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Equipment Depot Purchases Pink Forklifts to Support CLARK’s “Raising Hope” Program11/12/13
Equipment Depot Purchases Pink Forklifts to Support CLARK’s “Raising Hope” Program
Equipment Depot has joined forces with forklift manufacturer CLARK Material Handling by purchasing four “pink ribbon” CLARK forklifts. The four-wheel pneumatic-tired forklifts are painted pink to demonstrate support for the fight against breast cancer and include a large “Raising Hope” message on the side of each machine.

“Equipment Depot is proud to support CLARK’s efforts in the fight for a cure,” says David O. Turner, president and CEO of Houston-based Equipment Depot. “It is a great honor to be recognized by CLARK as one of the few 2013 “Raising Hope” Champion Dealers. The recognition plaques we received will hang in the branches to serve as a reminder to customers and employees that Equipment Depot supports the fight for a cure.”

Equipment Depot locations that ordered the pink ribbon forklifts are located in Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg, PA. They began receiving their forklifts this week. The pink ribbon forklifts are designated to enter Equipment Depot’s rental fleet but will be available for purchase by customers who want to demonstrate their support for breast cancer research.

"Initially, the plan was to rent the pink ribbon forklift out to selected customers," says Tom McLaughlin, general manager for Equipment Depot of Philadelphia. "However, we recently moved into a large regional facility in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. We are proudly displaying the forklift on our show room floor during our grand opening and it will remain on display for customers that visit our new branch."

Equipment Depot was one of 27 dealers that accepted the challenge, offered by CLARK Material Handling Co. of Lexington, Kentucky, to purchase the special “Raising Hope” forklifts to show support for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In all, 42 pink forklifts were purchased through the program to support breast cancer research.

"Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October, the pink forklifts will serve as a reminder year-round of Equipment Depot’s continued support for research for those who are fighting, surviving or have lost the battle against breast cancer," says Todd Jordan, director of rental fleet for Equipment Depot. “In addition to ordering the pink ribbon forklifts, Equipment Depot made a generous donation to the Susan G Komen foundation at the time of purchase to aid in the research to eliminate breast cancer.”

Contributions offered by dealers were matched by a donation by CLARK and the dealers were recognized by CLARK as 2013 “Raising Hope” Champions. CLARK presented the donations at this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event held in Lexington, on October 5, 2013. This was the 7th consecutive year CLARK has participated in the Race for the Cure event. CLARK and its dealer network have successfully raised over $230,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

"These pink ribbon machines are absolutely beautiful and say a lot about Equipment Depot as a company," says Derrell Finch, sales manager for Equipment Depot of Houston. "We are proud to be associated with a manufacturer like CLARK that supports the Susan G Komen foundation and the research that is being done to help save lives."


Jungheinrich Recognized as a “Top Green Provider”10/31/13
Jungheinrich Recognized as a “Top Green Provider”
Jungheinrich forklift has been recognized as a “Top Green Provider” by Food Logistics Magazine according to Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Jungheinrich lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, announced today that Jungheinrich has been named as a ‘Top Green Provider’ by Food Logistics magazine. Jungheinrich received this recognition for its commitment to developing energy-efficient warehouse products and solutions for the grocery and foodservice industries.

“We’re honored to have Jungheinrich recognized as a ‘Top Green Provider’ in the food and beverage industry,” said Perry Ardito, general manager, warehouse products at MCFA. “The Jungheinrich brand is well-known for its development of energy-efficient warehouse products – with most Jungheinrich lift trucks operating up to two shifts on a single battery charge. This means a more productive work day for our customers in addition to lower energy consumption and a cleaner working environment.”

Using proprietary 3-phase AC technology, Jungheinrich's AC-powered electric lift trucks reclaim otherwise wasted mechanical energy from braking and load lowering, and instead, convert it back to electrical energy that feeds back to the battery. Jungheinrich lift trucks also have a longer run time from a single battery charge, reducing hydrogen gas emissions for a cleaner working environment.

Food Logistics’ ‘Top Green Providers’ recognition is an annual award highlighting companies whose products, services or exemplary leadership enhance sustainability in the food and beverage supply chain.
For more information on Jungheinrich’s energy-efficient warehouse product line, visit our product page under Jungheinrich or visit the Jungheinrich website at www.jungheinrich-lift.com.


The New Hy-Brid HB-1230 Scissor Lift Can Handle the Job10/16/13
The New Hy-Brid HB-1230 Scissor Lift Can Handle the Job
Custom Equipment Lifts’ new Hy-Brid HB-1230 compact scissor lift is quick, agile and light on the ground, yet strong enough to tackle tough jobs and durable with its durability.

“Hy-Brid lifts are tough, rugged, general-use lifts, not just niche tools,” says Steve Kissinger, founder and president of Custom Equipment. “As evidence there are tons of Hy-Brid lifts that are still going strong in rental fleets across the country after nine years of steady work.”

Since premiering a prototype HB-1230 last February, Custom Equipment has field tested machines, fine-tuned details and is now beginning full production.

“The Hy-Brid HB-1230 scissor lift has about the same compact footprint as a 12-ft. mast lift, but it weighs 100 to 300 pounds less than all but one of them,” says Justin Kissinger, Custom Equipment’s marketing director. “Also, the HB-1230 offers higher capacity, a longer working platform, the ability to support two people, and many other advantages.”

The two electric motors that drive the rear wheels provide plenty of power while weighing significantly less than a hydraulic travel system. The 12-in. diameter rear wheels roll easily over cracks and obstacles, and their rubber faces deliver excellent traction and minimize impact on flooring.

The two pairs of 8-in. diameter front (steering) wheels can swivel 360° and the rear wheels can counter-rotate, enabling zero-degree turning radius capability.

The single, fully-proportional, orbital joystick control lever responds quickly and accurately for precise operation. To steer, the operator simply moves the control lever in the direction he or she wants to go. The farther the lever is moved, the faster the lift travels. The deadman switch is built into the joystick and a selector switch on the control box lets the same joystick operate travel or platform operation.

Features Include:
-The HB-1230 uses the same proven scissor design as other Hy-Brid lifts, including Teflon bushings that work a lifetime without maintenance.

-A battery-powered hydraulic pump and single cylinder extend the stack to raise the platform. The platform can rise from stowed to full height in just 19 seconds and descend from full height to stowed position in 12 seconds. Because platform elevation is the machine’s only hydraulic function, the pump and reservoir are smaller and lighter than on lifts which also travel on hydraulic power.

-The HB-1230 runs on two maintenance-free 12 volt AGM deep-cycle batteries, a system that costs and weighs less than using four 6 volt batteries. Justin Kissinger says that the maintenance-free AGM batteries also cost less in the long run than using four six volt batteries by eliminating service calls and premature replacement caused by poor maintenance.

To see if there’s a Hy-Brid dealer in your area, check out our Equipment Depot’s Hy-Brid page by clicking the Hy-Brid link.


New Holland’s 9-11 Remembrance Program to Military, Vets and First Responders10/04/13
New Holland’s 9-11 Remembrance Program to Military, Vets and First Responders
Equipment Depot is excited to work with New Holland equipment in its efforts to honor our nation’s military personnel. Effective immediately, and continuing through Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, Equipment Depot is partnering with New Holland to offer active duty and retired military personnel, veterans, firefighters, police officers and their families, a $911 incentive toward the purchase of selected models of New Holland tractors and light construction equipment.

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all who serve,” says Abe Hughes, vice president, New Holland North America. “New Holland is honored to be able to demonstrate our appreciation and support of our military and their families and contribute to the outstanding work being done on behalf of our military through the Fisher House Foundation.”

New Holland will also donate $250 to the Fisher House Foundation for each eligible tractor and light construction equipment model sold in the United States during the incentive period. The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. The Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers where families can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment.

The special $911 coupon offer provides those that qualify a discount on New Holland Boomer compact tractors, including the Boomer 3000 SuperSuite cab models, WorkMaster series, compact and utility tractors, T1500 series compact tractors, PowerStar T4.75 tractors, T4F&V/T4000F&V/TK/TD4040F specialty tractors and New Holland light construction. Equipment Depot has complete details and information on qualifying equipment. Equipment Depot represents New Holland brand equipment at its Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Waco locations.



JLG LiftPod Named 2013 Money-Saving Product of the Year09/26/13
JLG LiftPod Named 2013 Money-Saving Product of the Year
JLG Industries, Inc. announced today that the LiftPod FS60 personal portable lift was selected as a 2013 Money-Saving Product winner of the year by “BUILDINGS” magazine. The LiftPod FS60 is part of an elite group of 53 products showcased in the magazine’s June 2013 issue.

Finalists were evaluated by the BUILDINGS’ editorial staff for the money-saving qualities they offer to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy consumption, water savings, lighting, envelope improvement and maintenance. The LiftPod was identified as a budget-saving solution in the Labor Reducing category.

“We are happy to add this honor to others that the LiftPod FS60 has received, particularly because this award recognizes the innovative lift as an economical product that can have a positive impact on a company’s bottom line,” said Randy Marzicola, JLG Industries director of channel development. “As a proven, secure alternative to ladders, scaffolding and rolling ladders, the LiftPod improves efficiency for any job site or facility, allowing workers to perform their jobs more productively with a safe, portable and affordable solution.”

The LiftPod FS60 combines the portability of a ladder with the stability of a work platform and weighs just 130 pounds. One worker can complete tasks with a 360-degree range of motion from the enclosed platform and attachable work tray, eliminating the need for an OSHA-compliant two-person operation. In addition, the personal portable lift assembles in less than 30 seconds and can be moved through doorways without having to be taken apart. The LiftPod is powered by an 18-volt drill or an optional power pack for increased flexibility and affordability.
For more information about JLG®, visit the website at www.jlg.com.


Equipment Depot Welcomes Employees to New Roles09/06/13
Equipment Depot Welcomes Employees to New Roles
Equipment Depot is pleased to announce these promotions and hiring’s that have recently taken place within the company.

Deanna Buchanan has been promoted to the position of human resources director for Equipment Depot. In her new role, Deanna will be guiding and providing support to the human resources business partners for HR-related initiatives, projects and processes. Deanna has been with Equipment Depot for more than ten years and has been integral to the success of many programs and processes. Deanna will continue to be based in Equipment Depot’s Dallas branch.

Rick Green has rejoined Equipment Depot as the director of sales for material handling for the Central Region. Rick will be responsible for leading and managing all of the sales functions for the material handling business in the region that encompasses Illinois, Indiana, western Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Rick spent the last seven years at Nissan Forklift Corporation as director of sales with nationwide responsibility for capital equipment and parts sales. Prior to his tenure with Nissan Rick spent 25 years with Equipment Depot in positions ranging from a customer service representative in Chicago to the vice-president of sales for the Illinois and Wisconsin locations. His mix of dealer and manufacturing experience will be a great addition to our sales team and to our company.

Richard (Rich) Day has assumed the roles and responsibilities as director of product support for Equipment Depot’s Southwest Region in Texas effective August 30, 2013. Rich has an extensive career managing for Caterpillar, John Deere, and Case dealerships. He has a successful track record growing Product Support sales through all efforts. Rich currently sits on the Texas State Technical School (Richmond Campus) advisory board. He has also served on several other technical school advisory boards where he has helped set curriculum and successfully recruit graduates. Rich currently resides in the Houston area and will be based out of Equipment Depot’s Houston Branch.

Annette Clarke recently joined Equipment Depot as a new member of the human resources team. Annette will be serving as the human resources business partner for the Southwest Region’s 12 Texas locations. Annette is human resources professional with more than 20 years of experience. She has applied her expertise in employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits and policy/procedure in several industries. She has a Masters in Human Resources Management from Strayer University and holds several professional certifications. Annette is highly driven and passionate about helping others. Annette will be based in Equipment Depot’s Houston branch.

Mark Porta joined the Equipment Depot team as the sales manager for the material handling effective August 30, 2013. Mark will be responsible for leading and managing the Equipment Depot sales teams in western Kentucky and Indiana.

Mark has spent the last 34 years at Whayne Supply, which is one of the nation’s largest and oldest Caterpillar dealerships. During his tenure with Whayne Supply he held several positions. He started his career with the inside sales group and was promoted throughout his tenure, serving the last 10 years as vice president of their eastern operations. Mark’s vast range of industry knowledge and experience with sales, service and parts in a dealership is a great fit and will be a welcomed addition to our sales team and to our company.

William McCall has assumed the roles and responsibilities as branch manager for Equipment Depot’s Beaumont branch effective September 1. William, who joined Equipment Depot in December 2012 as service manager for the Beaumont branch, will be responsible for the development and execution of multiple strategic initiatives to maintain and increase service operations for the branch.

Before joining the Equipment Depot team McCall spent six years with Sunbelt Rentals working his way up from wash bay attendant to service manager.


The Jungheinrich EFX 410/413 Series Can Provide up to 25 Percent Increase In Productivity08/13/13
The Jungheinrich EFX 410/413 Series Can Provide up to 25 Percent Increase In Productivity
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift, the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow-aisle products has introduced the next generation of Jungheinrich EFX 410/413 man-down turret trucks. With a lift height up to 23 feet, the new series of turret trucks can be equipped with Jungheinrich’s optional Warehouse Navigation System, featuring Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. This new technology can provide customers with an up to 25 percent increase in productivity, depending on the specific application.

“We are excited to offer the new Jungheinrich RFID technology on the EFX 410/413 series of turret trucks,” said Chad Munger, product line manager at MCFA. “This new series is a key example of Jungheinrich’s commitment to designing technologically-advanced products for North America.”
Advanced technology, as well as increased energy efficiency and productivity, were key components to the new EFX 410/413 turret truck design.

Capable of handling load capacities from 2,200 to 2,700 pounds, the EFX 410/413 series provides excellent performance and flexibility in very-narrow-aisle warehouses. This narrow-aisle sit-down truck also increases efficiency by allowing operators to work on both sides of the aisle, giving them full-pallet deposit and retrieval abilities. The optional RFID technology stores product location and distance generating to determine the best combination of driving and lifting to reach a pallet position in the most direct way possible. This semi-automatic approach guides the operator to the shortest route, increasing throughput rates by up to 25 percent.




ADVANCE LAUNCHES THE NEW STANDARD IN STAND-ON SCRUBBERS07/26/13
ADVANCE LAUNCHES THE NEW STANDARD IN STAND-ON SCRUBBERS
Advance introduces the SC1500™ REV™ stand-on scrubber, the company's most recent addition to its innovative line of REV automatic scrubbers. As a market leader in floor cleaning technology, Advance is strengthening its industry reputation by expanding its unique REV technology into the stand-on scrubber category.

The SC1500 stand-on scrubber delivers increased cleaning productivity, with up to 109 minutes of cleaning per tank, well over other stand-on scrubbers in the marketplace. With a compact, easily maneuverable design, the SC1500 allows operators to step up and start cleaning. To satisfy both daily and deep scrubbing applications, the SC1500 is available in a 20-inch REV or 20-inch disc model.

“Our ambition with the Advance SC1500 was to make the best stand-on scrubber on the market,” said Michael Fenger, general manager, global marketing and product management. “We have focused on developing a high quality reliable machine with increased productivity and superior cleaning performance to support and exceed the needs of our customers.”

With a large 12-gallon tank capacity, low flow rate, up to 3.5-hours of battery runtime and fast operating speed, the SC1500 provides efficient cleaning performance. Requiring minimal operator training, the SC1500 features a OneTouch scrub on/off switch and intuitive dashboard controls. Additional benefits include:
• Easy handling
• Uniform scrubbing with no swirl marks
• One pass cleaning through increased down pressure
• Low noise level and silent mode enable
• Onboard EcoFlex™ System allows operators to effortlessly switch between chemical-free cleaning to strong cleaning intensities

Due to its simple operation, high capacity and productive, quiet cleaning performance, the SC1500 is ideally suited for daily cleaning in hospitals and health care facilities, schools, office buildings, restaurants, shops and supermarkets.

For more information on the Advance SC1500™ call or visit your local Equipment Depot or check them out online at http://eqdepot.com/advance.


Linde BlueSpot now Available in Red!07/11/13
Linde BlueSpot now Available in Red!
Providing Silent Safety for Your Employees

Whenever there is a possibility that forklifts and pedestrians may meet, special safety precautions are necessary in order to prevent accidents.

The BlueSpot consists of two energy-efficient, very bright and long-lasting LED lights attached to the top of the driver's protective roof frame, which each project a large blue spot onto the floor a few yards ahead in the direction of travel (forwards or backwards). This acts as a warning to pedestrians who may be approaching. The spot can be lit up constantly or can flash in order to attract attention.

To order your Blue or RedSpot safety light, contact your local Equipment Depot parts representative.

JLG Releases Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Analyzer06/26/13
JLG Releases Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Analyzer
JLG Industries has announced the availability of the JLG Mobile Analyzer. The new tool combines a free mobile application and a wireless access module to provide technicians with remote access to program, troubleshoot, calibrate or customize JLG equipment performance.

“The JLG Mobile Analyzer is a Wi-Fi-enabled evolution of the JLG Analyzer Kit, allowing technicians to do the same analysis they are currently doing with the handheld kit. However, this new tool for Apple or Google operating system devices, allows for an extended operating range of up to 150 feet,” explained Chris Mellott, JLG vice president, customer support and aftermarket development. “Continuing to introduce new technologies that help our customers do their jobs more efficiently is a key priority at JLG. We believe this app provides the flexibility our customers need.”

Users can download the app at no charge on mobile devices compatible with Apple iOS 5.0 and up, as well as Android API 8 and up, through Apple iTunes and Google Play stores. Regular software updates ensure compatibility to mobile devices. The app works with the JLG Mobile Wireless Access Module, which can be ordered through JLG’s Online Express or a JLG representative.

The access module plugs into a port on JLG products that are currently compatible with the JLG Analyzer Kit, as well as all new JLG products with Advance Design Electronics (ADE), and uses the app to transmit equipment performance data to a mobile device. Although the module is interchangeable among machines, it can only be connected to one mobile device at a time. To enhance functionality, technicians can make phone calls while using the JLG Mobile Analyzer, enabling them to talk with factory support representatives as they work on machines. And because technicians are not limited by connections to equipment by cables attached to handheld devices, they have greater mobility around equipment and can seek shelter in trucks or other protective cover during inclement weather, while continuing to receive and analyze data.

For more information about the JLG Mobile Analyzer, please visit www.jlg.com or talk with your local Equipment Depot representative.