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.”