Stertil-Koni Adds Axle-engaging, In-ground, Scissor-style ECO Lift

September 28, 2010

With the July acquisition of Fleet America Service Technology, Stertil-Koni, the world’s leading provider of heavy-duty lifts, has added a new shallow-pit designed heavy-duty scissors lift to its product line and will now offer it on the international market.

An alternative to the old-fashioned piston lift, the patent-pending ECO Lift is an axle-engaging multi-scissors lift that emerges from a shallow pit, offering the utmost in convenience, flexibility and capacity.

Designed and manufactured in the United States of America, the ECO Lift is machined with tolerances to one thousandth of one inch. The high-tech ECO Lift is ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2006 certified and will continue to be precision manufactured in Fleet America's facility in Manheim, PA.

As an axle-engaging lift, the ECO Lift allows technicians to have easy access to wheel and brake assemblies and comes with a variety of adapters that will accommodate any axle configuration. The ECO Lift also features a safety locking mechanism to prevent unprompted lift descent.

One of the biggest advantages of the scissor-style ECO Lift is its collapsible design that makes it small enough to require only a 34-inch-deep pit instead of one that is six to nine feet deep like traditional axle-engaging piston-style lifts.

Traditional piston-style lifts require substantial pit depth and generally must be cast into the concrete floor during construction. The ECO Lift’s ultra-shallow pit requirements and bolt-in design allow for easy installation. The ECO Lift can also be removed and reinstalled with ease.

The ECO Lift’s advanced engineering allows it to operate on only seven gallons of oil as opposed to traditional hydraulic, piston-style lifts, which use between 56 and 90 gallons.

In addition to being fuel efficient, the Earth-friendly ECO Lift is compact (25 inches tall, 40 inches wide and 22 inches front to back, when collapsed) and powerful, with 30,000 pounds of lifting capacity per unit. Multiple lift configurations accommodating 60,000 pounds and 90,000 pounds are also available.