Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni announced that its state-of-the-art Continuous Recess system is now available on its inground telescopic piston lift – the DIAMOND LIFT – bringing time-saving enhancements, safety, and convenience to maintenance techs on the shop floor.

The Continuous Recess moveable lifting unit in the DIAMOND LIFT is an industry first for piston-style lifts in North America, according to the company. The Continuous Recess unit allows the bolster to recess flush to the floor anywhere in the horizontal range of piston travel. The bolsters remain completely flush with the floor which facilitates lift set up, minimizes the possibility of hitting the lift with the vehicle and reducing tripping hazards. Its flat pit covers are made from anodized aluminum and are equipped with a skid resistant surface.

Features of the Stertil-Koni Continuous Recess system include:

  • The lifting bolster can horizontally relocate anywhere within the range of travel without having to be elevated.
  • The system features a maintenance-free aluminum trench cover system that provides full drive over the capacity of 13,500 pounds.
  • Significantly reduces set up time while increasing lift safety.

The DIAMOND LIFT has a lifting capacity up to 35,000 pounds per piston, or a total of 105,000 pounds. in the three-piston configuration. It is available in two versions: “cassette” and “frame.” The DIAMOND LIFT is designed to accommodate vehicles with extremely low ground clearances.

When operating the DIAMOND LIFT, the first locking point safely engages almost directly after the tires clear the floor which makes it ideal for working on wheels or brakes. The anodized aluminum floor trench covers are corrosion resistant and have full drive-over capacity.

With its intelligent design and high quality materials that are resistant to corrosion and other wear and tear, the DIAMOND LIFT is built to last. This becomes even more obvious below ground level. Instead of rollers, the DIAMOND LIFT uses self-lubricating sliding blocks supporting optimum point load distribution for prolonged durability. These blocks slide on full stainless steel sliding strips. Its reverse gear drive is unique in the market and is probably the most robust and reliable system available today.

Watch a video showcasing the DIAMOND LIFT ebright Smart Control System and Continuous Recess system below: