Stertil-Koni, a provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifts, introduced two adapter kits tailored for its inground scissor and piston lifts, each engineered to facilitate more efficient lifting by engaging the front and rear lifting points on trucks and buses. Stertil-Koni said its engineering approach was driven by a transformation in how today’s heavy-duty vehicles are being built.
Following an increase in the size of newer heavy-duty trucks, transit buses and school buses, along with the requirements for larger axles to support them, Stertil-Koni developed the adapter kits, one manufactured for transit buses and another suitable for both trucks and school buses. Stertil-Koni’s school bus and truck adapters are constructed to be wider and taller, while its transit bus adapters are flatter and broader.
The adapters are engineered to embrace the axles, frame or suspension on the vehicle securely. Each adapter pair has a capacity of up to 35,000 pounds depending on the type of lift with which it is used. The adapters also can be used with older vehicles.
The adapter kits increase the versatility, safety and performance of Stertil-Koni’s DiamondLift, a high-pressure telescopic piston lift, and the company’s EcoLift, an ultra-shallow full-rise axle-engaging scissor lift, said Matthias Lennemann, heavy-duty inground lift sales manager for Stertil-Koni.
Each kit contains various front and rear adapters and comes with new inground lift purchases from Stertil-Koni. Customers can choose which adapter kit best suits their fleet. The kits also are available to current Stertil-Koni inground lift customers.