MEWP’s Training and Certification at West Coast Equipment

The deadline for your operators and supervisors to be trained and certified is March 1, 2020.

We can help.

We are offering a training and certification every Tuesday in February at our Corona, CA location. We are conveniently located off 15 fwy.

Register early. Seating is limited to 12 participants per session.

 

MEWPs Training & Certification for Boom & Scissor LiftsMEWPs Training and Certification for Boom & Scissor Lifts
February 4th and 18th from 7am to 1pm

Cost is just $199 and includes a light lunch, training, exam, and certification.

Register Here

 

 

MEWPs Training and Certification for Telehandlers/Reach ForkliftsMEWPs Training and Certification for Telehandlers/Reach Forklifts
February 11th and 25th from 7am to 1pm

Cost is only $150 and includes a light lunch, training, exam, and certification.

Register Here

 

Why Train at West Coast Equipment

We will walk you through all facets of the training process, which includes:

  • Hands-on Training
  • Driving
  • How to do a walk-around inspection
  • Testing
  • Certification

DON’T BE INTIMIDATED!

We understand that written exams can be intimidating, but you’ll have the confidence and knowledge you need to pass the test and get certified.

We’ve worked with hundreds of operators and have a 99% pass rate.

*photos courtesy of JWayne Media

Wacker Neuson Tools and Attachments at West Coast Equipment

In addition to our best-in-class machines, we now carry a variety of tools to help you maximize efficiency on the job.

We carry Wacker Neuson:

  • Breakers
  • Rammers
  • Trench Rollers
  • Reversible Plates
  • Pumps
  • Light Towers
  • Generators

With West Coast Equipment as your trusted partner, you won’t need to go anywhere else for your jobsite needs.

Download the full brochure here or call us today. Our sales team is standing by.

Wacker Neuson Tools and Attachments

Wacker Neuson Skid Steer and Compact Large Frame Track Loaders

You can buy or service your Large Frame Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders at one of our 4 locations.

Download the full brochure here and call us today at 951-256-2040

Medium and large frame skid steer loaders are designed for comfortable operation and performance. The vertical lift units offer class-leading hinge pin height and all models have large fuel tanks to give you more working time in the high visibility cab. Best service access in the industry with cabs that fully tip forward with the loader arms down to give complete access to all maintenance components.

Compact track loaders built with a rugged open design undercarriage for easy cleaning and drive motors that provide high torque for maximum pushing power, efficiency and reduced noise. Like the skid steer models, all units are built in the USA and are designed to handle tough applications, offer the best service accessibility in the industry and provide a comfortable cab with simple operation.

Download the full brochure here and call us today at 951-256-2040

Wacker Neuson Skid Steer and Compact Large Frame Track Loaders

Wacker Neuson Tracked and Wheeled Excavators. Now at West Coast Equipment!

The full line of Wacker Neuson Wheeled Excavtors are now for sale and service at West Coast Equipment.

Call us about the Tracked Conventional Tail Excavators, Tracked Zero Tail Excavators, Wheeled Excavators, and their attachment tools.

Click here to download the full brochure.

These machines are designed to provide the power, maneuverability, stability and precision that enable you to get more done with less time and effort. In addition to best-in-class performance, Wacker Neuson offers reliability that reduces downtime and lowers fuel consumption for greater economic advantages on the job site.

Download the full brochure here or call our sales department directly at 951-256-2040. We have 4 locations to serve you.

Wacker Neuson Tracked and Wheeled Excavators

Wacker Neuson Wheel Dumpers Now at West Coast Equipment

You can now buy and service Wacker Neuson Wheel Dumpers, Dual View Dumpers, and Track Dumpers at any of our West Coast Equipment locations.

Wheel dumpers are excellent for moving bulk materials. These versatile machines feature dumping from the front or either side of the skip and can maneuver across rough terrain as well as provide excellent traction on any surface.

You can enjoy an improved safety profile and cut down on time-consuming turning and maneuvering with Dual View Trucks.

Tack dumpers are great for smaller jobs.

Click here to download the full brochure and please call our sales department today at 951-256-2040.

Wacker Neuson Wheel Dumpers

Wacker Neuson. Best Deal of the Year!

We’re excited to announce that we have the full line of Wacker Neuson here at West Coast Equipment!

And, we’re even more excited to announce that you can get  0% APR for 72 Months through December 16th at 12 PM PST, 2019. 

As an added bonus, you can buy today and take full advantage of the Tax Cuts and Job Acts of 2017 (aka Trump Tax Cuts).

Call us direct at 951-256-2040 and ask for our sales department. We have 4 locations to serve you.

 

 

Hyundai Had an Unfair Advantage. Receives $47 Million Fine

A consent decree filed on September 19, 2019 by the EPA and DOJ allege that Hyundai illegally imported heavy construction equipment with diesel engines that violated Title II of the Clean Air Act.

According to the EPA’s website:

From 2012 to 2015, Hyundai pre-purchased, or “stockpiled” engines that met outdated emissions standards and then illegally imported, marketed and sold heavy construction equipment with these engines installed, in violation of the Clean Air Act.

Additionally, Hyundai imported, marketed and sold units of equipment in quantities that exceeded their exemption allowance limit under the Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers (TPEM) program regulations.

Defendants allegedly introduced into United States commerce at least 2,269 illegal diesel nonroad vehicles. Under the terms of the settlement, Hyundai has agreed to pay a $47 million civil penalty to resolve their Clean Air Act violations. (citation)

“By ignoring regulatory requirements, Hyundai not only gained a market advantage over their competitors, but they also introduced higher-polluting vehicles into the United States, undermining the protection of human health and the environment,” said Susan P. Bodine, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.

 

4 Important Upcoming Events

Updated January 23rd, 2020

Ready, set, mark your calendars for these important events.

Get MEWPs trained and certified before the December 10th deadline!
See below for LIVE IN-PERSON Training from West Coast Professional, Rick Stephenson.

MEWPs Boom & Scissor Lift Training and Certification
Tuesday’s, February 4th and 18th  from 7 AM to 1 PM
Corona Location
Only 12 Seats Available! 

Register Here

 

 


MEWPs Telehandler/Reach Forklift Training and Certification
Tuesday’s, February 11th and 25th from 7 AM to 1 PM
Only 12 Seats Available!

Register Here

 

 


World of Concrete 2020 Las Vegas February 4-7, 2020

Discover new products, cutting-edge technologies, new equipment, and over 150 educational sessions. Your West Coast Sales professional will be there so make sure to reach out to him.

Register Here

 


CONEXPO is Back!

Join your West Coast Equipment sales professionals at the 2020 expo.

North America’s largest construction tradeshow, CONEXPO-CON/AG happens every three years. In 2020 the show will be in Las Vegas Nevada from March 10-14th. Register here

Maximize Your 179 Tax Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Job Acts of 2017 (AKA The Trump Tax Cuts) increased the Section 179 benefit for small businesses.

“Section 179 of the IRS Code was enacted to help small businesses by allowing them to take a depreciation deduction for certain assets (capital expenditures) in one year, rather than depreciating them over a longer period of time. Taking a deduction on an asset in its first year is called a ‘Section 179 deduction,'” according to The Balance SMB (citation).

Effective for tax years beginning January 1, 2018, businesses can immediately deduct up to $1 million for qualifying purchases of capital property, with a limit of $2.5 million. (citation).

The $1 million deduction was increased from $500,000, and according to the IRS website, “…applies to tangible personal property such as machinery and equipment purchased for use in a trade or business…”

Take advantage of these deductions and plan a purchase of a new JLG, SkyTrak, Princeton, or Polaris machine before the end of 2019. We are taking orders now. Call 951-256-2040

Important Update! Deadline for Mandatory MEWP Safety and Training

Updated May 1, 2020

The deadline for the Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWPs) safety training and certification has been moved to June 1, 2020.

Members of the A92 Main Committee decided at the 2019 ASC A92 Aerial Work Platforms Annual Meeting, held Oct. 27-30 in Kansas City, Missouri to move the deadline from December 10th, giving everyone in the industry a big sigh of relief.

We called the Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA), which serves as the secretariat for the A92 standards, to confirm the reporting.

According to Lift & Access magazine, “…two appeals, partially approved by ANSI this spring, have resulted in the delays. The appeals, brought by the ARA and Tutus Solutions, opposed the requirements that the Manual of Responsibilities (MOR) must be placed on every MEWP and that modifications or additions to a MEWP must be made only with the permission of the manufacturer. ANSI agreed that those provisions were not in compliance with ANSI’s commercial policy.”

“The Scaffold and Access Industry Association, which serves as the secretariat for the A92 standards, has been working with the appellants, other main committee members, and ANSI to reach an agreement and approval on language changes that the appeals’ decision dictated.”

What does this mean for you? You still need to have your operators and supervisors trained and certified.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) create standards that govern the use of aerial work platforms. The last big change to these standards was in 2006.

New standards were published on December 10, 2018. According to these new standards, owners and operators must meet the new ANSI training requirements, which include:

  • The ability to self-familiarize yourself with any machine that you have not been specifically certified on by reading the operators manual, doing a walk-around inspection, and understanding the limitations of the equipment.
  • Documentation of self-familiarization.
  • The ability to provide occupant training. 
  • Rules, regulations, and standards that apply to MEWPs, including operation, safe use, and training.
  • Potential hazards associated with the use of MEWPs and how to protect against them.
  • Where manufacturer’s operation manuals should be stored and how they should be used.

We have trainers onsite ready to help you. Please call 951-256-2040 today for an appointment. You can attend training at one of our Corona or Escondido locations. 

Other changes in the ANSI guidelines require owners and operators to:

  • Give more consideration to machine choice
  • Participate in extensive planning to determine machines based on application.
  • Perform site risk assessments for MEWP operations, including training.

Please contact us today to learn more about training.