Saturday, December 28, 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

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.”

Friday, December 20, 2019

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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

I80 Forklift Parts Department Tour



Rick from I80 forklift gives a tour of their parts department. Having one of the largest in California, they can save you time and money for your repairs. See more at http://www.i80forklift.com

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Is Your Power Out? We Have Generators - I-80 Forklift


I-80 Forklift supplies a full line of Wacker Neuson generators to supply power to your home, business or job site. See more at http://www.i80forklift.com or call 707-451-5100.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Assembling Reconditioned JLG Equipment


Did you know it takes approximately three days until the machine is green tagged and ready to ship? Go behind the scenes and see how the reconditioning process gets started. From inspecting ground control components to installing the engine and boom assembly to putting on the decals. http://www.jlg.com/

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Starting the Reconditioning Process


Get an inside look at what happens when our reconditioned facility receives a machine ready for teardown. It all begins with a cross evaluation of the machine, followed by reviewing the product and scope of work and creating a bill of material to order the parts. Next comes the teardown process – removing and disposing of hoods, removing booms and engines for rebuilding, breaking the machine down to frame, and then moving it to the assembly process. It takes approximately three days before the machine is ready for the paint process. http://www.jlg.com/

Monday, December 2, 2019

Wacker Neuson Generators Available At I-80 Forklift - Power Your House or Job Site


See more at http://www.i80forklift.com or call 707-451-5100.

If you need a manual transfer switch added to your house to connect one of these generators here are 2 of our electrical partners contact information:

Greater Sacramento Area- Roseville-Rocklin Electric https://rocklinelectric.com/ 916-772-2698

Solano County and Bay Area- CP Unlimited 707-373-6666


Friday, November 29, 2019

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.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

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: http://theverybesttop10.com Broken Reality by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

I80 Forklift Maintenance & Repair


Our technicians are factory certified and have many years experience in the field. We fix it right the first time, so you can get back on schedule.

In most cases we can have a mechanic on-site for emergency repairs the same or next day. Our repairs cover from minor part to complete engines. We can do everything from Basic Preventative Maintenance to 1000 Hour Full Services.

Repairs and servicing can also be done at our facility yard. We also supply new, used, or recap tires.

Parts: Depending on part

Repairs: $125.00 per hour

If there is a problem, we will find it and fix it !

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Share Your JLG® AccessReady XR™ Experience


Have you experienced the AccessReady XR training simulator from JLG? Maybe you saw it at a trade show or used it during a class at the JLG® training center. Share your experience on social media using #InsideXR. Learn how you can purchase AccessReady XR at: https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/vi...  


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Episode One: Welcome to JLG® Boot Camp


Complying with the new ANSI standards isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. When four recruits show up to boot camp, Sgt. McConnell lays out exactly what they need to learn before the March 2020 deadline. Watch the full miniseries to ensure you’ll be ANSI compliant in time.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019

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.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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.

Friday, October 25, 2019

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/

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED

WANTED: Class A Truck Driver

Hauling Construction Equipment in Northern and Central California
CONTACT: I80 Forklift, Vacaville CA
Call: 707-451-5100
Clean California DMV Record Required

Saturday, October 19, 2019

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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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

HEAVY DUTY TRASH HOPPERS

Designed for "extendable reach" forklifts



Ideal for . . .

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

Forklift Trash Hopper

Make Cleanup as Simple as...1,  2,  3

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

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

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

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Long Material Can Be Handled Easily and More Safely with a Heavy Duty Spreader Bar



A safe and convenient attachment for handling rebar and rebar cages. A popular attachment with metal building erectors. Used for handling long metal building beams as well as sheet metal roofing and siding. Universal Fit - “slip-on-forks” - Designed for use with rough terrain forklifts, either straight mast or extendable reach. It comes equipped with fork pockets that will accept up to 7” wide x 3” thick forks.

Learn more at: http://starindustries.com/

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Save Time and Money with the JLG® Bolt-On Fall Arrest System



Work 180o around and up to 6 ft away from your boom lift platform with the new Bolt-On Fall Arrest System from JLG. A cost-effective alternative to buying a whole new boom platform, this system consists of two large steel brackets securing a 6-ft cable with a ring that can move from one end of the cable to the other. Attaching the lanyard to the ring improves maneuverability and allows the operator to perform tasks outside of the platform.

Learn more: https://www.jlg.com/en/news-events/pr...

Monday, October 7, 2019

Episode One: Welcome to JLG® Boot Camp


Complying with the new ANSI standards isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. When four recruits show up to boot camp, Sgt. McConnell lays out exactly what they need to learn before the December 2019 deadline. Watch the full miniseries to ensure you’ll be ANSI compliant in time. Explore JLG® Boot Camp infographics, guides and other resources at https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/ansi

Friday, October 4, 2019

Expansive Inventory of Telehandlers, Boom Lifts and Light Towers at I80 Forklift

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Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
70 Union Way, Vacaville, CA 95687
707-451-5100

Based in Solano County, centrally located between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Interstate 80 Forklift is your top choice for all your needs.

Did you know...
  • We have an expansive fleet of telehandlers for sell or rent
  • We have an expansive fleet of boom lifts, scissor lifts and light towers for sell or rent
  • We sell and rent small utility trailers with a drop deck
  • We rent an Under-Bridge Platform
  • We employ experienced and certified mechanics to work on your equipment on-site or in our shop
  • We will transport your heavy construction equipment anywhere within California
  • We offer forklift, boom lift and scissor lift certification classes at our Vacaville location or your jobsite
  • We have most commonly used or needed parts on-hand ready to ship to you or be installed
  • We have Safety Equipment for your jobsite needs
  • We do annual boom and scissor lift inspections
  • We do preventative maintenance on all construction equipment
  • We are Small Business Certified through the State of California (SBE# 1351740)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Genie® Intern


What is a day in the life of a Genie® intern like? Learn about what you can experience in an internship at Genie.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Vote I-80 Forklift For Best of Solano County 2019


Please vote for us in Best Of Solano County 2019. We are qualified under 2 categories: 1. Professional Services 2. Heavy Equipment Rental Use this link to submit your vote today: https://thereporter.secondstreetapp.c... See more at http://www.i80forklift.com or call 707-451-5100.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Full Product Walk-Around: SX™-135 XC Telescopic Boom Intro - ANSI


The Genie® SX-135 XC™ self-propelled telescopic boom delivers industry-leading outreach and capacity through the full working envelope for incredible operational versatility and accessibility. 

The SX-135 XC model is the perfect choice for your customers to work on challenging jobsite applications while giving you the quality and reliability you have come to expect from Genie.

Check out more information about the SX-135 XC at: http://www.genielift.com/en/products/....

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Safe Use Standard

 


 ANSI A92.22 & CSA B354.7

This standard governs the safe use of MEWPs by specifying proper application, inspection, training, maintenance, repair and safe operation. One of the main requirements is developing a safe use program to guide MEWP use as it relates to job site safety.

Whats Changed

Step 1:
To develop an effective safe use program that complies with new requirements, it’s important to perform a site risk assessment before starting a job. This assessment should:
  • Define the task, location and timing of the work
  • Inform MEWP selection
  • Evaluate MEWP-related, job-specific and additional risks
  • Identify controls like proper training and rescue planning

Step 2: Once a safety plan has been developed, it should be shared with everyone who will be on site during the work. The updated standards outline new requirements for many roles as they relate to a safe use program.
  • Operator: Is trained and authorized to operate the MEWP
  • Occupant: Has knowledge of MEWP use and safety, including fall protection systems
  • Supervisor: Monitors use of MEWP to ensure safety plan is followed
  • Technician: Performs MEWP maintenance in line with manufacturer’s requirements
Learn more at:  https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/ansi/safe-use

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Operator Training Introduction - Gradall Highway Speed Excavators


This is Part 1 in the Gradall Highway Speed Excavators Operator Training Video, focusing on General Safety Practices. This is a 5-part training video.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Product Introduction: Genie® GS™-1330m Scissor Lift - ANSI



The Genie® GS™-1330m scissor lift offers a maximum platform height of 12.8 ft (3.9 m) and a maximum working height of 18.8 ft (5.9 m), with a 2-person, 500-lb (227 kg) capacity and weighing in at only 1,950 lb (885 kg). Learn more: https://www.genielift.com/en/aerial-l....

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Commonly Used Fork Lift Attachments.


Commonly used fork lift attachments typically include a wide variety of attachments that serve a wide variety of purposes. This article will discuss a few of the more common examples which include side shifters, carton clamps, slip sheet attachments, multipurpose clamps, carpet poles, fork conditioners, roll clamps, and many more. Once you have finished this article you will have a thorough knowledge of each of these add-on parts.

The side shifter is one of the more commonly used fork lift attachments and it is a hydraulic attachment that allows for the lateral movement of the forks and backrest. This way the operator may place a load without having to move the truck in many cases. There is also the rotator which aids in the handling of tilted skids and special needs for the handling of certain materials. As the name suggests, it allows the tines to be rotated, which can also make dumping containers easier as well.

If you are someone who is constantly loading and unloading cargo of various sizes, then an automatic fork positioner may be one of the used fork lift attachments you have been waiting for. It is a hydraulic attachment that moves the tines together and apart without the operator having to constantly get in and out of the truck to reposition them manually.

Another one of the more useful attachments you may want to consider when looking for used fork lift attachments is the roll and barrel clip attachment. This piece of machinery is made to squeeze any material you are carrying, such as a barrel or paper roll, to make it easier to carry. Sometimes it is paired with a rotator as well, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as to insert vertically stacked rolls of paper into the horizontal feed of a printing press.

Poles are also used fork lift attachments that are most often found in environments such as carpet warehouses. They can be used instead of forks to pick up and move large rolls of carpet quickly and efficiently. The clamp attachment is used to open and close around an object the operator is carrying which squeezes to pick it up.

It is most often used for the transportation of boxes, cartons and bales. The slip sheet attachment acts in a similar fashion except it uses a slip sheet to load off the forks. The drum handler attachment, as the name suggests, is used for the loading and unloading of drums by using a spring loaded jaw that grips the top of them.

These are just a few examples of the many different optional attachments that you will run into when looking at various used forklift attachments [http://www.usedforkliftguide.com/used-fork-lift-attachments.html]. The better you can understand the different attachments that are available, the easier your job will become as you can find the perfect attachment to help you move many different types of objects.

Pieter West travels the world on a regular basis and have written about numerous subjects. He has an extensive knowledge about, finances, DIY, parenting advice and many more subjects. You can find more of Pieter's articles regarding used forklifts at [http://www.usedforkliftguide.com/]

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

I80 Forklift Maintenance & Repair


Our technicians are factory certified and have many years experience in the field. We fix it right the first time, so you can get back on schedule.

In most cases we can have a mechanic on-site for emergency repairs the same or next day. Our repairs cover from minor part to complete engines. We can do everything from Basic Preventative Maintenance to 1000 Hour Full Services.

Repairs and servicing can also be done at our facility yard. We also supply new, used, or recap tires.

Parts: Depending on part

Repairs: $125.00 per hour

If there is a problem, we will find it and fix it !

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Genie MEWP Standards Webinar with Scott Owyen - May 2019


Watch Genie Senior Training Manager Scott Owyen present a webinar on the new MEWP Standards. To learn more about the new MEWP standards and safe use plan guidance, visit https://www.genielift.com/mewp-standard.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Genie GS-1930 Scissor Lift Tour - I-80 Forklift


Rick with I-80 Forklift shows off the cool Genie GS-1930.  These are available for sale, rent and they also repair them.   See more at http://www.i80forklift.com or call 707-451-5100.




Friday, August 16, 2019

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.”

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Next Warehouse Forklift Training will be Friday, Sept 6th. 8 am - Vacaville office



Join our Warehouse Forklift Training class to be held at I-80 Forklift office Friday, Sept 6th at 8:00 am. Cost: $140.00

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

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Forklift Certification By I-80 Forklift



Get you warehouse forklift certification from the professionals at I-80 Forklift. See more at http://www.i80forklift.com or call 707-451-5100.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Aerial Lift Operator Familiarization Training Part 3 (Scissor Lift)



Part 3 of our Aerial Lift Familiarization Tutorials shows how to conduct familiarization training on an scissor lifts. See Part 1 for a review of the familiarization documents and Part 2 for an aerial boomlift example. For more information call 1-800-643-1144 or visit us online at www.ivestraining.com.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

AccessReady XR: Virtual Reality Training from JLG


AccessReady XR is an advanced training tool that allows operators to safely work in challenging, real-world situations to develop their skills. This virtual reality training package brings the job site environment, access equipment and required skills together in an easy-to-use format. It’s a great option for rental companies and AccessReady trainers looking to give their trainees more hands-on training time.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Introducing the JLG® AccessReady XR™ Virtual Reality Training Simulator


In this video, Rick Smith, director of global product training at JLG, introduces you to our virtual reality training simulator. The AccessReady XR™ simulator gives you the power to train your employees and customers using the most advanced boom lift training right in your own facility.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Truck Driver Needed

WANTED: Class A Truck Driver

 Hauling Construction Equipment in Northern and Central California

CONTACT: I80 Forklift, Vacaville CA

Call: 707-451-5100

Clean California DMV Record Required

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Truck Driver Needed

WANTED: Class A Truck Driver

 Hauling Construction Equipment in Northern and Central California

CONTACT: I80 Forklift, Vacaville CA

Call: 707-451-5100

Clean California DMV Record Required

Sunday, July 14, 2019

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

Sunday, July 7, 2019

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.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Not Your Average History of JLG



Since the days of Woodstock and the lunar landing, we’ve designed safe, productive solutions for the job site. But we didn’t stop there. See what we’ve been up to for the past 50 years while you’ve been keeping busy on the job.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Genie® Tech Pro™ Link Walkaround


With the Genie® Tech Pro™ Link diagnostics tool, everything you need to know is right in the palm of your hand. It allows users to monitor a machine's gauges, including engine temperature, oil pressure, fuel levels and battery voltage, calibrate the machine, make speed adjustments during pre-operation inspection, get service alerts and reminders, track maintenance intervals, receive fault code information and so much more - all from the palm of your technician's hand.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

Sunday, June 23, 2019

JLG Scissor ES Training


This is for informational purposes only. This should only be used as a tool to aid in a complete aerial training program conducted by a certified aerial trainer. Please contact APi Supply Lifts for availability and pricing for our ANSI 92.3-92.6 training programs. APi Supply Lifts does not claim ownership or rights to this video.