Welding Class Field Trip!

Welding Class Field Trip!

Welding Class Field Trip!

We were privileged to have the Channel Islands High School welding class for a visit Wiggins Lift!

Joe, Paul, and some others from our team took them on a tour of the facility, discussed our operations, watched some of the welders work, and got to talk with them all about our work. Thanks to their teacher, Jonathan Throckmorton, for helping set up the field trip. We enjoyed having this bright group of students, and wish them all the best in the future!

Beat Rising ObamaCare Costs—Lock in a 2016 Price

Beat Rising ObamaCare Costs—Lock in a 2016 Price

Lock in a 2016 Price and Beat the Rising ObamaCare Costs

A little incentive to ease the pain of rising costs!

Part of running a business means controlling costs. While cost-savings decisions are often available, sometimes the costs are out of our control.

Like many of you, our insurance premiums have increased for the second year in a row as a result of the Affordable Car Act. Once again, they have doubled, resulting in a 400% increase in just 24 months! While there may be relief in the future, it will take some time.

Wiggins refuses to compromise the safety, quality, and longevity of our products (which is unequaled in the industry). Because of these significant increases, it appears we will have to raise our prices in 2017.

However, we have some good news. If you are planning on purchasing a lift in 2017, place your order and deposit before December 31, 2016. You tell us when you want your lift delivered any time in 2017, but you’ll get it for the 2016 price!

Place your order now!

Our thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Matthew

Our thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Matthew

Our hearts and prayers to all of those affected by Hurrican Matthew. Even though the storm has passed, the rainfall and flooding mean there may be more consequences to come.

We hope that everyone’s family, friends, communities, and businesses are safe and that recovery is fast.

All the best from all of us at Wiggins Lift Company.

Buy a Wiggins Lift this Year, Get a Big Deduction!

Buy a Wiggins Lift this Year, Get a Big Deduction!

Buy a Wiggins Lift This Year, Get a Big Deduction!

A new federal tax law allows up to $500,000 in one year.

A change in the U.S. Tax Law now allows you to take the full deduction in one year of a new purchase. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015″ (PATH Act, 26 U.S.C. § 179) was signed into law last December and is in effect for the 2016 tax season.

This means that if you buy a Wiggins Lift this year, you can claim the full depreciation on this year’s taxes, instead of over the lift’s lifetime. This can result in a significant tax savings.

The law allows a full deduction for long-term, personal property purchase that you use in your business at least 50% of the time. The aggregate cost of all items deducted cannot exceed $500,000. There are other restrictions, as the law is intended to help small business (but there are provisions for larger business, too!) As always, check with your tax experts!

Get your order in now to make sure your lift is built and delivered in 2016 so you can take the deduction!

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Wiggins Lift Selects Volvo Penta Tier 4 Diesel Engines

Wiggins Lift Selects Volvo Penta Tier 4 Diesel Engines

We are proud to announce that we have recently chosen Volvo Penta as the preferred OEM supplier of EPA Tier 4 Final diesel engines for our line of industrial material handling machines.

Our first forklift with a Volvo Penta six-cylinder TAD870 engine was deployed for stevedoring operations at Port Hueneme, California, and is performing admirably. More recently, we delivered a Marina Bull with a Volvo Penta four-cylinder TAD571 engines to Bolton Landing in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. This week, another Marina Bull with the Volvo Penta will head for the State of Delaware.


Volvo Penta’s after-treatment solution uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), which meets Tier 4F emission standards. The Volvo Penta solution for Tier 4 final is compact and does not require regeneration, resulting in less downtime and reduced maintenance costs.

Although we are not yet required to meet Tier 4F emission limits, we have many customers who specify EPA Tier 4F, EU Stage IV and CARB compliant engines. We have tested products from other Tier 4F engine suppliers, and we selected Volvo Penta because of their superior emission-reduction technology, and their technical support and service.

Bruce Farber

P.E. global sales support and special projects, Wiggins Lift Co., Inc.

At Volvo Penta, we are able to draw on the extensive experience of the Volvo Group in emission reduction technology for trucks, buses and construction equipment. Our SCR technology is mature and thoroughly proven over many years.


Ron Huibers

President, Volvo Penta of the Americas

The Volvo Penta engines install relatively easily into our existing engine compartment without a major redesign. The Volvo engineering team provided prompt and efficient support, and the certification process was easy and painless. Customer service and satisfaction is also enhanced because Volvo Penta has servicing dealers close to our customers—especially at marinas and port facilities.

Our customers have given the new engines positive reviews. They like the high power/torque performance at low RPMs, which provides better fuel efficiency and quieter operation.

Read the Official Press Release

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Wiggins Lift—born in the agricultural fields of California

Wiggins Lift—born in the agricultural fields of California

AJOT_logoThe American Journal of Transportation has published an article on Wiggins Lift Company, Inc. Highlighting the beginnings in agriculture, the article by Marty Pilsch describes the company’s beginnings in the needs for a custom machine for field workers and the conditions of agriculture.


Now, known internationally as the premiere manufacturer of high quality, custom lifts, Wiggins services the marina, mining, military, construction, and agriculture industries with innovative designs and customers service.

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