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CMG Rescue ups workshop capacity with TotalKare column lifts

The UK road network is set to benefit from increased availability of recovery vehicles – particularly in the South East – after CMG Rescue installed a mobile column lift solution from TotalKare.

Based in Newport Pagnell, the company operates an extensive range of breakdown light and heavy recovery vehicles, with 75 tracked assistance vehicles available at a moment’s notice and a transport and logistics operations that runs more than 30 trucks and trailers across the UK and Europe.

Keeping these vehicles maintained is an ongoing challenge and to ease this CMG Rescue turned to the expertise of TotalKare to install a set of eight cable-free T8DC mobile column lifts, along with supporting workshop equipment including a transmission jack, trailer beam and axle support stands.

A versatile lifting solution

The T8DC is a versatile solution, with each column capable of lifting up to 7,500kg.  Usable in configurations of 4, 6 or 8 columns, CMG Rescue now benefits from a solution that can lift all vehicles in its fleet, from light commercial vans to its 38-tonne heavy recovery vehicles.

Adjustable forks mean a wide range of wheel diameters can be accommodated and its cable-free nature means the risk of slips, trips and falls in the workshop are significantly reduced.

Use of a trailer beam in conjunction with the T8DC enables trailers to be raised for maintenance, while the transmission jack is ideal for handling gearboxes and engines in most workshop situations, especially when removing units via the underside of a vehicle is the only option.

TotalKare will be supporting the lift installation with an ‘AfterKare’ service package including two service visits per year and Reports of Thorough Examination.

Positive working relationship

Sean Warren, Fleet Manager at CMG Rescue, explained the reasons behind the latest purchase: “We spoke to several suppliers after initially making contact at the Commercial Vehicle Show in 2017. TotalKare was the only company who remained in touch from the initial enquiry through to order placement – its enthusiasm to develop a positive working relationship with us was a big factor in our final decision.”

Adam Bowser, Area Sales Manager at TotalKare, concluded: “It was important to CMG Rescue that it had a trusted supplier in place and our existing presence in the heavy haulage industry gave it confidence in our products. 

“In addition, our ability to supply a complete lifting solution that catered for its entire fleet, along with a variety of finance and after care service plans, made us the standout choice.”