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.

New 742 JLG Telehandler

What’s so great about the JLG® 742 Telehandler?

It has:
• 74 horsepower
• Tier 4 engine
• More capacity
• More features
• More options
• NO DEF Fluid

The 724 telehandler is the replacement for the G642A. It has a 74 hp engine that doesn’t require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and meets the Tier 4 Final regulations.

Key Specs [CLICK HERE FOR SPEC SHEET]

  • Maximum Lift Capacity: 7000 lb / 3175.15 kg
  • Maximum Lift Height: 42 ft / 12.8 m
  • Maximum Reach: 29 ft 1 in. / 8.86 m

Key Features

  • Operator Comfort – Spacious cab, intuitive single joystick and integrated arm rest
  • Operator Confidence – Better visibility, Stabil-Trak rear axle stabilization, precision gravity lowering system, optional reverse sensing system and reversing camera
  • Lower Cost of Ownership – Extended service intervals, easy-to-access parts and durable components for less overall maintenance
  • 74 hp engine doesn’t require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and meets Tier 4 Final regulations

Contact us today!

Commercial Construction Index Points to High Revenue and Profit Margins for 2017

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in partnership with USG Corporation just released the Commercial Construction Index (CCI) for Q2 and according to this survey, the outlook for the rest of this year is higher revenues and profit margins.

The CCI surveys contractors across the country to understand industry trends and top-of-mind concerns. Leading indicators used to determine confidence are backlog levels, new business opportunities, and revenue forecasts. The confidence index for Q2 was at 76 out of 100 points which indicates a positive contractor outlook.

Many contractors have high confidence that there are emerging business opportunities at 77 points, optimistic that revenue will increase at 71 points, and the backlog on average was at 9.9 months which is close to the ideal of 12 months, giving this indicator 81 points.

 

Across the board, however, 61% of contractors surveyed reported difficulty finding the right talent to fill key positions.

79% of contractors reported an increase in green building activity. Large contractors reported that 44% of their projects were green, midsized companies reported 31%, and small companies reported 21%.

Even with the difficulty in finding skilled workers, most contractions (95%) expect profit margins to grow or stay the same over the next 12 months, and 96% expect revenues to grow or remain stable.
Overall, the index points to high confidence and a positive outlook across the country.

However, if you are a little more conservative on the length of this growth spurt, call us about our custom tailored 36 month leases where you can return the new JLG machines at the end of the lease term.
If you are currently renting, we can show you how you can save at least $10,000.00 over the length of the lease and still own the machine if you want.

Click here to read the full report.

Don’t Get Fined!

It has come to our attention that for the past two weeks enforcement committees have been going on job sites handing out citations to owners of vehicles who do not have their Equipment Identification Number (EIN) decal posted on both sides of their vehicle. 

According to the CARB, “…the labeling provisions of the Off-Road regulation were amended in December 2010 to require labels on both sides of the each vehicle. dditionally, fleets reported as ‘captive attainment area fleets’ must have labels with a green background instead of red.”

Please note that this requirement includes all engine-powered boomlifts and telehandlers and fines have been upwards of $500 per vehicle.

You can read the updated overview of the In-Use Off-Road Diesel Fueled Fleets Regulation here CARB Fact Sheet and Overview

Also, please remember that you have until June 30th to have your LSI (Large Spark Ignition) Labeling and Reporting completed. Please contact us right away for assistance.