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Qualified California Companies Can Get Up to $250,000 in Incentives per Forklift Through XL Lifts

Aimee Quemuel

XL Lifts, specializing in zero and low emissions forklifts, today announced additional World Lift and Wiggins forklifts are now eligible to participate in California’s Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) and now qualify for up to $250,000 in incentives. Amounts vary based on lifting capacity, voltage output of chargers and location of forklift operations. Eligible forklifts include the World Lithium, an 8,820-pound lifting capacity, all-weather lithium-ion forklift for indoor and outdoor use, and several Wiggins Lift eBull forklifts with lifting capacity up to 36,000 pounds for indoor and outdoor use.

Base forklift vouchers are up to $200,000 per forklift and up to $30,000 for infrastructure. CORE also offers additional incentives up to $20,000 per forklift for companies operating in CARB-approved disadvantaged communities. Vouchers are based on a first-come basis, so interested companies are encouraged to see if they qualify now.

“XL Lifts (a World and Wiggins Forklift dealer) is excited to offer its customers a cost-effective way to purchase zero-emission lithium forklifts,” said Mike Marzahl, President of XL Lifts. “Similar to the incentives previously offered for electric vehicles, we anticipate limited or reduced funding in the future. As a result, we strongly encourage our customers to take advantage of available funds now.”

The CORE program is intended to encourage California freight equipment users to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road freight equipment. This streamlined voucher incentive project helps offset the higher cost of zero-emission technology with a point-of-sale discount. There is no scrappage of existing forklift required.

$44 Million in Available Incentives – XL Lifts Approved Dealer for California CORE Incentive Program

Aimee Quemuel

XL Lifts, specializing in zero and low emissions forklifts, today announced that it has been named an approved dealer for the California CORE program. As part of the program, California freight equipment users interested in zero emissions forklifts can now get up to $200,000 in incentives per forklift. The funds are going fast, so interested companies should contact us ASAP.

About Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE)

CORE is a new $44 million project intended to encourage California freight equipment users to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road freight equipment. This streamlined voucher incentive project helps offset the higher cost of zero-emission technology with a point-of-sale discount. There is no scrappage requirement, and additional funding is available for charging and fueling infrastructure and for equipment deployed in disadvantaged communities.

XL Lift Customers Can Now Receive Free Forklift Charger Infrastructure

Aimee Quemuel

XL Lifts, specializing in zero and low emissions forklifts, today announced that its XLerator forklift battery chargers have been approved for use in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Charge Ready Transport Program*.

“As the demand for zero-emission off-road equipment continues to explode, finding innovate ways to help our customers meet their zero emissions initiatives remains a top priority,” said Mike Marzahl, President of XL Lifts. “Participation in incentive programs delivers on our promise to provide cost-effective zero-emission solutions.”

Businesses interested in reducing the costs of their forklift charging stations infrastructure should contact XL Lifts to get started.

About XLerator Forklift Battery Chargers

The XLerator Charger Series is a universal line of forklift battery chargers designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Key features and benefits of the new XLerator battery chargers include:

  • Flexible and scalable design able to work with a wide range of forklift brands
  • Can be programmed for conventional, opportunity or fast applications
  • Compatible with lithium ion, lead acid, VGA and other battery types
  • “Plug and Play” utility makes expansion easy and inexpensive
  • Available weather-resistant design for use both indoors and outdoors
  • Eliminates need for large indoor space to house and charge electric forklifts
  • Zero downtime thanks to an advanced design that remains operational even if a power module fails
  • Multi-voltage 1.3kW power modules, that can be combined to produce over 30kW output
  • Chargers for a 24 volt-36 Volt-48 volt up to 80 Volts for all forklifts, AGV’s (automated guided vehicles) and GSE (ground support equipment)
  • Wireless communication for easy data management and battery monitoring

For more information, go to: https://xlliftsinc.com/product/xlerator-battery-chargers/ or go to booth#3302 at the World Ag Expo.

About XL Lifts

XL Lifts specializes in zero and low emissions forklifts and forklift battery chargers. XL Lifts offers a full line of large capacity forklifts from Wiggins Lift, and smaller capacity lifts from World Forklift. The Company also distributes the XLerator line of forklift battery chargers. The Company’s impressive client list includes some of the biggest marinas, AG companies, industrial ports and manufacturers worldwide such as the Port of Stockton, SSA Marine at the Port of Stockton and Long Beach, Marine Group Boatworks, Federal Marine Terminals, Ports America, Byron Farms, Garcia Farm and the Scaroni Family of Companies. XL Lift’s forklift line includes electrics (lead and lithium), rough terrains, LPG/dual fuel, low-emission diesels, and marina forklifts. More information can be found at www.xlliftsinc.com.

Media Contact:
Aimee L. Quemuel
Codey Communications
(415) 753-9005

*Subject to approval by participating public utility companies

 

World Forklift West and XL Lifts Unveil the Second-Generation World Lithium Forklift, the Industry’s First All Weather, Low-Capacity Lithium Electric Forklift

Aimee Quemuel

New Forklift Line Eliminates Need to Purchase Both Indoor and Outdoor Forklift Fleets 

Ventura, CA — World Forklift West, a World Lift master distributor, and XL Lifts, specializing in zero and low emissions forklifts and a World Lift dealer, today announced the 2020 World Lithium forklift, the industry’s first low-capacity lithium electric forklift for indoor and outdoor use.

The second-generation all-weather World Lithium Forklift is designed specifically for use with lithium batteries and outside use. Other standard brand forklift companies are still offering a first-generation converted lead-acid forklift that uses steel plates inside the lithium battery housing as counterweight to compensate for the weight of a lead acid battery. The result is a significantly heavier, wider and bulkier lift that does not work outside or inside tight turning radius quarters.

Because the 2020 World Lithium is designed for lithium, it boasts a streamlined footprint that enables the forklift to operate in small working areas or sharp turning radius requirements, without compromising on lifting capacity. For example, the World Lithium 8,000 lb. capacity requires the same space/area as a conventional 5,000 lb. or 6,000 lb. LPG forklift.

“Beyond the upfront cost savings, the newly designed World Lithium forklift utilizes fast charging lithium ion batteries making World Lithium forklifts one of the first lower-capacity zero emissions forklifts to run continuous shifts with brief opportunity charging on breaks, lunches and between shifts,” said Peter Vaz, President of World Lift. “The result is minimal downtime for increased productivity without the bigger and bulkier footprint of older lead-acid battery converted forklifts. We are thrilled to introduce this innovative electric forklift to the market.”

“XL Lifts (a World Forklift dealer) is excited to offer its customers a second-generation zero-emission forklift alternative that can be used in all-weather conditions — even in the rain and snow. This innovation means that companies no longer need to purchase two forklifts, such as an LPG/diesel and an electric forklift, one for outdoors and one for indoors,” said President of XL Lifts Mike Marzahl. “Plus, with the ability to be charged outdoors*, companies no longer have to allocate precious and expensive indoor space or battery rooms to house and charge their World Lithium forklifts, like they currently need to with their lead-acid electric forklifts.”

Currently, some industries, have had no choice, but to purchase multiple forklift fleets of forklifts for indoor and outdoor use. For example, agriculture and warehousing companies need to move produce or product from field outside trucks using LPG or diesel forklifts, to a staging area, and finally to and inside the cooling plant or enclosed warehouse using an electric forklift. But now, with the all-weather, zero emissions World Lithium Forklift, agriculture and warehousing companies can unload produce and product from field trucks and move pallets of inventory directly into the cooling plant(s) or warehouse using just one forklift, saving significant time and money. This would also apply to companies who are in the material handling business – such as freight, transportation, distribution, warehousing

Key features and benefits of the new World Lithium Forklift include:

  • Lower price point compared to other lithium battery forklifts
  • All weather usage and charging*, designed for use both indoors and outdoors
  • Eliminates need for large indoor space to house and charge electric forklifts
  • Smaller footprint — without compromising on lifting capacity — for small work areas or sharp turning radius requirements (e.g. the 8,000 lb. World Lithium is the same size as a standard 6,000 lb. LPG)
  • Battery control system so users can regulate speed, lifting capacity and battery productivity
  • Simple wireless and configurable cloud monitoring that provides daily, weekly and monthly reporting on key metrics such as charging cycles, usage and energy
  • Zero emissions = clean & quiet
  • Able to run continuous shifts with opportunity charging
  • Regenerating brake and hydraulic system for longer battery life
  • Bundling with charge stations available, with Level I, II or DC Fast Charge
  • Safety features like daylight strobes and white noise generator
  • EPA compliant; CE certified; meets or exceeds all ANSI B56.1
  • Range of sizes with up to 20,000 lb. capacity
  • Customized exterior colors

For more information, go to: https://xlliftsinc.com/product/electric-lithium-battery-forklifts-by-world/.

About XL Lifts

XL Lifts specializes in zero and low emissions forklifts and forklift battery chargers. XL Lifts offers a full line of large capacity forklifts from Wiggins Lift, and smaller capacity lifts from World Forklift. The Company also distributes the XLerator line of forklift battery chargers. The Company’s impressive client list includes some of the biggest marinas, AG companies, industrial ports and manufacturers worldwide such as the Port of Stockton, SSA Marine at the Port of Stockton and Long Beach, Federal Marine Terminals, Ports America and Marine Group Boatworks. XL Lift’s forklift line includes electrics (lead and lithium), rough terrains, LPG/dual fuel, low-emission diesels, and marina forklifts. More information can be found at www.xlliftsinc.com.

About World Forklift West

World Forklift™ West is a World Forklift master distributor in charge of manufacturing, marketing and managing its network of dealers for the World forklift line on the West Coast. The World forklift line has all the same benefits and features you expect from a cutting-edge forklift manufacturer, but at a significantly lower price point. Equipped with an expansive array of standard features, the award-winning World forklift line is quickly becoming the forklift of choice for smart companies. More information can be found at www.worldforkliftwest.com.

 *Outdoor charging feature available when used in conjunction with the XLerator outdoor battery charger.

XL Lifts Launches the XLerator Series, a Weather Resistant, Universal Forklift Battery Charger Line

Aimee Quemuel

Ventura, CA — XL Lifts, specializing in zero and low emissions forklifts, today announced the availability of the XLerator line of forklift battery chargers. XLerator battery chargers are universal so operations with forklifts from multiple product lines and brands (or even ones that use different battery types like lithium and lead acid) can turn to a single forklift battery charger company to power their entire fleet of forklifts. Free from the constraints of having to buy a specific charger for each forklift brand, companies can now more easily update their electric forklift fleets with reduced infrastructure costs. In addition, the XLerator’s weather-resistant design* means forklifts can be charged outdoors, freeing up precious and expensive indoor space.

“We are ecstatic to offer our customers a forklift battery charger that is flexible in its design and its configuration,” said Mike Marzahl, President of XL Lifts, the creators of the XLerator line of forklift battery chargers. “Our XLerator battery chargers will free companies from the current constraints of powering electric material handling equipment and ultimately save them both time and money.”

Key features and benefits of the new XLerator battery chargers include:

  • Flexible and scalable design able to work with a wide range of forklift brands
  • Can be programmed for conventional, opportunity or fast applications
  • Compatible with lithium ion, lead acid, VGA and other battery types
  • “Plug and Play” utility makes expansion easy and inexpensive
  • Available weather-resistant design for use both indoors and outdoors
  • Eliminates need for large indoor space to house and charge electric forklifts
  • Zero downtime thanks to an advanced design that remains operational even if a power module fails
  • Multi-voltage 1.3kW power modules, that can be combined to produce over 30kW output
  • Chargers for a 24 volt-36 Volt-48 volt up to 80 Volts for all forklifts, AGV’s (automated guided vehicles) and GSE (ground support equipment)
  • Wireless communication

For more information, go to: https://xlliftsinc.com/product/xlerator-battery-chargers/. To request a quote now, go to https://xlliftsinc.com/xlerator-request-for-information/.

 *Weather-resistant charging feature available now. GSE models available in 2020.

 

XL Lifts Selected by Port of Stockton and SSA Marine for Zero Emissions Forklift Initiative

Aimee Quemuel

We are proud to announce that XL Lifts, Wiggins Lift and World Forklift will deliver 34 lithium electric forklifts to the Port of Stockton and SSA Marine as part of California Air Resources Board’s Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF).

The World Lithium is a zero emissions lower capacity forklift that can be operated inside buildings, warehouses or ships. No more fumes, soot or noise. Meets even the most stringent air quality regulations. 

large capacity electric forklift by wigginsThe Wiggins Yard eBull was the first large capacity lithium forklift to market with capacity up to 88,000 lbs.

A full press release on the news will be issued soon. In the meantime, the Wiggins/XL Lift team will be showcasing the eBull at the Breakbulk Conference this week in Houston, TX and can answer any questions. Come see us at the Wiggins/XL Lifts booth i26 to learn more about the future of electric forklifts.

XL Lifts and Wiggins Lift to Unveil the Industry’s First High-Capacity Lithium Electric Forklift for the Agriculture Sector at the 2019 World Ag Expo

Aimee Quemuel

Wiggins AG eBull Selected as a Winner for the 2019 World Ag Expo® Top-10 New Products Competition sponsored by Bank of America

February 5, 2019 — Ventura, CA — XL Lifts, specializing in zero and low emissions forklifts, today announced it will unveil the Wiggins AG eBull, the industry’s first high-capacity lithium electric forklift for the agriculture sector, at the 2019 World Ag Expo. Already gaining market recognition for innovation, the Wiggins AG eBull was selected a winner for the 2019 World Ag Expo® Top-10 New Products Competition, sponsored by Bank of America.

“As an authorized Wiggins dealer, XL Lifts is excited to offer its agricultural customers a zero-emission forklift alternative,” said President of XL Lifts Mike Marzahl. “Just like in the automobile industry, the future of forklifts is keenly focused on emission-reducing equipment, that still gets the job done. This is exciting times for the forklift industry, and we are thrilled to work with innovators like Wiggins leading the charge on advanced electric forklift technology.”

“Wiggins is excited to introduce the award-winning AG eBull to the market. With our partner XL Lifts, we can now offer the agriculture industry an emission-free forklift and produce handling option,” said Wiggin’s Director of Sales Micah McDowell. “The future of the material handling industry is zero emission, and we are glad to continue our trend of innovation and staying ahead of the curve.”

The new AG eBull is manufactured exclusively in the United States. The Wiggins AG eBull has capacity from 30,000 to 88,000 lbs. and is designed to utilize 12 and 14 pallet attachments in the produce industry. The new large capacity electric forklift uses fast charging lithium ion batteries making them the first high-capacity zero emissions forklifts to run continuous shifts.

Key benefits of the new Wiggins AG eBull include:

  • Zero Emissions: The AG eBull is designed to meet even the most stringent clean air mandates, such as those required in California.
  • No Significant Downtime: The AG eBull will leverage advanced quick-charge battery technology for continuous use.
  • Innovative High Voltage Lithium Ion Battery Design:  The battery packs are designed from the ground up for commercial vehicle applications. Focused on reliability, durability, serviceability and safety, the battery packs are rigorously tested for industrial environments.
  • Handling:  With the lowest center of gravity and the highest tip factor in the industry, Wiggins has set the standard for safety and handling.
  • Operator Comfort:  A dramatically lower operator console and an AirRide seat significantly improves operator convenience and comfort.
  • Easy Service Access:  The innovative tilt-cab design of the operator console and engine compartment allows easy access at eye level to the entire powertrain when servicing is needed.
  • Enhanced Visibility:  With the lowest counter-weight in the industry, rear visibility is dramatically improved, increasing customer and employee safety while protecting other property from damage.
  • Wiggins Information Center:  The new state of the art IQAN™ System with its adjustable monitor keeps the operator informed about forklift performance and status.
  • AutoLube:  Minimizes downtime by automatically lubricating key components—mast and carriage bearings, tilt cylinders, steer axle bearings—to ensure smooth operation while saving money.
  • Corrosion Protection:  We know your work environment can be tough on equipment. That’s why the Wiggins AG eBull is built using the latest materials to keep your lift running while extending the life of the equipment, including a stainless steel-coated steer column and critical-area components, as well as zinc-based coatings to prevent rust and corrosion on the mast and chassis.

The Wiggins AG ebull will be unveiled for the first time at the XL Lifts World Ag Expo booth # 3302, 3303, 3304, 3402, 3403, 3404 . For more information, go to: http://xlliftsinc.com/product/electric-produce-handler/

About XL Lifts
XL Lifts specializes in zero and low emissions forklifts. XL Lifts also provides consulting, new and used ­forklifts and other equipment, parts, and maintenance software to some of the biggest marinas, boatyards, industrial ports and manufacturers worldwide such as SSA Marine at the Port of Stockton, Federal Marine Terminals, Ports America and Marine Group Boatworks. XL Lifts’ line includes diesels, 2WD and 4WD rough terrains, LPG/dual fuel, lithium and lead acid electric, and marina forklifts. More information about XL Lifts can be found at www.xlliftsinc.com.

The XL Lifts / Wiggins Lift Team Awarded Marine Recreation Association Innovation Award for its Work in Lowering Emissions with its Marina and Boatyard Clients

Aimee Quemuel

The XL Lifts / Wiggins Lift Team Awarded Marine Recreation Association Innovation Award for its Work in Lowering Emissions with its Marina and Boatyard Clients 

December 6, 2018 — Ventura, CA — XL Lifts, specializing in zero and low emissions forklifts, today announced the company was named a Marine Recreation Association Innovation Award winner for the companies work with progressive marina and boatyards to meet their green initiatives with low emission or zero emission marina electric forklifts. The Marine Recreation Association (MRA) announced the recipients of the Association’s Innovation Awards at its annual conference in Santa Barbara, California.

“It is an honor to recognize the XL Lifts/Wiggins Lift team for their extensive work in zero and low emission forklift technology and services. With their help, progressive marinas and boatyards can reduce their impact on the environment, and still have all the horsepower required to get their jobs done,” said Mark Sandoval, MRA President.

In 2017, XL Lifts worked with Sunnyside Marina in Lake Tahoe to put the first Tier 4 final into operation in California. Earlier this year, North Tahoe Marina was California’s second marina to put a Tier 4f into operation. In 2017, XL Lifts worked with Sunnyside Marina in Lake Tahoe to put the first Tier 4 final into operation in California. Earlier this year, North Tahoe Marina was California’s second marina to put a Tier 4f into operation. Most recently, the Marine Group Boat Works committed to purchasing the first Tier 4f for its San Diego-based shipyard with a grant from the Maritime Administration.

“While other suppliers told us low emission heavy duty equipment was still a concept, XL Lifts was unveiling its latest low-emissions model for us to buy right then and there. In working with XL Lifts, we’ve been able to implement forklift initiatives that are sourced locally and are eco-friendly, require less maintenance and help us far surpass regulatory requirements for at least the next five years,” said Todd Roberts, President at Marine Group Boat Works.

While XL Lifts has made great strides to date on lowering emissions of marinas and shipyards, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Wiggins Lift recently announced the first marina electric forklift using lithium battery technology. The electric eBull for marinas will be the first of its kind, and signifies a big movement towards true zero emissions, not just lower emissions.

“As an authorized Wiggins dealer, XL Lifts will have yet another solution offering for its marina and boatyard clients looking to implement low- and zero-emission forklift initiatives,” said President of XL Lifts Mike Marzahl.

In additional to technical expertise, XL Lifts is well-versed in the grant funding process, and has helped clients secure grant money to offset the cost of low or zero emission forklifts. XL Lifts’ extensive product knowledge coupled with the ability to help clients secure grants to mitigate the costs of advanced lithium-battery technology will help the company continue on its mission to enable zero-emissions marina and boatyards of the future.

About Marine Recreation Association (MRA)

The Marine Recreation Association is a non-profit association that represents marina owners, operators and industry professionals throughout the Western U.S., Mexico, Hawaii and Australia. The Association’s mission is to provide a united voice in representing the interests of the boating and marina industries and to help educate and inform in all areas of recreational boating. More information can be found at www.marina.org.

About XL Lifts

XL Lifts specializes in zero and low emissions forklifts. XL Lifts also provides consulting, new and used ­forklifts and other equipment, parts, and maintenance software to some of the biggest marinas, boatyards, industrial ports and manufacturers worldwide such as SSA Marine at the Port of Stockton, Federal Marine Terminals, Ports America and Marine Group Boatworks. XL Lifts’ line includes diesels, rough terrains, LPG/dual fuel, lithium and lead acid electric, and marina forklifts. More information about XL Lifts can be found at www.xlliftsinc.com.

Media Contact:

Aimee L. Quemuel
Codey Communications
(415) 753-9005
aimee@codeycommunications.com

Worried About Global Warming? Electric Forklifts a Step in The Right Direction

Aimee Quemuel

In early October, the news was full of reports from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which released a dire 728-page document that warned against global temperature rises. According to the report, even the world’s agreed-upon single degree Celsius increase in global temperature will change the Earth as we know it. Instead, the report urged world leaders to take greater action in an attempt to limit the increase to just .5 degree Celsius, which would maintain ecosystems similar to those that currently exist.

The report is gloomy, without a doubt, as the panel expressed both concern that the world’s countries would not be able to limit the increase but also optimism that it could be done with drastic changes. Frustratingly, scientists refused to comment on the feasibility of these changes actually happening.

The Carbon Culprit

An undeniable factor in the global rise in temperature is the effect carbon dioxide has and continues to have. In order to effectively limit temperature increases, the world needs to adopt new energy systems and solutions, rethink land-use, and adopt new transportation options, among others. Specifically, actions that reduce the amount of carbon being emitted into the atmosphere are expected to have the most effect. Low or Zero-emission power generation, electric transportation, green infrastructure, and improved energy efficiency can all drive this change. A movement away from fossil fuels and towards renewables would not only reduce carbon levels, but could also clear the air of other pollutants.

What Can Businesses Do?

Although the report is intended for world leaders, that doesn’t mean individuals and businesses are helpless. As with so many areas of change and innovation in the past, it may come down to consumers, business, and industry to drive the necessary changes. The best way to do that is to shop with global warming in mind. Choose products that are produced close to home and don’t require long-distance shipping and transport. Choose high-efficiency products when possible. Purchase items that don’t emit greenhouse gases and support clean energy development.

Electric Forklifts to The Rescue 

At XL Lifts, we are extremely proud to carry small and large capacity electric forklifts. Electric forklifts are one example of how businesses have the power to drive change and innovation. Our customers had asked for gas-alternative forklifts and we were happy to deliver. Electric forklifts produce no emissions and do not require gasoline. Low-maintenance lithium batteries last longer and are safer for the environment, and still provide electric lifts with the power necessary to get the job done.

We carry the large capacity Wiggins Yard eBull electric forklift which has capacity from 30,000 to 88,000 lbs. Our smaller capacity electric forklifts by World range from 3,000 to 25,000 lbs.

XL Lifts is the first to offer large capacity electric forklifts to the industrial sector and we’re glad we did! While switching to electric forklifts isn’t enough to save the planet, it’s a step in the right direction and can help companies reduce their carbon footprint, save money, and set a good example by influencing others. We believe that consumer demand can drive change by influencing both political and economic policies and business manufacturing decisions. At this point in the game, every person on the planet has a vested interest in limiting global temperature rise. Going green isn’t just good PR anymore, it’s become increasingly vital to everyone’s survival. Every little bit helps. Put your purchasing power to work; retire your old, polluting forklifts and replace them with greener, more efficient electric forklifts from XL Lifts.

Contact us at 1.805.889.8487 to learn more about electric forklifts and how they can help you green your business.

 

Forklifts Specialist

First High-Capacity Lithium Electric Marina Forklift Now Available Through XL Lifts / Wiggins Lift / Taylor Machine Works

Aimee Quemuel

First High-Capacity Lithium Electric Marina Forklift Now Available Through XL Lifts / Wiggins Lift / Taylor Machine Works

November 7, 2018 — Ventura, CA — XL Lifts, specializing in zero and low emissions forklifts, today announced it is partnering with Wiggins Lift Company to distribute the Wiggins Marina eBull, West of the Mississippi River (excluding Texas) and in the Great Lakes region. Taylor Machine Works will continue to distribute Wiggins marina products in all other regions. The Wiggins Marina eBull is the first commercialized lithium battery, large capacity, zero-emissions marina forklift, and further positions Wiggins as a leading provider of low and zero-emission forklifts. The news comes just one month after Wiggins and XL Lifts announced the availability of the Wiggins Yard eBull for port and terminal operators, and manufacturers, logistics, warehousing, industrial and construction companies.

The Wiggins Marina eBull offers a large range of capacities to meet varying boat handling needs, and is built with the same attention to detail, reliability and quality that Wiggins is known for. Featuring innovative, fast charging lithium ion battery technology, the Wiggins Marina eBull can be quickly charged so it can run continuous shifts.

Wiggins’ Director of Sales Micah McDowell commented, “We are excited to work with our dealer XL Lifts to help make the next generation of green marinas a reality. Marinas no longer need to choose between high-performance and energy-efficient forklifts; they can now have both with the new Wiggins Marina eBull.”

“Wiggins is once again leading the charge in marina forklift innovation. The new Marina eBull will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sound pollution, while providing marinas and boatyards with the horsepower required to run their operations,” said Mike Marzahl, president of XL Lifts. “With the introduction of the Wiggins Marina eBull, XL Lifts now has a full range of electric forklifts to meet our marina and boatyard client’s needs.”

Key benefits of the new Wiggins Marina eBull include:

  • Zero Emissions: The eBull is designed to meet even the most stringent clean air and noise reduction mandates, such as those required in California. Zero emissions means it can be safely used inside buildings without fumes, soot or noise.
  • No Significant Downtime: The eBull uses advanced quick-charge battery technology for continuous use.
  • Innovative High Voltage Lithium Ion Battery Design:  The battery packs are designed from the ground up for commercial vehicle applications. Focused on reliability, durability, serviceability and safety, the battery packs are rigorously tested for industrial environments.
  • Safety: Reverse backup camera, daylight strobes, optional conventional backup alarm and modern white noise generator to alert nearby pedestrians are just a few of the features to keep both operators and pedestrians safe.
  • Minimal Maintenance: Five-year life, non-toxic coolant; and long-life all-weather hydraulic fluid make maintenance a snap. Change the air filters on the battery cooling system once a year.
  • AutoLube:  Minimizes downtime by automatically lubricating key components — mast and carriage bearings, tilt cylinders, steer axle bearings — to ensure smooth operation while saving money.
  • Handling:  With the lowest center of gravity and the highest tip factor in the industry, Wiggins has set the standard for safety and handling.
  • Operator Comfort:  A dramatically lower operator console and an AirRide seat significantly improves operator convenience and comfort.
  • Easy Service Access:  The innovative tilt-cab design of the operator console and engine compartment allows easy access at eye level to the entire powertrain when servicing is needed.
  • Enhanced Visibility:  With the lowest counter-weight in the industry, rear visibility is dramatically improved, increasing customer and employee safety while protecting other property from damage.
  • Wiggins Information Center:  The new state of the art IQAN™ System with its adjustable monitor keeps the operator informed about forklift performance and status.
  • Corrosion Protection:  We know your work environment can be tough on equipment. That’s why the Wiggins Marina eBull is built using the latest materials to keep your lift running while extending the life of the equipment, including a stainless steel-coated steer column and critical-area components, as well as zinc-based coatings to prevent rust and corrosion on the mast and chassis.

Availability of Wiggins Marina eBull

The new Wiggins Marina eBull is available now. Marinas and boatyards interested in reducing their forklift carbon footprint and total cost of ownership should contact XL Lifts for more information. 

About XL Lifts

XL Lifts specializes in zero and low emissions forklifts. XL Lifts also provides consulting, new and used ­forklifts and other equipment, parts, and maintenance software to some of the biggest marinas, industrial ports and manufacturers worldwide such as SSA Marine at the Port of Stockton, Federal Marine Terminals, Ports America and Marine Group Boatworks. XL Lifts’ line includes diesels, rough terrains, LPG/dual fuel, lithium and lead acid electric, and marina forklifts. More information about XL Lifts can be found at www.xlliftsinc.com.

Media Contact:

Aimee L. Quemuel
Codey Communications
(415) 753-9005
aimee@codeycommunications.com

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