STEVENSVILLE, MD. – Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, today announced that The Leigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta) has selected and installed a targeted range of the company’s in-ground 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, named the Armando V. Greco Maintenance Facility, represents a $12 million construction project that was five years in the planning and required 18 months to complete. It replaces an older garage, dating back to 1953, and is approximately three times the size of its predecessor.
The facility now serves LANta’s fleet of 83 buses, including 24 new hybrid buses – each of which delivers fuel savings in excess of 40 percent over older, diesel models.
Noted Randy Flyte, Director, Materials and Maintenance for LANta, “Safety is always priority number one – both for our riders as well as for our dedicated team of technicians who service our fleet. That’s why we selected Stertil-Koni vehicle lifts, which are engineered to quickly, safely and efficiently raise our vehicles to facilitate the entire range of demanding, ongoing maintenance work.”
Heaving duty lifting systems from Stertil-Koni installed at LANta include:
- ECOLIFT 60: a 2-scissor configuration of the company’s U.S. patented original ultra-shallow, full-rise in-ground, axle engaging vehicle lift. This model has a lifting capacity of 60,000 lbs. and combines high pressure, low volume hydraulics while requiring a mere 3.5 gallons of fluid per scissor and has proved ideal for servicing transit buses and other heavy-duty vehicles with low clearance.
- SKYLIFT: a superior, heavy duty platform lift that uniquely combines a clear floor concept while optimizing working space due to its vertical lifting design with no crossbeams or columns.
- Wireless Mobile Column Lifts: a flexible, truly mobile heavy duty lifting system that utilizes reliable hydraulic technology for smooth, efficient operation with low maintenance combined with rapid lifting and lowering.
In making today’s announcement, Stertil-Koni president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, stated, “In the demanding world of fleet maintenance, customers such as LANTa require heavy duty lifting systems that are safe, dependable and efficient. To fully address these stringent requirements, Stertil-Koni is focused on a single mission: to engineer a broad range of superior lifting systems that are exclusively dedicated to serving the heavy duty market and provide users with the broadest possible ‘Freedom of Choice.’ “
About Stertil-Koni USA, Inc.
Stertil-Koni is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – bus lifts and truck lifts – and is the preferred supplier to the world’s leading companies in the truck and bus industries. Stertil-Koni's breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes mobile lifts, two-post, four-post, in-ground piston lifts, parallelogram lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. Stertil-Koni is also now installing DIAMOND LIFT across North America, a full rise telescopic piston lift designed to set new standards in precision heavy duty lifting. Stertil-Koni is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland and has a major production facility in Streator, Illinois.