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.