Johnson Bros try and buy wireless column lifts from Stertil Koni

Vehicle lifting specialist Stertil Koni has supplied a set of electro-hydraulic wireless mobile column lifts to Johnson Brothers, one of the UK’s largest family-owned coach companies.

Stertil Koni recently loaned Johnson Brothers a set of wireless mobile column lifts to enable the company to undertake PDI inspection work on Nottingham City Council’s electric vehicle fleet. Following the success of this loan, Johnson Brothers decided to buy a set of four ST1075FWF lifts to support its third purpose-built workshop.

The ST1075FWF uniquely incorporates a wireless control system that provides maximum access to the underside of a raised vehicle. Each of the mobile columns is equipped with two long-life deep cycle batteries which, when fully charged, will power the lifts for around a week before re-charging is necessary. The batteries can then be charged overnight via a 230v single phase supply and, with no power supply necessary, the system can be used inside and outdoors.

Johnson Bros has bought four lifts for its third workshop after successful trial

Positioning of the wireless columns is flexible: they can be used in any configuration around a vehicle. Also, with no power or communication cables to connect, set-up time is drastically reduced thereby making the system fully operational much more quickly.

The lift’s unique synchronisation system ensures a smooth lifting and lowering cycle, even in the event of extremely uneven load distribution.