Wiggins Lift Co. has introduced the first commercially available zero emission large capacity forklift. Fully electronic and manufactured in the US, it has capacities ranging from 30,000 to 70,000 lbs.
This lift will enable you to stay ahead of the approaching regulations that will eliminate diesel engines in all off-highway equipment. With a 10-year equipment replacement cycle, for example, the time to start electrification at your facility is now. (Tier IV engines are only a temporary step on the way to Zero Emissions.)
All power comes from unique high voltage Lithium Ion battery packs, designed and built by Thor Trucks. Safe High Voltage 720 VDC keeps power delivery strong and efficient while helping to keep weight and costs down. High Torque, direct drive, AC electric motor feeds power to our proven drive axles for high pulling power and gradability. Zero Emissions for clean operations inside buildings and ships, without fumes, soot, or noise.
Maintenance is minimal and cost-saving. Change the air filters on the battery cooling system once a year. Optional Automatic Greasing is available for mast and steer axle. Hydraulic axle brakes can last the life of the machine. On-Board Diagnostics assist with maintenance and repairs. No engine oil or filter changes, no DEF, no diesel fuel spills, no transmission oil or filter changes. Electricity has higher energy efficiency than diesel and costs less per shift to operate.
Wiggins is always about safety. Unique battery technology eliminates potential for cascade failures. Other features are reverse backup camera, daylight strobes when moving, optional rear facing radar with audible and visual warnings, and optional noise makers include conventional backup alarm and modern White Noise Generator to alert nearby pedestrians.
Designed and built for long life and strong like a bull. Many Wiggins forklifts delivered in the last 60 years are still working for their owners or are commanding high resale value. We know, because we provide parts and repair support for units that started service decades ago. Join our customer family with confidence of a fair and comprehensive warranty coupled with on-going support.
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.
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!
Wiggins Announces the First Zero-Emissions Large-Capacity Forklift: the eBull.
Oxnard, CA – Wiggins Lift Co. is excited to unveil the first commercially available zero emission large capacity forklift. With capacities ranging from 30,000 to 70,000 lbs, the Wiggins Yard eBull is fully electric and wholly manufactured in the United States. Wiggins Lift is a family-owned forklift manufacturer that has been operating in Southern California since the 1950s. The world leader in marina forklifts, Wiggins will display its first zero-emission industrial unit at the Breakbulk Americas Show in Houston on October 2-4.
Wiggins has partnered with battery supplier Thor Trucks, a fellow Southern California company, recently chosen by UPS to provide electric delivery trucks for field tests by the logistics giant. Thor provides batteries and electrification system integration, enabling Wiggins to reduce R&D effort and development time. “We’ve been innovators in the material handling field for over 50 years, so producing the first commercially available large capacity zero emission forklift in the industry was a logical next step for us,” says Micah McDowell, Wiggins’ Director of Sales.
Wiggins is using high voltage lithium-ion batteries, which are more resilient and longer lasting than the lead-acid batteries typically used on smaller warehouse forklifts.
With an estimated 6-month lead time, Wiggins will begin taking orders at the Breakbulk Show. Due to the higher costs associated with battery electric power, Wiggins has been working with state authorities on available grants designed to ease the financial burden of customers who purchase the electric forklifts. Many states have put such programs in place to incentivize operators to adopt zero emission material handling solutions. Many predict that advances in battery technology will significantly reduce costs of batteries within the next few years. Wiggins is also working on designs for a forklift that runs on hydrogen fuel cells, the technology, and infrastructure for which it estimates will be available in the next few years. Wiggins will build all of its battery-electric Yard eBulls with the capability the convert to hydrogen power in the field when that technology is available. For now, Wiggins will offer its entire product catalog in electric, including marina and industrial forklifts, tire handlers for mining, and other all-purpose and agricultural equipment.
Wiggins Lift invites you to see this technology for yourself at the Breakbulk Americas Show in Houston on October 2-4 at Booth 1349. With the first Wiggins Yard eBull on display, Wiggins will show you the advantages of zero-emission material handling and answer any questions you may have. Wiggins looks forward to seeing you there!
Wiggins Lift at the Breakbulk Americas Show in Houston
Breakbulk Americas Show 2017 was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, on October 17-19. Breakbulk Americas is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Americas, bringing top-tier shippers together with breakbulk and project cargo service providers.
Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, road, rail, barge and air transportation, export packers, equipment companies and more. Hear from industry experts during the conference sessions, which are held on the exhibition floor.
Wiggins Lift shared a booth with MYMIC Technologies and XL Lifts, where our displayed showed one of the two 60k @ 48″ LC trucks delivered in 2016 to SSA Port of Stockton. These lifts had a custom rebar attachment for handling 40′ and 60′ pieces of rebar. SSA liked these trucks so much, they placed an order for two 33K @ 24″ LC forklifts.
As seen on the display above, what sets Wiggins apart from others is custom design: we can make anything you need with any attachment. Our trucks are high quality, last longer than our competitors, and we provide short lead times (we 3-4 months, not the 8-10 months of our competitors).
Wiggins machines are known for their longevity and durability. To us, “longevity” means fifteen or twenty years, not the four to eight of other manufacturers. There are Wiggins lifts still working in the field after 30 years!
We achieve this standard by starting with quality raw materials and the best components. In the most crucial areas of performance and safety, we overbuild. Our carriages, forks, masts, and axles are the most rugged in the industry. The use of anti-corrosion materials adds to the durability. Our IQAN™ System hydraulic pressures test panel allows monitoring of truck performance and status, allowing the operators and mechanics to stay informed in real time.
We don’t stop there. Our auto-lube system minimizes downtime by automatically lubricating key components—mast and carriage bearings, tilt cylinder, mast pins, and steer axles to ensure smooth operation and to save money. The optional oil purification system reduces costly and time-consuming oil changes. With proper maintenance, the Yard Bull LoPR0 with optional Super Filtration can operate as long as one year without having to change the lubricating oils. This feature alone has proven to extend component life by thousands of hours.
An investment in a Wiggins Yard Bull is an investment for the long haul.
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