West London-based fast service garage, Feltham Tyre Centre, has installed Stertil Koni vehicle lifts into a recently expanded workshop. Aware of Stertil Koni’s reputation for quality and reliability, Feltham Tyre Centre requested a quotation and subsequently specified four fixed 2-post lifts.
Feltham Tyre Centre has many years of experience in the tyre industry with garages in Feltham and nearby Slough. Both locations provide a fast-fit tyre, exhaust, battery, brakes and wheel alignment service. Following the expansion of its Feltham workshop, the company required additional vehicle lifts to accommodate commercial vehicles plus a wide variety of private vehicles.
Stertil Koni engineers worked closely with Feltham Tyre Centre to evaluate the many operational requirements and the final proposals centred upon Stertil Koni’s 2-post lifts comprising three KS2050 lifts and one SK2030 lift. Providing a lifting capacity of five tonnes, the KS2050 is equipped with two hydraulic cylinders and an electronically-controlled synchronisation system that enables the lifting of a vehicle to a height of 2.03 metres in only 32 seconds. Significantly, the KS2050 has been designed to lift at full capacity even when the arms are fully extended, unlike some similarly-rated lifts.
The low 90mm pick-up arms of the SK2030 make it ideal for sports cars and, with a three tonnes lifting capacity, it is equally suitable for light commercial vehicles. With its baseless design, folded steel columns and the asymmetric positioning of the double-telescopic lifting arms, access to the underside of raised vehicles is completely unrestricted. Feltham Tyre Centre has also purchased a range of special pick-up adaptors to increase the overall flexibility of the 2-post lifts and enable the company to meet diverse customer vehicle lifting requirements.
John Chamberlain, Director at Feltham Tyre Centre, is extremely pleased with his decision to opt for the Stertil Koni solution. He says, "The strength and superior stability of the Stertil Koni 2-post lifts were fundamental factors in our choice of product. Our customers’ needs are very diverse and every day brings a new challenge. The pick-up adaptors will provide significant flexibility and enable Feltham Tyre Centre to continue to provide a fast, friendly and highly competitive service to all of our customers. Throughout all our dealings, Stertil Koni staff have been very helpful and, since installation, we have been more than impressed by the performance of the lifts."