Vehicle Technical Services is Staffordshire’s leader in fleet maintenance solutions, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme. They provide maintenance packages tailored to fit each client’s individual needs, leveraging their experienced team and advanced technology, carrying out over 50,000 repairs on an annual basis.
Heavy-duty vehicle lifting is now carried out on two of Stertil Koni’s premium electro-hydraulic 4-Post lifts, the ST4250 rated at 25 tonnes and the ST4120 rated at 12 tonnes, both of which benefit from an optional three year extended warranty package.
The ST4250 stands out not only for its powerful and reliable lifting technology and crossbeam-free design, but also for its very low drive-on height. Whilst simplifying the positioning of low ground clearance vehicles, the ingenious design of the approach ramps enables them to automatically tuck in as the lift rises to create an obstruction-free area around the lifts. Also, the two platforms can be readily adjusted inwards to cater for vehicles with narrower axle widths thereby extending the working range of the lift.
A robust and reliable hydraulic system is electronically controlled on both lift models to ensure smooth lifting and lowering cycles, even in the event of extremely uneven load distribution. Other innovative safety features include impact-resistant LED lights that switch on and off automatically just above floor level supported by an audible warning signal for foot-trap protection.
The patented mechanical locking system works entirely independently of the lifting system and is permanently enabled. The mechanical locking, which is activated by gravity alone, guarantees the highest safety levels alongside an integrated pressure-relief valve that prevents all four lifting columns from becoming overloaded.