As the weather turns cool and leaves begin to fall in certain parts of the world, maintenance engineers are already looking ahead to the upcoming winter.
That is also the case for the Truckee Tahoe Airport maintenance crew. Truckee is a very snowy place. In fact, it's the fifth snowiest city in the United States. So, keeping Truckee's airport runways free of snow can become a daily battle. And that's why snow removal equipment must be ready to spring into action at any time: Aircraft must have a clear runway for safe takeoffs and landings and support vehicles must be able to access aircraft.
Maintenance snow blower trucks at airport
To help keep the wheels of progress spinning smoothly during the cold winter months, the team at the Truckee Tahoe Airport has turned to heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni. Our powerful lifting systems can help maintain and service the incredible Larue T85 snow blower trucks used by the airport. These twin-engine vehicles are enormous -- capable of moving as much as 5,000 tons of snow per hour.
Mobile column vehicle lifts
With the Stertil-Koni Mobile Column Lifts ST 1085, each with a certified lifting capacity of 8,500 kg per column, technicians have direct, safe, ergonomic access to servicing the Larue T85's undercarriage components, snow augers, and complex drive mechanisms. Instead of lying down or sitting underneath vehicles or equipment workshop mechanics can stand straight-up and on their feet under the vehicles to do their maintenance and repair.
Special thanks to Sacramento, CA-based Municipal Maintenance Equipment Inc., one of our exclusive Stertil-Koni distributors in the US, for outfitting the Truckee Tahoe Airport with the best in heavy duty vehicle lifts.