Wiggins Expands Our Partnership with Taylor and SSI as an Authorized Sales and Service Dealer for Marina Bull

Wiggins Expands Our Partnership with Taylor and SSI as an Authorized Sales and Service Dealer for Marina Bull

In 2010, Wiggins Lift Co., Inc. partnered with Taylor Machine Works and Sudden Service, Inc. as an authorized Marina Bull sales and support dealer. Taylor has represented Wiggins admirably in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and North Carolina for eight years.

The relationship between these two family-owned, family-oriented, built-in-America businesses has benefitted Wiggins, Taylor, SSI, and—most important—our customers.

This wonderful relationship made it clear to us that there was more we could do together. We are pleased to announce that Taylor and SSI are now the authorized service and sales dealers for the Wiggins Marina Bull in the following regions:


  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • Indiana
  • West Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Maine
  • Texas

Central America

  • Belize
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Venezuela


  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Lucia
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Trinidad and Tobago

This new era of cooperation between our two American, family-run companies will benefit the marina industry and their customers.

Click here to read the TMW press release.

For more information on the Wiggins Marina Bull products sold in your area, visit www.taylorbigred.com. For support and service, visit www.suddenserviceinc.com.

Wiggins Parts Dept—at your service!

Wiggins Parts Dept—at your service!

Wiggins Parts Department—ready to serve you!

Our factory-trained and experienced parts personnel serve our customers with the highest level of support.  The staff in the Wiggins Parts Department has over thirty years of Wiggins knowledge and the ability to help any customer. Whether it is a part needed for a Wiggins machine from twenty years ago or a spare part for a brand new machine, Wiggins Lift has inventory warehouses on both the east and west coasts to make sure the part is in stock and close by when you need it.

Our Parts Department is open Monday through Friday, except for holidays, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (-8 GMT).

Call us at +1 (805) 485-7821 or email Dave. Be sure to join our newsletter for occasional deals on parts!

With the addition of Taylor SSI Sudden Service as a Wiggins Authorized and Trained Service and Parts Dealer, the service and parts you need are more readily available than ever before. From oil filters to a complete axle assembly, Wiggins has you covered with genuine, quality OEM Wiggins parts.

HAVE IT YOUR WAY: Wiggins Marina Bull for options AND support.

HAVE IT YOUR WAY: Wiggins Marina Bull for options AND support.

Before 1974, fast food restaurants were food assembly lines: you got what was on the menu and didn’t ask for options because they weren’t available.

Then Burger King released a campaign saying that at their place, you could “have it your way.” The jingle became famous:

“Hold the pickles,

hold the lettuce,

special orders don’t upset us,

all we ask is that you let us serve it your way.”

It was a customer-oriented: offer a standard menu of options that satisfied most people, but allow a customer to make special requests. Today, most fast-food places allow options on their standard items.

That’s not true in the marine forklift industry. Most lifts are assembly-line products. You buy only what they offer, with relatively few options. If you have an unusual request, forget it.

But Wiggins is customer-oriented and always has been. Our mottos are “Built for the owner, designed for the operator” and “Tell us what you want; we’ll build it.”

For a marina lift, “one size” does not “fit all.” Every marina is different. Different building constraints, a different collection of boats, and different needs.

All Wiggins Marina Bulls come with standard components, of course, such as a Kessler drive axle, a Cummins engine, and a Dana transmission. These standard components are durable and high-quality, just like the Marina Bulls we put them in.

Engines and Transmissions

  • Cummins 110HP, 121HP, 154HP, 160HP, 190HP, 220HP, 250HP
  • Cummins 121HP, 173HP, 220HP Tier 4
  • Ford V10 LPG
  • Volvo 140Hp, 174HP, 215HP D5, 215HP D8 Tier 4
  • Dana Clark 20000, 32000 transmission
  • Funk DF250 transmission

So many options—with security for parts and service.

But if your marina has a different preference, we’ll customize it. No matter how unique the request—as long as it’s safe and effective, we’ll make it your way. That’s why we are the leader in the marine forklift industry, with more satisfied customers than any other manufacturer. We put our customers’ needs first.

We can customize nearly every aspect of our Marina Bull to fit your marina’s wants and needs. That includes what you would expect, such as height, engine, and tires, but also things like hydraulic control configuration or even step design.

Concerned about getting parts and service for customizations? No problem. We have been servicing and supporting our custom machines for almost 70 years. Before we allow any part to be put on a Marina Bull, we make sure it meets our rigorous performance and safety standards, and that we can support that part in an exceptional manner. If a component fails either of those tests, we’ll work with you to find a suitable option, because we don’t put substandard parts on Wiggins lifts. In additions, we have parts and service centers all over the USA, including support through Taylor SSI.

Do you want an AxleTech or a John Deere axle? A Ford LPG or Volvo Penta Tier 4 engine? Something else? We’ll do it, as long as it meets the high level of performance the Marina Bull is famous for.

Don’t settle for a one-size-fits-all, assembly-line approach. With Wiggins, you’ll not only get a high-performance, durable, and custom machine—you’ll receive the highest quality service and parts support, too. No other manufacturer offers customization, quality components, and support like Wiggins.

Drive Axles

  • Kessler D81
  • John Deere 1200, 1400, 1600
  • AxleTech PRC1756, PRC1794, PRC3806, and PRC 7534.

Tell us what you want, we’ll build it.


  • Pneumatic
  • Black solid
  • Non-mark solid
  • Lug or smooth

Have it your way—with confidence.

Save money and time with easy access and quick service

Save money and time with easy access and quick service

Save money and time with easy access and quick service

When it comes to servicing a Wiggins Yard Bull, we beat the competition with easy access for maintenance, service, and troubleshooting. The innovative clamshell design of the operator console and engine compartment allows easy access—at eye level—to the entire power train for service when needed. Easy access means lowered maintenance costs and a quick return to moving cargo.

Our customers love the time- and money-savings that a Yard Bull brings to their operations.

The Daily Battle against Corrosion — A Partnership

The Daily Battle against Corrosion — A Partnership

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

Marina ManufacturingProvide 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.

A Face-lift for a Lift — Wiggins at Work!

A Face-lift for a Lift — Wiggins at Work!

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!

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