New FMCSA Rules, More Flexibility for Construction Fleets

The hours of service (HOS) rules govern the amount of time drivers of commercial vehicles can spend on the road and is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These rules are intended to prevent accidents by minimizing fatigue primarily targeting long-haul drivers.

The new rules will take effect September 29th. They intend to give greater flexibility while still addressing safety. 

There are four critical changes:

  • expanding the short-haul exemption
  • expanding the driving window during adverse driving conditions
  • modifying the 30-minute break time requirement
  • modifying the sleeper berth exception

Two of these rules directly benefit construction contractors, expanding the short-haul exemption from 100 to 150 air miles, and counting non-driving activities toward the 30-minute rest requirement. 

These changes will particularly help for deploying drivers who end up waiting in long lines to load and unload equipment.

Modification of the 30 minute break

FMCSA now requires a 30-minute break after 8 hours of driving time (instead of on-duty time) and allows an on-duty/not driving period to qualify as the required break. For short-haul work the 30-minute break therefore would very rarely apply since “in attendance” time may be included in the break if no other duties are performed.

Driving time in Adverse Conditions Extended

Up to two additional hours have been added to the driving window in adverse conditions. The HOS rules currently define adverse conditions as: snow, sleet, fog, other adverse weather conditions, a highway covered with snow or ice, or unusual road and traffic conditions. These factors may not be known to the dispatcher at the time the run is begun. 

FMCSA says that in the event of unanticipated conditions, adding time to the duty day in adverse conditions allows drives to reduce speed or delay operations makes drivers and roads safer.

“This is one of the biggest changes to the rules that we have seen in some time,” says Nick Goldstein, vice president, regulatory and legal issues, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). “FMCSA reached out. This has been a multi-year project on their part. They have conducted listening sessions, public comment sessions.” The rules were created with input from the regulated community.*

ARTBA has advocated for these changes in order to address situations where rules intended for long-haul drivers were also applied to short-haul drivers. Because the working realities were so different, some of the restrictions created an unnecessary burden and limited flexibility for the industry. 

“The revisions will help transportation construction contractors deploy project personnel more efficiently, saving time and costs while maintaining high standards for safety,” says Dave Bauer, ARTBA president and CEO. “These updates are especially needed for transportation construction to play a crucial role in our nation’s economic recovery.*

Finding the right balance between safety and efficiency is always a challenge and the new rule revisions move the industry further along the right path toward finding that balance.

* Quotes reference

FMCSA Website HOS Rules

 

Summer 2020 Service Special Ending Soon! (updated)

We want to remind you that the WCE Summer Service Event will be ending soon!

Summer is almost over so now is a great time to take care of that service you know you’ve been needing. West Coast Equipment’s Summer Service Specials save you money on oil and service. 

Our factory trained technicians will also create a 115 point inspection condition report. Schedule your appointment today with your nearest West Coast Equipment location.

John Deere / Cummins / Perkins T-3      $450

Cummins T4i & T4                                      $600

Deutz / Kholer                                             $600

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Sand-Surf Tires for SkyTrak and JLG Telehandlers Now at West Coast Equipment

Do more on sensitive ground with the new sand/turf tires for JLG and SkyTrak telehandlers. These tires are designed to be turf-friendly and provide excellent traction and flotation with minimal ground disturbance. Sand/turf tires are available as an option for JLG models 742, 943, 1043, 1055, 1255 and SkyTrak models 6036, 6042, 8042, 10042, 10054 and 12054.

Key Features:

•        Excellent durability with 16-ply rating

•        Minimal turf disturbance tread design, which is ideal for grounds maintenance for areas such as sport complexes and golf courses, along with residential construction and landscaping

•        Higher flotation for less imprint on turf

•        Tire Model: 18-625 Sandmaster (DKWP5)

•      Contact West Coast today. We have locations in Los Angeles, Corona, and San Diego

West Coast Equipment’s Pre-Owned Machinery

Used & Refurbished equipment from West Coast Equipment represents and exceptional value. Have confidence and buy from an authorized dealer rather than take your chances with classified or online ads. 

We are an authorized dealer for all the major brands and therefore have an intimate knowledge of the machines we buy.

Refurbished Equipment 

  • Is reconditioned to a like new appearance including factory paint when possible
  • Fully inspected by our in-house master technicians
  • Worn grips, deteriorating handles are repalced
  • Annual inspections are up to date
  • Comes with 30 day warranty

 Used Equipment

  • Each unit is fully inspected by our in-house master technicians
  • Necessary repairs and maintenance are done
  • Every used machine is covered by a 30 day warranty

If you ever have questions about a used or refurbished machine you purchase from us, you can be assured that we’ll have the answers for you because we have been the experts to call for 36 years.

Right now we have two freshly refurbished Genie Scissor Lifts. Check them out:

 

Genie Scissor Lift 2

Genie Scissor Lift 3

Coming Soon to WCE: JLG’s new 10,000-pound class, 8-Story Telehandler

West Coast Equipment is looking forward offering this powerful new machine from JLG. The JLG 1075 is a 10,000-pound class Telehandler with a 75 foot boom that can lift up to eight stories and reach up to 60 feet.

This increased flexibility allows loads to be placed further into the building so that it doesn’t have to be unloaded, then reloaded to place materials near the work area.

This will be a powerful tool for installing HVAC systems and performing tasks that would otherwise need a crane. (see our new sheet material attachment)

The 1075 comes standard with JLG’s Longitudinal Stability Indication and a right side, two-way camera for better visibility and safety.

The JLG 1075 can optionally include “SmartLoad” and a remote controlled boom. This allows for one operator to place the material precisely while outside of the cab without a second operator. The 1075 can accept a wide range of attachments for added versatility.

 

1075 Telehandler

Key Specs

Maximum Lift Capacity: 10000 lb / 4535.92 kg
Outriggers Up Max Lift Height: 75 ft / 22.86 m

Key Features

Lower Project Costs: Eight-story lift height reduces or eliminates the need for costly cranes
Increase Productivity: 60 ft of forward reach minimizes material rehandling
Experience Precision Placement: 30 ft of up-and-over reach allows for more precise load placement
Use Enhanced Technology: Right side electronic mirror with dual cameras allows you to see more

Download Spec Sheet Here: 1075-JLG-Telehandler-Spec-Sheet

 

JLG has Expanded its Low-level Access Line

We’re happy to see this great new tool for tight spaces. The new 1030P is manually propelled, offering a 10” 2’ platform height and weighs only 755 pounds. It is compact and perfect for setting up scaffolding up to a height of 16 feet. It has a 550 lb. platform capacity offering plenty of options for tools and materials and as well as many practical and safety benefits over ladders. Optional equipment includes a pipe rack, narrow basket, tool tray and foam buffer kit.

1030P

Key Specs

  • Platform Height: 10 ft 2 in. / 3.1 m
  • Machine Width: 2 ft 6 in. / 0.76 m

Key Features

  • Access More Work: Large 30 x 60 in. platform provides access to more workspace without needing to reposition the unit
  • Improve Operator Comfort: Platform position creates more ergonomic working conditions compared to ladders and scaffolding
  • Carry More Tools and Materials: 550-lb platform capacity increases productivity and reduces operator fatigue
  • Operate on Sensitive Flooring: Lightweight design combined with low ground-bearing pressure makes this machine ideal for sensitive floors and elevators with load requirements

Download Spec Sheet Here: JLG-Low-Level-Access-Lifts

JLG has launched all new 400 Series Hi-Capacity Boom Lifts

Join us to check out these and more at CONEXPO-CON/AGG March 10-14, 2020 This is North America’s largest construction trade show. Yes we will really be there!

The new 400 Series boom models operate in three different capacity zones and are ANSI 92.20 compliant. 

They are hi-capacity models, including the 40-foot JLG 400S and the 46-foot JLG 460SJ. Both come with a 660 lb. unrestricted capacity zone and 750- and 1,000-lb. restricted capacity zones. They feature the 400 Series includes displays which are sensitive to ambient light and adjust their brightness to enhance visibility. They also offer the flexibility to recalibrate the load sensing system without placing a load on the platform. 

 

400SJ

  Key Specs

  • Platform Height: 40 ft / 12.19 m
  • Platform Capacity – Restricted: 1000 lb / 453.59 kg
  • Platform Capacity – Unrestricted: 600 lb / 272.16 kg
  • Horizontal Outreach: 33 ft 6 in. / 10.21 m

Key Features

  • Best-in-class gradeability and reach
  • Fastest lift and drive speeds for unmatched productivity
  • Low cost of ownership

 

460SJ

Key Specs

  • Platform Height: 46 ft / 14.02 m
  • Platform Capacity – Unrestricted: 600 lb / 272.16 kg
  • Horizontal Outreach: 39 ft / 11.89 m

Key Features

  • Improved multifunction capability increases productivity
  • New hood design provides more durability and serviceability
  • Larger capacity at 600 lb

Download Spec Sheet Here: 400 Series Spec Sheet A9220 Compliant

JLG releases Four new Electric Drive Scissors.

West Coast is excited to offer upgraded and new electric drive Scissor Lifts.

The ES series scissors feature electric drives and are modeled after the R series so simplify sourcing parts and maintenance. The redesign includes only 6 hoses which will reduce the chance of leaks, and simplifying servicing over hydraulic drive machines. All the new ES series models are ANSI 92.20 compliant and feature variable tilt functionality allowing them to work on slight slopes safely.

The ES1330L is a new narrow, lightweight 1,984-pound, electric drive scissor. Platform height extends to 13 feet, so this machine is perfect for maneuvering in public spaces including galleries.

ES1330L

Key Specs

  • Platform Height: 13 ft / 3.96 m
  • Platform Capacity: 500 lb / 226.80 kg
  • Machine Width: 2 ft 6 in. / 0.76 m

Key Features

  • Work More Places: Lightweight for indoor work on sensitive flooring, such as data centers
  • Maneuver More Efficiently: Compact footprint, with industry-exclusive zero turning radius for work in tight spaces
  • Reduce Operating Costs: Electric drive and integrated components with reduced hydraulic hoses and hydraulic fittings on the entire machine mean increased uptime, as well as fewer leaks and service calls
  • Meet the Newest Standards: Complies with new ANSI A92.20 specifications

The ES1932i and ES1530L are updated versions of their R series counterparts.

ES1530L

Key Specs

  • Platform Height: 15 ft / 4.57 m
  • Platform Capacity: 500 lb / 226.80 kg
  • Machine Width: 2 ft 6 in. / 0.76 m

Key Features

  • Work More Places: Lightweight for indoor work on sensitive flooring, such as data centers
  • Maneuver More Efficiently: Compact footprint, with industry-exclusive zero turning radius for work in tight spaces
  • Reduce Operating Costs: Electric drive and integrated components with reduced hydraulic hoses and hydraulic fittings on the entire machine mean increased uptime, as well as fewer leaks and service calls
  • Meet the Newest Standards: Complies with new ANSI A92.20 specifications

Download Spec Sheet Here: Lightweight ES Series Scissor Lifts Spec Sheet

The ES1932 can be controlled using the JLG The Mobile Control app. This allows operators to control the scissor in stowed position using their mobile device from up to 40 feet away.

ES1932

Key Specs

  • Platform Height: 19 ft / 5.79 m
  • Platform Capacity: 507 lb / 229.97 kg
  • Machine Width: 2 ft 8 in. / 0.81 m

Key Features

  • Increased Battery Life: Refreshed design includes electric drive, which delivers up to double the battery life of a standard scissor
  • Time Savings: Standard QuikFold rail system allows operators to fold the rails in a fraction of the time of a standard machine
  • Simplified Use & Service: Standard USB charger and phone holster improve the operator experience, while a high degree of commonality with other JLG® scissors simplifies service
  • More Options: Available as an indoor-only option (ES1932i)

Download Spec Sheet Here: ES1932 Series Spec Sheet ANSI A9220 Compliant

Skytrak Telehandlers now expanded to include 12,000 lb. and 3,000 lb. class models.

We think you could always use a BIGGER Telehander – unless you need a smaller one. Here are two great new offerings that will fit your needs. Come check out all the new gear at CONEXPO this week.

The Skytrak 12054 telehandler is now the largest model in this line. It is rated for 12,000 lbs. and utilizes a single joystick as well as an integrated hitch and boom-mounted lifting lug. This machine is not only powerful, but it also maneuvers well in tight spaces.

12054

Key Specs

  • Maximum Lift Capacity: 12000 lb / 5443.11 kg
  • Outriggers Up Max Lift Height: 42 ft / 12.8 m
  • Maximum Lift Height: 53 ft 2 in. / 16.21 m
  • Maximum Reach: 38 ft 10 in. / 11.84 m

Key Features

  • Reduce Operator Fatigue: Single joystick and integrated arm rest
  • Enhance Operator Comfort: Optional air conditioning for cab
  • Increase Confidence During Load Placement: Stabil-Trak rear axle stabilization system
  • Lower Maintenance Costs: Optional 74 hp engine doesn’t require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and meets Tier 4 Final regulations

 

Download Spec Sheet Here: SkyTrak 12054 Spec Sheet

The SkyTrak 3013 ultra-compact telehandler is excellent for small spaces and has a load capacity of 2700 lbs. It can lift up to 13 feet high and features rear pivot steer and small footprint. The 3013 includes four-wheel drive, two-wheel rear steer and a hydrostatic drive system.

3013

Key Specs

  • Maximum Lift Capacity: 2700 lb / 1224.70 kg
  • Maximum Lift Height: 13 ft 1 in. / 3.99 m
  • Maximum Reach: 7 ft 1 in. / 2.16 m

Key Features

  • Work in Confined Environments: Ultra-compact and highly maneuverable design
  • Enhance Your Capabilities: Excellent reach into truck beds, trailers and over obstacles
  • Keep Your Surroundings Intact: Rear-wheel steering for less ground disturbance

Download Spec Sheet Here: SkyTrak 3013 Spec Sheet FINAL

Dave Robidoux & JLG Partnership Creates Sheet Material Handler Attachment

Our own Dave Robidoux worked closely with JLG to develop the new Sheet Material Handler Attachment for JLG telehandlers.

Dave saw a unique opportunity to better assist contractors with picking and placing sheetrock, drywall, plywood, greenboard, and more. Until the sheet material handler attachment, placing these items was difficult, time consuming, and costly.

The JLG sheet material handler attachment is compatible with the JLG telehandler models 742, 943, 1043, 1055, and 1255. To learn more contact us directly.