A 1977 Wiggins lift still running strong after 42 years!

One of our engineers, Chase, recently came across an old Wiggins 6K Rough Terrain forklift—still being used every day. This classic beauty was spotted at a building supply company in valle La Mision in Baja California. When Chase asked them about it, they say they use it every day and it’s still going strong. “We love it!”

 

If you look closely at the info plate, you’ll see the serial number “775931.” The first two numbers denote the year. That’s right—1977! Forty-two years old and still being used every day.

Art, our service managers, says that he likely worked on it because he was on the assembly line back then.

We are proud of the durability and longevity of our forklifts—and always have been. Chase summed it up perfectly:

“I feel really fortunate to be able to do the work I do and I am really proud of the machines we build, but it is something else entirely to be part of the Wiggins Lift legacy.”

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