Western Australian trailer builder and engineering firm, Bruce Rock Engineering, has recently delivered two prefabricated in-ground service pits to Wyndham in northern Western Australia.
According to Bruce Rock Engineering, prefabrication of the service pits at its Forrestfield (Perth) facility provides a significant advantage by reducing the onsite construction time.
Once installed, the service pits are furnished with a Variable Depth Mechanics Platform (VDMP) installed by Evolving Workshop Technologies. The design, which includes full lighting and a 20-tonne axle jack, also features an alcove to house compressed air and oil delivery reels.
Bruce Rock Engineering is the licensed agent in Western Australia for Evolving Workshop Technologies (EWT). The two companies work in partnership to provide these advanced workshop pits, with Bruce Rock Engineering supplying the prefabricated steel in-ground service pits and EWT completing the platform installation.
The VDMP can be quickly and easily lowered and raised via remote control to achieve optimal working height for the mechanic working on the undercarriage of any vehicle.
According to Bruce Rock Engineering, the VDMP brings many advantages to workshop servicing including a reduction in maintenance and service times of up to 30 per cent.
Safety is also significantly improved as when the pit is not in use, the platform can be raised to floor level, completely eliminating the trip and fall hazards which are a substantial risk with conventional pits.
The VDMP units are specifically designed, engineered and customised to fit into either an existing or new pit. The platform is hydraulically driven and controlled by a hand-held remote control.
They are particularly suited to fleets with large variations in vehicle types and sizes.