Scania chooses MAHA

In News, Scania2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 1, 2021

Scania recently extended its global preferred supplier contract with MAHA for truck workshop equipment until at least 2024, and so Scania has recently added the MAHA Extreme Duty 7.5-Tonne Wireless Column Lifts in Australia and New Zealand.

These lifts feature a solid-steel H Beam construction instead of the more common welded box chassis. MAHA says this allows these super compact column lifts to deliver improved stability while reaching a higher lift (1750mm), longer wheel forks (380mm) and industry-leading adjustable lifting forks (550-1500mm).

Instead of the chains or hydraulics with ladder locks used by some alternatives, MAHA Extreme Duty 7.5-Tonne Lifts feature a ball-race worm drive. This system delivers smoother running, lower maintenance, millimetre adjustment for super-quick gearbox changes, and means no resting on the locks is required with the electric engine brake. MAHA says the set-up also lowers friction for more lifts per charge, and the entire spindle drive is covered by a five-year warranty.

These lifts feature three safety points – engine brake with manual override, power switch and wedge lock – for the utmost safety, with simple emergency lowering for power failure included as standard.

A streamlined form and hydraulic dolly at each column make the lifts convenient and easy to move around tight workstations. They also feature four 12V battery power supplies for more flexible column positioning, making them suitable for all vehicle categories. The lifts feature dual-channel radio communication, switching channels to escape interference, 10-channel options for multiple sets and are operated via a workshop-robust, splash-proof control unit with a wear-free, easy-to-use membrane keypad. They run on deep-cycle batteries that require only a 10A power socket and deliver between 25 and 35 lifts per charge.