Many heavy vehicles involved in accidents experience serious mechanical damage although the extent of the damage isn’t always evident with a visual inspection. Many times, in cases like these, the vehicle requires extensive and time-consuming dismantling, inspection and crack testing procedures.
For many repairers, this presents difficulties, as when a heavy vehicle is dismantled and immobile, sitting in the workshop waiting for inspection and approval of the extra work by an owner or insurance assessor and taking up valuable and needed.
To better service their clients and provide the space required for heavy vehicle repairs, Nathans installed large hangers in the yard to house the large, immobile vehicles safely, while freeing up space to undertake other repairs.
The hangers are post mounted and have a clear span curved over a modular steel frame. The frame is covered with a waterproof fabric membrane that ensures the vehicle and components are perfectly protected from the weather – even up to gale force winds of up to 300 km/hr.
When the extra work is approved, the Nathans team moves the heavy vehicle into the main workshops for specialist services and repairs.
This addition was a cost-effective way to extend our workshop without the need for expensive additions and taking up space – a win for us and for our customers.