Aintree Coaches has added an outdoor vehicle lifting facility to its workshop by investing in wash bay column lifts from lifting and testing experts Totalkare.
Running a modern fleet of vehicles, Aintree Coaches provide their services to local schools in Chester and throughout Cheshire, with routine repair and maintenance required to ensure vehicle availability
Aintree Coaches had been using a set of Totalkare MVL lifts which were acquired from Totalkare a number of years ago. First introduced in 1990, the MVL was manufactured to suit low-floor vehicles with a lifting capacity of 3,000-7,000kg. However, these lifts are not necessarily suitable for outdoor use and over time Aintree Coaches found their lifts increasingly developing faults and incurring repair costs. This prompted them to look into more fit for purpose vehicle lifting equipment.
As the only fully-galvanised mobile column lift on the market in the UK, Totalkare’s G8AC wash bay mobile column lift was the ideal solution. Expertly designed to ensure many years of trouble-free use in outdoor/wash bay conditions, it is hot galvanised with sealed bearings to provide long term protection from water ingress.
The G8AC can be configured in sets of four, six or eight to suit a range of lifting requirements, with adjustable forks to accommodate the lifting of a wide range of wheel diameters, making it a truly versatile solution.
John Cherry at Aintree Coaches said, “We have been using Totalkare mobile column lifts for a number of years now, however they were reaching their end of life. When we realised this, the G8AC was the perfect model of lift to replace them with as it suits our outdoor working environment perfectly.”
George Georgiou, Area Sales Manager for Totalkare, said “With a suitable wash bay solution in place for Aintree Coaches, they are now enjoying continuous use of the column lifts without the worry of them breaking down and disrupting their business. The G8AC is a terrific solution for any commercial vehicle workshop wanting a flexible wash bay solution, or simply to add outdoor vehicle lifting capacity.”