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.

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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.

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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
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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.

 

 

 

What’s Good and New at West Coast

As a premiere full-service authorized dealer of JLG and Skytrak equipment we always have the latest news and upgrades available to our customers.

  1. We now have 33×16 inch Turf Tires for G5-18A Telehandlers. Accoding to JLG, “These tires are designed to be turf-friendly and provide excellent traction and floatation with minimal ground disturbance. “

2.  JLG introduces a new Fork-Mounted Extendable Truss Attachment. The attachment is ideal for metal building erection, setting wooden trusses and putting up post-frame buildings in addition to more “low-rise” applications. It is designed to accommodate a maximum fork size of 2.36 x 7 x 72 inches.

3. JLG has updated it’s LRT series of rough terrain scissor lifts. These model year upgrades are designed to improve the efficiency and operability of these rough terrain scissor lifts. These upgrades will help you get the job done faster, safer, and at a lower cost.

According to JLG

Smoother operation

The upgraded series offers refined platform control joystick operation for smoother and more precise machine repositioning. In addition, control system upgrades provide the system with feedback to improve drive control proportionality. Left and right steer functions now receive renewed digital inputs to ensure a higher level of functionality and improved response for the operator.

Leveling jack performance has been improved to deliver more accuracy and quicker leveling speeds. The leveling jack interface is enhanced by integrating a dedicated leveling function within the current lift/drive switch.

The updated 530LRT model will utilize proportional lift valves for the upper and lower lift cylinders, providing a smooth, controlled proportional ascent and descent. The upgrades also include smoother lift-up and lift-down operation.

In addition to their ability to support larger loads, the LRT series scissor lifts offer excellent gradeability and maneuverability while traversing rough terrain. These types of scissors typically offer 2-3 times the capacity and 3-5 times the platform space of boom lifts.

Improved serviceability

LRT series scissor lifts have been designed with service and uptime in mind. Steel hoods protect components while providing full access for inspections and service. The complete lineup is powered by Tier 4 Final diesel engines, which do not require the serviceable emissions technology found in larger engine systems.

All machine calibrations can now be performed from the stowed position with a single click of the analyzer, and the refined elevation sensor calibration no longer requires recalibration after a software update. All software updates will also improve the customer experience with the upcoming A92.20 compliance. Additionally, all LRT models are now calibrated with the same procedure, which has been simplified to improve serviceability. This new functionality will help customers optimize machine uptime.

Additional features include a 60-degree swing-out engine tray for enhanced access and fold-down ladder and swing-out tray for easier access to engine and hydraulics. And operation and control layouts are the same in the entire line for ease of training and operation.

Improved design

The 530LRT now has the same hood and ladder design as the 330LRT and the 430LRT, and the entire series is equipped with new mufflers, lowering the sound level by 5 percent. Engine noise and vibration levels are reduced by engine isolators and improved door bumper locations. The angle tilt sensor is relocated and rerouted, so it’s less prone to damage as the scissor arms move.

 

Extend the Life of Your Diesel Engine

There are consequences to running your diesel engine beyond it’s designed limit. It’s called overspeed, and it can greatly reduce the life of your engine or it can cause catastrophic failure.

On July 25th, JLG announce the Positive Air Shut Off System to reduce potential engine damage. According to John Boehme, JLG senior product manger, “This option system reduces the risk of potential engine damage [because] it completely blocks the engine air intake system, cutting off the uncontrolled external fuel source and the air required to keep the engine running.”

This option also provided overspeed shutdown protection fro diesel engines and is the most effective way to prevent a runaway situation.

Contact us today at West Coast Equipment for more information.

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