by Markus McDowell | Aug 19, 2019 | Agriculture
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)
by Markus McDowell | Sep 24, 2018 | Custom Engineering, Marina, Material Handling, Military, Press Release, Yard Trucks
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.
McDowell points to the company’s previous projects, including the continued evolution of the industry-leading Marina Bull LoPRO, the crab-steering Marina FLX, the Nuclear Waste Handler, and Operating in Heavy Seas: the Wiggins LCS Forklift as evidence for Wiggins’ ability to innovate and build new vehicles from the ground up.
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!
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