The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Channel Islands, has presented an award to the engineers at Wiggins Lift Co., Inc. The Project of the year Award was presented to Bruce Farber, P.E. (Technical Director) and Joseph Beck, P.E. (Senior Engineer), and Chase Menen (Mechanical Engineer) on February 25, 2016, during the National Engineers Week for Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
The award is for the Wiggins Marina FLX, a revolutionary boat-handling forklift which allows the marina owner to lift larger boats, maneuver them in tighter conditions, and store more in a small footprint. With computer-controlled independent 4-wheel steering, traversing mast, and a rotating operator console, the FLX is the most innovative and technologically advanced marina lift in its class.
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We are proud of our engineering team! Thanks, guys!
The Wiggins’ Lo Pro Yard Truck is a tough and versatile machine which highlights the Wiggins’ focus on custom solutions. Equipped with a Cat Tier 4 engine, this model, with an IMT TireHand®, manipulates, rotates, and installs the massive tires used in mining and construction equipment.
This particular unit is prepared for shipment to Kazakymys PLC in Kazakhstan. Kazakymys operates 16 underground and open pit mines across Kazakhstan, producing copper, zinc, silver, and gold are mined. Kazakymys is the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan and one of the leading global copper producers.
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Left: Wiggins W150YXL-th-130 H2 15 Lo Pro Yard truck with IMT tire hand attachment.
Right: Wiggins Lo Pro Yard truck loaded for shipment to Kazakhstan
In late August 2014, a new Wiggins Marina Bull was delivered to Power Boats Ltd, located at Chaguaramas Bay in Trinidad. Power Boats is home of the first yachting boatyard in Trinidad, and offer a variety of services to the local boating community and visiting yacht, with numerous amenities available. With hauls of about 500 boats each year, the Wiggins Marina Bull performs with ease. The family-oriented business was thrilled as a Wiggins representative mechanic was on site to set up the machine and train the operators.
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Left: Art and Shack setting up the Marina Bull mast for Power Boat in Trinidad
Middle: Art, Andrew, Don, and Shack in front of the newly set-up Marina Bull
Right: The Marina Bull lifts the first boat at Power Boat Marina!