Leading Scottish haulage contractor William Nichol Limited is delighted with its Stertil Koni heavy-duty vehicle lift that supports its around the clock workshop operations.

Based in Lochmaben, Dumfries & Galloway, William Nichol Limited is a prominent trucking company specialising in timber haulage, distinguished by its iconic red and burgundy livery.

The company’s fleet is 50-strong including articulated vehicles, trailers, and six-wheel rigid lorries. As vehicle reliability is essential, the decision was made to acquire the Stertil Koni four-post vehicle lift, type ST4175.

Providing an impressive lifting capacity of 17.5tonnes, the electro-hydraulic lift has been designed without cross beams thereby allowing workshop engineers complete accessibility to the underside of raised vehicles.

This is particularly beneficial when positioning axle stands, transmission jacks and other equipment during repair, service and maintenance operations.

Another key feature of the ST4175 is its dimensions: at just nine metres long it provides a low drive-on height of 240mm, meaning even vehicles with low ground-clearance can be driven on easily and safely.

“Our workshop engineers are very impressed with the performance and relibality of the Stertil Koni lift,” said William Nichol, William Nichol Limited Director.

“The workshop is often in use from 6am until midnight so it’s vital that the lift doesn’t let us down. In truth, it never has and we also benefit from a service contract that makes sure everything works perfectly first time every time.”

All movement of the ST4175 lift is operated electronically. Precise control is achieved through the control panel, mounted on one of the lift columns. The control panel also allows a number of functions to programmed, such as the maximum lifting height.

A range of accessories are additionally available including air-operated jacking beams and LED lighting kits. The lift comes with a maintenance-free synthetic runner wheel system as standard, which is self lubricating and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

For more information: 01525 852564, peter@inform-marketing.co.uk or www.stertil-koni.co.uk.