Sunday, December 30, 2018

Product Demo: Genie Z™-60/37FE Articulating Boom Lift: Hybrid System - ANSI



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.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Don’t Let Winter Weather Freeze Your Productivity

 Muddy crawler boom lift

Rise above winter weather with a few quick checkups and the right best practices. These tips can help you keep your JLG® machines operating smoothly throughout the season. Be sure to do the following:
  •     Ensure that battery and battery connections are secure and corrosion-free
  •     Check cannon plugs for moisture, and apply a small amount of dialectic grease to ward off moisture.
  •     Inspect toggle switches and joysticks at both platform and ground for boot damage: water or ice damage to one toggle can render your machine inoperative
  •     User the recommended lubricants, fuels, and ambient working temperatures listed in your service manuals

Monday, December 24, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Time is running out to take advantage of year-end tax breaks!


Thanks to major changes to Section 179 and bonus depreciation in 2018, your business could potentially deduct the entire purchase price of new and USED equipment*.

But to qualify for these tax incentives, eligible equipment must be purchased or financed and put into service by December 31, 2018. So don’t wait too long. Find your closest JLG dealer or apply for JLG finance offers today.

Want to learn more before you decide if these incentives are right for your business? Head over to Direct Access, our access industry resource center, to read FAQs about Section 179 and bonus depreciation


* The information in this email should not be construed as tax advice or as a promise of potential tax savings or reduced tax liability.  Please contact your accountant or tax consultant/attorney to see how Section 179 and bonus depreciation would apply to your individual business.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

What’s the Difference Between ANSI & OSHA?



ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) both set standards that govern the access industry. Learn the difference between these organizations in this video.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom

X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom



Key Specs

  • Machine Width: 3 ft 11 in. / 1.19 m
  • Platform Capacity: 500 lb / 226.80 kg

Key Features

  • Enhanced Reach – Class-leading 56-ft up and over work envelope and 54-ft horizontal outreach
  • Improved Stability – One-touch, self-leveling, multi-position outriggers
  • More Power Options – 76V advanced technology 2.0 lithium-ion battery for quiet indoor operation or Kubota D902 diesel engine power for outdoor jobs

Sunday, December 9, 2018

How Wearables Will Improve Construction Safety

Construction worker using wearable technology

We live in an age of data. Every website we visit, item we purchase and address we program into our GPS is recorded, usually with the goal of improving our experience. But, what if we could leverage the power of data to keep workers safer on the job? That’s where wearables come in.

Benefits
The main benefit of wearable sensors in construction is that they can help reduce a worker’s risk of injury or stress. They do this by monitoring vital signs like heart rate, skin temperature, oxygen levels and even electrical activity on the skin. It then alerts the worker if a potentially dangerous level was recorded. Some wearables may even sense the environment around the worker and sound a safety alarm if a situation becomes dangerous.

Because wearables are small—a wristband or chest band, for example—they are less intrusive. They allow managers to evaluate workers’ health and safety in real time without relying on people to manually report their status. This proactive monitoring can help to prevent dangerous situations and allow work to be performed with less risk.

Another possible benefit is reduced insurance rates. While this is a new technology, some insurance companies may offer discounts to organizations that adopt wearables as a tool to keep workers safer.

Potential Challenges
Wearable sensors collect data about a person’s physical and mental state. Therefore, privacy can become a concern. Before implementing wearable technology, companies must put a policy in place to determine what data will be available to management and what will be kept private.

Workers—particularly people who have been in the construction industry for years—may be less receptive to adding this new technology to their work day. It’s important to get buy-in from people at all levels of your organization and to show them how adopting wearable sensing technology will improve construction safety and health.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Advanced Life Cycle Solutions


Watch this video recap to follow the story of how JLG delivers lower total cost of ownership at every level, from customer-focused R&D to single source parts.
http://www.jlg.com/

Friday, November 30, 2018

Similar, Not the Same

 

You can settle for a scissor that does the job. Or you can choose from two JLG® scissor lines that do what other brands can’t. Consider our full range of machines—from the value R to the premium ES—and get the performance you expect with smart, simple technology that maximizes your uptime.

Learn more:  https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/similar-not-same


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I-80 Forklift In-House Trucking Service

I-80 Forklift is pleased to announce our new in-house trucking service. Our truck is California compliant until 2023 and our RGN Cozad 35 ton air-tail trailer will provide fast and efficient loading and unloading.

    We have the ability to transport 59,000 lbs.
    Provide transportation anywhere within California
    Available 7 days a week
    Professional driver who is reliable and experienced
    Pricing: $120.00-$130.00 per hour for RGN load

 We look forward to serving all of your transportation needs; along with our continued services in Sales, Rentals, Repairs and Parts.


Please feel free to contact us at the number listed below if you have any questions or want to schedule your next load!


Contact:

Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.

Certified Small Business #1351740

70 Union Way

Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 451-5100

Fax: (707) 451-5101


Saturday, November 24, 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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dangers of driving drowsy

November 2018

Each month, Rental Management highlights a topic that will help equipment and event rental companies conduct effective safety meetings. These topics, developed by the American Rental Association (ARA) and ARA Insurance, are ARA-member-only safety resources available for free at ARArental.org under the “Risk Management” tab.

Every year, 1,550 people are killed and 71,000 are injured in crashes involving drowsy driving. These statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show the dangers of getting behind the wheel while feeling drowsy. To help raise awareness, the National Sleep Foundation has created Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, which is Nov. 4-11.

Drowsy driving dangers, sleep tips and ways to stay alert can be found in ARA’s “Dangers of Driving Drowsy” safety meeting agenda sheet through Work Safe. This agenda — which can be used as a resource during your next safety meeting — also includes a handout with car crash statistics as a result of drowsy driving, warning signs and tips to avoid drowsy driving. Work Safe safety meeting agendas are designed to help you and your staff quickly understand and address important safety issues.

The National Sleep Foundation offers tips to protect yourself from drowsy driving, including:
  • Getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
  • Not driving if you’ve been up for more than 24 hours.
  • Drinking caffeine if you feel tired.
  • Stopping if you’re traveling and start to feel drowsy.
Keep you and your staff members safe by focusing on the dangers of drowsy driving this November. Learn more about this safety meeting agenda and other safety topics at ARArental.org/go/WorkSafe.

An official publication of the American Rental Association.
Produced by Rental Management Group. Copyright © 2018 Rental Pulse all rights reserved

Monday, November 12, 2018

Technical Training Grants offer benefits to employees and rental businesses

At Interstate 80 Forklift in Vacaville, Calif., Michelle Strand, president, needed to hire another technician to keep up with demand.

“Our goal was to hire a veteran, so we attended a job fair at our local Air Force base. Most of the veterans we talked with had working experience as a technician, but not many had experience working on heavy construction equipment. We knew from the start that we would need to devote a lot of time to their training,” she says.

After she found a veteran who would be a good fit for her company, she hired him and began on-the-job training. After eight months, “we felt it was time to strengthen his foundation skills and send him to Skytrak Service Training offered by JLG University. This is where the Technical Training Grant from the ARA Foundation came in and really helped offset that cost. It was perfect timing,” says Strand, who applied for and received the grant during the third-quarter distribution.

While she knew the grant would help her pay for that important technical training, she never anticipated the added value it would give her employee and her business.

“It was so great. He came back and was so grateful to us for sending him to the class. He said he learned so much and it really connected all of the dots for him. He mentioned how much he was looking forward to attending the next class so he could take his skills to the next level. It was rewarding to hear that. It shows how much this grant helped us support our employee, which, in turn, is an investment in our company’s future. He has come back more excited, with more energy and more knowledge. As he grows and advances in his skills, that will help us be a better rental and service operation,” Strand says.

Chris Wright, president of House of Rental, Skokie, Ill., also benefited from a grant during the third-quarter distribution. Always a strong proponent of employee training, he says, “It’s nice that the ARA Foundation does reimbursements on technical training. That means we can send our employees to more training or more expensive technical training.”

Thanks to receiving a Technical Training Grant, Wright’s employee was able to attend aerial lift operator and instructor training from Skyjack.

“He was offered in-depth, two-day, hands-on and classroom training. Now he has come back and has given all of our employees the current specifications and how-tos of every piece of lift equipment that we own. It makes us more knowledgeable, more competitive and safer,” Wright says.

In essence, the grant and the training provided his company “three levels of training,” Wright says. “Our employee has been trained and now trains our other employees. They, in turn, train our customers. It makes our business a better rental company.”

Strand and Wright are just two of the many rental operators who have benefited by applying for and receiving these grants.

Learn how these grants can help your operation. Go to ARAfoundation.com/go/TechGrants. Don’t delay. To be eligible for the fourth-quarter distribution, rental business owners must apply by the Dec. 31, 2018, deadline.

For questions, contact Joann Lay at 800-334-2177, ext. 265, or joann.lay@ararental.org.

An official publication of the American Rental Association.
Produced by Rental Management Group. Copyright © 2018 Rental Pulse all rights reserved
At Interstate 80 Forklift in Vacaville, Calif., Michelle Strand, president, needed to hire another technician to keep up with demand.

“Our goal was to hire a veteran, so we attended a job fair at our local Air Force base. Most of the veterans we talked with had working experience as a technician, but not many had experience working on heavy construction equipment. We knew from the start that we would need to devote a lot of time to their training,” she says.

After she found a veteran who would be a good fit for her company, she hired him and began on-the-job training. After eight months, “we felt it was time to strengthen his foundation skills and send him to Skytrak Service Training offered by JLG University. This is where the Technical Training Grant from the ARA Foundation came in and really helped offset that cost. It was perfect timing,” says Strand, who applied for and received the grant during the third-quarter distribution.

While she knew the grant would help her pay for that important technical training, she never anticipated the added value it would give her employee and her business.

“It was so great. He came back and was so grateful to us for sending him to the class. He said he learned so much and it really connected all of the dots for him. He mentioned how much he was looking forward to attending the next class so he could take his skills to the next level. It was rewarding to hear that. It shows how much this grant helped us support our employee, which, in turn, is an investment in our company’s future. He has come back more excited, with more energy and more knowledge. As he grows and advances in his skills, that will help us be a better rental and service operation,” Strand says.

Chris Wright, president of House of Rental, Skokie, Ill., also benefited from a grant during the third-quarter distribution. Always a strong proponent of employee training, he says, “It’s nice that the ARA Foundation does reimbursements on technical training. That means we can send our employees to more training or more expensive technical training.”

Thanks to receiving a Technical Training Grant, Wright’s employee was able to attend aerial lift operator and instructor training from Skyjack.

“He was offered in-depth, two-day, hands-on and classroom training. Now he has come back and has given all of our employees the current specifications and how-tos of every piece of lift equipment that we own. It makes us more knowledgeable, more competitive and safer,” Wright says.

In essence, the grant and the training provided his company “three levels of training,” Wright says. “Our employee has been trained and now trains our other employees. They, in turn, train our customers. It makes our business a better rental company.”

Strand and Wright are just two of the many rental operators who have benefited by applying for and receiving these grants.

Learn how these grants can help your operation. Go to ARAfoundation.com/go/TechGrants. Don’t delay. To be eligible for the fourth-quarter distribution, rental business owners must apply by the Dec. 31, 2018, deadline.

For questions, contact Joann Lay at 800-334-2177, ext. 265, or joann.lay@ararental.org.

An official publication of the American Rental Association.
Produced by Rental Management Group. Copyright © 2018 Rental Pulse all rights reserved

Friday, November 9, 2018

Buy American. Help Keep the US Economy Strong.

Across the country, JLG Equipment is being both built and operated with American pride. When you choose American made products for your job site, you keep your fellow Americans working and the economy strong.

JLG.com/MadeinAmerica

Saturday, November 3, 2018

I-80 Forklift In-House Trucking Service

I-80 Forklift is pleased to announce our new in-house trucking service. Our truck is California compliant until 2023 and our RGN Cozad 35 ton air-tail trailer will provide fast and efficient loading and unloading.
  • We have the ability to transport 59,000 lbs.
  • Provide transportation anywhere within California
  • Available 7 days a week
  • Professional driver who is reliable and experienced
  • Pricing: $120.00-$130.00 per hour for RGN load
 We look forward to serving all of your transportation needs; along with our continued services in Sales, Rentals, Repairs and Parts.

Please feel free to contact us at the number listed below if you have any questions or want to schedule your next load!


Contact:



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Product Walk-Around: ZX™-135/70 Articulating Boom - ANSI


Ideal for outdoor construction and industrial applications, Genie® engine-powered articulating Z™ booms provide lifting versatility with a combination of up, out and over positioning capabilities and outreach that’s second to none.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Looking beyond ladders

 Why are low-level access products gaining in popularity as a means of fall protection?

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Low-level access products are gaining popularity over ladders for one main reason – safety. This category of lifts is a safer alternative to ladders, scaffolding and other forms of access. In addition, these machines enhance productivity, promote efficiency and provide environmental benefits that are increasingly of interest to operators and building owners.

The use and popularity of low-level access lifts are growing for several reasons. One is that operators can use both hands comfortably to do work safely at height, 360 degrees around. This isn’t the case with ladders, where workers often must use one hand to stabilize themselves at height, leaving only one hand free to perform a task.

This equipment also features portability benefits. Low-level access equipment can be lowered and moved from one location to another, making it easy to perform multiple tasks throughout a facility in less time. In addition, some solutions can be operated with a cordless 18-volt drill, while others are powered by a 40-volt, lithium-ion battery that allows for smooth, cord-free operation.

Another benefit of low-level access lifts is that they can maneuver easily through standard doorways or standard double doorways. The personal portable lifts can be assembled and disassembled in minutes with two people and require little storage space when not in use. A benefit to being able to disassemble the lifts is that the pieces can be carried to previously inaccessible parts of a building. For example, if someone needs to complete work in an area accessible only by stairs, they can disassemble the lift, carry the pieces up or down the stairs, and then reassemble. Additionally, because the lifts are telescopic, they can fit into the back of a truck or van.

The non-powered realm of low-level access lifts includes models that feature a patented stored power lift system that requires no batteries, hydraulics, oil or controls. Because no hydraulics or motors are involved, these eco-friendly lifts are leak-free and operate quietly, making them a preferred piece of equipment for work in schools, hospitals and other institutions. In the interest of reduced environmental influence, these units also include non-marking wheels that minimize the impact on sensitive flooring.

It’s also important to note that low-level access helps with worker fatigue. With ladders, a worker must climb up and down to get the tools he or she needs. It can be exhausting work and can lead to an increased risk of falls or injuries. However, low-level access offers trays to rest tools on to get the work done quickly without a lot of moving up and down. If a worker needs to secure another tool, it’s as easy as moving a lift mechanism or pressing a button to ascend and descend.

Editor's note: This article represents the independent views of the author and should not be construed as a National Safety Council endorsement.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Follow the Three Cs to Encourage PPE Compliance Among Workers

Wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) for the job serves two purposes. It protects workers, and it helps employers comply with relevant safety standards and OSHA requirements. But, encouraging workers to wear PPE—and to wear it properly—isn’t an easy task. Follow the three Cs to boost proper PPE usage on the job.

Comfortable
The first “C” is obvious—PPE must be comfortable. When equipment is uncomfortable, workers are less likely to wear it. Or worse, they may make modifications that create risks rather than prevent them.

Two important factors that can affect the comfort level of PPE are fit and material. When PPE is too loose, too tight or made from scratchy or stiff material, it can hinder a worker’s movement and productivity.

The best way to determine whether PPE will be comfortable is to conduct a wear test at your facility. Try out PPE from several manufacturers and collect feedback from workers on which manufacturers’ equipment they prefer. If a wear test isn’t possible, work with a manufacturer who allows you to customize their equipment. Offer various sizes for workers to choose from, including sizes specifically for women. And when choosing materials, look for PPE that is wicking, breathable and lightweight to regulate air temperature in both hot and cold environments.

Convenient
When PPE is both easy to access and wear, workers are more likely to comply with your organization’s PPE requirements. If your facility emphasizes efficiency, workers may skip time-consuming PPE procedures to meet their daily quotas and goals.

Store PPE in a convenient place where workers can access it as part of their daily routine. Don’t keep safety glasses in one room and gloves in another room several yards away. Also, specify exactly what PPE is required for certain jobs. By providing a detailed list of necessary PPE by job, you encourage workers to wear only the appropriate PPE items, which cuts down on time spent preparing for the work.

Comprehensive
Sometimes, workers don’t wear proper PPE because they simply forget what is required for the job at hand. Fewer PPE items are easier for workers to remember, especially when extensive PPE is necessary to keep them safe.

Start by identifying all hazards present on the job site or at the facility where the PPE will be used. Then, consider PPE that addresses multiple hazards at once, like industrial safety gloves that are also fire retardant. Technology advancements have given rise to multipurpose PPE, so consider upgrading outdated equipment to keep workers as safe as possible.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Performing a Boom Lift Function Check - JLG Industries



Learn how to conduct a proper function check with boom controls. The function check ensures all functions operate smoothly with precise control. It provides the opportunity to visually inspect items that cannot be seen during the walk around, like boom sections and extendable axles. Some tips you’ll see include: Ensure the machine is on a firm, level surface in an area free of obstructions and that there is no load in the platform. Make sure there’s enough clearance around the machine and platform to safely operate all functions. The turntable lock should be disengaged. Always start with the ground controls. Watch the video for a more detailed overview.

Tuesday, October 16, 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.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

I-80 Forklift will transport your construction equipment anywhere within California.


 Let I-80 Forklift 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!

Thursday, October 4, 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.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Friday, September 28, 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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Highly Evolved: The JLG® LiftPod®

LiftPod 
 Replace your ladders with the LiftPod. This compact, portable solution fits through standard doorways, elevates with the push of a button and transports easily between jobs.





Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The World’s Largest Articulating Boom Lift from JLG


The JLG 1500AJP Ultra Series boom lift has greater work envelope flexibility and the largest working outreach of any self-propelled articulating boom lift. Get in position faster and lift more with class-leading lift speeds and capacity. Watch this video to experience the enhanced productivity and greater confidence the JLG 1500AJP delivers.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

JLG = American Made Products



When you buy American made JLG products, you support job growth and keep the US economy strong. 

Learn more at JLG.com/MadeinAmerica

 

JLG INDUSTRIES, INC. FOLLOW US
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McConnellsburg, PA 17233
877-JLG-LIFT 
An Oshkosh Corporation Company

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Product Walk-Around: ZX™-135/70 Articulating Boom - ANSI


Ideal for outdoor construction and industrial applications, Genie® engine-powered articulating Z™ booms provide lifting versatility with a combination of up, out and over positioning capabilities and outreach that’s second to none.

Monday, September 10, 2018

How to Safeguard Electrical Components When Pressure Washing

 340AJ boom lift covered in mud

A rugged job site can make pressure washing your machines a necessity, but today’s lifts are equipped with sophisticated electronics that can be sensitive to pressure and water. Beyond trying to avoid washing electrical or electronic components, we recommend the following if you need to wash an area containing sensitive parts:
  • Use a maximum pressure of 750 psi (52 BAR)
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 12 in. away from these components
  • Avoid directly spraying components
  • Limit any secondary water exposure to brief periods to avoid saturation
 
  • Source:  https://www.jlg.com/en/direct-access/2018/08/09/safeguard-electrical-components-when-pressure-washing

Friday, September 7, 2018

You can settle for a scissor lift that does the job. Or you can choose the right scissor lift for your job.

 

Answers to the questions above will help guide you towards the best unit for your application in terms of general specifications, but as with all equipment, additional features beyond height and weight differentiate one brand from another. So while all scissor lifts may look similar, they are not the same.

Want to learn more about key technologies and features on scissor lifts that drive tangible job site benefits and make a big difference to your total cost of ownership? Then click on the link below to download our white paper "Similar, Not the Same: Finding the Right Scissor for Your Job.”

Tuesday, September 4, 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, September 1, 2018

Experience the Worksite of the Future


In this video recap, we venture into the worksite of the future using augmented reality. Learn how advances in communication, machine design and connected technology will propel the construction industry forward.
http://www.jlg.com/

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ladder vs. Liftpod - How Do They Compare?



Learn more at: https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/liftpod?resource=liftpod-vs-ladder



http://i80forklift.com      /

                                                            

                             70 Union Way
                       Vacaville, CA 95687
                     Phone: (707) 451-5100


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Electrifying construction equipment


Over the past few years, manufacturers have increased the number of hybrids and battery-powered machines available to their customers, including rental stores. Certain categories of equipment are making the transition from diesel or gas-only power to incorporate new technologies, such as light towers, aerial lifts and mini excavators.

As electric power cars become more of a norm than a novelty, and battery technology continues to advance, the likelihood of more manufacturers switching to alternative power for construction equipment becomes greater.

“We anticipate a continued increase in interest surrounding hybrid, dual fuel and alternative energy machines moving forward,” says Bill Dovey, senior product manager, aerial work platforms, JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corp. company, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Zach Gilmor, Genie product manager, Terex AWP, Redmond, Wash., says the market for hybrid equipment specifically is driven by a couple of factors — the versatility offered by the hybrid powertrain and the desirability of a lower-cost solution to Tier 4 emissions regulations.


By Wayne Walley

Learn more at: http://www.rentalmanagementmag.com/Art/tabid/232/ArticleId/30088

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Similar, Not the Same: Finding the Right Scissor for Your Job

 
When it comes to scissor lifts there are several factors you need to consider before deciding on which machine is best for your particular application. What’s your budget? At what height do you need to work? Will you be working inside, outside or both? Will you have access to a power source to charge the machine? The list is virtually endless.
These are some of the general questions you will want to ask when purchasing or renting a scissor lift. Answers to these questions will help guide you towards the right unit for the job in terms of general specifications, but as with all equipment, additional features beyond height and weight differentiate one scissor brand from another. So, while all scissor lifts may look similar, they are not the same.
Many scissor lift models allow operators to complete a specific task, but how efficiently that task is accomplished, along with the safety, serviceability and durability of the machine will be impacted by the model selected. Add to that any advanced technologies built into the machine and you’ll quickly find there are several differentiating factors among various brands that can impact your return on investment (ROI), so do your research and choose wisely.
Download our whitepaper to learn more
To learn more about the key technologies and features on scissor lifts that drive tangible job site benefits and make a big difference to your total cost of ownership please click on the link below to download our white paper "Similar, Not the Same: Finding the Right Scissor for Your Job" and subscribe to future updates from Direct Access.

Sunday, August 19, 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, August 13, 2018

Guess what new1981 feature made the JLG scissor lift more maneuverabile?

 No automatic alt text available.

In 1986, our 10,000th boom lift came off the assembly line, and it included a new feature (introduced in 1981) that improved maneuverability. Can you guess what that feature was? http://ow.ly/QYB030lfK3g

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Talking Torque on the Genie® GTH™- 844®


GTH-844 74HP OPTION

The popular Genie GTH-844 rough terrain telehandler has a new Tier 4 74-hp engine option, offering full-sized performance at the right-sized price. An engine has a big impact on your machine's overall rental return on investment (ROIC), so we kept things simple and cost-effective with the updates to our Tier 4 GTH-844 machines. By optimizing the drive train, and utilizing the new high-torque 74-hp engine, we can offer you a less complex machine at a lower price point than a 99-hp engine option, saving you money right from the start.

  •  Right-side mount engine provides enhanced visibility
  • Ergonomic operator’s station features tiltable steering wheel, single-lever joystick control, and new gauge and switch packages.
  • Standard Dana Axels
  • Standard features include: a Quick-Attach system, low-profile tires, fenders (set of 4), rigging storage compartment, and lift shackle at boom tip
  • Proportional frame-leveling chassis — pick up or place loads on up to 10˚ side slopes
  • Multi-function proportional joystick control for fast, precise load positioning
  • Three selectable steering modes: front-wheel, coordinated and crab steer
  • Power-assisted steering
  • Turbocharged diesel engine
  • 3-speed forward and reverse Powershift transmission
  • High-efficiency/variable displacement hydraulic pump
  • ROPS/FOPS canopy (ISO compliant)
  • High output LED light package options
  • Rear Proximity Alarm options

Saturday, August 4, 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 genielift.com

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Safety at height – prevent repeat mistakes

Scissor Lifts

Safety isn’t about doing the right thing one time. It’s about doing the right thing all the time. This Rental Management Magazine article gives you tips for creating a culture of continuous improvement around safety.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

How to Perform a Safety & Health Program Audit

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When was the last time you audited the safety and health program at your workplace? This worksheet takes you through every aspect of your program, from management leadership to hazard identification, to help you identify what you’ve fully implemented and what still needs work.

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Thursday, July 26, 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.

Monday, July 23, 2018

CRANE FORKS



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

Friday, July 20, 2018

EXPERT TIPS ON SAFETY FOR ALL

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.

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.