“Our workshop manager had previous experience of Stertil Koni lifts and he recommended them highly as replacements for our old lifts,” says Sam Regent, Director at Regent Coaches. “He told us that they offered the best build quality and performance. I’m delighted that his assessment has proved to be spot on and I was pleasantly surprised that the lifts were extremely price competitive.”
A set of four Stertil Koni electro-hydraulic mobile column lifts, type ST1075FSA, has replaced an existing set of lifts as part of a workshop upgrade by Regent Coaches. Established in 1970, Regent Coaches is a family-run business based in Whitstable, Kent offering a wide range of day trips, tours and coach holidays throughout the UK and Europe. A modern fleet of 35 vehicles, including executive coaches, buses and minibuses, are all maintained, serviced and repaired in the company’s extensive commercial and general purpose workshops. In addition to its own fleet, Regent Coaches also maintains vehicles on behalf of other operators as well as undertaking work on behalf of the general public offering everything from servicing and diagnostics to class 4, 5 and 7 MOT.
Importantly, each column incorporates Stertil Koni’s revolutionary ebright Smart Control System which allows workshop staff to operate the columns individually, in pairs or in any other configuration from any column in the set. Positioning of the columns is flexible, enabling them to be used in any configuration around a vehicle.
The ST1075FSA provides a maximum lifting height of 1.85 metres which is reached in just 75 seconds thereby making it one of the fastest commercial vehicle lifts available. Incorporating full-colour touch screen consoles, the ebright Smart Control System has been designed and developed to simplify operation by providing maximum visual information about every lifting operation - all at the fingertips of the workshop engineers. For added safety and performance, the ebright Smart Control System also shows how many columns in the set are being used.
The columns incorporate Stertil’s maintenance-free, synthetic runner wheel system, which is self-lubricating, and the system is covered by a lifetime guarantee. An integral advanced hydraulic lifting system incorporates a microprocessor-controlled synchronisation feature to ensure safe, smooth and precise movement at all times. Safety is further enhanced by an independent mechanical locking system, incorporated into each column, which allows engineers to securely lock the lift to prevent a vehicle from being inadvertently lowered.
Regent Coaches relies on the Stertil Koni mobile column lifts to support workshop activities throughout a daily eight hour shift, six days a week. In a typical week, around 30 vehicles pass through the workshops where the lifts’ flexibility and versatility help to ensure safe and secure operations at all times.
WEBSITE LINK: www.regent-coaches.co.uk