and adaptable Skylift is a seriously heavy-duty lift that has been developed to offer a unique combination of efficiency, versatility and safety. Whether for working on tractor units or articulated bendi-buses, with available platform lengths from seven up to 14.5 metres, there's a Skylift for most requirements. Even with the longest platform, only two lifting legs are required and each leg has its own measuring device, ensuring smooth and level synchronisation to within 15mm.
The Skylift is available in three lifting capacity options – 20, 25 and 35 tonnes – and offers a generous lifting height of 1.75 metres, reached in just 89 seconds, to ensure comfortable working conditions for operators. Also, the compactness of the Skylift simplifies its installation in areas where space may be limited. This is achieved by its modern design which accommodates a space-saving scissor mechanism to provide smooth vertical lifting. To ensure top performance and reliability in chassis washbays and steam cleaning facilities, the Skylift features galvanised platforms and run-ups, stainless steel axle pins plus waterproof fixtures and fittings.
As with all Stertil Koni products, safety is paramount. The Skylift has an independent mechanical locking system, which is always active - from when the lift is at its lowest level, right up to maximum height. The Skylift’s two lifting legs and its lack of crossbeams or base frame provide unrivalled working space beneath and unobstructed access from all sides of the vehicle. Significantly, all models can be installed either recessed or surface mounted with varying platform lengths to accommodate any vehicle.
“We have been using a pair of Stertil Koni vehicle lifts for a number of years,” says Philip Burgess, Assistant Fleet Services Manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council. “They have provided the performance quality and reliability we demand so, when we needed to replace a 40 year old washbay ramp, we had no hesitation in specifying the new Sky 250 Skylift.”
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