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The Department of Infrastructure

Department of Infrastructure upgrades Crosby depot with Totalkare wash bay lift

The Department of Infrastructure for the Isle of Man has upgraded its wash bay lifting set up at its Ellerslie depot in Crosby with help from Totalkare, the UK’s number one supplier for heavy duty vehicle lifting solutions.

The Government Department delivers a range of important services on the Isle of Man including highways maintenance, waste management, properties and asset management, coastguard search and rescue, and more.  In total, the Ellerslie depot offers service, maintenance and repair to over 500 assets, including 120 plated trucks of various configurations.

Long term protection from water ingress

With a fleet of vehicles to maintain in order to keep these important services in action, the busy workshop utilised an old ramp for its vehicle wash bay. The outdated ramp was recently deemed unsafe and Totalkare was approached to provide a new solution.

Totalkare installed a permanent outdoor vehicle wash bay featuring a nine metre, 33,000kg capacity galvanised four post lift.  With sealed bearings and a fully galvanised finish providing long term protection from water ingress, the four post lift will assist the Ellerslie depot in cleaning vehicles prior to service, maintenance or repair work, and for plating preparation.

The four post lift from Totalkare is available in both indoor and galvanised outdoor options, in a range of lifting capacities from 16,000kg to 33,000kg, and with platform lengths ranging from 7 – 18 metres.  Additional options, such as jacking beams and lighting kits are also available.

Safe and durable solution

Charles Lilley, Workshop Manager for the Department of Infrastructure Ellerslie depot, commented “Having used Totalkare for the last 20 years, we were confident they would find us an ideal replacement to our old wash bay set up. The galvanised four post provides us with a much safer and more durable solution, and we are very pleased with this latest addition to our depot.”

Brian Young, National Accounts Manager for Totalkare said “I am pleased to have been able to provide a safe and suitable solution for the Department of Infrastructure’s wash bay set up. We have a bigger range of customisable products than ever before at Totalkare, making it possible to find a solution to almost any request.”