Go North East recently opened its new bus depot in Consett to replace the company’s former depot in Stanley.
As a preferred supplier to the Go Ahead Group, Stertil Koni was commissioned to provide four sets of mobile wireless column lifts to support a wide range of workshop activities.
Each set of lifts comprises four mobile wireless columns type ST1075FWA. These columns provide an individual safe lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes thereby ensuring an impressive 30 tonnes combined capacity when used as a set of four.
Every column features Stertil Koni’s revolutionary ebright Smart Control System which provides complete flexibility by allowing workshop engineers to operate the columns individually, in pairs or in any other configuration - from any column in the set. This flexibility enables engineers to work on the depot’s extensive fleet of single and double deck buses with confidence and in complete safety. The adjustable forks which are fitted as standard on each column cater for a wide range of tyre sizes without the need for extra small-wheel adaptors.
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 at all times. For optimum safety and performance, the ebright Smart Control System also shows how many columns in the set are being used.
The columns include 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 features 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, integrated within each column, which allows operatives to securely lock the lift to prevent a vehicle from being inadvertently lowered.
In addition to the four sets of ST1075FWA heavy duty vehicle lifts, Stertil Koni supplied a range of ancillary products including axle stands, access steps and a battery-hydraulic mobile stacker.
WEBSITE LINK: www.gonortheast.co.uk