Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Product Walk-Around: ZX™-135/70 Articulating Boom - ANSI


Ideal for outdoor construction and industrial applications, Genie® engine-powered articulating Z™ booms provide lifting versatility with a combination of up, out and over positioning capabilities and outreach that’s second to none.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Michelle Strand joins the American Rental Association California board

Strand, who, along with her husband, Rick, has been in the equipment rental business since 2008,is excited about being on the board.

Strand has learned a lot from the viewpoint of a small, woman- owned rental business. Having built a business from the ground up, Strand plans to bring that knowledge and experience to her new role on the board.

After sitting on her first online state chapter board call in January, she knew she had made the right decision to volunteer. “I loved it. I was glad to see that everyone participated and wished to be actively involved. It was nice to hear people really invested in the success of ARA and in serving the members of ARA. There are so many resources offered to ARA members, and I am happy to spread the word,” she says.

Strand, who is very active in her community, sits on the boards of the Vacaville Social Services Corp., which assists a local homeless shelter, and Saving Gracie, a nonprofit that helps provide funds for families who cannot afford life-saving surgeries or treatments for their pets. She also delivers meals to seniors through a partnership between area restaurants and the city of Vacaville, and she is heavily involved in the Boys and Girls Club.

She looks forward to “contributing insights and take-aways about member engagement and such” that she has learned from her involvement with those boards and committees to the ARA of California.

“I also hope to expand my knowledge, utilize all the resources available through the ARA of California and actively reach out to others in the industry so they can see the benefits,” she says. “We have some other rental operators in my area. I would like to let them know I am on the ARA of California board and then share the benefits of why they need to be engaged.”

Source: https://www.ararental.org/regional-newsletters (Region 9)


Thursday, April 15, 2021

I-80 Forklift - Community Partner of the Year

I-80 Forklift was presented today by Executive Director, Candy Pierce with the Community Partner of the Year plaque for their continued support to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).



CASA of Solano County advocates for abused, neglected, and other identified children within the court system, with the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and stable home.

Monday, April 12, 2021

JLG® 830P & 1030P: Operate With More Efficiency & Less Risk


The 830P push around vertical mast lift and the 1030P push around lift are part of our line of low-level access lifts. Both offer 360-degree range of motion with both hands, increased serviceability and built-in safety features. In this video, Kelly Hendershot, marketing manager, walks you through how a push around man lift from JLG—like the 830P and 1030P—can help you operate with more productivity and safety. See the full specs: https://www.jlg.com/en/equipment/low-.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A Day in the Life of a Genie® Intern


What is a day in the life of a Genie® intern like? Learn about what you can experience in an internship at Genie.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Product Introduction: Genie® S® 80 J Telescopic Boom Lift - ANSI


The Genie S-80 J model has an unre­stricted platform capacity of 660 lb (300 kg) to get the job done with two occupants, plus tools, and a 6-ft (1.8 m) jib, leading length and capacity for low-weight booms in this height category. Learn more: https://www.genielift.com/en/aerial-l...

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Expansive Inventory of Telehandlers, Boom Lifts and Light Towers at I80 Forklift

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Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
70 Union Way, Vacaville, CA 95687
707-451-5100

Based in Solano County, centrally located between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Interstate 80 Forklift is your top choice for all your needs.

Did you know...
  • We have an expansive fleet of telehandlers for sell or rent
  • We have an expansive fleet of boom lifts, scissor lifts and light towers for sell or rent
  • We sell and rent small utility trailers with a drop deck
  • We rent an Under-Bridge Platform
  • We employ experienced and certified mechanics to work on your equipment on-site or in our shop
  • We will transport your heavy construction equipment anywhere within California
  • We offer forklift, boom lift and scissor lift certification classes at our Vacaville location or your jobsite
  • We have most commonly used or needed parts on-hand ready to ship to you or be installed
  • We have Safety Equipment for your jobsite needs
  • We do annual boom and scissor lift inspections
  • We do preventative maintenance on all construction equipment
  • We are Small Business Certified through the State of California (SBE# 1351740)

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Advanced Life Cycle Solutions


Watch this video recap to follow the story of how JLG delivers lower total cost of ownership at every level, from customer-focused R&D to single source parts.
http://www.jlg.com/

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

How to Run Your Portable Generator Safely | Consumer Reports


Portable generators can be a life-saver during a power outage, but also a killer when improperly used. Here's what you need to know about the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, and how to use your generator safely.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Wacker Neuson Generators Available At I-80 Forklift - Power Your House or Job Site


See more at https://www.i-80forklift.com/generators/or call 707-451-5100.

If you need a manual transfer switch added to your house to connect one of these generators here are 2 of our electrical partners contact information:

Greater Sacramento Area- Roseville-Rocklin Electric https://rocklinelectric.com/ 916-772-2698

Solano County and Bay Area- CP Unlimited 707-373-6666


Thursday, March 18, 2021

MaxTrax Rubber Tracks



Looking for an easier way to manage your entire equipment fleet? MaxTrax from JLG can help. Designed with Compact Loaders and Mini Excavators in mind, these durable, affordable rubber tracks offer better handling and excellent ride quality.


Why MaxTrax?



  • Direct Ship Program with locations in the U.S. and Canada
  • Convenient ordering through Online Express
  • Precision fit on a wide range of OEM machines
  • Increased durability from forged metal pieces
  • Superior design using continuously would cables to reduce vibration
  • Freight savings on orders over $1,000

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Forklift Safety Checklist

  
Forklifts should receive adequate safety checks . There are various hazards associated with forklift operation and a complete check before daily forklift operation will ensure forklift driver safety and safety for other employees and company assets.

A forklift safety checklist will ensure its safe condition. It will help you identify any potential problem with the forklift. Having a forklift safety checklist is essential.

A safety checklist should be completed with a "Yes or No" complete with a comment for "No" answers.

General information should be provided:

Name of workplace
  1.     Division/Department/Section
  2.     Running location
  3.     Identification of forklift
  4.     Work description (brief)
Workplace conditions
  1.     Is the operating area completely separated from walkers?
  2.     Are there clear and adequate safety signs warning walkers against forklift traffic?
  3.     Are walker pathways and zebra crossings marked?
  4.     Are workers warned about  crossing forklift pathways?
  5.     Are convex safety mirrors present at blind spots?   
Forklift part check
  1.     Does the forklift specification meet the operating requirement?
  2.     Is a clear forklift load chart provided?
  3.     Is a seat belt provided?
  4.     Is there a speed controller?
  5.     Do the horn, reversing beeper, proximity indicator and flashing light function properly?
  6.     Is there a protective structure provided on the forklift to prevent injuries during roll=overs or from falling objects?
  7.     Is the maintenance performed regularly?
  8.     Are forklift maintenance and repair records maintained?
  9.     Is there enough fuel inside forklift?
  10.     Is forklift battery charged?
  11.     Are the forklift tires fully inflated?
  12.     Are the tires pressure enough and safe?
  13.     Are the tires in good conditions?
  14.     Do the forklift brakes work?
  15.     Is the steering functioning correctly?
  16.     Does the gear shift work?
  17.     Are the left and right mirrors available and clear?
  18.     Do all indicators and gauges function properly?
  19.     Are there any liquid leaks from the forklift?
  20.     Are fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid and coolant levels full?
  21.     Is there a portable fire extinguisher fitted on the forklift?
  22.    Are hard hats required for forklift operators?
  23.    Is personal protective equipment such as eye goggles, ear plugs and safety shoes available to operators?
Forklift Operators/Drivers
  1.    Are  forklift operators or drivers certified?
  2.     Does the driver understand the load chart?
  3.     Is appropriate training provided?
  4.     Have forklift drivers been given adequate training?
  5.     Are the drivers familiar with the workplace layout in the plant site?
  6.     Do forklift drivers follow the pathways correctly?
  7.     Are forklift drivers or operators in good health?
  8.     Does the forklift driver know the maximum speed?
Working system
  1.     Are there speed limits for powered equipment on site?
  2.     Are there appropriate traffic management plans at the plant site to prevent collision of forklifts with people and other mobile equipment by separating them in time or space?
  3.     Are all safety procedures related to forklift inspection, operation, clean up and maintenance established, maintained and communicated to operators?
  4.     Is there a monitoring and supervision system for ensuring all safety procedures work?
  5.    Are work schedules adequate to move materials without operating the forklift at excessive speeds?
  6.     Are only certified drivers allowed to operate a forklift?
  7.     Is load checking always performed for load stability?
  8.     Is load weight always checked before loading to avoid overloading?
  9.     Is the load always lowered prior to the forklift being in motion?
  10.     Are safe distances provided  from the edge of ramps, docks, drains, gutters, floor openings and any other opening and obstacles established to prevent forklift accident?
  11.     Are all ramp or dock edges safeguarded and visibly marked?
  12.     Is the forklift allowed to lift workers using forklift to do certain job?
  13.     Is the forklift allowed to be used for doing other jobs instead of lifting?
  14.     Is the procedure for the safe battery charging or fuel filling established?
All these questions must be completed to ensure forklift safety.Countermeasures and follow up are required before the forklift can be used. Follow up must be made for NO' answers to any of these above questions in the safety checklist.

By Lukman Nulhakiem

Lukman Nulhakiem is a chemical engineer who has experience in hazard recognition and hazard control studies. Visit his blog at  cemicalplantsafety.net to learn more about safety in chemical plant and workplaces in general.



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Friday, March 12, 2021

Did you know...

Based in Solano County, centrally located between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Interstate 80 Forklift is your top choice for all your needs.

  • We have an expansive fleet of telehandlers for sell or rent
  • We have an expansive fleet of boom lifts, scissor lifts and light towers for sell or rent
  • We sell and rent small utility trailers with a drop deck
  • We rent an Under-Bridge Platform
  • We employ experienced and certified mechanics to work on your equipment on-site or in our shop
  • We will transport your heavy construction equipment anywhere within California
  • We offer forklift, boom lift and scissor lift certification classes at our Vacaville location or your jobsite
  • We have most commonly used or needed parts on-hand ready to ship to you or be installed
  • We have Safety Equipment for your jobsite needs
  • We do annual boom and scissor lift inspections
  • We do preventative maintenance on all construction equipment
  • We are Small Business Certified through the State of California (SBE# 1351740)
Michelle Strand, President
Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
Certified Small Business #1351740
70 Union Way | Vacaville, CA 95687
707-451-5100
Newsletter Production by: Upward Trend

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Sheet Material Handler Telehandler Attachment


This attachment is the ultimate solution for picking and placing sheetrock, drywall, plywood, greenboard, and other sheet materials at the job site.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

I-80 Forklift Service Truck Demonstration


Rick from I-80 Forklift goes over one of the well stocked service trucks they use to service and repair forklifts and equipment in the field. See more information at http://www.i80forklift.com

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Worlds Tallest Boom Lift 185 Feet JLG 1850SJ


This is a video we recorded of a JLG 1850SJ going up to max height which is 185 ft. This rig is not for someone with a faint stomach when it comes to heights. Filmed with GoPro Hero 4 Black.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Product Demo: Genie Z™-60/37FE Articulating Boom Lift: Hybrid System - ANSI



With the Genie Z-60/37FE boom, equipped with a Fuel Electric Hybrid System, we give our customers the opportunity to choose either from a full electric machine or a diesel powered machine, environmental consciousness with lower cost of operation. 2 modes of operation: Full-electric: full-day, emission-free on a single charge, Diesel driven generator: one week of run time with a single tank of diesel.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Toucan Overview


Learn how to conduct a proper function check with boom controls. The function check ensures all functions operate smoothly with precise control. It provides the opportunity to visually inspect items that cannot be seen during the walk around, like boom sections and extendable axles. Some tips you’ll see include: Ensure the machine is on a firm, level surface in an area free of obstructions and that there is no load in the platform. Make sure there’s enough clearance around the machine and platform to safely operate all functions. The turntable lock should be disengaged. Always start with the ground controls.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Similar, Not the Same

 

You can settle for a scissor that does the job. Or you can choose from two JLG® scissor lines that do what other brands can’t. Consider our full range of machines—from the value R to the premium ES—and get the performance you expect with smart, simple technology that maximizes your uptime.

Learn more:  https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/similar-not-same


Saturday, February 13, 2021

Running a night shift that is using a forklift?


Don’t get behind schedule because of an unexpected break-down. Let Interstate 80 Forklift be your back-up plan. Call and schedule an “on-call" mechanic for those off hour times.

Our technicians are factory certified and have many years experience in the field. We fix it right the first time, so you can get back on schedule.

In most cases we can have a mechanic on-site for emergency repairs the same or next day. Our repairs cover from minor part to complete engines. We can do everything from Basic Preventative Maintenance to 1000 Hour Full Services.

Repairs and servicing can also be done at our facility yard.

Parts: Depending on part

Repairs: $125.00 per hour

We fix it right the first time so you can get back to work.

Based in Solano County, centrally located between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Interstate 80 Forklift is your top choice for all your forklift needs. Interstate 80 Forklift offers competitive pricing on new and used forklifts. As well we have a large inventory of parts ready to ship or be installed. We employ top-notch mechanics who are experienced and ready to serve you.

Repairs and servicing can also be done in our shop conveniently located in Vacaville, California.

Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc. – Serving the Greater Sacramento and Bay Area 

Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
70 Union Way
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 451-5100

Fax: (707) 451-5101

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Advanced Equipment, Connected Technologies & More from CONEXPO


Featured in the JLG® booth, this video showcases all the equipment, technologies and solutions JLG brought to CONEXPO 2020. No matter the job, no matter the environment, JLG elevates access everywhere. See how. Explore JLG® equipment: www.jlg.com/en/equipment

Monday, February 1, 2021

HEAVY DUTY TRASH HOPPERS

Designed for "extendable reach" forklifts



Ideal for . . .

    General jobsite trash
    handling.
    Drop from masonry saw
    brick & block cutting.
    Rehab Projects.
    Re-roofing Jobs.
    Even as an elevating
    platform for material
    and equipment.

Forklift Trash Hopper

Make Cleanup as Simple as...1,  2,  3

    ① Forklift places hoppers where they are needed - on the floor, elevated deck, or roof.
    ② Workmen load them up as work progress's.
    ③ When the hopper is full, the forklift picks it up and carries it to the disposal area to dump - simple and convenient!

Easy-To-Load Design
Front completely open for unrestricted access.
Material can be . . .
• Wheeled in with wheelbarrows.
• Dumped from power buggies.
• Loaded by compact loaders.
• Thrown in by hand.
Rugged All Steel Construction
• Durable 3/16" plate steel for shell and sides.
• Full length fork channels add strength to bottom and assure the correct forklift pick-up points.
• Edges and corners are heavily reinforced for
   greater strength and rigidity.
Universal Fit
• Fits most all forklifts - slip on forks design
• Fork Pockets accept forks up to: 2 ¾" thick x 7
   wide x 60" long
• Attaches fast and easy to forklift with simple pin
   locking system.
Cleaner and Safer
• Eliminates dust and airborne material
   associated with chutes and slides.
• Eliminates dangers associated with trash
   being dumped directly from elevated decks.
information box for trash hoppers

Find out more at:(707) 451-5100
http://i80forklift.com/ 

Friday, January 29, 2021

Conducting a Boom Lift Walk Around Inspection



The walk around inspection ensures there is no visible damage to your boom lift. A pre-operational check of your machine must be conducted before using it each day or when changing operators. Always follow the daily inspection procedure in your manual. Some other helpful tips include: The machine must remain off during inspection. Check the fuel level in the tank or the charge in the batteries. Ensure all manuals are in the storage holder. Check to make sure there are no missing parts, that they’re securely fastened and that there’s no visible damage or excessive wear. If you find a discrepancy or damage to your machine, remove it from service and alert the proper maintenance personnel. Watch the video for a more detailed overview.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

See the Full Line of JLG® Hi-Capacity HC3 Boom Lifts


Our Hi-Capacity HC3 boom lift line includes eight models with the ability to carry up to three people and tools to height. These JLG® booms are ideal for a variety of applications, like construction, shipyards, power plants and commercial buildings. See the specs for each model. Learn more: https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/hc

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc. – Serving the Greater Sacramento and Bay Area

Sales Rentals Service Parts Transport Training

We fix it right the first time so you can get back to work.

Based in Solano County, centrally located between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Interstate 80 Forklift is your top choice for all your forklift needs. Interstate 80 Forklift offers competitive pricing on new and used forklifts. As well we have a large inventory of parts ready to ship or be installed. We employ top-notch mechanics who are experienced and ready to serve you.

Repairs and servicing can also be done in our shop conveniently located in Vacaville, California.

Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
70 Union Way
Vacaville, CA 95687

Call us today at (707) 451-5100

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

THE GENIE® GS™-4047 SCISSOR LIFT IS NOW THE NEW GS-4046 E-DRIVE



Slab Scissor Lifts
35% maintenance cost savings
30% increase in runtime and efficiency
70% fewer hoses and fittings
Increase productivity in high-rise spaces with the Genie® GS™-4046 E-Drive slab scissor lift. 
With a compact footprint ideal for work in narrow aisles, it features the state-of-the-art Genie AC 
electric E-Drive system for unmatched performance and runtime in high indoor and outdoor jobsites 
that require a significant amount of driving on level ground.

Overview

Powerful AC electric drive motors for unmatched driving performance and industry-leading 
runtime per battery charge
Quiet, zero-emission electric operation
Easy to maneuver in tight spaces and to drive through standard double doors
25% gradeability with 14° breakover angle to easily get up slopes and loading ramps
3 person max platform occupancy indoors and 1 person max platform occupancy outdoors
Large platform workspace with 36 in (0.91 m)  roll-out platform extension
Swing out components trays for easy access
User-friendly Smart Link™ dual-zone controls for indoor and outdoor use

Saturday, January 16, 2021

JLG Adds New Electric Drive Scissor Lift Models


The JLG ES electric drive scissor lifts and R-series hydraulic drive scissor lifts offer customers multiple options for working at height. Both lines feature lots of commonality and parts, making owning units from both lines, especially for rental companies, easier to service and maintain. The ES line includes the ES1330L and the 1530L. Both units are electric and front wheel drive. The 19-ft. scissor lifts also feature JLG Quick Fold for the rail system to meet the new ANSI standards. The new control box also has an indoor/outdoor switch to change from indoor to outdoor operation for the 19-ft. units as well.





Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Benefits of Geo Fencing


When the device is attached to your piece of equipment, 

  • Get alerts when  maintenance is due, 
  • Know the location of your equipment, 
  • Put a GEO Fence around your job so you know if it was stolen and leaving the GEO Fence area, plus more. 

No contracts!

$12.00 per month, $70.00 hardware cost plus installation cost, approximately 3/4 hour.

Call for more details. 
707-451-5100