The Heart of West Coast Equipment

Our in house service department is the heart of West Coast Equipment, LLC.

From full boom replacements, steer axle assemblies and more, our indoor repair facility can handle any job brought in.

Refurbish Your Old Machine: Add years to the life of your machine by having our experienced team of service professions provide a complete refurbish. We’ll repower the engine, detail, and repaint. Contact our service manager John Robidoux today at JRobidoux@WestCoastEquipment.us for a quote.

Carb Compliance: Our current in-house project moves equipment owners into the future. Retrofitting older telehandlers/ reach forklifts with new Tier 3 & 4 emissions-compliant engines is the standard for Southern California. Many new job sites mandate that all diesel powered off-road construction equipment meet AQMD requirements. West Coast Equipment is the leader in this movement for re-powering telehandlers/ reach forklifts.

If you fail to register and comply with all State requirements, you are subject to fines of up to $10,000/day per machine. Your equipment must have a visible E.I.N. on both sides of the equipment.

• Sample of Equipment Identification Number (E.I.N.)
• West Coast Equipment is your one stop CARB compliance center
• Initial reporting, E.I.N. decals
• Fleet analysis
• Telehandlers
• On highway truck
• Gas LP forklifts
• Portable equipment
• Yearly updates and reporting
• TIER 3 & 4 re-power
• Complete overhaul / rebuild

Important: New Regulations that Impact YOU and Your Business

While the global outlook for heavy construction is expected to reach $180.66 billion by 2021 , a growth rate of 7%, here at home there are key regulatory changes that you must be aware of to capitalize on any of this industry expansion.

 

First, are the new CARB regulations for small fleets. By March 2018 all fleets, including small fleets are required to complete their annual reporting requirement and submit a Responsible Official Affirmation of Reporting (ROAR) form. We can help with these forms, but you must sign them. Click here to learn more

 

Second, are the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Canadian Standards Associations (CSA) updated guidelines regarding aerial work platforms across North America. The Canadian standards were published in May and the U.S. standards will be out soon.

 

According to JLG, the changes that will affect the owners and operators of these machines will be:

• The need to make changes in the areas of training

• Changes to job site safety such as performing site risk assessments for all MEWP operations, including training

• Machine selection to accommodate the new standards

 

The good news is that your old machines won’t need to be retrofitted to meet the new standards.

 

Under the new CSA and ANSI standards, aerial work platforms will now be called mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), and MEWPs will also be classified differently.

 

At West Coast Equipment we are on top of these change, and will guide you as to the best way you can stay compliant as these new standards become implemented.

 

If you have any questions, please call us. Our customer service reps are standing by.

Don’t Get Fined!

There are some new important CARB deadlines that you need to be aware of, including an important one for small fleets.

January 2018 Deadline
1. Large fleets (over 5,000hp) and medium fleets (2,501-5,000 hp) must meet the emission performance requirements.

2. Large and medium fleets can no longer add any tier 2 engine vehicles to their fleets.

3. Small fleets (under 2,500 hp) no longer receive double credit for installing a highest level PM Verified Diesel Emission Control Strategy (VDECS) to reduce NOx.

March 2018 Deadline
1. All fleets, including small fleets, are required to complete their annual reporting requirements and submit a Responsible Official Affirmation of Reporting (ROAR) form. Click here for details

At West Coast Equipment, we can fill out the forms for you but you must sign them. For more information call us at 951.256.2040

Meet Service Manager John Robidoux

Our long time service manager, John Robidoux, answers our customer question of the day, “Can you put a final tier 4 in a Gradall machine?”

So many of our customers love the old Gradall’s and do their best to preserve them. We are the one of the only full service dealers around and we can do a lot to help you maintain your machine. We can also help you if you decide you want to upgrade a purchase a new machine.

Call us about our new contracts that have a “right to return” for up to 36 months.

Coming Early 2018, JLG 1644 High Capacity Telehandler

You can always count on us at WCE to have the latest JLG equipment on site.

Introducing their newest high capacity forklift, the 1644 due here early 2018!

But you don’t have to wait to buy, you can call us today and save big on a new machine.

We have contracts that give you the right to return for up to 36 months. Call us today.

Key Specs

Maximum Lift Capacity: 15650 lb / 7098.72 kg
Maximum Lift Height: 43 ft 7 in. / 13.28 m
Maximum Reach: 31 ft 1 in. / 9.47 m

Key Features

Operator Comfort – Spacious cab with enhanced visibility, 2-speed hydrostatic transmission and optional boom float and ride control
Operator Confidence – Precision gravity lowering system, soft stop boom control, optional reverse sensing system and reversing camera
Versatility – Integrated tow hitch and a wide range of attachments for more options on the job site
SmartLoad Technology – Automatic attachment recognition and real-time load monitoring for enhanced productivity

Download the spec below

1644-Telehandler-Spec-Sheet

New JLG 1732 Here At WCE

JLG’s newest high capacity telehandler is here at West Coast Equipment.

This machine will help you save time, money, and labor on the job site. It allows operators to do multiple tasks, with ease, and with one machine.

Why rent, when you can buy a machine. At West Coast we make it easy. We have contracts where you have the right to return the machine after 36 months if your work slows down. Call us today.

Click here to view the 1732 Telehandler Spec Sheet

 

4 Things Every Contractor Must Know About Surviving Stressful Economic Times

We started West Coast Equipment in 1984. Three years later was the crash of 1987 or as some refer to it as “Black Monday”. (Reuters)

Then there were the crashes of 1997, 2001, and the infamous housing crash of 2008. There’s been other up’s and down’s as well, but not only has West Coast Equipment survived, we’ve thrived.

What’s our secret? 4 Things Every Contractor Must Know

1. Learn from other companies outside of your industry. As independent business owners, we watch both the short-term and long-term market trends. We study why companies like Toy’s R Us, go out of business, and learn from their mistakes (hint: lack of innovation and listening to customer needs). We also watch what others are doing well and reverse engineer their successes.

2. Innovate by listening to your customer’s needs. One of the most important aspects to keeping your business running through uncertain times, is listening to and responding to your customer’s needs in innovative ways. For example, we know our customers wanted to be able to track their rental equipment, billing cycles, and other account data, so we installed a customer portal that they can access through the website.

3. In depth product knowledge. You should always know more about your products and services then your customers do. Education and decades of experience make the team at West Coast Equipment one of the industry’s go-to authorities. Last month, Dave Rubidoux was interviewed for Lift and Access magazine for his insight on the increase use of 12,000lb telehandler.

4. First-in-class customer service. We know that our customers have a lot of choices when it comes renting and purchasing telehandlers, forklifts, etc… Which is why for over thirty years we’ve been providing quality customer service.

When you call West Coast Equipment for a rental, you speak to an employee at West Coast not someone at a call center.

If you need service, we can be at the job site within hours to service your vehicle. We constantly invest in new equipment and training because it’s what our customers want and need to keep their business in the black.

Call West Coast Equipment first for parts, service, rentals, and sales. Here’s to another 30 years!

 

The 12,000 lb. Industry Trend

In this month’s July/August issue of Lift and Access magazine, Dave Robidoux was asked about the growing trend toward the increase use of the 12,000 lb. class of telehandlers over vertical-masted rough-terrain forklifts and small cranes..

“Typically, a 10,000-lb. capacity telehandler and a 12,000-lb. model have about the same footprint, and both weigh in the low 30,000-lb. range, with the 12k rig weighing about 2,4000 lbs. more,” he says. “So the 12,0000-lb. capacity telehander gives you an extra ton of close-in lifting capacity plus extra lifting height from virtually the same chassis.” (Lift and Access, July/August 2017).

At West Coast Equipment we’re proud to be a go-to resource for our industry and our customers.