New App for R-Series is Here!

For the past two years we’ve been discussing whether to build an app for our customers, but JLG has beat us to the punch with useful apps that you can download right now.

JLG Mobile Control

The JLG Mobile Control app was announces at the ARA show and has just been released. This brand-new app will allow you to use your iPhone to drive the R1932 scissor lift with necessary hardware installed.

Features include:

  • Drive the vehicle
  • Steer the vehicle
  • Horn
  • Stop moving he vehicle
  • Swap between high and low torque.

This app will only support the JLG Scissor Lift “R1932” with remote control option enabled.

 

 

JLG AccessReady Mobile App

As you know, all properly trained personnel who are authorized to operate an aerial work platform AWP, now termed mobile elevating work platform or MEWP, must ensure that he/she has machine specific familiarization in addition to formalized general aerial work platform training.

This includes:

  • The location of the weather resistant storage compartment for manual(s) storage
  • Confirming that all required manuals are in the storage compartment
  • The purpose and function of all controls and
  • Knowledge of the safety devices and operating characteristics of the machine being operated. (citation)

 

This app gives you convenient access to:

  • View your AWP/MEWP familiarization
  • Add AWP/MEWP familiarizations

 

You must have an AccessReady username to access this app. If you need assistance, please contact us today or visit https://accessready.jlg.com

 

JLG Online Express Library

This app offers convenient access to JLG equipment manuals and related literature.

Features Include:

  • Search the JLG OLE Library store and build your personal library.
  • Access your library when offline.
  • Quick view of recently added material and popular content
  • View content in both thumbnail and list views
  • Bookmark frequently used pages.

A JLG Online Express username is required to access the app.

 

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Get Real-Time Load Data on All JLG Telehandlers


JLG announced that they will be expanding their SmartLoad technology across their telehandler line, which is terrific news.

As you know, operator competence and confidence are key to job-site safety, and JLG is leading the way when it comes to operator safety.

Their industry-first SmartLoad technology includes automatic attachment recognition, a load management information system and a load stability indicator.

The automatic attachment recognition allows a telehandler to identify an attachment and display the appropriate load chart to the operator.

The load management information system (LMIS) graphically depicts the location of the load within the load chart and assists the operator in navigating the boundaries of the chart.

Finally, the load stability indicator (LSI) works in conjunction with the LMIS to limit operation when a load becomes non-compliant.

SmartLoad technology can also save you from paying costly repairs if the machine is damaged due to being overloaded.

Currently available for its 1644 and 1732 high capacity telehandlers, SmartLoad Technology will be available as an option on all JLG telehandlers over the next 12 months.

Are you ready to buy a new JLG Telehandler? Call us first. We’ve been a certified JLG dealer since 1984

New R Series Scissor Lifts, Virtual Reality Simulators, and…

At this years ARA show, JLG featured two new R Series scissor lifts, the 2632R and 3246R, and their Virtual Reality Training Simulator for boomlifts.

The training simulator gives operators an immersive experience in a safe environment.

The simulator is the result of a year-long global pilot program that included introductions of the technology at numerous tradeshow events, in addition to volumes of global customer feedback, designed to enhance the experience.

The simulator was developed in partnership with ForgeFX Simulations, which specializes in 3D and visualization software.  (JLG)

New Equipment

The 2632R offers several well-known features of the R Series, with an outdoor capability of 20 feet. This ANSI 92.20 compliant lift allows operators to drive through a single doorway and work indoors at a platform height of 26 feet.

(click here to see key specs)

The 3246R is set apart from the competition as the lightest lift in its class. Also ANSI 92.20 compliant, the 3246R is ideal for applications that require a lightweight machine with a 32-foot platform height.

(click here to see key specs)

These affordable, new R series scissor lifts have been optimized to offer lower part replacement costs over the life of the unit.

The 2632R and 3246R contain benefits common to other units in the R Series, including:

  • A reliable and simple pothole protection system with a single limit switch and harness, along with fewer moving parts for reduced service requirements
  • Easier access to internal machine components for simplified servicing
  • Zero-turn radius, improving maneuverability
  • Variable tilt technology with visual indicator, allows for work on slight slopes
  • Intuitive and comfortable controls that are common within the line
  • An all-steel platform, steel component trays and recessed ground control panel for long-term machine durability

As always, if you need to buy or rent a machine, need help with parts, or you need to service your machine, call us now. We always answer the phone.

 

3246R Scissor Lift Coming Soon!

New R Series Scissor Lift Coming Soon.

Need a scissor lift today? Call us now at 951-256-2040

Key Specs

  • Platform Height: 32 ft / 9.75 m
  • Machine Width: 3 ft 10 in. / 1.17 m
  • Working Height: 38 ft / 11.58 m

Key Features

  • Experience the Lightest Scissor in Its Class: Lightweight with simplified lift system
  • Tackle Demanding Terrain: Active pothole protection provides increased ground clearance
  • Meet the Highest Standards: Complies with 92.20 ANSI regulations

2632R Scissor Lift

Coming Soon, the 2632R Scissor Lift

Need a scissor lift today? Call us now at 951-256-2040

Key Specs

  • Platform Height: 25 ft 6 in. / 7.77 m
  • Machine Width: 2 ft 8 in. / 0.81 m
  • Working Height: 31 ft 6 in. / 9.6 m

Key Features

  • Reach More in Difficult Conditions: Industry-exclusive outdoor rating for use up to 20 ft
  • Tackle Demanding Terrain: Active pothole protection provides increased ground clearance
  • Meet the Highest Standards: Complies with 92.20 ANSI regulations
  • Fit Through Standard Doorways: Ability to pass through single doorways gives you more access site-wide

Meet Us at Landscaping Industry Trade Show, 2019

We recently joined the California Landscape Contractors Association. And to celebrate we’re attending the Landscaping Industry Trade Show in Ontario, California on February 6th and 7th. We’ll be at booth #619 so come over and say, “Hello.”

At West Coast Equipment we offer best-in-class rentals, sales, parts, service and maintenance on your JLG, SkyTrak, Gradall, and Princeton machines. In fact, we’re one of the only full service dealers in Southern California, and we’re expanding.

In 2018, we merged with D&D Lift Inc., to for RESCO LLC, Rental Equipment Service Company. Our goal is to provide service for the entire State of California. In fact, to make good on our promise to provide sales, rentals, parts, and service for our products we’re opening up new facilities in Escondido, Paramount, Chatsworth, Bakersfield, West Sacramento, and Morgan Hill.

If you’re in the market for new or used machine, to rent, or you need to repower an old machine, call us first. We’re here to help.

 

 

Let Us Help You With Your ROAR Annual Reporting

The #1 question we’ve been asked by our customers is, “Can you handle the ROAR reporting?” And the answer is, “Yes.”

[Call Shaun Flanagan today at 951-256-2040 ]

What is ROAR? ROAR is a Responsible Official Affirmation of Reporting (ROAR), is a form which is signed by a responsible official or designee stating that In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation (Off-Road Regulation) is accurate and that the fleet is in compliance with the Off-Road Regulation.

Who Needs to submit a ROAR form? The new regulations are that ALL-FLEET sizes are required to comply.

When is a ROAR due? The regulations is that all vehicles that were in fleet as of December 31st of the prior year, needs to file by March 1st of the following year. So for example a ROAR is due by March 1, 2019 for the fleet as it was on December 31, 2012 (citation). 

What’s required to fulfill my annual reporting requirements? Prior to submitting a ROAR, a fleet must verify that their reported information is accurate as of the prior December 31st. Any changes to the fleet that have not been reported during the calendar year, such as Verified Diesel Emission Control Strategy (VDECS) installations or removals and engine repowers, must be
reported as part of the annual reporting requirements. (citation).

To complete annual reporting fleets must:

  • Log into DOORS on or after January 1, 2018, and report all changes made to
    the fleet in 2017, including updated contact information.
  • Enter engine hour meter readings for the 2017 calendar year on the “Low-Use”
    page.
  • Report engine hour meter readings for vehicles used for agricultural operations
    51-99% of the time [hardcopy form MSCD ISB-145 (REV 4/14)].
  • Submit the Responsible Official Affirmation of Reporting (ROAR) form.

How can West Coast Equipment help? We can do everything except sign the document. As the responsible party, you or your designee must sign.

What are my next steps? Call Shaun Flanagan today at 951-256-2040

Click here to read the Annual Reporting and ROAR Reminder for more information.

 

Broadband Coming to Rural California

Microsoft has a new initiative to help get broadband to 3 million people in rural areas in by 2022, it’s called Microsoft Airband Initiative.

This initiative uses TV white spaces technology combined with 4G, and “…traditional fiber-based connectivity, and satellite coverage to dramatically reduce the cost and time of extending broadband access to rural communities across America,” according to Microsoft.

According to a recent study, “96% of contractors and 70% of trade contractors report that site superintendents use mobile devices on work sites.” However, as you know many work sites are in areas with low or no connectivity, so we imagine that as this technology takes hold across the country it will make your job easier, more efficient, and safer.

California is one of the states is one of the states included in the initiative, with two startup companies, Tribal Digital Village and Numbers4Health awarded Airband Grant Fund dollars. Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia are also included bringing the total to 25 states served by this time next year.

2 Simple Ways to Lower the Total Cost of Ownership

Increased operational costs due to unexpected repairs and operator error along with machine downtime and poor utilization can greatly increase your total cost of ownership.

Two easy ways you can avoid both these issues and lower the Total Cost of Ownership of your JLG and Skytrak machines is to:

  1. Know when to replace a damaged foam or pneumatic tire. It happens but keeping an eye on your tires and replacing them immediately when damaged, will maximize your machine uptime and improve job safety.
  1. Avoid ruining sophisticated electronics when pressure washing. This will keep your machine out of the service department for costly repairs.

 

When To Replace a Damaged Tire

According to JLG, knowing when to replace a damaged tire is one of their most frequently asked questions.

The following guideline will help.

Pneumatic tires: If there are any cuts, rips or tears that expose sidewall or tread area cords in the tire, remove the tire from service immediately. Arrangements must be made for replacement of the tire or tire assembly.

Polyurethane foam filled tires: Remove the tire from service immediately and arrange replacement of the tire or tire assembly when any of the following conditions are discovered:

  • A smooth, even cut through the cord plies which exceeds 3 inches (7.5 cm) in total length
  • Any tears or rips (ragged edges) in the cord plies which exceed 1 inch (2.5 cm) in any direction
  • Any punctures which exceed 1 inch in diameter
  • Any damage to the bead area cords of the tire

If a tire is damaged but is within the above noted criteria, the tire must be inspected daily to ensure the damage has not expanded beyond the allowable criteria.

How to Safely Pressure Wash Your Machine

According to JLG it’s important when pressure washing your machine to:

  • Use a maximum pressure of 750 psi (52 BAR)
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 12 inches away from sensitive and sophisticated electrical components
  • Avoid directly spraying components
  • Limit any secondary water exposure to brief periods to avoid saturation

 

 

 

New Items at West Coast Equipment

At West Coast Equipment we’re always on top of the latest equipment and upgrades. In fact, there’s no better time to buy.

 

New JLG X1000AJ Compact Crawler (CCB)

Key Specs
SEE ALL SPECS
Machine Width: 3 ft 11 in. / 1.19 m
Platform Capacity: 500 lb / 226.80 kg
Key Features

SEE ALL FEATURES
Enhanced Reach – Class-leading 56-ft up and over work envelope and 54-ft horizontal outreach
Improved Stability – One-touch, self-leveling, multi-position outriggers
More Power Options – 76V advanced technology 2.0 lithium-ion battery for quiet indoor operation or Kubota D902 diesel engine power for outdoor jobs

“The revolutionary X1000AJ demonstrates JLG’s continued commitment to delivering the industry’s broadest range of access equipment,” said Randy Marzicola, director, channel development for JLG Industries, Inc. “This newest addition to our CCB line allows operators to reach greater heights with increased machine flexibility to navigate more spaces safely.”

 

Non-Marking Tires

These tires are designed specifically for telehandlers and feature excellent wearing characteristics, while protecting sensitive surfaces from unwanted markings.

The new tires are available as air- or foam-filled and come with a center bar for better wear performance on abrasive surfaces. A non-directional tread means fewer assembly combinations and reduces carrying costs.

“Our new non-marking tires were specifically designed to help our customers do their job more effectively in the field, while lowering total cost of ownership,” said John Boehme, JLG senior product manager, telehandlers. “The tires’ performance characteristics provide superior protection against scuffing and marking on delicate surfaces.”

Additional features include a reinforced carcass to help protect from base lug cracking or shadowing, as well as a reinforced sidewall to protect from impact or puncture damage.

 

3-Foot Platform for all JLG Engine-Powered Boom Lifts

The 30-by-36-inch platform is available as an aftermarket purchase or on new whole goods orders.

“These new smaller platforms help JLG meet the growing market demand for compact platforms to complete work in tight spaces,” said Bill Dovey, senior product manager, booms, JLG Industries, Inc. “Smaller platforms allow workers to access work areas where traditional platforms wouldn’t fit.”

The JLG 3’ platform is ideal for a variety of applications including construction or repair of bridges. It allows for more precise navigation between the steel and concrete support structures. Additionally, the platform enables access to many applications notorious for challenging access such as those found in petrochemical plants or refineries, cogeneration facilities, stadiums, convention centers, or between spires in a chapel.

As with most JLG boom platforms, this product comes standard with JLG’s popular SkyGuard® enhanced control panel protection system.