Mercedes-Benz dealer Motus Truck & Van has partnered with workshop equipment experts Totalkare for the supply of vehicle lifting equipment for its new truck and van service and parts centre in Witham, Essex.
The commercial vehicle specialist provides new and used sales, service and parts for Mercedes-Benz vans and trucks across the Southeast and East Anglia with sites in West Thurrock, Hatfield, Ipswich, Newmarket, Norwich and Welham Green. Its new 2,500 square metre facility in Witham, Essex, features no less than nine full-length truck and trailer bays with eight more available for van maintenance and repair. The service centre also incorporates an Authorised Test Facility (ATF) enabling DVSA MOT tests to be conducted on Motus’ fleet and third-party customer vehicles.
Completing the facility, Motus Truck & Van has created a dedicated, purpose-built external vehicle wash bay area finished with a fully galvanised Y-MECH lift from Totalkare that is purpose-built for vehicle wash applications.
Available in platform lengths from 6-13 metres and a range of lifting capacities from 25,000 – 35,000kg, the Y-MECH provides optimal working space around the lift for the maintenance, repair and under-chassis washing of heavy-duty vehicles. It can be surface- or recess-mounted to suit requirements and features mechanical safety latches and rollover/roll back protection to guarantee maximum safety while the vehicle is in a raised position.
Motus Truck & Van’s Y-MECH lift features a 13-metre platform length and 35,000kg lifting capacity, with lighting installed for increased visibility while underneath the vehicle. Totalkare will support the lift with a service contract which includes two field service engineer visits a year.
“Our new truck and van service centre is a flagship development of which we’re all very proud,” said Paul Smith, Head of Aftersales at Motus Truck & Van, “Under chassis washing of vehicles is not only crucial ahead of MOT testing but makes maintenance and repair tasks infinitely more pleasant for our workshop operatives, and Totalkare’s Y-MECH is the perfect lifting solution for this.”
Brian Young, National Accounts Manager for Totalkare, commented “Totalkare has been supporting Motus Truck & Van and the wider Motus Group for many years with a variety of vehicle lifting and testing equipment, and we’re delighted to have supplied and installed this Y-MECH lift as part of their fantastic new site in Witham to continue this relationship.”