Tyrers Coaches takes Totalkare column lifts & mobile brake tester

Prominent North West bus and coach operator Tyrers Coaches has upgraded its Farnworth workshop with state of the art lifting and testing equipment from heavy duty workshop experts Totalkare.

Covering Greater Manchester and South Lancashire, Tyrers Coaches has been offering group travel services – including day excursions, private hires and home-to-school transport solutions – for over 40 years, with a fleet of over 100 vehicles.

Now the operator is set to benefit from increased fleet availability following the installation of brand new mobile column lifts and a mobile brake tester from Totalkare.

Totalkare’s T8AC mobile column lifts provide workshops with quick and easy access to the underside of vehicles for repair and maintenance. Each column has a safe working load of 7,500kg and can be synchronised in sets of four, six or eight which enables the safe lifting of vehicles weighing up to 60,000kg. The T8ACs adjustable wheel forks facilitate the lifting of vehicles with a range of wheel diameters without the need for additional wheel adapters.

By introducing a Totalkare mobile brake tester, Tyrers Coaches immediately benefit from time saved by no longer having to visit an external test centre with their fleet of 122 vehicles and should see a return on their capital investment inside 12 months, with projected cost savings over five years in excess of £100,000.

The DVSA-approved mobile brake tester from Totalkare can accommodate up to 20,000kg per axle and a number of wheel bases up to 4,000mm. It comes with cabinet and computer display and a touchscreen tablet device enabling brake tests to be conducted from the driver’s seat in a matter of minutes.

Lewis Holmes at Tyrers Coaches said, “We were in need of a new set of column lifts as our old ones were coming to the end of their life cycle. As these new lifts were required in our workshop, we had no hesitation on which company to turn to – Jack Longstaff at Totalkare helped us select the perfect option that would suit our vehicles and lifting requirements. We also opted to purchase a Totalkare mobile brake tester, which is helping us to test our vehicles on a daily basis without any downtime.”

Jack Longstaff, Area Sales Manager at Totalkare explained: “We were keen to ensure Lewis and his team had the best equipment to achieve maximum productivity in their workshop, which is why the T8AC was the perfect solution for them. By offering a lease purchase option over five years, the monthly payments are spread, giving a lower month by month cost to the business. The mobile brake tester included extended ramps to accommodate their tri-axle coaches.”