Products & Services

Pit Types

WORKING & MAINTENANCE PITS

WORKING & MAINTENANCE PITS

These are at the hub of most workshops enabling the user to carry out maintenance on a wide range of commercial vehicles.

INSPECTION PITS

INSPECTION PITS

Inspection Pits are for quick weekly or monthly checks. Primarily used for buses, they can be used for any vehicle.

CLASS 4, 7 AND 4/7 ATL PITS

CLASS 4, 7 AND 4/7 ATL PITS

For testing cars, light vans and goods vehicles up to 3500kg

DSVA PITS

DSVA PITS

Premier Pits are able to manufacture and install these pits to the Agency’s very exacting standards.

ATF BUILDINGS

ATF BUILDINGS

You can now come to Premier Pits for the whole AFT package. We oversee the whole project including planning permission, ground works, buildings erection, pit installation and commissioning and believe our costings to be very competitive.

UNDER CHASSIS WASH

UNDER CHASSIS WASH

Premier Pits’ Washdown Pits are designed for washing vehicle undercarriages and the insides of trailers. Fitting an automatic chassis wash will further enhance efficiency.

RAIL PITS

RAIL PITS

For working on engine and rolling stock combinations of any length.

SPECIAL VEHICLES

SPECIAL VEHICLES

Individually designed for working on out of the ordinary vehicles: for example, airport tow tugs and mobile cranes.

WIDE BODY

WIDE BODY

The main reason the European market require wide bodied pits is to accommodate a different oil collection format. Equipment recess are often still added on for storage of oil collection units.

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Other Products

SAFETY

Motorised Safety Cover

Driven by electric motors, a fully adjustable, retractable aluminium cover to give personnel protection. Fitted with safety alarms, lights and emergency stop sensor.

Budget Safety Cover

Manual pull fall restraint offering part or full closure option. Yellow in colour for maximum awareness.

ASP Cover System

Supplied by PESCI ATTREZZATURE S.r.l. in Italy. This cover is available in either manual or pneumatic operation and sustains pedestrian use which expands the workshop floor dramatically.

Safety Barrier Ball Type

Permanent ball type handrail for bay separation. Gates can be fitted into long run installations. Other types of barriers include chains and flags.

Retractable Safety Barrier

Available in 12m, 14m and 16m lengths. Posts and recoils are supplied to provide a very cost effective pit barrier, they are highly visible and easily relocated.

ACCESSORIES

Electrical sockets

Available in either 110V or 24V. Flame proof (Max 16A) Transformer by others.

Rail & Step Up Platforms

50mm x 50mm rail 200mm above pit floor level and 400mm high, 800 x 500mm Platform slides along the rail providing two different height gains

Pit Bridge

Manufactured from aluminium and can be provided with or without handrails providing a safe crossing on any pit, 1m.

Full or half width steps

All steps are manufacture with anti slip Elefant Tread. Half width steps are a cost effective storage solution.

Premier Jack

20 Tonne Pit Jack, air operated with twin rams. This jack comes with a 5 years’ manufacturer’s warranty.

Jacking Beam Store

Gives a clear working area down the full length of the pit by making it possible to position the jacking beam beyond the steps.

Pit Guide Rail

Guide rail for airport trains.

PIT VARIATIONS

During pit manufacture it is possible to build in various modifications to the standard format. These include:

Recesses

Equipment Recess

The standard size is 1.0m long x 0.8m wide x 1.1m deep, however, other sizes are available with length increments of 500mm up to a maximum of 3metres. Fitted with Unistrut for attaching grease reels and other equipment.

Lift Recesses

Full length recess for lights and other service lines.

Tunnels

Side Entry and Exit Tunnel

A side exit tunnel is be required for VOSA designated sites with full width steps for entry and exit.

Exit Tunnel

An exit tunnel is required for VOSA designated sites. Vertical exit by ships’ ladder

Connecting Tunnel

Suitable for multiple pit installations and gives ease of access on one level.

Fume Extraction Manifolds

For use with petrol and gas powered vehicles and where there is possible solvent accumulation. It will satisfy possible forthcoming H&S requirements for air movement below finish floor level.

Sumps

Free Standing Brake Tester Sump

Manufactured to suit any equipment – ducts supplied. Also available as a split brake tester pump

Check Wear Unit/Shaker Plate Sump

To suit any make, service ducts supplied. Manual radius plates are also available.

LIGHTING

Premier Safety Lights (PSL)

1.5m long, Category 3, zone 2. Manufactured to withstand heavy-duty wear and tear.

Zone 1 and Zone 2 LED Lights

High quality, long life LED lighting saves up to 50% energy compared to standard pit lights, made of impact-proof polycarbonate with spring clips in acid-proof steel.

Zone 1 – Category 2, 1200mm long.

Zone 2 – Category 3, 1500mm long.

Zone 2

Standard units bought in by Premier Pits, with a polycarbonate body.

Lenses

Replacement lenses available

FLOORING

Chequer Plate

Chequer plate is the pit floor standard with conventional floor paint.

Flow forge

Rubber fatigue matting

Case Studies - High Water Table
Case Studies - High Water Table

Replacement of three brick and block pits due to severe leakage from high water tables and dealing with an overflow of water during the installations of the new pits.

Case Study - Pit Replacement
Case Study - Pit Replacement

To dig out 10 old pits and replace them with 9 new pits within a 12 week period, whilst the workshop was still under 24 hour operation.

Case Study - Underground Rail Maintenance
Case Study - Underground Rail Maintenance

To install prefabricated steel maintenance pits for the passenger transfer system at Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

Case Study - Vehicle Cleaning
Case Study - Vehicle Cleaning

Cleaning of vehicles using a Washdown Pit

Case Study - Heavy Reinforced Concrete Floor
Case Study - Heavy Reinforced Concrete Floor

To replace a traditional pit, for a leading transport company, in what was originally a heavily reinforced factory floor in The Midlands

Case Study - Soft Sand Installation
Case Study - Soft Sand Installation

Installing two working pits and one full MOT pit into a newly built workshop.

Services

CIVIL WORK

Groundwork and Installation

This covers everything from the preparation for the installation of stand-alone brake testers through to the installation of multi-pit facilities and underground workshops.

ATF Buildings

The company can now offer full ATF building and pit packages which include the design and erection of the building.

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PIT REFURBISHMENTS

The early Premier pits have now been installed and continually used for over 35 years. Some of their owners have had them refurbished to make them look almost brand new. This has involved, for example, cleaning and repainting, installing the latest safety lights and adding safety features.

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PIT MODIFICATIONS

If workshop operators feel that the Premier pit they had installed some years ago is not fully meeting their current or expected needs, then it is often possible to carry out modification work to make it more suitable. Such modifications can include adding, for example, recesses, tunnels or changing lighting positions.

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CONSULTANCY

Premier Pits’ consultancy service can cover a wide range of situations, for example:

– helping with the questions relating to pits at the design stage of a new workshop.

– how to improve the efficiency of the pits in an existing workshop

– how to increase the numbers of pits in an existing workshop

– overcoming problems encountered when installing pits in a high water table

– installing pits in a high water table or unstable ground conditions

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