High-Lift Wheel Dolly Designed to Boost Vehicle Maintenance Safety

Posted on November 26, 2018

Stertil-Koni's WDA-500 is designed for installing and removing the wheels on raised school buses and other heavy-duty vehicles.
Stertil-Koni's WDA-500 is designed for installing and removing the wheels on raised school buses and other heavy-duty vehicles.
STEVENSVILLE, Md. — Stertil-Koni has introduced the WDA-500 high-lift wheel dolly to enhance safety and performance in heavy-duty vehicle maintenance facilities.

With a lifting height of 28.23 inches, the wheel dolly offers efficiency and stable ergonomics when lifting disc brakes, brake drums, fuel tanks, tool boxes, calipers, and many other heavy-duty parts.

“First and foremost, wheel dollies are used for removal and installation of single and dual wheels on raised buses and trucks,” said Peter Bowers, technical sales support manager at Stertil-Koni.

Bowers added that the WDA-500 includes a telescopic crane arm option that turns the model into a universal lifting tool.

The WDA-500 model has a capacity of 1,100 pounds, allowing technicians to remove large wheels that often weigh up to 500 pounds each, according to Stertil-Koni. The crane arm, fitted with a 360-degree pivoting hook, swivels aside to allow wheel removal operations to be completed without straining the technician, according to the company.

“As with all Stertil-Koni high-lift wheel dolly models, it dramatically lowers the occurrence of back injuries and abdominal strain because work can be completed at an altitude which is higher than floor level and in line with a technician working in a full standing position,” Bowers said.

The WDA-500 can accommodate wheel sizes from 10.63 to 51.18 inches. The dolly stands 47.17 inches high with a width of 45.28 inches and length of 33.30 inches. The high-lift wheel dolly can also be used with mobile column lifts, platform, and in-ground lifts.

Related Topics: preventive maintenance, shop safety, vehicle lifts

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
File photo courtesy Thomas McMahon

Mechanic or Technician: Which are You?

The benefits of becoming certified are pride, higher pay, respect, confidence, increased knowledge and skills, employment opportunities, legal backing by your employer, and less liability for your employer.


6 New Tools for the School Bus Shop

Fleet management software that offers comprehensive diagnostic and repair data, heavy-duty vehicle support stands, and an alternator that can increase service life are just some of the latest products designed to boost shop performance and productivity.


Diesel Caddy

The Steel Diesel Caddy from JohnDow Industries is designed for various heavy-duty applications, including school buses. The caddy is available for use with diesel and biodiesel fuels.

Maintenance for propane school buses includes consistent oil and filter changes, and fueling at routine service intervals. Photo by Erwin Harrison

Embracing Best Practices for Propane Maintenance

A growing demand for propane buses in recent years has sparked an influx of training programs for maintenance technicians. Here, industry experts share top tips and best practices for maintaining propane school buses.


LED Tube Lights

The T8GD1 series of tube lights from LEDtronics are UL-listed with dual mode capabilities, meaning they can be directly retrofitted into existing T8 fixtures with or without ballast point bypass.

Shannon Evans, executive director of transportation, and Paul Shelley, director of fleet services, oversee the biggest public school bus operation in the nation.

Efficiency Efforts Pay Off for Growing Fleet

Clark County School District has found new ways to optimize its maintenance program. The shop team is seeing success with laptops and mobile Wi-Fi, a dedicated white fleet service center, and a new DEF filling system, among other initiatives.


Mold, Rust Prevention Solution

BESI Inc. has added Damp Check to its product line to pull excess moisture from the air and reduce it to a level that prevents the growth of mold, mildew, rust, musty odors, and rot.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!