Working Together to Fight Corrosion
Salt water and seaside air and the sun are relentless in their attack against the longevity of your buildings and machines. Wiggins and our customers must work together to maintain and preserve the coatings that help protect the high quality steel used in the Wiggins Marina Bull.
The Wiggins Part
Provide a high zinc primer coating topped with high quality two-part urethane epoxy coatings. This sophisticated coating system takes days to apply and cure and becomes a strong barrier to the attack. Wiggins uses a fiberglass console with stainless fasteners. Wiggins provides touch up paint to all customers.
The Customer Part
Keep a close eye on every surface, edge, fitting and bracket through a daily visual inspection. Immediately counterattack against any spots of rust. Remove the rust with a wire brush, apply the touch up paint on the spot. If this inspection is performed daily, the spots are small and the restoration of the protective barrier is quick. Spots that are allowed to linger only become larger and more difficult to correct.
Did you know that Wiggins Lift does not only manufacture forklifts? We also offer facelifts—that is, facelifts for lifts.
We have been making and shipping forklifts for over 65 years, and they last longer than our competitor’s models (some have been in the field for well over 30 years). But sometimes their owners want a re-condition, renovation, or upgrade. We are always happy to re-unite with one of our children and make her like new! (We also do the same for non-Wiggins lifts, which makes them even better than new.)
Recently, we had the pleasure of doing just that for utility lift. Back when Denver beat Green Bay in the Super Bowl and the Yankees defeated Padres in the World Series; when Frank Sinatra died and a President was impeached, and when Titanic was the top movie, Haas Automation purchased a utility lift from us. After eighteen years of hard work, Haas sent the old girl to us for a re-condition:
All the wear and tear revealed her toughness and character. She didn’t need major surgery, just some minor maintenance and makeup. Our great team got to work, and a month later drove her out into the California day, ready to dazzle once again:
Thank you to the people at Haas for the opportunity to revisit our work of eighteen years ago! Our team enjoyed seeing the good work they did back then, and commenting about how our product and technology has progressed even more since then.
As always, we are happy to serve our customers and meet new ones. We love what we do!