Heavy-duty vehicle lift supplier, Stertil-Koni, was awarded a major, multi-million-dollar competitive bid to provide 462 of the company’s flagship EARTHLIFT Mobile Column Lifts to NJ TRANSIT.
In what the company is hailing as the single largest order in the 25-year history of Stertil-Koni., the new vehicle lifts will replace a combination of existing four- and six-post lifts, surface-mounted lifts, and mobile column lifts that NJ TRANSIT currently has in its service bays from other vendors.
The selection of Stertil-Koni lifting systems to support the maintenance and repair of transit buses for NJ TRANSIT is significant. Covering a service area of 5,325 square miles, NJ TRANSIT is the nation's third largest provider of bus, rail, and light rail transit, linking major points in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia. The agency operates an active fleet of 2,221 buses, 1,231 trains, and 93 light rail vehicles. On 253 bus routes and 12 rail lines statewide, NJ TRANSIT provides nearly 270 million passenger trips each year.
The Stertil-Koni Wireless ST 1085 Mobile Column Lifts are powered by dependable, efficient, hydraulic technology and have multiple distinguishing features that make them an ideal choice for transit agencies — large and small — across North America. These include: a lifting capacity of 18,500 lbs. per column, a lifting height of 73 inches, a full-color touch-screen control panel, overload protection and synchronization as standard, and a super safe mechanical locking system — also as standard.