A Devonshire based; family-run coach company has improved their in-house workshop facility with the addition of a set of mobile column lifts from workshop equipment specialists Totalkare.
Taw & Torridge owns and manages a fleet of 75 executive coaches, minibuses and multi-purpose vehicles, all maintained by their qualified in-house engineers. To support ongoing fleet maintenance, the coach operator has invested in a set six of Totalkare’s T8DC mobile column lifts, which complement an existing set previously purchased from the West Midlands-based supplier. The cable-free, heavy-duty lifts can lift 7,500kg per column and are easy to use in configurations of 4, 6 or 8. The hydraulic mobile column lifts are designed to be easily manoeuvred around a busy workshop and is an ideal option for fleets containing vehicles of varying sizes such as coaches and minibuses.
The T8DC is charged from a 230V wall socket with a large number of lifting cycles between charges. The radio synchronisation between columns eliminates the interconnecting cables – reducing the chance of dangerous slips, trips and falls.
Taw & Torridge will be able to combine the new T8DCs with its existing set to expand their lifting options and capabilities.
With a minimum of Euro 5 emissions standards across their executive coaches the new investment will ensure that the fleet can be maintained to a high standard and continue to drive within the London Low Emission Zone while reducing their impact on the environment.
Mark Hunt, Director of Taw & Torridge, said “It is important our vehicles are always roadworthy and run efficiently to keep emissions as low as possible. We are familiar with the benefits offered by Totalkare’s mobile column lifts and anticipate the additional set will help us to maintain our excellent MOT pass rate and minimise the need for major repair work.”
John Ray, Area Sales Manager at Totalkare commented “Taw & Torridge can expect an immediate increase in efficiency in its busy in-house workshop as they can service twin, tri-axle or even four-axle vehicles with our T8DC mobile column lifts. They are a flexible alternative to fixed lifts or outsourcing work, resulting in significant time and cost savings over time.”