Wiggins in the Mining Industry

Wiggins in the Mining Industry

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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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You can reach a qualified sales person M-F, 8am to 5pm at +1 (805) 485-7821.You can email a qualified sales person at sales@wigginslift.com

DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURES –Click here to view and download PDF versions of all of our brochures.

Wiggins Yard Bulls — built for your needs

Wiggins Yard Bulls — built for your needs

We design and manufacture the Yard Bull LoPRO for each customer’s unique environment and needs. Unlike assembly-line lifts, Wiggins lifts are customized for you.

Our lifts have the lowest center of gravity and the highest tip factor in the industry, setting the standard for safety and handling. With the lowest counter-weight in the industry, rear visibility is dramatically improved, increasing customer and employee safety while protecting other property from damage. The innovative tilt-cab design of the operator console and engine compartment allows easy access at eye level to the entire power train when servicing is needed.

Finally, the dramatically lower operator console and an AirRide seat improves operator convenience and comfort.

As for performance, the new state of the art IQAN™ System with its adjustable monitor keeps the operator informed with real-time information about engine performance and status. Our Auto-Lube system minimizes downtime by automatically lubricating key components—mast and carriage bearings, tilt cylinders, steer axles—to ensure smooth operation while saving money. And our oil-purification system reduces costly and time-consuming oil changes. With proper maintenance, the Yard Bull LoPR0 can operate as long as one year without having to change the oil.

The Yard Bull LoPro is built using the latest materials, including a stainless steel-coated steer column and critical-area components, as well as zinc-based coatings to prevent rust and corrosion on the mast and chassis.

Download a brochure here, or call 1-805-485-7821 or email sales@wigginslift.com for a quote.


A 1977 Wiggins 6K still running strong after 42 years.

A 1977 Wiggins 6K still running strong after 42 years.

A 1977 Wiggins lift still running strong after 42 years!

One of our engineers, Chase, recently came across an old Wiggins 6K Rough Terrain forklift—still being used every day. This classic beauty was spotted at a building supply company in valle La Mision in Baja California. When Chase asked them about it, they say they use it every day and it’s still going strong. “We love it!”

 

If you look closely at the info plate, you’ll see the serial number “775931.” The first two numbers denote the year. That’s right—1977! Forty-two years old and still being used every day.

Art, our service managers, says that he likely worked on it because he was on the assembly line back then.

We are proud of the durability and longevity of our forklifts—and always have been. Chase summed it up perfectly:

“I feel really fortunate to be able to do the work I do and I am really proud of the machines we build, but it is something else entirely to be part of the Wiggins Lift legacy.”
Wiggins Lift Cofounder Hattie America Wiggins Passes Away

Wiggins Lift Cofounder Hattie America Wiggins Passes Away

We are sad to announce that. Hattie America Wiggins passed away at the age of 98 on November 22, 2018, at her home in Oxnard, California. She and her husband, Melvin Wiggins, founded Wiggins Lift Co., Inc. in 1960. Mel passed away on November 24, 1989.

Hattie was born on October 14, 1920, in Ada, Oklahoma. She married Melvin Wiggins in 1935. They lived in Oklahoma and Texas before following the Great Migration to California. After living in Newhall, Hawthorne, and Ojai, they settled in Oxnard and began Wiggins Lift Co., Inc., a heavy machinery manufacturing company, making forklifts for the agricultural industry. Wiggins Lift grew to provide innovative and customized forklifts to the marine, agriculture, military, yard, and mining industries. Mel passed away in 1989, and Hattie continued working at the company every day until this year.

She is survived by a son, Michael and his wife, Nancy; a daughter Darleen, and her husband, Paul. She has four grandchildren (Michele, Dana, Melissa, Michael) and eight great-grand-grandchildren (Micah, Cayman, Alexa, Maya, Grayson, Cody, Kennedy, Holland).

A memorial service will be held at the Ventura Church of Christ on Wednesday at 12:30 pm, followed by a burial at Ivy Lawn in Ventura. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the John Clayton’s Does God Exist program.


See also:

Happy 95th Birthday, Hattie  Wiggins!
Ventura County Star: Oxnard’s Wiggin’s Lift has been a family business for over half a century

XL Lifts represents Wiggins — come see us both at BreakBulk Americas Show 2018!

XL Lifts represents Wiggins — come see us both at BreakBulk Americas Show 2018!

XL Lifts represents Wiggins — come see us both at BreakBulk Americas Show 2018!

Representing Wiggins Lift Co., Inc. as a dealer for Yard Bull and Marina Bull lines in the Western United States, XL Lifts brings a combination of technical expertise and relatability to your forklift needs. With over twenty years of experience in forklift sales (and with Wiggins lifts in particular), XL Lifts President Michael Marzahl knows the industry inside and out.

“Wiggins Lift Company is helping progressive companies take advantage of the next generation of electric forklift technology,” said Marzahl. “The first of its kind, the Wiggins Yard eBull will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sound pollution, while enabling industrial companies to do their jobs. I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting movement.”

“We are proud to have XL Lifts representing us in the marketplace,” said Wiggins’ Director of Sales, Micah McDowell. “XL Lifts brings a personal touch to each customer, something we relate to as a family business. This touch, coupled with a depth of knowledge about our products, allows XL Lifts to create lasting relationships with customers in each industry. Wiggins is excited about the opportunities for the future of this partnership.”

Besides extensive forklift knowledge, XL Lifts is well-versed in the grant funding process and works with state and local air pollution authorities on behalf of customers to help fund zero-emission initiatives.

XL Lifts will exhibit with Wiggins at Booth 1349 at this year’s BreakBulk Americas Conference in Houston on October 2-4. Stop by to say hello!

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