Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Commonly Used Fork Lift Attachments

 Safety Work Platform

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.

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Saturday, January 26, 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

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

See Us at Booth C7161 - World of Concrete 2019



Attending World of Concrete 2019? JLG will be there. And we hope you stop by to see our lineup of equipment that delivers the power and versatility you need to boost productivity and ensure uptime, including the 400S Telescopic Boom Lift.

Don’t forget to enter our Crews Across America promotion for a chance to win some great prizes. Help us celebrate the hardworking crews who choose JLG equipment by name.

NOMINATE YOUR CREW

Sunday, January 20, 2019

I80 Forklift - Giving back to the community benefits the soul and the business

 

When Michelle Strand and her husband Rick established  Interstate 80 Forklift in Vacaville, California in 2008 they decided that a key element of their business mission was to give back to their employees and their community.

Read the full story in the American Rental Association publication on Page 3:

https://indd.adobe.com/view/cacc377e-0d02-427c-88b6-66b637ab0fda

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Lift and Transport Wire Mesh Panels with Ease



 SPECIFICATIONS:

MAXIMUM RATED LIFT CAPACITY – 7,000 LBS.

EMPTY WEIGHT – 1025 LBS.

EFFECTIVE LENGTH - 13 FT.

EFFECTIVE WIDTH – 7 FT. - 5 IN.

LIFTING CHAIN – 5/16” GRADE 100 RATED FOR LIFTING

ACCEPTS FORKS UP TO 2-3/8 INCHES THICK X 7 INCHES WIDE

COMPLIES WITH ASME BTH-1-2008, DESIGN OF BELOW THE
 HOOK LIFTING DEVICES DESIGN CATEGORY B SERVICE CLASS 1

DESIGNED TO A SAFETY FACTOR OF 3:1


Monday, January 14, 2019

Product Walk-Around: Z®-45 XC™ Articulating Boom - ANSI



The Genie® Z®-45 XC™ articulating boom is the redesigned Xtra Capacity™ version of the popular rough-terrain Genie Z-45/25 J RT diesel powered articulating boom. It’s the first Genie XC articulating boom model, boasting the benefits of a dual-envelope design to provide an unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lb (300 kg) and a restricted capacity of 1,000 lb (454 kg).

 Learn more: https://www.genielift.com/en/aerial-l....

Friday, January 11, 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.

Saturday, January 5, 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 !

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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