Malcolm Group said its new 35-tonne Stertil Koni Skylift has improved efficiency and access during chassis washing operations. The haulier recently installed the galvanised Skylift in an outdoor purpose-built chassis wash bay at its depot in Linwood, Renfrewshire.
It was recessed into the floor so vehicles can be driven onto its 14.5m parallel platforms. Once a vehicle is correctly positioned, the chassis is cleaned using a manual high-pressure washer lance.
The Skylift is free of cross beams and posts, allowing unrestricted access to the underside of raised vehicles. Fleet engineer Robert Deans said the firm uses the Skylift on a daily basis for its tractor units, trailers and rigids. “The Skylift has been welcomed by our chassis wash bay operatives, who benefit from clear access to raised vehicles in a safe, controlled manner,” he said.
This article was published in the 18 August issue of Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe to get 12 issues for just £12?