Snap-on’s new Sun SSL 6350 scissor lift can be installed into current MOT bay recesses to replace older four-post lifts – and requires no additional groundworks in many cases, meaning workshops can be quickly using it for testing and generating revenue rather than having a few days of downtime while everything is set up.
The inclusion of shaker plates gives the SSL 6350 the functionality to be operated by just one person during a test, freeing up another technician to take on more jobs. “We know that there are thousands of two-person test lanes in operation and that the owners would like to upgrade to help grow their businesses – this lift does just that,” says Mark Ost, UK General Manager for Diagnostics and Equipment at Snap-on.
“The SSL 6350 has been in development for three years and lets businesses update their equipment quickly. They don’t want to have their test lanes out of action for any length of time while new equipment is installed as that will mean less revenue coming in. Because our new lift can be fitted into existing recesses without needing any extra groundwork, the installation process is faster and means the lift can be in operation and earning money sooner.”
It is said to be ideal also for new MOT sites with limited space. It has a lifting capacity of 3,500kg and meets the DVSA requirements for testing of Class IV vehicles. It includes a DVSA- approved play detector with wireless control, while additional safety measures are provided by the locking ladder and six hydraulic rams.