For Sale: Skytrak 3013 at I-80 Forklift

 Skytrak 3013

Lift capacity 2700lbs

Year 2023

Lift Height 13’1’'

Forward reach 7’1’'

Contact rick@i80forklift.com


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

Phone: (707) 451-5100

Fax: (707) 451-5101

See more information at http://www.i80forklift.com


Merry Christmas from I-80 Forklift!


Wishing You the Gift of Good Cheer this Holiday Season... 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Tour the JLG® High-Capacity 2733 Telehandler

The JLG® high-capacity 2733 telehandler helps you lower project costs by delaying or eliminating the need for wheel loaders in certain applications. Its 26,600-lb capacity allows it to tackle heavy loads, while advanced technology and a best-in-class cab enhance the operator experience. Watch the video to see how this telehandler brings more versatility to industries like construction, wind, oil and gas, mining and more. Get the full specs at https://www.jlg.com/en/equipment/tele..


ClearSky Smart Fleet - ACTIONABLE DATA FOR REAL-WORLD ROI - by Ara Eckel, Director of Product Management, JLG


ClearSky Smart Fleet

When I explain how and why we developed ClearSky Smart Fleet™, I always mention the need for it to provide actionable data. But what exactly is “actionable data?” And why is it so important?

Actionable data is information that you can easily and effectively use. Throughout our development process, we learned that everybody views actionable data differently. What's actionable for me might not be actionable for you.

That’s why everything on the ClearSky Smart Fleet portal is completely customizable. You can change your entire layout to match your preferences. You can save dashboards in different views. That makes it simple to save a sales dashboard or service dashboard, for example, to see the most relevant data for various elements of fleet management.

And, with the help of ClearSky Fleet Smart’s mobile app, you can directly interact with the machines near you to get that data. Because we’ve standardized connectivity hardware with your new machine purchase, you can simply use your mobile device’s Bluetooth capability to accomplish so many tasks. Here are just a few examples:

Finding the Right Machine. To locate a particular machine, you can simply use the “Detect” feature on the app and light up the machine you’re looking for or beep its horn or both, with the option of an added audio cue. At JLG, we use this capability just like our customers do. We need to account for a specific machine on a lot where hundreds of identical models are stored. Instead of walking from unit to unit and looking at every single serial number, we can use the ClearSky Smart Fleet app to honk the machine’s horn or turn on its lights within seconds.

Machine Status. With the embedded IoT system now integrated into the standard machine control system, insights can be quickly and directly delivered to many more groups across a rental organization than telematics has ever done.  

Say I’m a fuel truck driver, and I show up at a site where I’m supposed to “refuel the telehandler.” But there are 20 of them, and I don’t know which one needs fuel. Another simple yet highly impactful status is if you’ve plugged in your scissor lifts. This quick status check can make or break the productivity of tomorrow for the expensive workforce relying on delivering rent-ready equipment to their customers. This technology tells you within seconds with a visual status color indication. The same goes for a service tech or a branch manager. It’s an example of how we’ve expanded the concept of telematics into real-world applications that provide greater ROI.

Coming Soon: Next-level Fleet Information & Interactivity. Traditional telematics has geofencing capabilities, and typically, those geofences are all shapes and sizes because no two job sites are identical. To geofence multiple machines on a job site, you must first assign a location to each machine individually when it arrives and remove it when it leaves, which is tedious. People tend not to use the geofencing feature simply because of that fact.

To make geofencing easier with ClearSky Smart Fleet, JLG leverages an automated Bluetooth mesh network of interactivity between all units that are present. As machines are delivered, move around a job site and come into contact with each other, they automatically create or join an existing site network which is now filterable. That means our customers can get job-site-level interactions, branch-level interactions and more. The machines create their own site network geofence border that changes from moment to moment as they move around, basically automating the geofencing process.

Online Express. If you’re a JLG owner or operator, you may already be familiar with our Online Express aftermarket e-commerce site. It’s where you go if you want to purchase a part, learn about your machine’s service needs, find parts manuals and so on. Now, we’ve integrated that functionality into ClearSky Smart Fleet.

Say you’re a service technician and you get a diagnostic trouble code of 2634, which refers to issues with a foot switch. What do you do with that info? With ClearSky Smart Fleet, you can click on the knowledge article that accompanies that trouble code. You’ll also get links to the recommended parts to fix the foot switch. You can click on those links and add the parts to your shopping cart right there in the app. This type of intuitive, integrated experience is what ClearSky Smart Fleet is all about. 


Telehandlers Pick-and-Carry in Wind Industry Applications

Working at height is part of the job for wind-energy technicians, who spend much of their workday suspended hundreds of feet above the ground;  equally important is lifting and placing materials during the construction of the wind turbine structures.

For decades, JLG has designed and developed equipment dedicated to helping its customers enhance worksite productivity and safety for a variety of industries, including, fairly recently, the wind-energy industry.

Particularly for the wind industry, JLG offers its high-capacity telehandler line, which includes its JLG® 1644, 1732 and 2733 models, for picking and carrying heavy loads around a work site.


In general, telehandlers are used for lifting and placing materials. On a general construction site, the primary spec people are interested in a telehandler’s reach so they know how high they can lift and place a load. 

In the wind sector, height is also important — but, capacity is the primary spec as it determines how much a telehandler can pick and carry per load. JLG’s high-capacity telehandler line, which complements the company’s traditional telehandler line, is used in industries, such as wind, where operators frequently move very heavy objects.

For example, in wind-farm construction, if the operator wants to move one of the blades, or a piece of the tower, that’s where a high-capacity telehandler would be used. It might come on a truck. The telehandler then unloads it before moving it to the area where it’s needed.

Even though JLG began focusing on the wind industry in 2017 with the introduction of its high-capacity telehandler line, the company’s expertise with other industries laid the groundwork for success.

JLG’s high-capacity telehandler line was designed for the wind-energy and related markets, including oil and gas. You’re going to find the company’s traditional telehandlers on just about every job site where materials are lifted and placed. There was a market in wind for high-capacity telehandlers specifically. It’s a niche market for the brand.

And, you’ll find JLG MEWPs (mobile elevating work platforms), articulating and telescoping boom lifts; electric- and hydraulic-drive scissor lifts; portable personal vertical lifts; low-level access solutions; and telehandlers, in that market as well, doing maintenance on existing structures.


Although the wind industry has a history of its technicians working at height, JLG’s focus is not dedicated solely to the wind. Industries like oil and gas, steel erection, industrial construction and mining also present unique challenges to equipment operators. With a wide range of specialized attachments, JLG’s high-capacity telehandlers can adapt to demanding job sites and replace other traditional machines. Plus, their ability to handle heavy, bulky loads makes them ideal for performing maintenance on other machines in the equipment fleet. 

As the company continues to offer equipment solutions for working at height across the globe, it will continue to improve upon its product line in conjunction with the needs of these marketplaces.

And as far as the wind industry goes, JLG will keep working closely with that constantly growing market, keeping an eye on the wind industry to identify unmet needs and then innovating to evolve the brand’s equipment offerings to deliver solutions that meet those needs.

To learn more about JLG’s high-capacity telehandlers, click here.


Tour Our Highly Versatile JLG® Rotating Telehandlers with Intuitive Interface

Full rotation of the upper frame allows for both horizontal and vertical lifting and placing. And because these machines often operate from a fixed position, they also provide frame leveling up to 6 degrees and automatic leveling when using outriggers to compensate for uneven terrain.

See more at: https://www.rotatingtelehandlers.com/#intuitive-interface


Safe Use Standard


 ANSI A92.22 & CSA B354.7

This standard governs the safe use of MEWPs by specifying proper application, inspection, training, maintenance, repair and safe operation. One of the main requirements is developing a safe use program to guide MEWP use as it relates to job site safety.

Whats Changed

Step 1:
To develop an effective safe use program that complies with new requirements, it’s important to perform a site risk assessment before starting a job. This assessment should:
  • Define the task, location and timing of the work
  • Inform MEWP selection
  • Evaluate MEWP-related, job-specific and additional risks
  • Identify controls like proper training and rescue planning

Step 2: Once a safety plan has been developed, it should be shared with everyone who will be on site during the work. The updated standards outline new requirements for many roles as they relate to a safe use program.
  • Operator: Is trained and authorized to operate the MEWP
  • Occupant: Has knowledge of MEWP use and safety, including fall protection systems
  • Supervisor: Monitors use of MEWP to ensure safety plan is followed
  • Technician: Performs MEWP maintenance in line with manufacturer’s requirements
Learn more at:  https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/ansi/safe-use


WHITEPAPER: Uptime Matters

Equipment downtime can set you behind schedule and over on budget. Bottom line: Uptime matters.

To keep your fleet up and running efficiently, you need to take care of the machines. One way to do that is by regularly servicing and maintaining your equipment.

Why is that important? Because well-maintained equipment will have a longer lifespan overall, as will its different components.

Equipment care involves several to-do’s, including preventive and predictive maintenance, equipment inspections and replacing parts.

In this whitepaper, we highlight six frequently asked questions about equipment maintenance, parts and service.

The answers to these questions can help you increase the lifecycle of your machines, reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) and maximize your investments.

 Download below to learn more. If you're not already subscribed to receive regular updates from Direct Access, you will be prompted to enter your contact information before the download begins.

Download this Whitepaper here.



JLG Advanced Battery Monitoring System

This app provides concise, actionable data that fleet managers can use to ensure fewer worksite interruptions and improve project completion times. The new system for electric scissors and boom lifts analyzes the machine's battery charge and usage, while providing superior diagnostic information on the battery and charger system.
Learn more here: https://bit.ly/30OaJ6O



Designed for "extendable reach" forklifts

Ideal for . . .

    General jobsite trash
    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


The History Of The Bobcat

If a farm customer had a problem, Cyril and Louis Keller made it their goal to solve it. Hear how these brothers from Minnesota tell their story of how they used scrap metal and used parts to build the first Bobcat loader. Produced in 2003.


Be On the Lookout for These 3 Changes Coming to Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts

One of the biggest benefits of these modernized machines is that today’s JLG RT/ERT lifts offer full drive at height capabilities, allowing operators to work at a fixed height along the length of a building when installing utilities inside or out. Earlier models did not offer this feature, meaning the operator would have to descend, then move the machine to the next work area, then ascend again to continue the work. The result is that these recently introduced JLG models, which allow work at a fixed height, offer exceptional productivity benefits.  

But, full drive at height capabilities isn’t the only new benefit JLG’s updated scissor lifts offer customers. We believe there are three trends that will significantly change machine design in the coming years — 1) higher lifting capabilities, 2) electrification and 3) new technologies, and JLG’s rough terrain (RT) and electric rough terrain (ERT) scissor lifts are already in position to meet the market’s demand.

Let’s take a closer look…

1. Higher lifting capabilities
With building footprints getting narrower and taller, customers are looking for equipment that offers greater lift height. Users also want to bring more materials and people to the work area, which drives the need for higher capacity. 

JLG RT/ERT scissor lifts are well-suited for this type of work because of their large platform. They offer 28-percent more working area than competitive models with class-leading capacities. JLG’s models are designed with zero-platform offset to minimize the distance users must reach to access the work area. And, to navigate through tight spaces more efficiently, these JLG machines are equipped with easy-fold rails, which can be collapsed in three minutes or less.

2. Electrification
Due to an increase in demand for electric-powered lifts globally, when JLG announced its fully redesigned rough terrain scissor line in early 2020, it included both engine-powered RT and electric-powered ERT models in each size class. 

We expect to see electric models continue to gain popularity as battery technology advances and environmental considerations become more and more stringent. For example, when JLG introduced the world’s first all-electric slab scissor lift model, the JLG AE1932 DaVinci® lift in 2021, it was engineered as the first-of-a-kind lift with zero hydraulics, thereby eliminating the potential for leaks, and powered by a single lithium-ion battery that recharges as the lift descends to lengthen the operational time between charges. We believe some of these same market-leading technologies will grow in popularity and that over time customers will request they be included in other models.

3. New technologies
We also see a need in the rough terrain scissor lift market for new technologies to solve the most common job site challenges.

For example, the redesigned JLG RT/ERT lines are equipped with LiftSense™, a standard and exclusive JLG feature, which shows operators the maximum work height that can be achieved before they elevate based on side-to-side and front-to-back tilt, as well as the current capacity in the platform. This means that operators can see if they should take a little bit less material with them or if they need to get to a spot that's a little bit more level on the job site so that they can get the full height — it removes the guesswork that often results in operators having to descend and try again for marked productivity gains. 

New technology on JLG RT models includes a QuikLevel Advanced feature, which automatically levels the machine on side slopes up to 4.5 degrees while allowing the operator to drive at full height under certain conditions. The machine’s sensors monitor platform load, platform height, front axle tilt, rear axle tilt, and chassis tilt, then automatically level the lift based on ground conditions. 

What’s coming next?
As construction activity is accelerating in North America, we anticipate the current strong, steady demand for rough terrain scissor lifts to continue. That’s because, despite utilization varying based on seasonality and concentration of construction activity in and around an area, these machines continue to be common job site tools thanks to their ability to expand users’ capabilities whether working on-slab or off. 

So, what do we see coming next for rough terrain scissor lifts? Like slab models, we are striving for rough terrain scissor lifts to become efficient for use in/around sensitive environments (data centers, hospitals, laboratories, industrial chemical facilities) and in extreme environments (below-freezing or high heat temperatures.

Interesting in learning more about what’s new with JLG rough terrain scissor lifts? For more information, click here.

Do you want to stay up-to-date with industry news and issues similar to this? Make sure you subscribe below to receive monthly updates from #DirectAccess with newly posted content so you never miss important information.


FOR SALE: USED Genie Model GTH-5519

 MFG Genie
Model GTH-5519
Hours 2032
Year 2018
Foam Filled Tires
Standard Carriage and Forks
Price 49,000.00 Plus Tax



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

Phone: (707) 451-5100

Fax: (707) 451-5101

See more information at http://www.i80forklift.com


Need to Hoist Materials? Consider Using a Telehandler Instead of a Crane


For example, by switching out these tools, telehandlers can be used for more than just lifting applications — they excel at hoisting (and material handling) tasks too when equipped with a boom-mounted lifting lug attachment (also referred to as hooks or clevises). This type of attachment allows operators to put a chain or straps through it to efficiently handle suspended loads (aka hoist materials). 

Because they are purpose-built to move heavy objects with great maneuverability, using a telehandler for this type of material handling work is often more cost-effective than bringing in a crane. Let’s take a closer look at how…

What different considerations go into selecting a telehandler for hoisting or material handling versus lifting?

The most important thing to do before selecting a telehandler for hoisting or material handling is knowing two things: 1) what is the work that needs to be completed, and 2) where will that work be done. 

This starts with calculating the “maximum pick” that the machine will need to handle, which can be done in three steps: 

Identify the maximum weight of the load that needs to be lifted and handled (i.e. how heavy is the heaviest object/material that needs to be picked up). Make sure the telehandler has enough capacity to support all of the lifts.

Figure out the maximum angle the machine needs to be able to lift and place the load (i.e. what’s the furthest up, over and/or out that the telehandler needs to reach). It is important to know how much space is available on the job site for maneuvering and positioning the load. Depending on the site, trade-offs may need to be made when selecting a telehandler’s size versus its capacity. Space restrictions will influence not only the size of the telehandler but also the style. For example, if the machine needs to feed the material from a stationary position, similar to how a crane would perform on-site, a rotating telehandler should be considered. JLG® rotating telehandlers provide 360-degrees of rotation from one spot. To learn more, check out these resources: Rotating Telehandlers: A Unique Equipment Solution and Rotating Telehandlers Lift, Extend and Rotate.

Determine the maximum height that the load needs to be placed (i.e. how high does the load need to be lifted)

Armed with these measurements, users can then refer to machine load charts to guide them in selecting the appropriate telehandler. It is important to note that all telehandler attachments have their own load chart, which should always be referenced before use.

Once a model is chosen, it’s important to consider what attachments are needed to complete the work. Telehandlers are called “tool carriers” for a reason — they can handle a wide range of hoisting and material handling applications because of the large variety of attachments they can be equipped with, from buckets, carriages and truss booms/lift hooks to specialty attachments like tire handlers. 

Understanding the nature of the work to be accomplished and the capabilities of each type of attachment the machine can be fitted with is crucial to safe and efficient use. This means knowing whether a load needs to be picked or placed. Does the job require loose material to be scooped or a load suspended? Does the operator need to grapple loose material or pipes? Answering these questions will help owners/operators select the appropriate size and type of attachments needed.

The final step in selecting a telehandler is to know where the machine will be working and to understand what the job site conditions will be during operation. For example, will the machine be working on undeveloped surfaces like dirt or rocky soil, or on finished surfaces like turf or concrete? This information helps to determine what tires are needed on the machine — foam-filled/solid tires are great for undeveloped terrain, and non-marking tires or turf tires will be needed in developed areas to protect the ground.

Also, consider what options the machine should have to keep operators safe and productive during long hours in the cab. For instance, will he/she need an enclosed cab equipped with heat and air conditioning? Depending on the climate and the time of year, this choice is very important. Will he/she need to work before the sun comes up or after it goes down? If so, getting a model with work lights is necessary. When working in heavily congested areas, beacons should be considered.


Quantity (2) NEW MFG Skytrak/JLG Models 10054 - FOR SALE


MFG Skytrak/JLG
Model 10054
Hours New
Year 2023
Foam Filled Tires
Beacon/ Work Lights
Carriage 72’’ Swing
Forks 60’’
Price Call



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

Phone: (707) 451-5100

Fax: (707) 451-5101

See more information at http://www.i80forklift.com


NEW WHITEPAPER: Augmented Reality Solves 2 Common Job Site Challenges


What if you could radically simplify the sizing and configuring of aerial lifts for your construction projects? And, what if you could instantly access an OEM’s operation and safety manuals, as well as a variety of video content, from the palm of your hand? 

Those are just two of the capabilities offered by the JLG® Augmented Reality app to help your operators better understand and use their machines, part of the company’s growing suite of connected solutions.

This free tool, available for Apple and Android smartphones, enables you to properly select equipment for your projects and configure it with the accessories you need to get your work done efficiently. It also assists with controls familiarization, decal translations and annual inspections, helping your operators work more proficiently. 

The JLG AR app puts focused information that equipment owners, operators and service technicians need at their fingertips, in the field, displayed in useful formats on tools they already own. 

In this whitepaper, we take a closer look at how this technology offers solutions to two of the most common challenges in the construction industry today:

Sizing and configuring equipment

Helping operators better understand and use their machines

This whitepaper is a resource to help you better understand how leveraging augmented reality technology can streamline your work and save you time and money.

Download below to learn more. If you're not already subscribed to receive regular updates from Direct Access, you will be prompted to enter your contact information before the download begins.

Download here: 


Class A Licensed Truck Driver Needed - I-80 Forklift - We Are Hiring!



Class A License

Clean DMV record

Truck Driving for a minimum of 3 years

Experience in hauling construction equipment is helpful

Forklift Operator Certified helpful

Pay: $32.00 per hour with benefits

Send resume to drew@i80forklift.com


Quantity (2) JLG Model 1255 Forklifts FOR SALE


Model 1255
Hours New
Year 2023
Foam Filled Tires
Beacon/Work Lights
Carriage 72’'
Forks 60''
Price Call



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

Phone: (707) 451-5100

Fax: (707) 451-5101

See more information at http://www.i80forklift.com


Truck Driver Needed - I-80 Forklift - We Are Hiring!



Class A License

Clean DMV record

Truck Driving for a minimum of 3 years

Experience in hauling construction equipment is helpful

Forklift Operator Certified helpful

Pay: $32.00 per hour with benefits

Send resume to drew@i80forklift.com