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Our voice, keeping you in the loop

Welcome to our news and blog section. This is where we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the exiting things happening at Totalkare. We look forward to sharing current and exciting news and information about Totalkare. Please make sure you come back soon and check out what we are up to.

New contract marks ten-year anniversary for TotalKare and Dorset County Council

TotalKare, the UK’s number one supplier of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions, is celebrating a decade of working with Dorset County Council. The organisation’s Fleet Services division will continue to use the Halesowen-based company’s range of lifts to service its diverse fleet of vehicles at sites in Charminster and Ferndown, ranging from cars to eight wheeled, …

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Keltruck plays it safe with TotalKare

TotalKare has strengthened its relationship with longstanding customer Keltruck Limited following the renewal of the Scania distributor’s service and maintenance contract. Keltruck is the largest independent Scania distributor in Europe, serving the Midlands and South Wales with over 450 employees in 20 locations. The company provides an all makes insurance-approved accident repair service for cabs, …

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column lifts aren't working

Three common reasons why your mobile column lifts aren’t working

Vehicle lifts can be one of the most important investments you can make for your workshop so if you’re wondering why your mobile column lifts aren’t working or causing you a problem or two, have you thought it might not be the actual lifts causing the issue? Are your staff trained? Training provides operatives with …

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about two post lifts

6 things about two post lifts your boss wants to know

Depending on what vehicles are being lifted in a garage or workshop, there exists a variety of lifting solutions, especially in the heavy-duty space.  We explain 6 things about Two Post Lifts and why one is such a solution that is growing in popularity in workshops up and down the United Kingdom and further afield.  …

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TotalKare champions vocational learning with apprentice appointment

The UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions has reinforced its commitment to developing its own staff by taking on another apprentice. TotalKare, which works with commercial vehicle workshops and bus and coach operators across the UK, has recruited Joe Snipe as its latest employee meaning that over 10% of the firm’s current …

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TotalKare provides solution to ease forklift maintenance for Rushlift Ltd

TotalKare – the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions – has supplied its updated forklift system to Rushlift Ltd in Slough following a successful trial demonstration. Rushlift Ltd located in Slough, part of the $20+ billion Doosan Group, provides various sized forklifts for rental and sale. Rushlift approached TotalKare to provide them …

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ancillary products

Why we love ancillary products (and you should too!)

Ancillary products are vital elements of a well-equipped workshop.  In the same way that vehicle lifting equipment isn’t much use without the tools to carry out the maintenance work itself, the addition of ancillary products can expand and enhance what tasks are able to be undertaken in the workshop. Here at TotalKare, we specialise in …

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TotalKare teams up with Cucumber PR

TotalKare is delighted to announce a new partnership with Cucumber PR, who will provide public relations services to the UK’s number one supplier of mobile column lifts from March 2018 onwards. Cucumber PR is one of the region’s leading PR agencies, providing a host of public and private sector clients with a range of tailored …

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pre owned column lifts

Buying pre-owned column lifts? A guide to what to look for

Whether a workshop is looking to install mobile column lifts or fixed-post lifts, an alternative to purchasing or leasing new equipment is to buy pre-owned lifts that have a few years under their belt. As well as cost, another reason that companies look to install pre-owned lifts in their workshop is that they can be …

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forklifter system

Blocks of wood, a ramp, or a forklifter system – which is best?

There are three main methods that can be used to carry out maintenance and repairs on forklifts, blocks of wood, fork lifter ramp or a specialised forklifter system such as the one provided by TotalKare. In an industry which prides itself on excellent health and safety procedures, it is surprising that the use of old …

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tri-axle vehicle

Does a tri-axle vehicle need a set of 4 or 6 mobile column lifts?

Why is there a need to use sets of 6 mobile column lifts when a set of 4 can lift a tri-axle vehicle? Before positioning mobile vehicle lifts you must first consider the load distribution and axle loads of the vehicle, the load capacity of the tyres and where the lifts are being positioned to …

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TotalKare to return to Commercial Vehicle show in 2018

TotalKare is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 to showcase its industry-leading range of hydraulic and fixed post lifts. On display at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 will be TotalKare’s ever popular T8DC cable-free lifts lifting a Volvo FH tractor unit. The cable-free lifts have a capacity of …

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ancillary

The importance of regular ancillary product checks

As a specialist in heavy-duty vehicle lifts, TotalKare has always been an advocate of safety within the workshop through its AfterKare packages, including planned maintenance packages and reports of thorough examination. However, on regular visits to commercial workshops we have found that ancillary products are often an overlooked piece of equipment when it comes to …

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wash bays

Vehicle wash bays and the case for galvanised lifts

Mobile column heavy-duty vehicle lifts offer many advantages that anyone at TotalKare will be happy to demonstrate for you. However, while these are undoubtedly the most advanced and convenient option for someone in a workshop or garage, I’m here to explain why fixed post models still have a vital role to play in vehicle maintenance …

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vehicle pits

The BIG debate: vehicle pits vs mobile vehicle lifts

For many years, in vehicle workshops across the land, a battle has been fought between advocates of traditional vehicle pits and those who favour the flexibility of lifts. Of course, in some cases, there can only be one winner. In VoSA registered workshops a pit is compulsory to comply with inspection regulations but in workplaces …

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Change of personnel as TotalKare employee jets off for Canadian adventures

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service your lifts

Why service your lifts twice a year?

All of our plans include regular six-month visits by a fully qualified lift engineer, to meet our own and industry guidelines. This is reinforced by the BS7980, a code of practice that TotalKare works to, and guidance from the HSE in the form of their operational circular OC803-69 Paragraph 19 in particular. There are also …

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TotalKare names Mary Stevens Hospice as its Charity of the Year

TotalKare is pleased to announce its staff have selected Mary Stevens Hospice as the Company’s chosen charity of the year for 2017. Based in Stourbridge, West Midlands, Mary Stevens Hospice has been providing high quality care for people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses since 1991 to those within the Dudley Borough, the Black …

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Overwhelming Response to TotalKare Online Training Launch

TotalKare’s recent launch of its new online training platform has received overwhelming interest from its customer base across the UK and further afield. Available via a bespoke online platform, the new training course enables TotalKare customers to manage their employees’ training in-house and access to chart delegate progress, making it easy to track accreditation and …

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Fixture rearrangement the theme for TotalKare-sponsored AFC Bilbrook thanks to weather

It has been a stop-start season of change for AFC Bilbrook, the West Midlands Regional League Division Two side for whom TotalKare is the main club sponsor. The football club began the year with a change of scenery, relocating pitches to their new home at Bilbrook and now, due to an exhaustive string of postponements …

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TotalKare’s Dan set to rock the UK with Victory Lane in January!

One of TotalKare’s back office team is trading finance spreadsheets for his Fender Telecaster in the New Year as he heads out for a fortnight-long tour of the UK with his band Victory Lane. Dan Rowbottom, a Finance Assistant at TotalKare, has fulfilled guitar and backing vocal duties for Victory Lane in his spare time …

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TotalKare gives employee all expenses paid cruise trip for 50 years’ service

TotalKare, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions, has rewarded an employee celebrating 50 years’ service with an all-expenses paid 12-night Iberian cruise. TotalKare also gave Glenda Barratt and her husband Lance £500 towards clothes for the cruise and chauffeur-driven transfers from their home to the cruise liner and back so that …

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TotalKare customers to benefit from FREE ancillary check with every service!

TotalKare is pleased to announce that from 2018 it will now be offering free ancillary safety checks as part of any AfterKare service visit. Many customers already take advantage of the range of AfterKare solutions from TotalKare including planned maintenance contracts, fixed rate contracts covering call-out, travel and labour fees and reports of thorough examination, …

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New faces in Marketing & Sales at TotalKare

TotalKare, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions, has welcomed two new additions to its workforce as it gears up for more success in 2018. First is the appointment of Steve Braund as Marketing Manager, who brings with him a wealth of marketing experience, specialising in engineering and utilities disciplines.  Braund, 37, …

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TotalKare online training solution driving vehicle workshop safety

A leading mobile vehicle lift company in the West Midlands is putting health and safety firmly on the agenda with the launch of its new online training solution.  Bosses at TotalKare HDWS Ltd, of Chancel Way, Halesowen, are hoping the firm’s brand new TotalKare online training solution will help ensure those using its mobile vehicle …

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Dennis Eagle improves production line inspections with TotalKare mobile vehicle lifts

Dennis Eagle, leading manufacturer of recycling vehicles, has extended its commitment to quality in manufacturing by investing in its production line with three new sets of T8DC cable-free mobile column lifts from TotalKare, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions. The production line produces up to 24 vehicles per week at Dennis …

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Mercedes-Benz dealer group Rygor enhances customer offering with mobile cable-free lifts from TotalKare

The Nuneaton branch of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer group Rygor has been able to enhance the service it offers to customers even further since installing cable-free mobile column hydraulic lifts from TotalKare, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions. With 11 authorised Mercedes-Benz sales and aftersales branches across the country, Rygor Commercials …

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Lifting coaches and buses for inspection and maintenance

TotalKare, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions, will use the Coach and Bus UK exhibition to illustrate how to lift and support safely an Alexander Dennis bus for inspection and maintenance purposes. Visitors to stand M20 at the show – 4-5 October at the NEC, Birmingham – will see the bus …

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Showcasing the ultimate heavy vehicle lifting systems

Key influencers and decision makers in the waste, energy, recycling and water sectors who visit the RWM exhibition will be able to see the ease with which an 18-tonne Dennis Eagle vehicle can be supported using fixed post lifts from TotalKare, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions. This year’s RWM (12-14 …

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Join the team – we are recruiting!

We are looking for a Trainee Field Sales Executive to work alongside our current team developing into becoming one of our Area Sales Managers – see the full specification below: Trainee Field Sales Executive The UK’s number one supplier of heavy duty mobile vehicle lifts and aftercare are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and driven …

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TotalKare appoints new inspection and training engineer

TotalKare, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions, has appointed Ryan Stacey as the company’s new dedicated inspection and training engineer. Ryan Stacey will be solely responsible for Reports of Thorough Examination and will become an additional training person who is capable of delivering TotalKare’s popular CPD-approved training programmes. Before taking up …

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TotalKare lifts improve Specialist vehicle conversions companies productivity, efficiency and standards

Clarks Vehicle Conversions has boosted its efficiency and productivity levels since installing cable-free mobile column hydraulic lifts from TotalKare, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions. The Doncaster-based specialist in vehicle conversions was founded over 30 years ago when Alan Clark began ply-lining vehicles from a small workshop in the back of …

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TotalKare wireless lifts improve workshop efficiency

Cable-free vehicle lifts supplied by TotalKare – the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions – have improved efficiency at WTL Truck & Van Centres. From its Renault Trucks franchised site in Duxford, Cambridge, WTL Truck & Van Centres services and repairs all makes of truck and van, as well as maintaining the …

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Heavy-duty lifts a hit at the Commercial Vehicle Show

This year’s Commercial Vehicle show provided a successful debut of TOTALKARE’S new 5500kg 2 post lift, as well as the debut of the Halesowen company’s range of hydraulic cable-free lifts generating a large amount of interest. The launch of the new 5500kg 2 post lift at this year’s show was a success. The 2-post lift …

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Road marking specialist installs TotalKare’s wireless vehicle lifts

Carrying out all vehicle maintenance work at its headquarters in Slough, just outside London, Wilson & Scott recently expanded its fleet of specialist road marking vehicles from 26 to 55 and this led to the company choosing to install new workshop lifting equipment from TotalKare. Although theoretically anyone could maintain the vehicles, Wilson & Scott …

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TotalKare launches new electro-hydraulic two-post lift at Commercial Vehicle Show

At the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, TotalKare – the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions – will be launching its electro-hydraulic two-post lift with an installation on stand 4E60. TotalKare has introduced the new lift, which will complement the company’s existing products to offer a complete solution for all lifting …

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TotalKare showcases heavy-duty lifting solutions and support services at CV Show

TotalKare, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions, will use the Commercial Vehicle Show to showcase its range of hydraulic lifts and two-post lifts as well as an example of one of its most popular heavy-duty fixed-post lifts. Specifically, TotalKare will be exhibiting its 25,000kg (SWL) 9m fixed-post lift with jacking beam …

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TOTALKARE training courses are now CPD certified

The extremely popular ‘competency in mobile column lifts’ training courses run by TOTALKARE, the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions, are now CPD certified, meaning that everyone attending the sessions can be more confident than ever that they will be boosting their career prospects while enhancing their personal skills. Some of the …

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Investment will see improved service for TOTALKARE customers

A £60,000 investment in the latest technology by TOTALKARE is set to deliver significant benefits for customers of the UK’s market leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions. A new automated scheduling system to be installed at the firm’s Halesowen headquarters will boost efficiency by around £40,000 per year, savings the company is ploughing back into …

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Hydraulic lift first for haulage firm

A successful, family-owned, haulage firm is hoping its latest investment in heavy-duty vehicle lifting equipment will help to drive its continued growth. Coventry-based Davison Transport has become one of the first transport firms in the UK to take delivery of a set of hydraulic lifts from TOTALKARE. Now available alongside TOTALKARE’s acclaimed electromechanical products, the new …

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Hydraulic lifts make Eurobus debut

The launch of new hydraulic lifts from the UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle-lifting solutions proved one of the highlights of this year’s largest event for the coach and bus industry. Unveiled at Eurobus 2016, they are the first hydraulic lifts to carry the TOTALKARE name and generated a huge amount of interest during …

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TOTALKARE unveils its first hydraulic lifts

The UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions is set to offer existing and potential customers an even broader range of options with the launch of the first mobile hydraulic lifts to carry the TOTALKARE name. Unveiled at Eurobus Expo 2016 on November 1, cable-free and cabled versions of the new column lifts …

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Co-operative sees immediate dividends following arrival of new lift

Servicing and maintaining a huge variety of vehicles, Lincolnshire Co-op’s transport depot is seeing a significant improvement in productivity with the arrival of a new fixed post lift from TOTALKARE. From funeral hearses to bread vans, not to mention larger delivery HGVs, the facility on the outskirts of Lincoln is responsible for the service, repair …

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New lifts to be unveiled by TOTALKARE at Euro Bus Expo

The UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions is set to offer even more choice in the column lift market with the unveiling of a new product at the forthcoming Euro Bus Expo. Ahead of the event in Birmingham, TOTALKARE is keeping details of the latest addition to its acclaimed product range under …

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Technological boost for TOTALKARE customer service

The UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions is embracing software technology to boost customer service and reduce the cost of lift repairs. Developed in-house by TOTALKARE, the new QuickQuote system enables engineers to provide immediate quotations for customers on-site, reducing the need for a return visit. James Radford, TOTALKARE Sales Director, explained: …

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TOTALKARE returns to Euro Bus with fixed-post first

For the first time, the UK’s number-one provider of heavy-duty vehicle-lifting solutions will be showcasing its acclaimed fixed-post lifts at a bus and coach industry event. When the doors open at Euro Bus Expo on November 1 at the NEC, Birmingham, visitors to the TOTALKARE stand will be able to get a close-up look at …

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More than half of workshops missing out on training

Employees in one in five vehicle workshops have received zero formal training on how to operate mobile heavy-duty lifts, and in a further 38% some but not all have received training, despite widespread acceptance of the importance of training for both safety and efficiency. That’s the surprise finding of a recent survey of attitudes towards …

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The great debate: Pits v Lifts

For many years, in vehicle workshops across the land, a battle has been fought between advocates of traditional vehicle pits and those who favour the flexibility of lifts. Of course, in some cases, there can only be one winner. In VoSA registered workshops a pit is compulsory to comply with inspection regulations but in workplaces …

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LATEST LIFTS ON SHOW AT RWM

One of the latest Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles will be helping to demonstrate the capabilities of TOTALKARE mobile column lifts at Europe’s premier exhibition for resource management professionals. The UK’s leading provider of heavy-duty lifting solutions will have a strong, eye catching presence at RWM 2016 when the doors open at the NEC Birmingham …

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Why you should use sets of 6 when lifting tri-axle vehicles

Why is there a need to use sets of 6 mobile column lifts when a set of 4 can lift a tri-axle vehicle? Before positioning mobile vehicle lifts you must first consider the load distribution and axle loads of the vehicle, the load capacity of the tyres and where the lifts are being positioned to …

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Call to help shape the future of mobile heavy-duty vehicle lift training

Workshop managers across the coach and bus, commercial vehicle and waste and recycling industries are being asked to help shape the future of mobile heavy-duty lift training. The UK’s leading provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifts, TOTALKARE, is appealing for help with a study on attitudes towards training in workshops of all sizes. It will help …

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TOTALKARE provides lifting boost to workshop’s expansion plans

A national distribution centre for the company behind some of the UK’s best-known brands has taken delivery of the latest fixed-post lift from TOTALKARE as part of plans to expand its fleet workshop operations. The United Biscuits facility in Ashby-de-la-Zouch is home to a fleet of 55 tractor units, around 200 trailers and five yard …

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Aimee’s expansion aided by Totalkare

Staffordshire-based passenger transport firm, Aimee’s Travel, has invested in a second set of heavy-duty vehicle lifts to help meet the demands of it growing vehicle fleet. Early in 2015, the company purchased its first cable-free lifts from TOTALKARE and engineers at the Leek workshop were so impressed with the equipment they’ve already taken delivery of …

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TOTALKARE joins forces with Dennis Eagle at CV Show

The UK’s leading provider of heavy-duty vehicle-lifting solutions and one of the biggest names in municipal trucks have joined forces to mount an impressive display at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show (April 26-28). To showcase the abilities of its latest four-post fixed-post lift, TOTALKARE will be lifting a Dennis Eagle urban skip-loader, which will be …

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TOTALKARE lifting solutions for BIFFA Waste

One of the UK’s largest waste management companies, Biffa, has taken delivery of new TOTALKARE fixed post lifts for its busy depots in Barking and Hartley Whitney. Although TOTALKARE is best known for its acclaimed range of mobile column lifts, following a name change last year to reflect its evolution into a comprehensive vehicle lifting …

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New lifts from TOTALKARE to debut at CV Show

Two new vehicle lifts offering commercial vehicle workshops even greater flexibility will be making their first public appearance at the UK’s largest road freight transport event. The 300m2 TOTALKARE stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show (April 26-28) is the company’s largest ever, and a new two-post lift and a ‘light’ four-post fixed lift will be …

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Confusion remains over Reports of Thorough Examination

The importance of regular servicing and maintenance of vehicle lifts and other workshop equipment is well understood, but to fully comply with the latest health and safety legislation, including Reports of Thorough Examination further steps need to be taken, says James Radford, Sales and Marketing Director. As a result, equipment providers such as TOTALKARE Heavy …

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Ancillaries available online with TOTALKARE web expansion

The UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions is making it even easier for customers to order ancillary products with the launch of a new section of the TOTALKARE website. The new online shop highlights the company’s extensive range of lift accessories, from transmission jacks and individual support stands to trailer beams to …

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TOTALKARE expands to meet growing demand

A successful name change, enhanced after-sales service and the popularity of its expanding range of heavy-duty vehicle lifts have led to the expansion of the TOTALKARE headquarters in Halesowen. Formerly known as SOMERSTOTALKARE, the UK’s number-one provider of heavy-duty vehicle-lifting solutions has been based at Coombs Wharf for the past six years. Now it has …

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Arriva Wakefield invests in new lifts from TOTALKARE

With more than 40 years’ experience in the coach and bus industry, David Saynor believes that ‘you get what you pay for’ when it comes to heavy duty vehicle lifts. Throughout his career, the Engineering Manager at Arriva Wakefield has used TOTALKARE products and that looks set to continue with the arrival of a new …

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TOTALKARE lifts boost Tiger’s growth

A fast growing manufacturing firm is helping to maintain quality standards as it continues to expand with the help of new equipment from the UK’s leading heavy-duty lifting solution’s company, TOTALKARE. Established just 18 months ago, Cheshire-based Tiger Trailers manufactures a range of trailers including trailer vans, curtain sider trailers, double deck, rigid and even …

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Totalkare Lifting Solution For Bendy Buses

The UK’s leading provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifts has delivered the ideal lifting solution for a company specialising in the repair, refurbishment and maintenance of ‘bendy’ buses and airport transport vehicles. Guthrie Engineering Services took delivery of a new set of six TOTALKARE cable-free lifts shortly after opening its Bishop’s Stortford workshop earlier this year …

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Heavy-duty lifts a hit at coach and bus live

A leading trade show for public transport professionals has provided a welcome boost for the industry’s leading provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifts, Halesowen-based TOTALKARE. The company’s range of cable-free lifts generated significant attention at Coach and Bus Live 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. The event brings together representatives from across the industry, and Tristan …

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Totalkare lifts the world land speed record attempt car

Totalkare have lifted the world land speed record attempt car the Bloodhound SSC for the first time this week. The Bloodhound SSC will be making its world debut at East Garden in Canary Wharf, London on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September.

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Bespoke lifting solution for Alexander Dennis Ltd/Plaxton

The UK’s largest coachbuilder has improved efficiency whilst reducing health and safety risks at its Scarborough manufacturing facility after taking delivery of a bespoke lifting solution from Totalkare. A long-standing customer of Totalkare, the facility already operates 19 sets of mobile vehicle lifts. The lifts are used at various stages during the manufacture of a …

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