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Stertil-Koni Debuts Differential Adapter for Telescopic Piston Lift

Posted on September 7, 2017
Stertil-Koni’s differential adapter allows vehicles to be lifted by the rear differential.
Stertil-Koni’s differential adapter allows vehicles to be lifted by the rear differential.

STEVENSVILLE, Md. — Vehicle lift supplier Stertil-Koni has introduced a differential adapter for lifting vehicles by the rear differential.

The adapter is specifically engineered to be used with Stertil-Koni’s high-pressure telescopic piston lift, the Diamondlift.

The new offering is suited for lifting and servicing smaller school buses and pickup trucks with a maximum axle weight of 10,000 lbs. The adapter is an ALI/ALCTV-certified accessory for all models of the Diamondlift.

According to Stertil-Koni, lifting by the rear differential is particularly helpful when the axle tube (the typical lifting point for most heavy-duty vehicles) is obstructed by sway bars, automatic snow chains, or other elements.

The differential adapter “cradles” the differential and is self-centering due to spring-loaded ball bearings. Once engaged, the ball bearings retract and enable full contact between the differential adapter and the lifting bolster to ensure safe and stable lifting, according to Stertil-Koni.

“This new adapter presents [an] exceptionally flexible lifting approach for small, medium, and large pickup trucks, as well as smaller school buses,” said Matthias Lennemann, heavy-duty in-ground lift sales manager at Stertil-Koni USA. “What’s more, lifting in this manner provides busy fleet technicians with complete access to the undercarriage of the vehicle.”

More information on Stertil-Koni’s new differential adapter is available here.

Related Topics: Type A/small buses, vehicle lifts

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