Rushlift is using TotalKare’s new bespoke modification to its T8DC wireless mobile column lifts to repair and service vital ground support equipment (GSE), including tugs and tractors and passenger boarding steps/stairs.

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

“Being able to develop a specific solution has made a massive difference to the way we are able to run our workshop, giving us the ability to carry out jobs that we were unable to do with conventional column lifts,” explained David Syme, supervisor at Rushlift.

“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.”

He continued: “Another reason we chose TotalKare was how helpful Adam Bowser and his team were when we were looking to purchase the lifts, from the initial site surveys and tailored additions to loaning us lifts to test.”

Adam Bowser, area sales manager for TotalKare, continued: “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.

“We have also agreed a full AfterKare-service contract on the T8DC lifts, which can be challenging to deliver when it comes to getting access airside. Again, our close-knit relationship with Rushlift has overcome any potential issues and we now have a smooth process in place.”

TotalKare has been working with Rushlift for over a year, first supplying mobile lifts to help service and maintain forklift trucks at its workshop in Slough.