Wiggins Marina LoPro—High Capacity with Confidence and Strength

Wiggins Marina LoPro—High Capacity with Confidence and Strength

The Marina Bull LOPRO™ can save you money with reduced operating costs. Innovative features keep your marina running smoothly and efficiently. For example:

Lifting capacity and stability are the two most important characteristics of a marina truck. Wiggins specializes in long load center forklifts. Our units can safely and reliably lift longer and heavier boats than our competition because we design our lifting systems to handle the forces, stresses, and leverage needed for boats with long load centers.  The counterweight and chassis designs have higher stability factors and stronger masts and forks.  A Wiggins weighs more because it does more, safely, year after year.

Our Marina Bull LoPRO has the lowest center of gravity and the heaviest counterweights in the industry, ensuring that you can lift the rated boats at each rack height with the highest confidence.  Wiggins Marina Bull means capacity, strength, safety, and durability.

That’s just two of the many reasons why Wiggins is the world leader in the dry storage boat handling equipment industry. From the W1.0 model (8,000 lbs @ 120″ load center) to the W10.6 model (44,000 lbs @ 240″ load center), Wiggins can custom design what you need for your marina.We design and manufacture each truck to meet the customer’s unique environment and needs. Our goal is to make you better at what you do. This approach makes each Yard Bull particularly suited to the job it will perform, which means better performance and durability.

Wiggins builds machines to order, meaning you get what you need for your application, not some generalized lift that may or may not meet your needs.

Here’s what happens when a new Marina Bull arrives…

Here’s what happens when a new Marina Bull arrives…

Here’s what happens when a new Marina Bull arrives…

Have you ever wondered what happens once a new Wiggins Marina Bull arrives at a marina? Our good friends at The Drystack at Trafalgar Wharf in the UK have created a great time-lapse video (complete with a soundtrack!).

After we finish constructing any Wiggins lift, it is put through a series of tests. We then remove the forks, carriage, mast, and operator guards for delivery on a flatbed truck (or two, depending on the size of the lift). For shipments outside the American/Canadian Continent (like the UK) the lift is loaded onto a ship (and then trucked).

Once the lift arrived at Trafalgar, our master mechanic, Art, traveled there from our facility. The lift is re-assembled on site and all systems are reconnected and tested.

Watch the video below to see the process from arrival to completion. (Thanks, Tom Harding and Trafalgar, for documenting it!)

We’re Celebrating Haulover Marina’s Grand Opening!

We’re Celebrating Haulover Marina’s Grand Opening!

We’re Celebrating Haulover Marina’s Grand Opening!

We are proud to celebrate with our friends at the new Haulover Marine Center in North Miami, Florida! They held their official Grand Opening last week, and Wiggins was there, too!

Located in 180-acre Haulover Park, in North Miami Beach, Florida. This property is on the Intracoastal Waterway at Bakers-Haulover Inlet, nestled between Sunny Isles and Bal Harbor, across the street from Haulover Beach. It is the closest marina to the inlet.

The new marine center was built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, and designed to hold popular multi-outboard engine boats. It holds 508 boats, up to 50′ long, in a five-rack high structure.

It is the home of the largest marine forklifts ever built—by Wiggins, of course!—specially designed for Haulover.

Visit Haulover Marine Center’s website, or view their social media accounts:

Wiggins Lift at the Miami International Boat Show

Wiggins Lift at the Miami International Boat Show

Wiggins Lift at the Miami International Boat Show!

We had a wonderful time at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show—saw a lot of customers and met some news ones! Thanks to everyone who came by—our booth was pretty crowded at times.

Thank you for also celebrating with us—we have been manufacturing the Marine Bull for forty years! Our experience and knowledge is unmatched, and it is what makes the Marina Bull the best lift in the industry. Quality, experience, and money savings over the life of the machine. That’s our dedication to our customers and friends.

Finally, to our partners, dealers, and friends at Taylor, Taylor SSI, XL Lifts: Al, Ozzie, Bryant, Alberto, Mike, and so many others. You’re the best!

Technology, Safety, and Bigger Boats

Technology, Safety, and Bigger Boats

Technology, Safety, and Bigger Boats

The Wiggins Marina FLX is a perfect example of the wedding of technology to meet safety and size requirements in this new age of Marina industry. Bigger boats require more safety measures. Wiggins Lift leads the industry in innovative approaches to address these needs.

A recent article in Marina Dock Age explores these issues and includes quotes from Wiggins Lift’s Mike Wiggins and Bruce Farber, and XL-Lift’s Mike Marzahl.

Today’s world is full of technology, and consumers expect more more more from their products and equipment. Marine forklifts are no different, and manufacturers are responding with new and better offerings.

The article addresses the need to lift bigger and wider boats, the industry desire for “greener” lifts, need for long-term maintenance, and other trends in the industry.

Safety through innovative engineering & technology

Safety through innovative engineering & technology

Safety through innovative engineering & technology

Safety is a critical characteristic of any high capacity machine. Mishaps cost money, time, and, worst of all, can cause injury or even death. That’s why Wiggins forklifts have standard safety features and options that save money.  With the lowest counter-weight in the industry, rear visibility is dramatically improved, which increases customer and employee safety while protecting property from damage.

But we don’t stop there. We use the latest cameras, sensors, and technology. Our Vision Plus™ safety system can differentiate people from objects and track them, warning the operator of possible safety hazards. The IQAN™ System with its adjustable monitor keeps the operator informed about engine performance and status.  Ask about our optional certified Rollover Protection System, which complies with international safety standards.

Visibility, sensors, cameras, engineered monitoring systems, and overload warning systems help ensure that Wiggins Yard Bulls meets the highest possible safety standards.

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