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Introducing The Industry’s First Cost-Effective Solution to Replacing Your Old In-Ground Piston Lifts

10/21/2015 | 2015


STEVENSVILLE, MD, October 21, 2015 – There are literally tens of thousands of old, single-stage hydraulic lifts rotting away in America’s workshops.  These lifts have long outlived their useful life and possibly represent environmental and safety hazards.

Stertil Koni has developed a solution based on its extremely popular DIAMOND LIFT model that has been specifically engineered for concrete foundations, making it ideal for replacement situations.  Here's what makes it special:

  • Manufactured in Streator, Illinois by American workers supporting American families
  • ALI Certified and labeled – demonstrating full compliance to National Safety Standards
  • Uses existing concrete vault
  • Shallow install depth
  • Telescopic pistons
  • Biodegradable hydraulic fluid as standard
  • Less than 5 gallons of hydraulic fluid per piston
  • Corrosion-free durable aluminum trench cover system with full driver-over load capacity.

In addition, like the in-ground telescopic piston lift on which it is based, the Stertil-Koni DIAMOND LIFT (cassette version), the new “frame” version of the DIAMOND LIFT, is available in either a two- or three-piston configuration with a total lifting capacity of 64,000 lbs. and 96,000 lbs. respectively.

According to Matthias Lennemann, Stertil-Koni USA’s sales manager for in-ground lifts, “In many cases, installing the frame version of the DIAMOND LIFT into an existing pit will deliver substantial time and cost benefits to the customer as compared to purchasing a completely new system.  What’s more, installation is often easier because it requires a pit that is less deep than traditional products.”

The new lift’s modular frame design also means that it can readily accommodate a variety of different pit sizes. It is also designed with different travel ranges, to work seamlessly with a wide range of vehicle sizes and wheelbases.



About Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, 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, parallelogram lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. Stertil-Koni is also now installing DIAMOND LIFT across North America, a full rise telescopic piston lift designed to set new standards in precision heavy duty lifting. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe, in The Netherlands, and in the USA in Streator, Illinois.