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Stertil-Koni Introduces DIAMOND LIFT: Full Rise Telescopic Piston Vehicle Lift

09/05/2012 | 2012

Heavy Duty Lifting Capacity up to 96,000 lbs., Hard Chrome-plated for Excellent Wear Resistance and Corrosion Protection, Electronic Synchronization for Precision Lifting

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty truck lifts and bus lifts, today, announced the introduction of DIAMOND LIFT – a state-of-the-art high-pressure telescopic piston lift designed to set new standards in precision heavy-duty lifting performance, remarkable durability, ease of use and environmental containment.

Made at Stertil-Koni’s manufacturing facility in Streator, Illinois, DIAMOND LIFT will be available in either a two or three piston configuration with a total lifting capacity of 64,000 lbs. and 96,000 lbs. respectively. Notably, the design of the DIAMOND LIFT’s telescopic pistons protects all the critical seals from potential damage by debris. Further, DIAMOND LIFT piston rods are hard-chrome plated for maximum protection against corrosion and wear, and thus optimized to handle the harsh environments of today’s busy workshops. This lift is certified to ANSI/ALI ALCTV current edition by ETL/Intertek.

From an environmental standpoint, the DIAMOND LIFT utilizes biodegradable oil and the upper portion of the steel containment is hot galvanized, which provides corrosion resistance at floor level and ensures proper interlock with the foundation. Also, the containments are coated internally and externally with DiamondGuard, which not only safeguards against corrosion and electrolysis, it also prohibits hazardous shop fluids from entering the environment.

The DIAMOND LIFT also features an industry-changing mechanical locking system that utilizes a hardened, nitro carburized locking rod to provide superior resistance to corrosion and wear. The DIAMOND LIFT is also one of the few piston-style in-ground lifts designed to allow the lift to be lowered into a mechanically locked situation without placing undesired pressures on the piston seals. 

The gravity engaged locking assembly is easy to service and can be accessed from floor level. The lift’s innovation also extends to other key areas. 

For example, rather than utilizing traditional rollers, which may need lubrication, the DIAMOND LIFT moveable lifting unit and aluminum trench covering system travel on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene slides atop a stainless steel guide, which are maintenance free.

The DIAMOND LIFT is further distinguished by intuitive controls that make operation a breeze. Ultrasonic sensors provide real-time synchronization for ultimate safety. Plus, all power units and control components are located in the above ground console for easy troubleshooting and maintenance.

In making today’s announcement, Stertil-Koni USA, Inc. President, Dr. Jean DellAmore, stated, “The DIAMOND LIFT represents the absolute state-of-the-art in American-manufactured, in-ground heavy duty lift technology. Initial industry reaction clearly shows that it will set new standards in performance, durability and environmental friendliness.” Continued Dr. DellAmore, “Because of its superior features and flawless design, The DIAMOND LIFT is ideally suited for a broad range of vehicle lifting, including articulated buses, fire and rescue vehicles as well as multiple axle trucks.”

As standard, The DIAMOND LIFT is supplied with a full set of lifting adapters to match all fleets and is fully electronically synchronized, for ultimate operator safety. The DIAMOND LIFT can also be equipped with a detachable wired remote control.

About Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – bus lifts and truck lifts – and is the preferred supplier to the world’s leading companies in the truck and bus industries. Stertil-Koni's breadth of lift products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes mobile column lifts, two-post, four-post, in-ground lifts, parallelogram lifts, half-scissors and the innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor-style heavy duty hydraulic lift configuration. In the United States, under the leadership of Dr. DellAmore, Stertil-Koni USA, Inc. has achieved double-digit annual sales growth every year since its incorporation in Maryland in 1997. Stertil-Koni U.S.A. is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland and has a major manufacturing facility in Streator, Illinois.