Service Pits

Service pits are designed to allow easy working access of an underside commercial vehicle for inspection, maintenance and repair.

Service Pits

Commercial vehicles are predominantly worked on under a pit rather than a lift in the U.K. there are a number of reasons why:

  • Quicker throughput
  • No ongoing maintenance required
  • DVSA ATF Lanes use inspection pits
  • Improved health and safety with CE 1090 marked vehicle inspection pits

Service Pits were typically made out of brick and left numerous hazards for when working underneath a vehicle such as:

  • Ingress of water
  • Poor lighting
  • Slippery entrance and exit
  • Unsafe flooring
  • Poor working conditions

The introduction of an Everquip steel fabricated vehicle service pit solved the above by producing:

  • Non-slip entrance and exit to BS5395
  • Non-slip floor
  • Zone 2 lights
  • Centrally fitted sump
  • Steel fabrication of pit with skeletal frame internally and externally welded to ensure no ingress of water.

    Everquip range of service pits are used in a variety of commercial vehicle industries, and because of our extensive knowledge we fabricate steel pits for several industries:

    • Bus and Coach Pits
    • Public Service Vehicle Inspection Pits
    • Truck, Trailer and HGV Inspection Pits
    • DVSA ATF Testing Pits
    • General maintenance and working
    • Inspection Pits
    • Railway / Locomotive Inspection Pits
    • Wide Bodied inspection pits for European specification vehicle pits

    The above pre-fabricated Service Pits are all built to the same quality and via the same process. However, because vehicles have variances on widths and heights Everquip’s Service pits are built bespoke to exact measurements to enhance working conditions on individual vehicles.

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    Case Studies

    Phoenix Truck and Trailer

    Phoenix Truck and Trailer

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    10 years structural warranty

    10 years structural warranty

    BS EN 1090 CE Marked

    BS EN 1090 CE Marked

    3750 + pits installed

    3750 + pits installed

    Installed vehicle pits in 14 + countries

    Installed vehicle pits in 14 + countries

    ISO 9001 – quality control programme

    ISO 9001 – quality control programme

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    We often work with

    We often work with Business Owners, Mechanics, Architects, Quantity Surveyors
    & Senior Management from the following sectors…

    Commercial Vehicle Repair Workshops

    Commercial Vehicle Repair Workshops


    Transport / Hauliers


    Bus and Coach sector


    DVSA MOT / ATF testing stations

    Councils & Local Authorities

    Councils & Local Authorities

    Construction Industry

    Construction Industry




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    Everquip Garage Equipment Limited were formed in 1995, we can supply the expertise to design, install and supply the after sales care to your Vehicle Maintenance Unit. From our range of Pre-Fabricated Steel Inspection Pits to the very best Commercial Garage Equipment, we supply a full range of capital equipment from Air Compressors, Commercial Roller Brake Tester and Mobile Column Lifts. We offer full consultancy and design for your new or existing VMU.

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    Our Clients


    …The attention to detail was first class from the beginning to the end of the job. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all staff at Everquip for the extremely smooth operation and attention to detail, and would not hesitate in recommending Everquip to future prospective clients."

    Ralph Douglas
    Buyer, Scottish Borders Council

    Your staff have been punctual, friendly and extremely professional in carrying out their work. They have done an excellent job."

    Dave Cass
    Proprietor, M&D Travel

    Our Services Department and Engineers are very pleased not only with the installation but with the obvious benefits as opposed to a conventional concrete pit. May I also commend your Company on the installation of all of the new garage equipment fitted within the Workshop. "

    Duncan J Lambert
    Services Manager, Rix Petroleum Limited

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    Stuart Everard, Managing Director

    Stuart has been with Everquip all his working life, 35 years and counting. Stuart is a very keen motor sport fan, married to Andrea and has two daughter Jessica 25 and Emily 19.

    His favourite daughter though is his beloved Mabel, an 18 month old Boxer dog

    Lyndon Blackburne, Eng. Tech MIMech MIEDTechnical Director

    Lyndon has been part of Everquip for over 30 years, Lyndon is a huge aviation fan, married to Julie, he has two children Krissy 25 and Joe 21 (Joe also works at Everquip as a Welder Fabricator)

    Lyndon is currently restoring a Canberra cockpit to original specification

    Carl Crisp, Installation Director

    Carl is the longest serving of the three with 37 years service at Everquip

    Carl is engaged to Jane who works within the company and has one daughter Danielle who is 27. Carls life motto is “We arnt here for a long time, we are here for a good time”


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