Wiggins Lift Company and Agriculture

Wiggins Lift Company and Agriculture

Wiggins has been designing and building equipment for the agriculture industry throughout its long history. We pride ourselves on machinery that is dependable and easy to maintain. In fact, Wiggins Lift got its start in the fields of the Oxnard Plain in California by building innovative machines that could be easily serviced in the fields.

We can design, engineer, and manufacture any product to your needs.

Ag Loader

This diesel powered loader can handle 4 pallets at 3,000 pounds each. It delivers clean produce quickly and safely, and lowers the risk of worker injury. It operates in all seasons and in all weather to keep you running year around. The substantial ground clearance, wide tracks, and low ground pressure reduces ruts and the risk of getting stuck.

Harvester

This harvester is self-contained and easy to set up, disassemble, and transport. It is 14 beds wide to harvest faster, cleaner, and safer than other options on the market. The harvester decreases physical demands on workers, expanding your labor pool and decreasing danger of injury. It is diesel powered with wide tracks and low ground pressure allowing it to work in all weather and in all seasons without tearing up your field. These characteristics also keep it from getting stuck or leaving large ruts in the field.

Produce Handler

The Produce Handler can unload a truck in a single pick. Handling up to fourteen pallets at once, it saves time and fuel, and gets produce into the cooler faster. This truck was designed from the ground up for high load and long center applications, no retrofitting. It features a propane engine, fork positioning, and slope piling.

WIGGINS AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS – HIGH CAPACITY WITH CONFIDENCE AND STRENGTH

We customize all our products for your unique application. Lift capacity, turning radius, negative lift height, and many other features are all determined by your unique environment and needs.

Wiggins 12-pallet trucks are simple, easy to work on, and dependable. They have good visibility and are the preferred truck by the drivers.

— Mike McCauley (Nunes Cooling, Salinas, California)

Wiggins in the Mining Industry

Wiggins in the Mining Industry

Wiggins’ reputation for innovation, design, and customization, makes our lifts perfect for the mining industry. We’ve solved a variety of material handing needs in the mining industry, and are always looking for a new challenge! Here are some of our forklift solutions:

Tire Manipulator – Leading the industry and handling the biggest tires, the Wiggins Tire Manipulator provides precision control to install and rotate massive tires. Models range from 5,000 pounds (2,270 kgs) to 36,000 pound (16,330 kgs) payloads.
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Multi-Purpose Truck– This is one versatile machine that can handle almost any mining need. The multifunctional chassis is specifically designed for underground mining with the ability to configure as necessary a forklift, bolter, tow vehicle, or power unit. You name it, Wiggins can build it.
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  • Telehandler – When space is limited, the powerful Telehandler works where few others can. Designed to be compact and heavy duty, it opens up access to areas previously unavailable to standard material handling machinery.
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CALL OR EMAIL FOR A QUOTE:

You can reach a qualified sales person M-F, 8am to 5pm at +1 (805) 485-7821.You can email a qualified sales person at sales@wigginslift.com

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Wiggins Yard Bulls — built for your needs

Wiggins Yard Bulls — built for your needs

We design and manufacture the Yard Bull LoPRO for each customer’s unique environment and needs. Unlike assembly-line lifts, Wiggins lifts are customized for you.

Our lifts have the lowest center of gravity and the highest tip factor in the industry, setting the standard for safety and handling. With the lowest counter-weight in the industry, rear visibility is dramatically improved, increasing customer and employee safety while protecting other property from damage. The innovative tilt-cab design of the operator console and engine compartment allows easy access at eye level to the entire power train when servicing is needed.

Finally, the dramatically lower operator console and an AirRide seat improves operator convenience and comfort.

As for performance, the new state of the art IQAN™ System with its adjustable monitor keeps the operator informed with real-time information about engine performance and status. Our Auto-Lube system minimizes downtime by automatically lubricating key components—mast and carriage bearings, tilt cylinders, steer axles—to ensure smooth operation while saving money. And our oil-purification system reduces costly and time-consuming oil changes. With proper maintenance, the Yard Bull LoPR0 can operate as long as one year without having to change the oil.

The Yard Bull LoPro is built using the latest materials, including a stainless steel-coated steer column and critical-area components, as well as zinc-based coatings to prevent rust and corrosion on the mast and chassis.

Download a brochure here, or call 1-805-485-7821 or email sales@wigginslift.com for a quote.


A 1977 Wiggins 6K still running strong after 42 years.

A 1977 Wiggins 6K still running strong after 42 years.

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.”
Wiggins Lift Cofounder Hattie America Wiggins Passes Away

Wiggins Lift Cofounder Hattie America Wiggins Passes Away

We are sad to announce that. Hattie America Wiggins passed away at the age of 98 on November 22, 2018, at her home in Oxnard, California. She and her husband, Melvin Wiggins, founded Wiggins Lift Co., Inc. in 1960. Mel passed away on November 24, 1989.

Hattie was born on October 14, 1920, in Ada, Oklahoma. She married Melvin Wiggins in 1935. They lived in Oklahoma and Texas before following the Great Migration to California. After living in Newhall, Hawthorne, and Ojai, they settled in Oxnard and began Wiggins Lift Co., Inc., a heavy machinery manufacturing company, making forklifts for the agricultural industry. Wiggins Lift grew to provide innovative and customized forklifts to the marine, agriculture, military, yard, and mining industries. Mel passed away in 1989, and Hattie continued working at the company every day until this year.

She is survived by a son, Michael and his wife, Nancy; a daughter Darleen, and her husband, Paul. She has four grandchildren (Michele, Dana, Melissa, Michael) and eight great-grand-grandchildren (Micah, Cayman, Alexa, Maya, Grayson, Cody, Kennedy, Holland).

A memorial service will be held at the Ventura Church of Christ on Wednesday at 12:30 pm, followed by a burial at Ivy Lawn in Ventura. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the John Clayton’s Does God Exist program.


See also:

Happy 95th Birthday, Hattie  Wiggins!
Ventura County Star: Oxnard’s Wiggin’s Lift has been a family business for over half a century

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