Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FLEET MANAGEMENT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CLEAR

 Clearsky

ClearSky™—the simplest way for you to manage and maintain your fleet. Tracking, securing and maintaining your fleet can be a challenge. ClearSky telematics from JLG lets you anticipate problems and maximize productivity. With actionable data and custom reporting, you can: • Proactively manage fleet health • Increase uptime and utilization rates • Enhance security and visibility Integrate ClearSky into your existing business system, or opt for the user-friendly portal option. Flexible pricing and service plans are available.

Learn more at: https://www.jlg.com/en/clearsky?rs=1

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Need to transport your construction equipment?


 I-80 Forklift has the equipment and ability to transport your construction equipment anywhere within California.

Our professional and reliable driver with over 30 years of experience is available 7 days a week.

Our truck and RGN Cozad 35-ton trailer can haul your Excavator, Backhoe, Wheel Loader, Forklift and much more.

Call Drew to schedule your next load!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Warehouse Forklift Training class on Thursday, July 12th at 8:00 am



Join our Warehouse Forklift Training class to be held at I-80 Forklift office Thursday, July 12th at 8:00 am. Cost: $140.00

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

Sunday, July 8, 2018

National Safety Stand-Down

Chances are, if you’re in the construction, access or related industries you’re familiar with a safety stand-down.

These voluntary events are a chance for employers to talk to their employees about safety aspects of their job-site, particularly fall hazards and fall prevention. It can also serve as a forum for employees to voice safety concerns and potential fall hazards they’ve noticed around the workplace. A safety stand-down is an informative activity to reinforce safe practices.

National Safety Stand-Down Week

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other federal safety agencies have designated the first week in May 2018 as their fifth annual National Safety Stand-Down. The event is a nationwide effort encouraging safety stand-downs to remind and educate employers and workers across the construction industry of the serious dangers associated with falls, many of which are preventable. According to the United States Department of Labor in 2016, falls from height are the leading cause of work deaths in the construction industry.

    According to the United States Department of Labor in 2016, falls from height are the leading cause of work deaths in the construction industry.

Throughout the week, construction employers are encouraged to voluntarily pause during their workday to discuss topics or provide demonstrations and training on how to recognize job site hazards and to review their safety policies and goals. Participants in previous years include commercial construction companies of all sizes, residential construction contractors, sub- and independent contractors, highway construction companies, general industry employers, the U.S. Military, other government participants, unions, employer's trade associations, institutes, employee interest organizations, and safety equipment manufacturers.

Equipment manufacturers also may choose to participate in National Safety Stand-Down Week. For example, JLG will be leading a number of discussions at customer locations across the country to discuss how low-level access products, ladder and scaffolding alternatives that deliver a maximum work height/reach of 20' or less, can help companies minimize the risks associated with falls from height. In addition to discussing ladder and scaffolding alternatives, JLG will review the importance of personal fall protection equipment (PFPE).

Construction companies who participate in stand down week events and register through the OSHA website will receive a personalized certificate of participation.

OSHA offers several resources like quizzes, videos, posters, handouts and more to help you prepare for a successful stand-down. And don’t forget, even if your organization hasn’t planned to hold a safety stand-down this week as part of the national event it’s never too late. You can host an event anytime throughout the year.


Source: https://www.jlg.com/en/direct-access/2018/05/08/national-safety-stand-down-week

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Warehouse Forklift Training class on Thursday, July 12th at 8:00 am



Join our Warehouse Forklift Training class to be held at I-80 Forklift office Thursday, July 12th at 8:00 am. Cost: $140.00

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

Monday, July 2, 2018

NEW GENIE ® LIFT GUARD™ CONTACT ALARM PROTOTYPE FOR SLAB SCISSOR AND VERTICAL MAST LIFTS

 Shown During OSHA National Stand Down Week

New system alerts operators, occupants and ground personal
 to potential hazards when working at heights
 Genie® protective solutions continue to evolve. Highlighting a new generation in innovative solutions, a prototype of the new Genie Lift Guard™ Contact Alarm system for Genie GS™ scissor lifts and Genie GR™, GRC™ and QS™ vertical masts shown to Genie customers during Vertikal Days at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom, May 16-17 on stand n°110. 

This system is an electronic secondary guarding solution designed to activate when an obstruction makes contact with an activation whisker mounted on the lift’s platform guardrails, alerting the operator, occupants and ground personnel of a potential hazard.

“Operator safety and productivity are key considerations in the Genie design process,” says Zach Gilmor, Genie Product Manager, Terex AWP, for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia region (EMEAR). “The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for slab scissor and vertical mast lifts is designed to supplement a trained operator’s situational awareness and provide a secondary layer of guarding while working at height. Showing this prototype to customers during Vertikal Days gives us the opportunity to engage with Genie customers and end users, gaining feedback from them so we can tailor our future protective solution offerings to best meet their needs and expectations.” 

According to Gilmor, the standard configuration for the Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for slab scissor and vertical mast lifts will include two activation whiskers — one mounted on the front of the platform, and one mounted on the rear.

How will it work?

The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for slab scissor and vertical mast lifts is designed to activate when an activation whisker is deflected by an obstruction, triggering the limit switch in the base of the assembly. When the system is activated, all machine motion will stop, an alarm will sound and beacons will flash. The operator will be able to continue driving or elevating the platform into the desired working position after acknowledging the activation system and machine stopped condition. According to Gilmor, a free-movement zone will exist between the activation whisker and guardrail, to allow mobility for operators and occupants after the system is activated.

Why this design?

“Genie customers throughout the world are committed to workplace safety, and we want to support their efforts with focused market solutions.  We designed the Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for slab scissor lifts and vertical masts to provide a level of secondary guarding equivalent to that available on boom lifts, in a package that meets the unique needs of scissor and vertical mast lift applications,” says Zach Gilmor.

The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for slab scissor lifts and vertical mast lifts will go into production in late 2018. A retrofit kit will be available at time of production to allow for compatibility with Genie Smart Link™ system-enabled scissor lifts and vertical masts produced from 2011-2018.

“La sicurezza dell’operatore e l’efficienza del suo lavoro sono considerazioni chiave nel processo di progettazione di Genie”, dice Zach Gilmor, Responsabile di Prodotto Genie, Terex AWP, per Europa, Medio Oriente, Africa e Russia (EMEAR). “Il Sistema Allarme a Contatto Genie Lift Guard per le piattaforme a forbice e per quelle a colonna verticale è stato progettato come complemento per aiutare un operatore adeguatamente formato ad essere consapevole dei rischi posti dall’ambiente che lo circonda e per fornirgli un livello di protezione supplementare mentre lavora in quota. Mostrare questo prototipo durante i Vertikal Days ci dà l’opportunità di coinvolgere i clienti Genie e gli utenti finali, di avere i loro commenti così da adattare su misura le nostre future soluzioni per la protezione per soddisfare al meglio le loro necessità ed aspettative.”

Secondo Gilmor, la configurazione standard per l’Allarme a Contatto Genie Lift Guard per le piattaforme a forbice ed a colonna verticale includerà due antenne di attivazione – una montata sulla parte anteriore della piattaforma ed una sul retro.

Come funzionerà?

Il Sistema di Allarme a Contatto Genie Lift Guard per le piattaforme a forbice ed a colonna verticale è stato progettato per attivarsi quando un’antenna di attivazione viene piegata da un ostacolo, attivando così l’interruttore di controllo posto alla base del sistema. Quando il sistema è attivato, tutti i movimenti della macchina vengono fermati, un allarme sonoro e uno luminoso entrano in funzione. L’operatore potrà tornare a guidare o sollevare la piattaforma nella posizione di lavoro desiderata dopo aver reagito all’attivazione del Sistema e al blocco delle funzioni della macchina, mettendo in funzione alcuni comandi. Secondo Gilmor, esiste una zona libera tra il cavo di attivazione e il parapetto, che consente mobilità all’operatore e alle persone in cesta dopo che il sistema è stato attivato.

Perchè questo progetto?

“I clienti Genie in tutto il mondo si impegnano a rendere i propri cantieri dei luoghi di lavoro sicuri, e noi vogliamo sostenere i loro sforzi offrendo soluzioni di mercato mirate. Abbiamo progettato il sistema Allarme a Contatto per piattaforme a forbice e a colonna verticale per garantire un livello di protezione secondaria equivalente a quanto già disponibile per le piattaforme a braccio, con una configurazione che risponde alle necessità delle applicazioni con piattaforme a forbice e a colonna”, dice Zach Gilmor.

Il Sistema Allarme a Contatto Genie Lift Guard per piattaforme a forbice ed a colonna verticale entrerà in produzione alla fine del 2018. Allo stesso tempo sarà disponibile un kit di retrofit compatibile con le piattaforme a forbice ed a colonna verticale dotate del sistema Genie Smart Link™, prodotte tra il 2011 e il 2018.

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Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services delivering lifecycle solutions that maximize customer return on investment. Major Terex brands include Terex, Genie, Powerscreen and Demag. Terex solutions serve a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utilities, quarrying and mining. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Thank You for Attending The Rental Show 2018



ARA Board Chair Mark Gilbertson thanks you for attending The Rental Show 2018 in New Orleans! We hope to see you next year in Anaheim!