Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:59

Chief Introduces Koala Bench from Globaljig®

Globaljig®, Presented by Chief®, recently introduced the Koala bench. According to Chief, although compact, the Koala bench is versatile enough to handle most of the structural work that comes through a typical collision repair shop, including the center section holding required to repair the latest generation of vehicles. The Koala structural repair bench can be used as an install or work bay lift for easier vehicle tear down and reassembly, sheet metal repair, blueprinting operations, or for structural straightening and holding of parts for replacement.

“For shops that don’t have a lot of space but do have high enough workflow to warrant an additional bench solution, Koala is a cost-effective investment in improved productivity,” said Bob Holland, director of collision sales in North and South America for Chief parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). “Koala has a small footprint and tremendous versatility – it will accommodate about 90 percent of the structural collision repair jobs at most body shops.”

Koala has a drive-over height of just six inches and can raise vehicles weighing up to 5,500 lbs. to an ergonomic working height up to five feet three inches. The removable 10-ton pulling post can be mounted anywhere around the Koala frame for 360-degree pulling, and can be shared between multiple benches. Extension plates on Koala’s sill clamps provide increased space between the bench and vehicle.

According to Chief, "Koala is ideal for working on modern cars that need to be held in multiple locations during the repair. The optional double crossbeam/universal jig system makes Koala the smallest bench on the market to offer eight to 10-point center section holding, so it can handle even the hardest-hit unibody vehicles."

Additional Koala optional accessories include an upper body/suspension measuring system, bench cover plate, and a loading ramp package. The Koala repair system can be floor or pit mounted.

For more information about the Koala bench, visit www.chiefautomotive.com/Global-Jig/Car-Bench/Koala or call (800) 445-9262.

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