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Stertil-Koni Debuts HD Inground Lift Adapter Kits for Buses & Trucks

07/24/2018 | 2018

STEVENSVILLE, MD July 24, 2018 – Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has introduced two new adapter kits tailored for its inground scissor and piston liftsInground Lift Adapter Engaging Axle – each engineered to facilitate more efficient lifting by engaging the front and rear lifting points on buses and trucks.

Driving Stertil-Koni’s engineering approach is a transformation in how heavy duty vehicles are now being built.  

Following a notable increase in the size of newer transit buses, school buses and heavy duty trucks, along with the requirements for larger axles to support them, Stertil-Koni recently engineered two new adapter kits – one expressly 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 transit bus adapters are flatter and broader. 

Even better, the new adapters have been optimized for both new vehicles with the latest axles as well as older vehicles that have been on the road for some time.

Notes Matthias Lennemann, Stertil-Koni heavy-duty inground lift sales manager, “The net result is to increase the versatility, safety, and performance of Stertil-Koni’s DIAMONDLIFT, a state-of-the-art high-pressure telescopic piston lift, and ECOLIFT, the original ultra-shallow, full-rise axle-engaging scissor lift.”

Continued Lennemann, “Today’s trucks and buses coming off the production line have bigger and wider axles. In response, Stertil-Koni listened to our end-users and tailored these adapter kits to meet the newer requirements.  Each kit contains various front and rear adapters and is included, as standard, with new inground lift purchases from Stertil-Koni. Customers simply choose which adapter kit best suits their fleet.”

Lennemann also added: “The adapters are all engineered to embrace the axles, frame or suspension on the vehicle securely.” Each adapter pair has a capacity of up to 35,000 lbs., depending on the type of lift with which it is used. 

The kits are also available to current Stertil-Koni inground lift customers.

This announcement comes on the heels of Stertil-Koni’s introduction last September of its differential adapter for the DIAMONDLIFT, specifically engineered to safely and effectively lift vehicles by the rear differential. More recently, Stertil-Koni launched a series of multipurpose adapters for its highly acclaimed Mobile Column Lifts – again designed to bring wheels-free lifting to shops servicing and maintaining heavy duty vehicles across North America.

What’s more, Stertil-Koni's breadth of adapters extends beyond the bus and truck industries. Adapters are available for virtually every vehicle type, from agricultural and construction equipment to waste collection, military vehicles and more.

In conclusion, Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni commented, “Stertil-Koni takes great pride in always listening to our customers. In that way, we can fully address all of their heavy duty lifting needs and strive to exceed their expectations. The new inground lift adapter kits are a great leap forward for virtually all bus and truck maintenance facilities using Stertil-Koni lifts to service their heavy-duty vehicles. That is precisely why we call our approach “Freedom of Choice” – delivering the broadest range of vehicle lifting options to address all of our customer needs.”


Stertil-Koni is the market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, notably bus lifts and truck lifts, and proudly serves municipalities, state agencies, school bus fleets, major corporations, the U.S. Military and more. Stertil-Koni's breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes portable lifts such as mobile column lifts, 2-post, 4-post, inground piston lifts, platform lifts, and its axle-engaging, inground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The company’s innovative, inground telescopic piston DIAMONDLIFT is now available with an optional Continuous Recess system, ideal for low clearance vehicles. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland with production facilities in Europe, The Netherlands, and in Streator, IL.

Contact: Paul Feldman, Paul.Feldman@Stertil-Koni.com, 410-643-9001