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Stertil-Koni Introduces New Concept in Hydraulic Lifting

 
  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Jun 06, 2008

The new Skylift is the ultimate in efficiency, versatility and safety

Stertil-Koni, the world's leading provider of heavy duty vehicle lifts, announced the release of its new hydraulic vehicle lift product today: Skylift.

The new half-scissor lift, in development for nearly two years, has undergone extensive testing prior to its release, including a 25,000 cycle testing program. Skylift meets all industry standards, including the ALI standard for security, safety, and weight. It is also ALI/ETL compliant.

Two independent, modular lifting platforms provide complete under-chassis operator access, while its vertical lifting orientation saves valuable working space. The independent lift units can be easily repositioned to accommodate virtually any axle width. Skylift's ease of mobility makes it convenient and portable. SKYLIFT can be installed in flush-mounted or surface-mounted configurations.

"Skylift is a product that combines the best features of our conventional lifts, creating a supremely flexible lifting system," says Stertil-Koni president Jean DellAmore. "For instance, most other platform lifts rely on a fixed-base frame system for stability, but frames present tripping hazards and cross members create obstructions that limit access. Skylift's innovative design does not require base frames or crossbeams, meaning a totally clear unobstructed work area."

The Skylift is designed as a modular unit. Four legs (two under each runway) can handle a maximum length runway of up to 45 feet. And unlike most other hydraulic lifts, Skylift is built for multiple loading configurations, as well. For instance, customers can load the lift with up to 77,000 pounds symmetrically and up to 55,000 pounds asymmetrically.

"Installation is easy," said DellAmore. "Two factory authorized technicians can install the lift in a day, and they can easily relocate the lift from one area of the shop to another in very little time." Another important feature of the Skylift line is the impressive floor-to- ramp height: 69 inches (or 1.75m), which provides plenty of headroom and each leg is equipped with an individual measuring device, which ensures smooth and level synchronization within 5/8 inches. Skylift also offers independent hydraulic and mechanical locking systems. With 31 mechanical locking positions, compared with just 24 for most standard lifts, Skylift gives lift operators almost 30% more security.

"Our customers are very excited about this product launch," says DellAmore. "It's great for shops that serve a variety of vehicle weights, classes and vocations and its corrosion-resistant galvanized construction makes the Skylift perfect for wash-bay applications."

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