MADISON, Ind., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Globaljig® Presented by Chief® introduces the small but mighty Koala bench. Its compact size comes with a compact price, yet it's 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 6 inches. It can raise vehicles weighing up to 5,500 lbs. to an ergonomic working height up to 5 feet 3 inches. The removable 10-ton pulling post can be easily 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, making it easy to position computerized measuring system equipment.
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 8- 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. Chief is also active on Twitter, twitter.com/ChiefAutomotive, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/ChiefAutomotive. For video, visit chiefautomotive.com/video-library.
About Globaljig Presented by Chief
Globaljig Presented by Chief collision repair bench solutions are sold exclusively through the Chief distribution network in North America. Chief, a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-quality collision repair products and services. Chief offers a one-stop solution for all structural collision repair needs, including frame-pulling equipment, vehicle-anchoring systems, measuring systems, vehicle frame specifications and joining equipment including welders, rivet guns and fume extractors. Chief is also a leading provider of comprehensive training on structural analysis, measuring, collision dynamics, aluminum repair, and design based repair.
VSG comprises nine global collision repair and vehicle lifting brands: Chief, Elektron, Rotary Lift®, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Blitz® and nogra®. VSG also has exclusive North American marketing rights to the Chassis Liner and Globaljig brands. With its North and South American headquarters in Madison, Indiana, VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities on three continents. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.
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