Ownership of a Globaljig Rotax provides opportunities for bodyshops to expand into fleet accident repairs for transit delivery vehicles or ambulances, for example. This article explains some of the additional considerations required to move up into the repair of larger vehicle fleets.
In order to make your bodyshop far more attractive proposition for larger fleet vehicles, the following considerations are necessary:
- Lifting capacity
- Overhead roof heights
- Length of wheelbase
- Vehicle roof heights
Tail-lifts add a significant amount of weight (often up to about 1-tonne) to the chassis, which leaves many car body repairers significantly short of vehicle lifting capacity. A further exclusion is the additional roof height required when lifting high-sided vehicles such as ambulances and high-volume parcel delivery vans.
The longer wheelbases of vehicles in most modern fleets demands the employment of a jig measuring system that’s at least 6-metres long. Car jigs are usually 5-metres long.
Vehicle roof height is significant because of the higher angles on the pulls required in order to address repairs on high-sided vehicles. Globaljig Rotax users in this market have invested in a Globaljig Vector – a piece of kit that extends the height of the standard 10-tonne pulling tower and provides the flexibility needed to complete repairs on high-sided vehicles.
As a Globaljig Rotax user, your bodyshop already has the necessary expertise, and Tri-Sphere can provide any additional data, courtesy of the Data subscription service.