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Mobile Column Lifts with Adjustable Forks as Standard

Mobile Column Lifts with Adjustable Forks as Standard

| August 19, 2014

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts — notably bus lifts, truck lifts and U.S. Military vehicle lifts– has announced that adjustable forks now come standard on the recently introduced ST 1085 Mobile Column Lifts, in both standard and wide fork models. Previously, fixed forks were standard and adjustable was an option. With this […]

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Global Forklift Truck Market Growing at 7%

Global Forklift Truck Market Growing at 7%

| July 23, 2014

The Global Forklift Truck market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 7 percent over the period 2013-2018 according to a new report from Research and Markets. The authors noted: “With the increase in labor costs, the demand for new equipment for automation in emerging economies is on the rise.” Of note […]

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LANta Transit in Allentown, Pa., Taps Stertil-Koni for Lifts in New Facility

LANta Transit in Allentown, Pa., Taps Stertil-Koni for Lifts in New Facility

| July 21, 2014

Vehicle lift leader, Stertil-Koni has announced that the Leigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta) has selected and installed a targeted range of the company’s scissor lifts, platform lifts and wireless mobile column lifts for use in LANta’s recently completed, state-of-the-art, bus maintenance facility located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The modern, bright, 31,000 square-foot LANta service center, […]

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New Wheel Seals to Reduce Friction, Improve Fuel Economy and Wheel Life

New Wheel Seals to Reduce Friction, Improve Fuel Economy and Wheel Life

| March 18, 2014

According to Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, its new portfolio of sophisticated wheel seals will help heavy duty vehicle manufacturers meet renewed demands for better fuel economy, longer service life and increased wheel durability. The company noted that Freudenberg-NOK’s MileMaker™ wheel seals are made of “an advanced, proprietary material that reduces friction and lowers torque 50 percent…resulting […]

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Floor Scale From Alliance Scale Validates Shipping Weights

Floor Scale From Alliance Scale Validates Shipping Weights

| March 12, 2014

Alliance Scale, Inc. has introduced a low-profile floor scale that is ideal for pre-weighing skids and pallets before shipping to avoid overweight penalties from trucking companies. The Alliance RoughDeck® Floor Scale from Rice Lake is available in sizes from 30″ sq. up to 8′ x 10′ with capacities from 1,000 to 30,000 lbs. Featuring an […]

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High Lift Wheel Dolly Reduces Fleet Maintenance Injuries, Increases Alignment Precision

High Lift Wheel Dolly Reduces Fleet Maintenance Injuries, Increases Alignment Precision

| March 12, 2014

As pressure mounts in transit agencies and heavy duty truck maintenance facilities throughout North America to improve efficiency and reduce workplace hazards, one relatively low tech and unsung hero has emerged – the high lift wheel dolly. According to a recent industry overview by heavy duty vehicle lift leader, Stertil-Koni, the high lift wheel dolly […]

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