Stertil Koni has launched its innovative Wheel Hub Trolley Jack and Mini Caliper Crane to simplify the removal of wheel hubs and brake calipers in a safe, one-man operation.
In many vehicle workshops, space is often tight which can make wheel hub and brake caliper removals a tricky task. Usually requiring at least two mechanics to ensure the job is done safely, it is a time consuming and physically demanding job. Stertil Koni’s innovative Wheel Hub Trolley Jack and Mini Caliper Jack make the removal and replacement of hubs and calipers faster, easier and, most importantly, safer.
The Wheel Hub Trolley Jack provides a safe lifting capacity of 500kg and is designed for one-man use. Operated by an easy access manual pump handle, the Wheel Hub Trolley Jack features a 360° turning arc which makes height changes simple. It also incorporates a two way tilt facility, with a lifting head adjustable through 70°, thereby ensuring simple and precise positioning. Importantly, the jack’s heavy duty wheels spread the lifted load over a wide area so that, even when supporting a full load, the jack is easy to manoeuvre.
The Stertil Koni Mini Caliper Crane is specifically designed to make the removal of brake calipers easy, even when working in restricted spaces and on vehicles with difficult or limited access. The crane can be safely used by one person and significantly reduces the chances of workplace injury and strains, as well as damage to the hub seals and components.
“Hub and brake caliper removal has always been a difficult, and sometimes risky job,” says Tony Edge, General Manager of Stertil Koni. “We’ve introduced our new Wheel Hub Trolley Jack and Mini Caliper Crane to make the whole procedure easier and safer. When you’re working on vehicles, especially vans, trucks and HGVs, there’s no place for compromise and, as such, these new products are very worthy additions to our extensive range of garage equipment.”