The Gradall reach forklift is a name that is popular with most residential framing contractors here in Southern California. But it’s strength and ease of use are not only for building homes but many other trades as well. Material stocking, roofers, plumbing, masonry and steel contractors, they all know the value and capabilities of the Gradall brand. West Coast Equipment offers Gradall Rentals of all sizes from the Gradall G6-42P with it’s 6600 lbs of lifting capacity and 42 foot of reach to the 534 D9-45 with 9000 lbs capacity and 45 foot of reach. These two lightweight machines get the job done when your workload is on the lighter side. The next two machines are the 10,000 lb class. We offer the 534 D10-45 with 10,000 lbs of capacity and 45 foot of reach . The big brother is the 544 D10 -55 with 10,000 lbs and 55 foot of reach . For all of your Gradall reach forklift rental needs in Southern California contact West Coast Equipment.
One of West Coast Equipment’s recent sales was to do a recondition reach forklift project and get it back to proper working condition and appearance. Our client was ready to make their first purchase of a Gradall reach forklift for their roofing business. They chose to go with a pre-owned Gradall 544D model that West Coast Equipment had in stock and available for sale. With its 55 foot of reach and 10,000 pound capacity the Gradall 544D was the perfect choice for their application. This Gradall had recently been re-powered by West Coast Equipment with a Tier 3 Perkins engine along with most of the hydraulic system hoses being replaced, it was a perfect machine for the project. It was then decided that a fresh paint job with new decals and company logo were in order for the appearance our customer wanted to present out on the job site. Along with the paint job West Coast Installed new 1400 x 24 Solideal E3 Rock Lug tires for proven long life use on the job. Equipped with a 100 degree swing carriage and work light kit this Gradall turned out great and looks as good as it did when it was new.
Before the recondition process West Coast Equipment re-powered this Gradall with a new Tier 3 Perkins engine to help meet SCAQMD off-road compliance.
The beginning of the recondition process started out with a 1999 Gradall 544 D. This machine was a trade in and a perfect candidate to restore it back to good as new, work ready condition.
To get this machine ready to go back to work it first it made a trip through the West Coast Equipment shop for a 115 point inspection to check all mechanical functions and safety related issues. Service manager John Robidoux and his team in the service department provided their expertise in making sure this machine was ready to go.
After the West Coast Equipment shop crew did their pre paint services, the Gradall was then ready to head out to New Image paint in Orange California . Tommy and his staff of painters prepare the Gradall for paint by taking the paint back down to the steel and get a good primer base coat on and ready for the factory JLG paint. Its Gradall blue again but nice and shiny ! Back to West Coast Equipment for the final touches before delivery, new factory decals, new seat and belt, load charts and a fresh set of treads. Custom boom decals by ZLT MXID and this Gradall is ready to work.
The newly reconditioned reach forklift by West Coast Equipment is ready for delivery to our roofing customer. For more information about this process contact the West Coast Equipment service department and ask for John. Scissor lift , boom lift and reach forklift reconditioning is one of our specialities.
Here is the Giraffe after completing the recondition process. After some time spent in the shop recieving a new engine, and replacing some needed worn parts we shipped the machine to get a new look. The new paint job and decals seat and belt along with a few items in the drivers cab area this machine looks great and is ready to go back to work after a long break. We thought it turned out so well we added it to our rental fleet. Take a look at how it turned out in the pictures below. If you would like more information about our re-condition process feel free to contact our service manager John Robidoux for a detailed estimate on getting your older reach forklifts looking and running like new.
Is your machine tired, and run down or in need of repair? Let us recondition it back to working condition. Make an old machine look new again by repainting and installing new operators cab features like a suspension seat and seat belt, load charts and toggle switches and decals on the boom with your company name. Is your machine ready for a more complete overhaul? Let us rebuild the steer axle and knuckles or service the front drive axle and leaking hubs. Cracked, worn, chaffed hydraulic hoses are a problem when they blow out or spring a leak on your contractors new concrete or asphalt.Lets go through the hydraulic system and install new hoses. This will not only eliminate a leak or blow out, but also down time on the job. A clean well-maintained machine not only makes a good impression, it runs good, has no leaks and does not break down!
The Giraffe re-condition project started out as a good machine sitting for a few years. It is a 1999 GRADALL 544 D model that was in overall good condition. The contractor that owned the machine bought it custom painted from JLG at contractor equipment expo years ago. The engine had some hours on it but the rest of the running gear was in pretty good shape. We brought the Gradall into the shop to check out the rear axle and boom sections to replace the normal wear and tear items. At that time we decided an engine was needed and we had a good low hour engine that fit the bill. Drive motor hoses, tires, 1000 hour preventative maintence and it was off to paint.
Before going to the paint shop.