Picture of the new Stertil Koni, two-post vehicle lift hoisting a removals van in the air

Stepney Brothers buys Stertil Koni two-post lift

Published:  23 January, 2018

A Stertil Koni two-post hydraulic vehicle lift has been bought by Stepney Brothers for use in its recently extended workshops.

The Cambridge-based company operates as a small, independent, multi-fleet repair garage. Specialising in all aspects of car, van and commercial vehicle repairs, maintenance and servicing, the company’s customer base includes Cambridge City Council and Kershaw Group.

The company first bought a Stertil Koni 2-post lift in 2006 but, having extended its workshops to meet increasing demand, it needed a second lift and ordered a similar model.

Each lift incorporates a pair of telescopic lifting arms which are easily adjusted, locked and unlocked as required.

Also, depending on the needs of the user, a number of options are available including double telescopic arms for extra flexibility, additional control boxes, LED lighting and special vehicle adapters.

One of the main advantages of the 2-post lift over 4-post alternatives and mobile column lifts is that users achieve an instant wheel-free situation without relying on jacking beams or axle stands. Furthermore, the FreedomLift’s compact footprint helps maximise space in the busy workshops.

‘Both lifts work side by side every day,’ said Mark Stepney, managing director.

‘They lift a broad spectrum of vehicles including motor homes, Luton-bodied vehicles and large panel vans, they operate smoothly and seamlessly.

‘The first Stertil Koni 2-post lift was a 5 tonne model and our new lift provides us with a slightly higher capacity at 5.5 tonnes.

‘Our workshop engineers really appreciate the extra features on the new model, particularly the lifting pad range and the special adapters.

‘The original lift has been second to none for its reliability and versatility in lifting different combinations of vehicles with excellent stability at height so when it came to purchasing an additional lift, we had no hesitation in choosing Stertil Koni.’

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