For decades, Wiggins has worked with various branches of military organizations. We have a proven record for completing complex projects on time, on budget, and of the highest quality. Below are a few examples.
Tunnel Truck (US Army)
How do you carry a 12-foot tall panel down an 8 foot high tunnel and then set it upright in a large gallery? Wiggins does so by engineering a 90-degree tilt back, 90-degree rotation, and places the operator out of the way, but where everything can be seen clearly.
Littoral Combat Ship (US Navy)
A fast, stealthy ship that can operate in heavy seas needs a forklift to safely handle mission packages belowdecks. The Wiggins LCS does just that with three computers, a dozen sensors, safety control programming, and a locking stability steer axle. The operator gets the job done safely and quickly—even while the deck is pitching and rolling! UL rated and U.S. Navy-approved, with shock-load analysis and certified for use in heat, cold, rain, salt, and fog.
Boat Handler (Singapore Navy)
For the Singapore Navy, Wiggins designed and manufactured this marina lift with custom forks designed to lift navy boats from trailers. It also sports a custom lift height and fail-safe components. After three days of performance testing specifically required by the Singapore Navy, this lift passed with flying colors.
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At our manufacturing facility in California, we use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques both for engineering and manufacturing. This enables us to be creative as we partner with our clients to produce custom solutions. Wiggins Lift is known for our custom engineering, unlike other manufacturers who produce assembly-line forklifts.
This includes custom attachments for material handling of tires, rebar, large spools, and more; low-profile lifts for small spaces; ordnance handling forklifts for use aboard ships, and more. But we also design and build more unusual solutions. Here are just three examples:
Residential trash trucks deal with a pretty dirty environment. Wiggins was asked to design and manufacture a cylinder that could not only perform well, but weigh less than previous solutions. A lighter truck means a more trash can be transported at once, saving time and money. The addition of a rod scraper consistently removes debris from the cylinder, protecting the seals and increasing reliability.
Drill Rig Modifications and Load Stands
Drilling rigs are fraught with complex regulations and requirements. Wiggins designed and manufactured a self-erecting stand with a BOP (Blow-Out Preventer) to keep the drillers safe as they work above the well head. Because it was self-erecting, it removed the need and expense of a standard crane installation. Tested to 150 tons, the need for safety and precision was paramount. Wiggins delivered.
Stationary Mask and Lift Cylinders
Because Wiggins designs and manufactures its own lift cylinders, we can provide solutions for stationary lift applications. For example, the need to lift a heavy-duty entertainment lighting and laser array from an underground position to 70 feet above ground. The cylinders had to sustain high cycles and have a long life. Another example of Wiggins’ ability to engineer solutions to unique situations.
When we sell a forklift, our connection to our customer does not end there. Our parts department is ready and able to provide the highest level of support. Since there are Wiggins lifts in the field still working after 25+ years, our Parts Department staff has over thirty years of knowledge and the ability to help any customer.
Factory-trained and experienced, our parts team offers you the parts and information you need when you need it—whether it is a part needed for a Wiggins machine from twenty years ago, or a spare part for a brand new machine. We have inventory warehouses on both the east and west coasts of the US to make sure the part is in stock and close by when you need it.
In 2010, we partnered with Taylor Machine Works and Sudden Service, Inc., to further our goal of providing the highest quality service to our customers all over the world. The relationship between these two American, family-run businesses have benefitted Wiggins, Taylor, SSI, and—most important—our customers.
Wiggins has been designing and building equipment for the agriculture industry throughout its long history. We pride ourselves on machinery that is dependable and easy to maintain. In fact, Wiggins Lift got its start in the fields of the Oxnard Plain in California by building innovative machines that could be easily serviced in the fields.
We can design, engineer, and manufacture any product to your needs.
This diesel powered loader can handle 4 pallets at 3,000 pounds each. It delivers clean produce quickly and safely, and lowers the risk of worker injury. It operates in all seasons and in all weather to keep you running year around. The substantial ground clearance, wide tracks, and low ground pressure reduces ruts and the risk of getting stuck.
This harvester is self-contained and easy to set up, disassemble, and transport. It is 14 beds wide to harvest faster, cleaner, and safer than other options on the market. The harvester decreases physical demands on workers, expanding your labor pool and decreasing danger of injury. It is diesel powered with wide tracks and low ground pressure allowing it to work in all weather and in all seasons without tearing up your field. These characteristics also keep it from getting stuck or leaving large ruts in the field.
The Produce Handler can unload a truck in a single pick. Handling up to fourteen pallets at once, it saves time and fuel, and gets produce into the cooler faster. This truck was designed from the ground up for high load and long center applications, no retrofitting. It features a propane engine, fork positioning, and slope piling.
WIGGINS AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS – HIGH CAPACITY WITH CONFIDENCE AND STRENGTH
We customize all our products for your unique application. Lift capacity, turning radius, negative lift height, and many other features are all determined by your unique environment and needs.
Wiggins 12-pallet trucks are simple, easy to work on, and dependable. They have good visibility and are the preferred truck by the drivers.
— Mike McCauley (Nunes Cooling, Salinas, California)
Wiggins’ reputation for innovation, design, and customization, makes our lifts perfect for the mining industry. We’ve solved a variety of material handing needs in the mining industry, and are always looking for a new challenge! Here are some of our forklift solutions:
Tire Manipulator – Leading the industry and handling the biggest tires, the Wiggins Tire Manipulator provides precision control to install and rotate massive tires. Models range from 5,000 pounds (2,270 kgs) to 36,000 pound (16,330 kgs) payloads. LEARN MORE…
Multi-Purpose Truck– This is one versatile machine that can handle almost any mining need. The multifunctional chassis is specifically designed for underground mining with the ability to configure as necessary a forklift, bolter, tow vehicle, or power unit. You name it, Wiggins can build it. LEARN MORE… –
Telehandler – When space is limited, the powerful Telehandler works where few others can. Designed to be compact and heavy duty, it opens up access to areas previously unavailable to standard material handling machinery. LEARN MORE…-