Wiggins Marina Bull—Longevity in Action at Belle Maer Harbor Marina

Wiggins Marina Bull—Longevity in Action at Belle Maer Harbor Marina

How long should a marina lift last? They work in pretty tough environments: from freezing to hot temperatures, in fresh and salt water, lifting and moving heavy and uneven loads, and just the general wear and tear of heavy machinery.

Wiggins lifts are known for their durability and longevity in the field, even in the toughest environments. How about Harrison Township in Michigan? Our friends at Belle Maer Harbor Marina know this all too well—and that’s why they have been using the same Wiggins Marina Bull since 1990—twenty-seven years on the job!

The Marina Bull is a 15K Marina Bull. Check out the Wiggins classic logo on the back!

This Marina Bull has worked every day since 1990. It was recently repainted, and looking great! This lift has been working in the field almost longer than anyone else has been making marina forklifts!

Here’s a picture of the 1990 Marina Bull (right) next to their 2004 Marina Bull (left).

This is another reason why Wiggins is the world leader in the dry storage boat handling equipment industry. Wiggins can custom design what you need for your marina. We design and manufacture our trucks to meet each customer’s unique environment and needs. This makes each Marina Bull particularly suited to the job it will perform, which means better performance and—as Belle Maer Harbor Marina knows—impressive durability.

Wiggins builds machines to order, meaning you get what you need for your application, not some generalized lift that may or may not meet your needs. If you’re in need of a marina forklift, give us a call, and we’ll show you exactly what we mean.

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.

Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey…

Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey…

All of us at Wiggins Lift send our thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have many friends and customers who are dealing with its aftermath. So many are in need of resources and manpower, and will continue to be in need for a long time.

Beware of scams (there are many) that prey on good-hearted people. Always research aid organizations who accept funds and goods. Or simply stay with the tried-and-true. Here are a few we like:

In today’s culture, there are many forces that seek to divide us over political and social topics. But Texans have shown us that we are all one big family when it comes to what matters—food, shelter, safety, family, friends, community, and faith.

CEO Michele McDowell in American Journal of Transportation

CEO Michele McDowell in American Journal of Transportation

Wiggins Lift and CEO Michele McDowell in the American Journal of Transportation

Wiggins Lift Co., Inc. and Michele Wiggins-McDowell was recently featured in an article in the American Journal of Transportation. The article highlights Wiggins’ use of the latest technology for safety, durability, efficiently, environment-friendliness, and strength. Noting that Michele may be the first female CEO of a forklift design and manufacturing company, the article continues:

 

As the third-generation Wiggins to become the chief executive officer of the leading manufacturer of marina forklifts in the world, Michele will tell you that her blood lines may have provided the connection, but her qualifications for the job are a result of learning the forklift business from the bottom up.  She began working at the Wiggins factory in Oxnard, California at age fourteen.

Michele is the daughter of second generation Wiggins CEO Mike Wiggins, and granddaughter of company’s founder Mel Wiggins. She began her career running parts, working as head janitor, office assistant and lead go-for. After a four-year separation to attend college at Abilene Christian University, Michele returned to the factory as director of purchasing and then chief financial officer before taking the helm after father Mike Wiggins stepped down. Mike still works and has assumed the title of president of the company.

Wiggins is the world’s leading manufacturer of marina forklifts, shipping product throughout the globe. They have designed the world’s largest marina trucks, used to lift yachts from the water, transport them back to boat storage facilities and insert them into their multi-level slots. Wiggins has also produced forklifts for the agricultural fields of California, for the U.S. military, for nuclear power plants and specialty lift trucks for the marine terminal industry…

To read the full article, visit AJOT.

Marina Bulls—longevity in action at Bass River Marina

How long should a marina lift last? They work in pretty tough environments: from freezing to hot temperatures, in fresh and salt water, lifting and moving heavy and uneven loads, and just the general wear and tear of heavy machinery.

Wiggins lifts are known for their durability and longevity in the field, even in the toughest environments. How about Cape Cod? Cold winters, sea water—a harsh environment for a marina lift. Our friends at Bass River Marina know this all too well—and that’s why they have been using the same Wiggins Marina Bull since 1992!

Here are two pictures from Bass River Marina—a model is 12.5K Marina Bull (a W1.6 in our current rating system). Check out that old-style logo on the back!

Bass River tells us that this Marina Bull still works every day throughout the boating season in Dennis, Massachusetts. Going strong since 1992—that’s almost longer than anyone else has been making marina forklifts!

This is another reason why Wiggins is the world leader in the dry storage boat handling equipment industry. Wiggins can custom design what you need for your marina. We design and manufacture our trucks to meet each customer’s unique environment and needs. This makes each Marina Bull particularly suited to the job it will perform, which means better performance and—as Bass River Marina knows—impressive durability.

Wiggins builds machines to order, meaning you get what you need for your application, not some generalized lift that may or may not meet your needs. If you’re in need of a marina forklift, give us a call, and we’ll show you exactly what we mean.

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