Bespoke TotalKare column lifts improve ground operations at Gatwick Airport

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TotalKare, a supplier of heavy-duty vehicle lifts (elevator), has developed a bespoke modification to its T8DC wireless mobile column lifts, which material handling specialist Rushlift uses to repair and service ground support equipment (GSE) at London Gatwick Airport.

The modification means nearly all types of GSE can be maintained using one set of lifts, while the design of the lifts ensures they can be packed away leaving the workshop clear.

David Syme, supervisor at Rushlift, said, “It has made our technicians’ day-to-day jobs much easier and safer as we have virtually unrestricted accesses to the underside of our vehicles. Service times have also improved within the workshop as it is now so much easier to maintain the vehicles.”

The system in operation at Gatwick is the first time that this method of lifting has been used at the airport, providing safe and controlled lifting of non-standard vehicles and ensuring ground staff have access to vital ground equipment.

Adam Bowser, area sales manager for TotalKare, added, “We had to find the right balance between offering a portable solution and one that still gave Rushlift complete control when lifting vehicles. The bespoke modifications did exactly that and gave the customer ease of movement and flexibility in the range of airport vehicles they can service and maintain.”

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