Truck and Track Summer 2023

Truck and Track Summer 2023 76 WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT John Hudson Trailers boosts capacity with fixed lift from Totalkare Renowned trailer firm John Hudson Trailers has improved its service and repair capacity after taking a light commercial four post lift from workshop equipment experts, Totalkare. With a fleet of over 650 vehicles and trailers, John Hudson Trailers specialise in the sale, hire and servicing of a variety of commercial trailers, including curtain siders, short beds, low loaders, drop frame trailers and plant carriers among others, all stored and maintained at its yard and offices in Bawtry, Yorkshire. The Bawtry depot also offers commercial vehicle testing and breakdown services for HGVs, PSVs and light commercial vehicles. The light commercial four post complements John Hudson Trailers’ existing set of Totalkare T8AC mobile column lifts. Whilst mobile column lifts can be moved around a workshop and stored to maximise space when not in use, the new light commercial four post lift is installed as a fixed position lift, creating a designated structure within the workshop to support the lifting of light trailers for maintenance and repairs, improving productivity in one of its busiest functions. Totalkare’s light commercial four post lifts have a lifting capacity of 4,000 to 8,000kg and a platform length of between 4.7 and 6m. The model taken by John Hudson Trailers is of maximum capacity and length to ensure it can cover the entire light commercial fleet. The lift is also fitted with an air operated jacking beam capable of lifting up to an additional 4,000kg. The lift has been surface-mounted with drive through ramps, but Totalkare can also recess the lifts into the floor to maximise space if required. Joe Clarke, Operations Manager for John Hudson Trailers commented, “The installation of the light commercial four post lift was completed quickly and professionally by Totalkare engineers. It has already increased our service capacity and we look forward to enjoying the benefits this will bring.” Jack Longstaff, Area Sales Manager for Totalkare added “The light commercial four post lift is the ideal addition to the established depot, and we are sure the combination of the mobile column lifts and new four post lift will provide essential flexibility to the busy workshop.” To find out more information about Totalkare’s Light Commercial Four Post Lift visit: