G & C A Lombardo takes mobile workshop equipment from Totalkare

HGV recovery and repair specialist, G & C A Lombardo has upgraded its facilities and increased capacity after taking a set of eight mobile column lifts and a mobile brake tester from the workshop equipment experts Totalkare.

A family-run business providing HGV garage services, vehicle repairs, roadside recovery, and services for LGVs, HGVs, buses, and other commercial vehicles, G & C A Lombardo also offers specific roller-brake testing services, testing fleets to ensure they meet legal requirements, providing brake certificates and reducing the chance of costly failed MOTs.

Although the Cambridge-based company has been operating with an in-ground brake tester this had been consistently reaching 90% capacity, bottle-necking the busy workshop. The introduction of a second brake tester will add the capacity needed to be able to work more efficiently.

The DVSA-approved mobile brake tester from Totalkare comes with single or bi-directional rollers, automatic axle weighing and optional axle load simulation, a factor essential for G & C A Lombardo and its roller-brake testing services.

Furthermore, its manoeuvrability around the workshop and ability to be deployed outdoors – even on uneven ground – makes it a truly flexible option for workshops looking to test in-house or add further capacity to their existing facilities. Carrying numerous brake testers in stock, Totalkare was able to move quickly to have the mobile brake tester delivered and commissioned on site.

This latest purchase follows an earlier purchase from the workshop equipment experts in late 2021, when G & C A Lombardo upgraded its legacy model Totalkare column lifts to a brand new set of eight T8DC cable-free mobile column lifts. The upgrade means the business can now lift a wider variety of vehicles owing to the T8DC’s increased capacity of 7,500kg per column and its adjustable forks that accommodate different wheel diameters. The mobile nature of the lifts also maximises the space within a workshop, allowing the service and repair operations to run smoothly.

Both the mobile brake tester and T8DC mobile column lifts were purchased via one of the flexible finance options offered by Totalkare through its partner PMD Finance, enabling G & C A Lombardo to spread the cost of their investment through easy-to-manage payments.

Shaun Lombardo, Workshop Manager of G & C A Lombardo commented, “Since upgrading the mobile column lifts, the March workshop has experienced an increase in productivity and capacity. I am sure the new mobile brake tester will continue this trend and make it easier for the engineers to keep up with the current high demand for brake testing services.”

Area Sales Manager for Totalkare, Jack Longstaff, “We are glad that G & C A Lombardo chose to upgrade to our latest mobile column lift technology. They are a long-term customer and when the requirement for a new brake tester presented itself, they had confidence in the quality of product and service provided by Totalkare to trust us with the new addition to their established workshop.”

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