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Stertil-Koni Lifts Ideal For Military Applications

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Jan 13, 2012

Stertil-Koni lifts are now being manufactured in the United States in our Streator, Illinois facility. The President of our Streator facility, Doug Grunnet, a Vietnam veteran, manufactures the ST 1082 model hydraulic mobile lifts.

This popular application, already in use at numerous military bases Nationwide, was recently taken to a National Guard base in the southern part of the United States where the Contracting Officer was looking at multiple lifting applications for their fleet of HEMMIT, HMMWV, and PLS vehicles.

In addition, the Stertil-Koni ST1082 easily picked up the 50,000lb PLS in a smooth, even manner. It was noted that the ST1082 had an additional 8,000 lbs of lifting capacity (when used as a set of 4) over the mobile lifts provided by other manufacturers. Once in the air, the additional 2" of rise afforded by the Stertil-Koni lift was welcomed by taller technicians. Also noted was the ease in which the columns where transported to the demo bay and positioned under each tire. The technician didn't have to drive the vehicle onto wooden planks to gain additional clearance to engage the tire, which was characteristic of other lift manufacturers.

The CW4 was also intrigued by Stertil-Koni's wireless communication option which allows each column to operate wirelessly and under battery power, eliminating the need for cables between each column. A simple 110v power supply is all that is needed to recharge the batteries when not in use. This feature was unique to the Stertil-Koni lifts and was noted for future reference. Of significant interest was the availability of Stertil-Koni's unique "damage resistant" drive over power/ communication cables, which was another feature not offered by competitive lift manufacturers.

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