Tuesday, November 29, 2016

JLG Compact Crawler Boom Hits Homerun at Camden Yards



The foul poles at Baltimore’s Camden Yards serve two functions. As transplants from the old Memorial Stadium, they bring more than three decades of prior history to the now 22-year-old baseball stadium. As vertical extensions of foul lines on the field they help umpires determine whether a fly ball is fair or foul during gameplay. For this reason, it is important that the poles are regularly painted and highly visible for day and night games. But the crisscross ironwork poles are 70 feet tall, which can present a challenge to those tasked with painting them.

Last year, Maryland Stadium Authority turned to Rentals Unlimited, Inc. in Clarksburg, Maryland, and the JLG® X700AJ Compact Crawler Boom for help. According to Jim Joyce, sales manager of the equipment and truck rental company and long-term JLG customer, painting the foul poles challenged his company to recommend a piece of equipment with a footprint small enough to fit on the ball field’s warning track and offer enough reach to access the top of the poles.

“Running a machine across the actual playing field was out of the question,” he said. “So, we measured the warning track and were confident the Compact Crawler Boom would easily fit on the track and provide access to the poles.”

Boom’s compact size meets challenge
With a width of just 3 feet 3 inches, a 440-pound platform capacity and non-marking tracks, the X700AJ proved to be the perfect choice for the ballpark application, enabling contractors to apply two coats of yellow paint top to bottom on each of the two poles.

“Everyone who saw the machine before we put it to work was surprised by its capabilities,” said Joyce. “I think it was the boom’s size that threw them. It weighs just 7,000 pounds, but extends to 70 feet, and it’s easy to operate.”

The compact size and vertical reach of the X700AJ has made it a profitable addition to the fleet at Rentals Unlimited. “The crawler is a unique piece of equipment. Its compact size means it’s easy to transport and once on the job site, it will go through 39-inch doorways and fit into other hard-to-reach areas. The machine is self-leveling, so if it’s on uneven ground, it will level itself. And, it’s able to climb up and down steps, with rubber tracks that won’t harm sensitive flooring or landscaping.”

In addition, the X700AJ is environmentally friendly with an optional Lithium-ion battery for cleaner, greener operation. Dual power onboard—gas or electric engines, accompanied by an electric AC motor—are standard to reduce noise and emissions in public spaces. Other features include a hydraulic jib for greater reach, rotation of platform and a zero-turn radius with counter rotation.

Versatility leads to interesting assignments
The versatility of the machine has taken Joyce and his company on some interesting assignments beyond the Camden Yards application. “We took it down a flight of steps and through some doors at a facility that housed an Olympic-size pool in the Washington, D.C., area,” he said. “Once inside, we drove the boom down inside the empty pool and used the leveling feature so we could safely position the machine on the sloped bottom of the pool. This provided access to the roof about 60 feet above the pool and enabled workers to replace several rusted roof panels.”

Joyce described another application in which the machine climbed a long flight of stairs and drove through a 42-inch door in a large medical facility. “And then there was the large retail store in Virginia. The Compact Crawler Boom was the only piece of equipment small enough to fit through the front doors and still offer enough reach to allow workers to wash the large windows positioned well above the doors. This machine just opens up a whole avenue of opportunities for the rental business, and its success seems to have a snowball effect.

“That’s the story here,” Joyce continues. “Expand your fleet with the purchase of a Compact Crawler Boom and open up new doors. And the great thing is, they don’t have to be big doors – just 39 inches and you can move right through them.”

Saturday, November 26, 2016

GENIE HYBRID SYSTEM: YOU WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT HYBRID BOOM LIFTS




 Genie Z-60/37FE Articulating Boom Lift: Hybrid System GenieInd GenieInd



With the Genie Z-60/37FE boom, equipped with a Fuel Electric Hybrid System, we give our customers the opportunity to choose either from a full electric machine or a diesel powered machine, environmental consciousness with lower cost of operation.

2 modes of operation:
  • Full-electric: full-day, emission-free on a single charge,
  • Diesel driven generator: one week of run time with a single tank of diesel.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rough Terrain Telehandler Forklift - Moving a Load



Demonstration on how to operate the forklift, position and move a load.

Source: IVES Training Group

Sunday, November 20, 2016

JLG® Toucan: All the Access You Need



See the JLG® Toucan in action throughout a facility—lifting up and over obstacles, navigating doorways and confined spaces and loading onto a trailer. The Toucan mast boom lift features 360-degree rotation, non-marking tires, an excellent turning radius and maneuverability and smooth, proportional controls that are simple to operate. Watch the video to learn more.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

HEAVY DUTY TRASH HOPPERS

Designed for "extendable reach" forklifts



Ideal for . . .

    General jobsite trash
    handling.
    Drop from masonry saw
    brick & block cutting.
    Rehab Projects.
    Re-roofing Jobs.
    Even as an elevating
    platform for material
    and equipment.

Forklift Trash Hopper

Make Cleanup as Simple as...1,  2,  3

    ① Forklift places hoppers where they are needed - on the floor, elevated deck, or roof.
    ② Workmen load them up as work progress's.
    ③ When the hopper is full, the forklift picks it up and carries it to the disposal area to dump - simple and convenient!

Easy-To-Load Design
Front completely open for unrestricted access.
Material can be . . .
• Wheeled in with wheelbarrows.
• Dumped from power buggies.
• Loaded by compact loaders.
• Thrown in by hand.
Rugged All Steel Construction
• Durable 3/16" plate steel for shell and sides.
• Full length fork channels add strength to bottom and assure the correct forklift pick-up points.
• Edges and corners are heavily reinforced for
   greater strength and rigidity.
Universal Fit
• Fits most all forklifts - slip on forks design
• Fork Pockets accept forks up to: 2 ¾" thick x 7
   wide x 60" long
• Attaches fast and easy to forklift with simple pin
   locking system.
Cleaner and Safer
• Eliminates dust and airborne material
   associated with chutes and slides.
• Eliminates dangers associated with trash
   being dumped directly from elevated decks.
information box for trash hoppers

Find out more at:(707) 451-5100
http://i80forklift.com/