Sunday, June 17, 2018

Service Tips: Mobile elevating work platforms

Maintenance can drive lower total  cost of ownership.

 ANSI requires extensive recordkeeping of boom lift maintenance

By Bill Dovey

ANSI requires extensive recordkeeping of boom lift maintenance

New ANSI standards will require changes to maintenance recordkeeping.

Keep it clean
Keep it clean. Be diligent in keeping contaminants out of engine, coolant, electrical hydraulic systems and drives.

Proper maintenance of access equipment allows owners to sell and rent a safe fleet of machines and is critical to performance and uptime. Failure to properly maintain boom, scissor and vertical lifts can disrupt a project schedule and put it over budget.

Regular service of aerial work platforms (AWPs), now referred to by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), is necessary to ensure compliance, prevent workplace accidents and lower total cost of ownership. Beyond the inspection checklist, here are items to consider when inspecting and maintaining aerial lifts.

ANSI standards define  inspection protocols
ANSI A92.6 outlines the frequency of preventive and annual MEWP inspection requirements. Federal law requires a frequency inspection every 90 days or 150 hours, whichever comes first. An annual inspection must be performed on a MEWP no later than 13 months from the date of the prior annual inspection. Owners should consider placing MEWPs on a planned maintenance schedule based on hours of operation and type of application.

ANSI also mandates inspections be performed by a technician qualified on the specific make and model of the MEWP or one having similar design characteristics. What’s required for inspections is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Owners of mixed fleets must reference the manual of each manufacturer for the specific piece of equipment being inspected to ensure compliance and operator safety.

Cleanliness extends service life
Dirt and foreign materials that collect on a MEWP can shorten its service life and impact resale value. Although manufacturers provide safeguards such as shields, covers, seals and filters to keep air, fuel, oil and grease supplies clean, regular maintenance is still necessary.

Openings in air, fuel or oil lines that are disconnected during maintenance should be covered to prevent dirt or other foreign materials from entering. When replacing old or damaged parts, such as oil and air filters, keep the new parts in their containers to maintain cleanliness and avoid scratching or scoring.

Prevent hydraulic system contamination
Hydraulic system fluid cleanliness is key to a long life for the system and its components. Even a small amount of dirt or other contaminant can compromise the hydraulic system. Contamination can be caused by using inadequate hydraulic oil or allowing moisture, grease, filings, sealing components or sand to enter while performing maintenance. Insufficient warm-up or leaks in suction lines can cavitate pumps and cause contamination. A tainted system can damage close-fitting parts like valves, pumps and motors, leading to malfunctions that could result in faulty operation and shorter service life.

To assess hydraulic oil cleanliness, remove filters and look for cloudy oil or metal particles. If the hydraulic system has been contaminated, it must be drained, flushed and refilled with clean hydraulic oil. The MEWP’s service manual will share how often filters should be checked, cleaned and replaced. Filters may need to be inspected more often if the machine is operating in a harsh environment.

Extending powertrain life
Many diesel engines require using diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). If the wrong fluid is added, such as screen washer or diesel fuel, the injection, ejection fluid quality sensing systems may be damaged, impacting system life.

While battery packs are unlikely to become contaminated with foreign material, they may be subject to corrosion. To clean the battery, use a non-metallic brush and a solution of baking soda and water, then rinse with clean water and thoroughly dry it. Coat the terminals with an anti-corrosion compound.

New ANSI standards compliance
ANSI A92 updates are expected to be published in May 2018 and rental companies, dealers and distributors must be in compliance within one year of its publication date.

Rental companies will be required to train technicians on the current standards for each class of equipment they service. Equipment dealers and rental companies should also help operators understand and plan for these changes. End users may face challenges with new equipment and will have questions about site training and compliance.

The new standard requires annual machine inspections (AMI); completion and expiration dates must be noted on the MEWP. If rental firms use a third party for machine inspections and maintenance beyond daily walk-arounds, they must verify that person follows the new standard.

Under the new standard, operators with suitable experience may complete self-familiarization to reduce service calls to owners for minor operational adjustments. The requirement still exists to offer familiarization, but will be on an as-requested basis. In response to this change, rental companies may choose to use alternative customer service practices.

Another way rental companies can be more efficient is by stocking commonly used parts, attachments and supplies, eliminating rush orders and saving time and money.

Several changes to the manufacturing standards of MEWPs are anticipated, including load- and tilt-sensing, wind-force requirements, entrance gates, platform railings, tires and machine markings. Many OEMs have already undertaken these functional changes; operation manuals will include these updates.

New machinery components must be supplied by the OEM and meet the OEM specs to remain compliant. For example, replacing a gate with a chain on a new machine is an unauthorized product modification and will render the machine non-compliant.

Rental companies may see an increase in requests for information on retrofit accessories and must explain the manufacturer’s new warnings and instructions to renters. Rental companies should assist end users in meeting these new obligations. Equipment owners and dealers will need to consider how to familiarize their technicians with the new features brought on by the design requirements.

Regular MEWP inspections, preventive maintenance and ongoing training will improve operator and worker safety and increase uptime of equipment fleets. Partner with OEMs to understand best practices and develop a plan for optimal fleet utilization, which will help lower total cost of ownership.

Bill Dovey is senior product manager at JLG Industries Inc.

This article originally appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of Pro Contractor Rentals magazine, © 2018 Direct Business Media

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Genie machine vs scaffold : Lighting maintenance work

Genie machines’ superior features provide better solution in reaching greater heights whilst they are proven to be safe, more productive and easy to use

Monday, June 11, 2018

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

CALIFORNIA COUNTIES Served by 1-80 Forklift Services

Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz

Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
Certified Small Business #1351740
70 Union Way
Vacaville, CA 95687

 Phone: (707) 451-5100
Fax: (707) 451-5101

Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Genie® Runabout™ Contractor

The Genie® Runabout™ Contractor (GRC™) is a compact, low-weight machine well suited for increasing productivity on the job. The construction site-ready Runabout™ Contractor features a tube-in-tube telescoping mast and steel platform for durability in rougher environments.

  •     Portable, cost-effective lift for a wide range of heavy-duty jobs
  •     Robust steel platform and covered telescoping mast
  •     Drivable when fully elevated
  •     Durable, flexible ABS material helps rear access covers maintain their shape
  •     Low step-in height – just 15.5 in (.39 m) off the ground
  •     On-board diagnostics for convenient service
  •     Standard work trays on both sides of the mast for tools and fasteners
  •     Standard extension deck offers an extra 17.5 inch outreach

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Introducing Simple Fleet Management with ClearSky™ Telematics from JLG

ClearSky telematics is the simplest way for you to manage and maintain your fleet. Increase uptime and utilization rates. Proactively manage fleet health. And enhance security and visibility. With flexible service plans and pricing, better fleet management is possible, no matter what your business demands.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Creating a Culture of Safety

Anyone involved closely with workplace safety will have heard presentations, webinars or people just generally talking about the need to develop an organizational “culture of safety” in order to reap long term incident reduction benefits.

It's a term that, despite being around since the Chernobyl disaster in the 80's, has become a bit of a buzz word more recently with safety professionals and modern business leaders. But what are the building blocks to creating this type of positive behavior within your teams and how do you ensure that your efforts focus on real improvements rather than adding gimmicks or additional bureaucracy?

In recent times, it has been unfortunate that so called safety improvements from overzealous safety officers or from those looking to delay a job have given safety some bad press. However, adopting a safety focused culture does not have to limit your ability to get work done, nor does it have to lead to a reduction in productivity when implemented correctly.

 What is a Safety Culture?

Safety culture in its simplest form is related to the principles or values an organization attaches to the prevention of worker injury, or to put it another way… the way in which a company “thinks” about safety. Adopting a safety culture can be achieved within an organization of any size, but it is not something that can be completed overnight. It should be seen as a journey of continued improvement.

Outlined below are 6 areas to assist the implementation of a safety culture in any organization. There are of course others that could be included here, but implementing each of those below would be a major step towards ensuring a sustainable safety approach is achieved.

 Create Excitement

To get long term commitment your organization and teams need to be excited about making an improvement.  Maintaining motivation about safety means communicating real benefits which are relevant to your team and explaining the rationale behind it.  Encourage support from all levels of the business to help refine your ideas and trust that employees will want to support your efforts if you remain positive and actions taken are relevant.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that introducing gimmicks is a way to excite people. It's not. You can suck all the energy out of a room the minute the safety “word-search” activity is produced or an outdated safety video is shown.

Take time to celebrate major milestones and to congratulate those who are willing to make significant contributions.

    You can suck all the energy out of a room the minute the safety “word-search” activity is produced or an outdated safety video is shown.

Remove Blame

People are more likely to engage if they are not on the defensive. In order to truly understand, not only the learnings from incidents and near misses but elements that may overtime contribute to incidents, an inclusive approach to feedback is required ensuring the team can talk openly about problems, potential improvements and opportunities.

While this certainly doesn’t mean that deliberate acts or behavior should go without being addressed, it is important that everyone feels they can provide feedback without negative repercussions.

Generating an environment where improvements can be suggested without department protectionism is critical to developing a positive safety culture.

 Empower Workers

Establishing a safety culture needs people to support the organization’s vision, so make them part of the plan from the start. Take your team members and co-workers with you on the journey rather than pointing to a destination.  Give trust to your local team. They will be more likely to want to engage with the program and to reinforce any new procedures long after the first safety sign is erected.

Companies trying to “get serious” with safety oftentimes immediately put up a new set of safety signs prohibiting this and that. While well intentioned and likely warranted, this may be seen as enforcing rules from the top down. You will likely gain greater buy-in by giving local supervisors a say in how improvements can be made – they are part of the solution.

 Sustained Approach – Consistently and Continually Improve

We can all recall projects or initiatives which start with enthusiasm. These are usually accompanied by big announcements and then over time motivation slowly fades. This can happen when people are distracted by other priorities, management support weakens or when the project encounters a challenging situation.

Any plans should be realistic and based upon the level of support your organization can sustain, not just when you start off.  This doesn’t mean significant safety risks don’t need to be dealt with... these of course should be addressed right away, but in terms of training, environment and procedural implementation it is better to introduce a culture of safety program in a way it can be sustained by the organization. You’ll want to avoid a one step forward, two steps back approach, which results in employee frustration and eventually disengagement.

The journey to a true safety culture is a marathon not a sprint.

One important element of consistency is how you apply resources to any plan – while it is not always necessary to have a dedicated safety professional in house (skills or trainers can be brought in as required, especially for smaller businesses), it is important that anybody who is assigned responsibilities alongside another function has the bandwidth capable of sustaining the assigned responsibilities.


The purpose of communication should be to pass on information about all elements relating to safety including positive messages. This goes beyond communicating incident rates and recent occurrences. Where workers have experienced improvements in working conditions or are perhaps trying out a new tool/method – share these with the organization to show that safety is not just about rules and procedures.

If you want to change the behavior of your workforce, consider how safety messages are transmitted, are they just posted on a board or are they included in a monthly meeting or shared using digital media which is more accessible and iterative. The way in which an organization communicates about safety will demonstrate the commitment your organization has to making changes and improvements.  Simply posting safety results without really sharing the why is not sufficient. 

 Top Level Support

Are senior managers committed and engaged? I don’t mean do managers attend meetings… or do they say the right thing during facility tours this means doing the right thing when no one is watching – being committed to a culture of safety means wanting to see daily improvements in the way the organization is addressing safety related matters and being prepared to support the safety team/committee.  Having support from top management is essential for success.

Commitment to a culture of safety means managers need to lead by example. This means that if rules are imposed on workers (such as wearing PPE in a particular area) leaders need to support that when they are in those areas. It’s not only about talking the talk – leaders actions are a far better measure of their support of a safety culture.

    It’s not only about talking the talk – leaders actions are a far better measure of their support of a safety culture.


If a safety culture is implemented correctly and adopted by team members, not only will safety improve, but areas such as productivity, employee retention and even product quality will benefit. When workers see that the company has taken a genuine interest in their well-being, they feel valued which in most instances leads to better on the job performance.

Building a safety culture, is about attitude - your companies, your co-workers and your own.  If each of the 6 areas noted above are addressed and people are committed, then your drive towards the successful implementation of a safety culture will become a reality.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Forklift Down? Rent a Reliable Telehandler Lift at i80 Forklift

We are an area leader in providing reliable telehandler lifts, which are available for rent in Northern California. We ensure that your lift is delivered to the jobsite on time when you need it. We also maintain and repair all of our lifts to ensure that down time on the job is avoided completely or kept to an absolute minimum.

Give us a call today for a quote for your next project.
  • One day minimum rental - rental fee plus transportation and taxes
  • We provide transportation for delivery and pick-up
  • Our units vary from 6,000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. with 42' to 55' lift

    Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
    70 Union Way
    Vacaville, CA 95687
    Direct (707) 451-5100 Fax (707) 451-5101

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Importance of Genuine Cummins Products

Showcasing the Importance of buying Genuine Holset Turbochargers. Better engine protection, performance with less risk of failure are amongst the many benefits of Genuine Holset Turbochargers.
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Test Your JLG Knowledge

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018



One Man can install or remove in seconds

Model     Overall Length     Fits     Weight per set
1664      72"     4" x 48" forks  108 lbs.
1665      72"     5" X 48" forks     113 lbs.
1666      72"     6" x 48" forks     148 lbs.

Things You Should Know About Fork Extensions

◆  Overall length of fork extension must not exceed 150% of fork length.
◆  Inside width of fork extension must not be more than ½" wider than fork.
◆  Forklift capacity is substantially reduced when center of load is moved out beyond standard 2 ft. load center.
◆  Do not pick up load with tip of fork extensions.
◆  Load must be centered on fork extensions or closer to the backstop.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Fall Arrest vs. Fall Restraints

Falls are one of the leading causes of injuries in the workplace. As you work to mitigate the dangers of falls in your facility by putting safe guards in place, keep the differences between arrest and restraint in mind: Fall arrest means to be caught while falling and fall restraint means to be restrained from falling in the first place.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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.”

Sunday, May 6, 2018

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

What You Should Know About Testing Requirements for Tires

The construction equipment industry has evolved many times over in the past century. It continues to strive to provide the best solutions to help our world move ahead efficiently and safely in all aspects of construction equipment use.

The construction equipment industry has evolved many times over in the past century. It continues to strive to provide the best solutions to help our world move ahead efficiently and safely in all aspects of construction equipment use.

A significant portion of the industry relies on a long-time mainstay that keeps vehicles moving - tires. While tires may seem to be a relatively simple component compared to other equipment technology, they play a crucial role in keeping the vehicle productive, reliable, and safe.

In recent years, tire technology has continued to evolve with new concepts in tires introduced. They look much different than what most of us think of as traditional tires and require no filling medium. Much of the discussion here will apply to any tire technology, though some points will be for specific technologies.

Tires are selected for use on vehicles based on many criteria – traction / braking, speed and load rating, ride ergonomics / vibration, ground pressure, maneuverability and packaging, wear / reliability, surface marking, and stability characteristics.

The filling medium(s) chosen to occupy internal voids or spaces within a tire and how they are applied is also an important consideration. The most prevalent choices for filling construction tires are air, foam (urethane), foam and crumb rubber mixture, and rubber. Each tire fill type can affect multiple properties of a tire’s performance which we will examine below.

Traction / Braking

Tire traction can be somewhat subjective and may vary widely for vehicles covering multiple applications and markets. Testing involves subjecting tires to and operating vehicles on differing terrains and surfaces and in a variety of environmental conditions to understand how well they grip those surfaces. The ability of the tire to expel material such as rocks and mud from the tread pattern is critical to performance. Voice of the Customer (VOC) trials are often sought as feedback for new designs. Tires also directly affect vehicle braking and therefore must be carefully considered and tested to satisfy compliance with all applicable regulations.

Speed and Load Rating

Tire manufacturers rate their tires for speed as well as load carrying ability - key to meeting the primary use of many construction use vehicles. They utilize guidelines from organizations such as the US Tire and Rim Association (TRA) and the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO). Tire ratings are based on a combination of Empty Vehicle Weight (EVW) and Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) (empty vehicle + payload) and their respective travel speed duty cycles.

    Tire ratings are based on a combination of Empty Vehicle Weight (EVW) and Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) (empty vehicle + payload) and their respective travel speed duty cycles.

Many construction vehicle tire offerings serve a multitude of vehicle applications, making it difficult for tire suppliers to publish use guidance for every application. Tire fills can also have a significant effect on the speed and load rating of tires. As a result, bench testing and / or vehicle testing is often performed that combines expected loads, speeds, tire fills, and application profiles with construction site road hazards to assure the tire performs on the vehicle as required and expected.

Ride Ergonomics / Vibration

Tires should support and enhance the vehicle driving experience. The tire design as well as the type and amount of tire fill can affect ride ergonomics and vibration. Vehicles are tested to understand adverse frequencies, vibration, or other effects that may be transmitted into the vehicle. Measurements are often collected at sensitive components and the operator’s station to quantify the effect of the entire vehicle dynamics (including tires) on those systems.

Ground Pressure

The width and diameter of tires, the tread type of tires, the type of tire fill used, and the compliance of tires all factor into how much force will be directed onto any operating surface by the vehicle. Ground pressure is important in understanding vehicle flotation with respect to soil compaction, vehicle flotation with respect to surfaces such as mud and sand, vehicle transportation floor loading considerations, and floor loading where vehicles are operating on constructed surfaces. Ground pressure is determined generally through testing and calculation to determine what percentage of each tire surface area is supporting the vehicle load on a given terrain.

Maneuverability and Packaging

Tires must allow the vehicle to achieve vehicle design requirements dimensions in width, length, turning radius, height, and steering. Wide tires can adversely affect vehicle width, the maximum steer angle possible, as well as resistance to steering due to ground contact friction. Large diameter tires can affect vehicle overall length and height dimensions of the vehicle. Tire fill types may affect how well the vehicle can maneuver. Vehicle dimensional analyses as well as multiple performance tests are conducted to assure targets of maneuverability and packaging are met.

Wear / Reliability

Tires and their filling medium must exhibit wear and structural integrity characteristics that are in line with intended industry expectations. Vehicles with tires that consume the available working tread too quickly or become damaged too easily (chunking treads, bulges / broken belts, punctures, fill compromised, etc.) will not meet customer’s expectations. Vehicle testing is undertaken on a variety of construction surfaces, applications, and road hazards to assure the wear rate is reasonable and that the tire and it’s filling medium survives structurally to reasonable expectations.

Surface Marking

Some use applications require vehicles to not mark the surfaces on which they are operating and therefore require unique tire compounds. Special applications such as this may create unique tire testing considerations for tire and vehicle manufacturers.


Of significant importance is how well the tires and their associated fill maintain their structural shape when loaded in various configurations – ultimately affecting the stability of the vehicle. Every tire option offered on a vehicle must adequately support the vehicle to meet all applicable regulations and the published load carrying capability of the vehicle. Tire type (bias ply, radial, solid, etc.) as well as fill medium can significantly affect the sidewall and overall stiffness of a tire when subjected to a combination of vertical and transverse loading. Significant testing and simulation is performed on vehicles to assure the tire options offered can adequately support the base vehicle weight and any required payload according to industry regulations, standards, and published load diagrams.

Tires are, and will remain for the foreseeable future, an integral and important component of many construction vehicles today. Their selection and use influences multiple aspects of vehicle performance that must be confirmed through a combination of calculation, simulation, and test.

Monday, April 30, 2018

The Genie GTH™-1256

The Genie GTH-1256 telehandler delivers industry-leading performance with a large lifting capacity, high reach and compact maneuverability. This telehandler is built to perform, featuring a military grade chassis design, standard Quick-Attach™ system and auxiliary hydraulics, a right-side mount engine and a rear-mounted boom support for excellent visibility.

  • Ergonomic cab design with excellent visibility over the boom in transport position
  • Standard Aux hydraulics and Quick-Attach™ carriage system for attachment flexibility
  • Proportional frame-leveling chassis — pick up or place loads on up to 7˚ side slopes
  • Multi-function proportional joystick control for fast, precise load positioning
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steer
  • Three selectable steering modes: front-wheel, coordinated and crab steer
  • DEUTZ 154 hp or Perkins 148 hp Tier 4i engine
  • Variable speed hydrostat transmission
  • Side engine mount for easy service access
Maximum Lift Height 56 ft (17.07 m)
Maximum Forward Reach 42 ft (12.80 m)
Maximum Lift Capacity 12,000 lbs (5,443 kg)
Power Source Deutz 4.1TCD turbo charged diesel, Tier 4i 154 hp (115 kW)
Perkins 1204E-E44TA turbo charged diesel, Tier 4i 147 hp (110 kW)
Drive Speed 18 mph (29.0 km/h)
Weight* 36,600 lbs (16,602 kg)
* Weight will vary depending on options and/or country standards.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Telehandler Attachments: Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Telehandler attachments are recognized globally under a variety of names: work tool, implement and accessory, just to name a few. Like doctors’ instruments, they all provide an intended purpose. 

The surgeon must decide if he is to use a clamp, scalpel, retractor or forceps based on the type of work to be performed. He may also determine which size or variation to use depending on the situation and what provides the most efficient and safest method. Telehandler users must also understand the application and the attachments that are available to accomplish the work.

Do they want to pick or place a load, scoop loose material, suspend a load, grapple loose material or pipe? Each of these applications will determine the correct attachment type and size that should be utilized.

Attachments can be placed into the following categories: carriages, buckets, truss booms/lift hooks and specialty. Without completely understanding the machine’s capabilities and how attachments can assist, an inefficient and unsafe workplace environment will exist.

Carriages are by far the most popular attachment in use on telehandlers. They perform numerous tasks and vary in width and functionality. If the customer wants to transport or place a load with no special features, they can choose a standard carriage. With added features, the carriage can perform and provide positioning of the load to suit the end users’ needs. 
  • Side tilt carriage: Can position the load properly for transport across uneven terrain and can also pick or place loads that are not on a level surface
  • Side swing carriage: Provides offset placement of the load in angles from 50° to 90° each side from center. This is useful when the machine is unable to provide a direct path to the load due to working in tight spaces.
  • Fork positioning carriage: Provides a powered means to situate the forks at the correct spread for palletized loads, without the operator leaving the cab
  • Side shifting carriage: Will shift the entire carriage and fork either direction. This is useful if positioning the machine side-to-side is not possible when picking up a load or if lateral placement of the load is necessary.
Buckets are generally used for loading loose material. All buckets are intended for non-excavating applications.
  • Non-powered general-purpose bucket: Can be used for loading dirt, mulch, gravel or any other bulk material
  • Powered grapple bucket: Helpful for non-uniform loads that are awkward to capture in the bucket without use of the grapple arms. This is helpful to maintain the load in the bucket while transporting and disposing the contents.
  • Multi-purpose bucket: Can accomplish many applications. With its split bucket design, it can be used for loading, carrying and dumping; as a grapple for handling odd-shaped objects; or for dozing, leveling and spreading material with the clamshell open.
Truss Booms/Lift Hooks
Truss booms can provide a multitude of solutions for the job site. They can expand the use of the vehicle by providing increased reach and sometimes increased height of the suspended load. Various lengths are available from the simple boom-mounted lift hook to the extreme distance of a 15-ft truss boom. Most come in fixed lengths, but adjustable truss booms are also available, which vary the reach of the load. Additional variations of coupler or fork-mounted truss booms and hooks expand the options available to the customer. If there is an application that would prevent the operator from up and down boom movement, some truss booms are equipped with a winch. This allows the operator to raise and lower the suspended load in a linear direction and into tight spots.

Specialty Attachments
The number of specialty attachments can be endless, depending on the work site application. Some of the more popular work tools used today include fork-mounted work platforms, pipe grapples, sweepers, augers and trash hoppers.
Some of the more popular work tools used today include fork-mounted work platforms, pipe grapples, sweepers, augers and trash hoppers.
The fork-mounted work platform can be installed on a carriage and used to lift personnel for various hands-on type of work at heights. Pipe grapples are popular in the oil and gas industry for grappling and transporting pipe and poles of great lengths. Sweepers can be useful for job site cleanup and can also collect the debris into a hopper for disposal.

If the operator needs to “punch” some holes for posts or poles, an auger would be the ideal implement. The auger bit can come in diameters ranging from 6” up to 36”. Fork-mounted trash hoppers are a useful product available for telehandlers. Equipped with a feature that allows the operator to empty the hopper’s contents without leaving the comfort of the telehandler cab, this accessory is a valuable addition in keeping worksites clean and safe.

In summary, telehandler attachments can offer many solutions for the end user. From picking and placing palletized loads to bucket work and suspending loads, the wide array of available attachments lends telehandlers to countless tasks across many industries. What is key to effective and efficient utilization of the telehandler is to know the right tool for the job.

Learn more about enhancing the versatility and performance of your telehandler and explore our full range of telehandler attachments.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

JLG® High Capacity Telehandler Overview

JLG® high capacity telehandlers let you tackle tough job site challenges with the perfect blend of strength, versatility and smart technology. Lift and place up to 16,755 lb. Monitor loads in real time with optional SmartLoad Technology. And do more with a wide range of telehandler attachments.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Help Wanted

Pay: $20.00 - $30.00 D.O.E.

  • Medical
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance
  • Fun Company Events
Hours: Full Time 8:00 to 4:00  - Monday thru Friday

Now Hiring Field and Shop Technicians -Training Available

Duties will include diagnosing Electrical, Hydraulic and Brake Systems. Types of equipmet worked on will be Skytrak, Gradall, JLG, Genie and other miscellaneous construction equipment.

Must have clean DMV!!!!Fax resume to: 707-451-5101

email to:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Access Industry Standards Explained

New ANSI standards for the access industry are expected to be published in 2018. Watch this video for an overview of the basic changes like terminology and machine classes. Also, see how these new standards will affect dealers, rental companies, owners and operators.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

DirectAccess from JLG: Your Complete Access Industry Resource Center

Leverage our nearly 50 years of leadership and innovation to push your business to new levels of success with direct access to our experts. Subscribe now to receive newly posted content so you never miss important industry information.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

JLG® Scissor Lifts: How Variable Tilt Technology Works

Most slab scissor lifts can’t elevate when working on a side slope greater than 1.5 degrees. Watch this video to learn how select JLG® scissor lifts boost productivity with variable tilt technology. Variable tilt technology provides a larger working envelope by allowing the machine to lift on slight side slopes while limiting platform height.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Stay Informed with New Industry Resources from JLG

In this video, you can preview DirectAccess—the access industry resource center from the experts at JLG. Get an exclusive look at the new site and learn how to subscribe. Plus, see the ANSI resources designed by JLG to help dealers, rental companies, owners and operators be prepared for upcoming standards changes.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Aerial Lift Safety Training | Osha Safety Training | MYMIC

MYMIC Training Technologies’ Aerial Lift safety training was created to teach users the proper safety measures and cautions to take when using and operating Aerial lifts to ensure optimal safety. All of the safety techniques that are demonstrated in the Aerial Lift safety training are complaining to OSHA’s rules, regulations, and standards. This Aerial Lift safety training is unique that is using augmented reality technology throughout the training.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Access Industry Standards: What’s the Difference Between ANSI & OSHA?

New ANSI standards for the access industry are expected to be published in 2018. That means it’s a good time to brush up on your understanding of how the industry is regulated. Learn the difference between ANSI and OSHA, so you know how to be compliant with new standards going forward.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Boost Efficiency with the Redesigned JLG® 10MSP Stock Picker

Efficiency is key during retail picking, stock room work and facility maintenance. See how the 10MSP driveable stock picker gives your team the confidence to get more done, faster. Simultaneously drive and lift. Carry up to 850 lb in one trip. And operate safely with dual-handed controls.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

New Access Industry Standards Explained

New ANSI standards for the access industry are expected to be published in 2018. Watch this video for an overview of the basic changes like terminology and machine classes. Also, see how these new standards will affect dealers, rental companies, owners and operators.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

I-80 Forklift will fix your forklift right the first time so you can get back to work.

Based in Solano County, centrally located between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Interstate 80 Forklift is your top choice for all your forklift needs. Interstate 80 Forklift offers competitive pricing on new and used forklifts. As well we have a large inventory of parts ready to ship or be installed. We employ top-notch mechanics who are experienced and ready to serve you.

Repairs and servicing can also be done in our shop conveniently located in Vacaville, California. We also supply new, used or recap tires.

NEW!!! Running a night shift that is using a forklift? Don't get behind schedule because of an unexpected break-down. Let Interstate 80 Forklift be your back-up plan. Call and schedule an "on-call" mechanic for those off hour times.

I-80 Forklift
Phone: (707) 451-5100

Monday, March 19, 2018

Ten Videos of Forklift Accidents That Show Why Training Is So Important

The Ten Videos of Forklift Accidents That Show Why Training Is So Important

For More Information please do visit the main blog which is located here: Broken Reality by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lift and Transport Wire Mesh Panels with Ease










Saturday, March 10, 2018

Gradall's Discovery Series Excavators

Gradall's Discovery Series Excavators, the cost-effective solution for governments and contractors who need to do more work with fewer machines on tight budgets.

Gradall’s Discovery Series® excavators … the first crossover hydraulic excavators … combining the legendary benefits of Gradall’s trademark full-tilting, telescoping boom with the proven over-the-road performance of a Freightliner chassis. All combined in one highly productive, cost-efficient package.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parker: Solving the World's Greatest Engineering Challenges

Parker can be found on and around everything that moves. We manufacture highly engineered components and systems that facilitate motion and the controlled flow of liquids and gasses for a wide variety of global markets to increase our customers' productivity and profitability. Our focus on solving some of the world's greatest engineering challenges sparks our passion for innovation and secures our future growth. The development of more efficient energy sources; the desire to produce and distribute clean water; new drug discovery and medical advances; the building of infrastructure and transportation to support a growing population; the safe cultivation, transportation and preservation of food sources; emerging developments in defense; and the protection of our environment -- all of these challenges drive Parker people forward, seeking new ways to innovate, combine technologies, collaborate, develop systems and partner with our customers to solve problems.

Parker's Win Strategy is a disciplined and consistent business strategy that has helped transform the company and improve operations worldwide since 2001. Empowered employees represent the foundation of our strategy and the key to our success. Each employees' work is connected to our strategy, providing considerable goal alignment company-wide.

 Parker continues to expand operations worldwide with a focus n emerging markets to provide local support to our customers. We foster organic growth with new "green field" locations to enable local manufacturing and quickly integrate new companies as an acquirer of choice. Parker's global footprint is also supported by an unrivalled industrial distribution network extending to approximately 13,000 locations around the world. Through this extensive network of local, independent businesses, Parker brings its products and services to customers in 104 countries. This includes continued penetration of industrial retail outlets under the ParkerStore® brand, which now has more than 2,000 stores around the world.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

See New JLG® Equipment and Technologies at The Rental Show 2018

Preview the new X1000AJ, the largest JLG® Compact Crawler boom yet. You can also see the 400SC Crawler boom with full-size tracks for maximum traction on soft ground. And learn about the unique, industry-first technologies on JLG® machines that simplify your workday.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

See Live ANSI Q&A Sessions, New Equipment and More at the JLG® Booth

Get a preview of what JLG has in booth #4413. See the newest equipment. Learn about an all-new industry resource. And attend an expert Q&A session to get answers to your most urgent ANSI questions. The first 2,500 guests to scan their badge at the booth will also receive a JLG® winter hat.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Warehouse Forklift Training - Monday, February 26th at 8:00 am - Cost $140.00

Join our Warehouse Forklift Training class to be held at I-80 Forklift office Monday, February 26th at 8:00 am - Cost $140.00

Class size is limited, so reserve your spot today! Phone: (707) 451-5100

Friday, February 23, 2018


 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.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Warehouse Forklift Training - Monday, February 26th at 8:00 am - Cost $140.00

Join our Warehouse Forklift Training class to be held at I-80 Forklift office Monday, February 26th at 8:00 am - Cost $140.00

Class size is limited, so reserve your spot today! Phone: (707) 451-5100

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Rental Show 2018 - Commit to Safety - Commit to Success


Visit JLG at The Rental Show 2018 to see newly released equipment and attend live Q&A sessions with industry experts. You can also learn how to sign up for all-new industry resources from JLG. Sign up now to receive daily recap videos straight from the show. February 19-21 | New Orleans, LA | Booth #4413

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Safety Excellence

Often, small businesses must operate with limited safety resources, like less funding and fewer staff on hand who are dedicated to monitoring safety initiatives. This case study from EHS Todaylooks at one small company to see how its employees rose to meet the safety challenges they faced. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Redesigned 10MSP: Your New MVP

10MSP driveable stock picker

Forget stock pickers that make you drive, stop, then lift. The new 10MSP driveable stock picker simultaneously drives and lifts, so operators can quickly position themselves close to the work, load items onto the carry deck and move on to the next task. It also features an 850 lb total vehicle capacity, 5-mph max stowed drive speed and dual-handed controls for an even bigger productivity boost.

Get more done faster

whether you’re stock picking, restocking inventory or performing routine facility maintenance.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Visit JLG in Booth #4413 at ARA

The Rental Show 2018 Logo

Planning to attend The Rental Show 2018? Stop by the JLG® booth and be the first to see newly-released equipment. Attend one of our expert Q&A sessions to learn about ANSI standards changes and how they’ll affect your business. You’ll also have the chance to demo an all-new industry resource we’re introducing at the show.

Get the show details so you don’t miss a moment.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Guidelines for Creating a Fall Rescue Plan

Rescue planning is an important step to take before beginning work on a new project. These guidelines from the National Safety Council (239 KB PDF) will help you apply best practices as you plan for a safe rescue should a fall occur. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018


Worker clipping harness in

Understanding ANSI Standards Changes

Compliant equipment from JLG

With new ANSI standards for the U.S. expected to be published soon, it’s important to understand what changes are coming, so you can be compliant going forward. These changes include updates to machine design, safe use and training requirements. And they’ll impact everyone from dealers and rental companies to owners and operators. Sign up for updates from JLG to get important information about ANSI standards delivered directly to your inbox.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The I-80 Forklift Service Truck - What we carry to service your Forklift!

Rick from I-80 Forklift goes over one of the well stocked service trucks they use to service and repair forklifts and equipment in the field. See more information at

Monday, January 22, 2018


Crane Forks with backstop
Model 660 Frame shown with
Model 660-01 General Purpose Tines
Simpler Design - No cables or pulleys
Crane Fork FRAME w/backstop Model 660 Frame only - Select Tines below.
Model 660 w/Model 660-02 Block Tines

Model 660 Frame shown with Model 660-02 Block Tines

Self Shifting (spring loaded) Pickup Trolley

    ♦  Keeps forks level even when empty
    ♦  Maintains payload center of gravity to keep load level

Design Features

    ♦  King post adjusts for load heights from 42" to 65"
    ♦  Adjustable stop permits use of 36", 40" & 48" pallets
    ♦  Backstop helps stabilize load - 40" wide
    ♦  Forks spread up 40" wide (out to out)

Call i80 Forklift for more information:  (707) 451-5100
(707) 451-5100

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Genie Foundation: Safety and Training

For fifty years Genie has provided education, support and solutions that fleet owners, employers and operators depend on to help protect their investment and livelihood.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Conducting a Boom Lift Walk Around Inspection

The walk around inspection ensures there is no visible damage to your boom lift. A pre-operational check of your machine must be conducted before using it each day or when changing operators. Always follow the daily inspection procedure in your manual. Some other helpful tips include: The machine must remain off during inspection. Check the fuel level in the tank or the charge in the batteries. Ensure all manuals are in the storage holder. Check to make sure there are no missing parts, that they’re securely fastened and that there’s no visible damage or excessive wear. If you find a discrepancy or damage to your machine, remove it from service and alert the proper maintenance personnel. Watch the video for a more detailed overview.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

JLG Training Center & Proving Grounds

A four-acre operator training area that recreates a working construction job site. A virtual equipment simulator to help students get familiar with equipment controls. See this and more at JLG’s expanded customer training center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Product Demo: Genie Fall Arrest Bar - ANSI

This Genie Fall Arrest Bar provides a smooth, sliding, horizontal track that allows users to tie off and move freely outside the platform using a 6-ft shock-absorbing lanyard. The enclosed track, made from high strength steel, protects the trolley from weather and debris. The yellow, identifiable bar attaches quickly and easily, within 15 minutes, for fast setup and removal. This feature also allows the bar to be transferred easily among many lifts, providing flexibility for teams who manage multiple lifts in one fleet. For more information visit

Thursday, January 4, 2018

JLG® Telehandler DEF System Overview

Watch this video to learn how the DEF system works on JLG® telehandlers. Get an overview of the system, including identification of the components and an explanation of their functions within the system. Learn more about DEF at:

Monday, January 1, 2018