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Mobile Column Lifts with Greater Capacity Introduced by Stertil-Koni: ST 1085

09/18/2013 | 2013

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts -- notably bus lifts, truck lifts, and U.S. Military vehicle lifts -- today announced the introduction of the ST 1085, its latest innovation in high-performance, low-maintenance and safety-engineered mobile column vehicle lifts.

This new model, designed to deliver an optimal combination of flexibility and productivity, features a lifting capacity of 18,500 lbs. per column and is equipped with extra-long adjustable pick-up forks of 14 inches – well suited to safely raise all types of vehicles, including those with super single tires. Also, the width between the lifting forks is adjustable, so that vehicles with variable wheel diameters can be lifted safely and easily. The ST 1085 also features a Multi Master System, equipped with a control box on each column. In that way, lifting columns can be operated individually, in pairs or a complete set with the touch of a single button. What’s more, all columns are interchangeable so that they can be used at multiple locations.

In making today’s announcement, Stertil-Koni President, Dr. Jean DellAmore, stated. “The new ST 1085 leverages our tremendous company expertise in reliable hydraulic technology, which ensures efficient and smooth lifting with low maintenance – every time.” The ST 1085 only takes 94 seconds to reach its maximum lifting height of 73 inches – making it one of the fastest mobile lifting columns in the world.

The ST 1085 is available in four control system options, including a Wireless Option, delivering maximum convenience and access to the vehicle. These lifts operate on 24 VDC, require no external power source to operate, communicate by ZigBee mesh protocol for high reliability and no cross channel interference, and are powered by standard deep cycle batteries that typically last up to two weeks before recharging. In that way, setup time is minimized because no interconnecting cables are required, and safety is enhanced, as the risk of operator tripping is eliminated. The ST 1085 is also available with:

Superior Controls, permitting operation of a maximum of 28 columns in a set with a fully functioning control box on each column;

Battery Controls, allowing operation of a maximum of 8 columns in a set without a building power supply; and

EARTHLIFT, an increasingly popular wireless option that is the first hydraulic green mobile column lift in the industry. Its columns are made with components that are 98% recyclable, and the Active Energy Retrieval System allows operators to achieve 35% more lifting cycles at maximum lifting load. EARTHLIFT also uses a closed hydraulic system that contains bio-degradable oil, and the batteries are 100% recyclable.

Regardless of control system, each Stertil-Koni mobile lifting column is indeed ‘mobile.’ Thanks to the synthetic wheels and a hydraulic pallet jack mechanism, which incorporates an innovative gas spring, the columns are easy to relocate. As an option, the ST 1085 also is available with detachable transport pockets to lift and transport the mobile column lift quickly with a forklift.

For added safety, the ST 1085 is ANSI/ALI-ALCTV certified.

Concluded Dr. DellAmore, “Stertil-Koni is extremely proud to deliver heavy duty lifting systems that provide optimal performance, safety, and durability. Toward the end, we employ a core group of research and development engineers who continually strive to innovate and bring to market new enhancements that take the heavy duty lift industry to new heights.”

About Stertil-Koni USA, Inc.

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 products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes mobile column lifts, two-post,four-post, in-ground piston lifts, platform lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, lift on lift configuration, ECOLIFT. Stertil-Koni has also recently begun installing the DIAMOND LIFT; a full rise telescopic piston lift designed to set new standards in precision heavy duty lifting. Stertil-Koni also recently introduced its new 2-post lift series, FREEDOM LIFT, with lifting capacities ranging from 16,000 to 30,000 lbs. Stertil-Koni is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland and has production facilities in Europe and the U.S.