Stertil-Koni Installs Largest Platform Lift of Its Type in North America—Capacity 132,000 lbs.
Stertil-Koni, a manufacturer of heavy duty vehicle lifts, has announced the installation of the largest platform lift of its type in North America and one of the biggest in the world.
The new 4-post Stertil-Koni ST 4600 has a capacity of 132,000 lbs. and is ALI/ETL certified. The drive-on platform lift was recently installed in a public works facility in Jersey City, NJ, where it will be used by technicians who service fire rescue equipment and other large, heavy duty vehicles.
“We are excited to complete the installation of the ST 4600. It’s an awesome piece of equipment,” said Matthew Morgan of Hoffmann Services, a leading Stertil-Koni distributor that quarterbacked the project.
“There are only a handful of lifts like it on the planet, and by installing the first one in North America, we are opening up a new market,” Morgan added. “For customers that need a large capacity, the ST 4600 proves that it works.”
Like all Stertil-Koni platform lifts, the ST 4600 provides high stability, low drive-on height, extensive locking positions, no cross beams and state-of-the-art technology. “The advanced lift is also certified to meet rigorous safety standards, which was important to the customer,” Morgan noted.
Installing the massive lift required considerable technical expertise. To facilitate the process, Morgan and others on the installation team personally observed the lift being constructed in a Stertil-Koni factory. In addition, because this lift was installed level with the ground, it was recessed into a pit by 14 inches. That required the use of a crane.
“It was a precision installation that took the better part of four days,” said Morgan.
The lift also features an internal air-line kit and jacking beams that lift axles off the runways.
Added Peter Bowers, Technical Sales Support Manager for Stertil-Koni USA, “The ST 4600 is a fantastic piece of machinery that fits a niche in the market that was not filled before with a certified lift. It does things that no other piece of machinery can do.”