Monthly Archives: August 2018

Former Service Intern Graduates Summa Cum Laude, Earns Accolades

Jace Ewing Graduates Summa Cum Laude

Pictured L to R: Mark McLarty, James Long, Jace Ewing, Ed Blackard, Danny Owens

Jace Ewing, a former Hugg & Hall Equipment Company (Hugg & Hall) service intern and Western Equipment Dealers Association technician trainee, recently graduated from the program with honors at the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Ewing graduated at the top of his class earning the distinction of Summa Cum Laude and receiving the John Martin Outstanding Student Award (voted on by his peers) and the Western Equipment Dealers Association Outstanding Graduate accolade. 

Hugg & Hall proudly supports the advancement of training and education in service and trade skills. The Western Equipment Dealers Association Technician Training program provides an excellent example of a platfrom which equips students, and young people in particular, with desired and employable skills. Members of the Hugg & Hall service team attended Ewing’s graduation celebration, including: Mark McLarty, North Regional Director of Service, James Long, Product Support Sales Manager, Ed Blackard, Shop Foreperson and Danny Owens, Service Manager. 

The Hugg & Hall team feels honored to have hosted such a promising technician and wishes Ewing all the best in his future career. 

Learn more about the program in our prior article, here

Jace Ewing Graduates Summa Cum Laude

Jace Ewing

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment, heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms, air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading brands, including: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Volvo, Taylor, Doosan and others. With value-added services and a focus on customer service, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

JOIN THE HUGG & HALL TEAM!

JOIN THE HUGG & HALL TEAM!

Hugg & Hall has multiple positions open throughout our 12 locations. With competitive compensation and benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, 401K and paid vacation.

Current Open Positions:

  • PM Field Service Technician (mechanic)
  • Shop Service Technician (mechanic)
  • Heavy Field Service Technician (mechanic)
  • Field Service Technician (mechanic)
  • More!

Join our team! View all open positions and apply online, today!

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), age, protected veteran/disabled status or genetic information. We are a drug-free workplace and prioritize safety first.

7 Best Safety Features to Add to Your Forklift Today

7 Best Safety Features to Add to Your Forklift Today

Orange Seat Belt Option

A great safety feature for warehouse forklifts, large plants or any company concerned with tracking operator safety or monitoring safety procedures is the optional orange seat belt addition. Forklift owners can purchase the add-on part and easily install the feature which optimizes overall jobsite safety by creating accountability. The brightly colored seat belts also provide easy visibility for safety managers concerned with monitoring seat belt use and measuring safety procedure implementation.

LED Lighting

LED lights are a great option to consider when ruminating on improved safety as it relates to forklifts and industrial equipment. LED lights can be easily installed to forklift cabs and boast longer-lasting bulbs, a low-profile and brighter projections for more well-lit workplaces.

Left/Right Rear View Mirrors

A simple way to optimize forklift safety is to add left and/or right mirrors to forklift cabs which will enable rear view visibility and could potentially result in avoided accidents.

As approximately 1 in 10 forklifts are involved in an accident each year, according to an article published on Optimum Safety Management, any opportunity to improve forklift safety deserves thoughtful consideration.

Blue/Red Light

Blue/red lights can be added to machines which light up when operators are moving forward or in reverse. There are also lights which cast illuminated shapes on the ground which alert pedestrians to machines moving in the direction of  the light/shape.

This safety feature is ideal for high-volume areas, noisy workplaces or areas which regularly see heavy pedestrian traffic.

Fire Extinguisher

Attachable fire extinguishers can be added to forklift cabs in the event of an emergency. This is a simple way to make forklift operation in your workplace safer.

Track Lighting

Adding to the red/blue light option, there are track lighting options which illuminate forklift working areas so pedestrians/other operators know the parameters to avoid. These clear demarcations increase safety and track lighting features provide an efficient way to alert other workers of unsafe work zones.  

Clear Cab

If your machine will ever be operating outside or exposed to natural elements, the clear cab option offers great protection. The clear attachable roof protects forklift cabs from precipitation and other distracting/obstructing elements. The clear cab part is a particularly great safety feature for machines which will be frequently operated outdoors. 

Read our article on how to safely operate a forklift, here

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment, heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms, air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading brands, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Volvo, Taylor, Doosan and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

Golf Tournament to Benefit Hope Campus

Golf Tournament to Benefit Riverview Hope Campus!

Please participate in our golf tournament to benefit Hope Campus!

The tournament will be held on September 24 at the Eagle Crest Golf Course in Alma. 

Specifics: 

  • Lunch: 11 a.m.
  • Shotgun start: 12 p.m.
  • 4-Man Scramble Team: $500 
  • $75 Fun Pack (includes: mulligans, pro drive and putting contest)

Sponsorship options: 

  • Platinum- $1000 (lunch and 2 holes)
  • Gold- $500 (driving range or putting green and 1 hole)
  • Silver- $250 (beverage cart)
  • Bronze- $100 (1 hole)

Hope Campus works with a network of regional partners to provide comprehensive services to impoverished individuals and families in the River Valley, according to their website. The group addresses acute needs and supports individuals throughout the path to self-sufficiency. Hope Campus offers medical care, mental health care, temporary housing, workplace readiness skill development and access to a variety of other social services.

To enter, print and fill-out the form (linked below) and submit to Jerod.Eck@HuggHall.com or mail with submission fee to: Hugg & Hall Equipment Co., 2808 McKinley Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72908. Please make checks payable to Hugg & Hall Equipment. DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SEPTEMBER 1 

SUBMISSION FORM

Come have some fun and support the River Valley community! Visit the Hope Campus website for more information about this great organization: riverviewhopecampus.org

Genie Releases New “High Float” Telescopic Boom Lifts

Genie-S-85-HF-Boom

Genie S-85 HF-Boom

Genie has introduced the release of two “high float,” ANSI-compliant boom lifts. The lifts are engineered to avoid damaging soft ground surfaces while maintaining high lift capacities. Designers created the S-80 HF and S-85 HF machines to “float” on more frangible surfaces like sand and turf. The new boom lifts protect softer surfaces during operation that could be damaged by more aggressive tread on regular rough terrain machines. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company (Hugg & Hall) continually assesses the latest industry trends and advancements. As such, the features of Genie’s new telescopic boom lifts are explored in the below sections.

Float Capabilities

The S-80 HF and S-85 HF lifts were engineered to perform heavy-lifting without creating extensive damage to more delicate surfaces. The lifts protect softer surfaces that could be damaged by the more aggressive tread on regular rough terrain tires, according to Genie. The lifts feature a virtual pivot primary boom which aligns the machine’s center of gravity for lower machine weight.

Lift Capacity

The new high-float machines feature lifting capacities of 600-lbs restricted and 1,000-lbs unrestricted. The capacities will allow lifts to carry up to three people along with any necessary tools and materials, according to an article published by Lift and Access. The capacities are comparable to other models but are notable in congruence with the minimal invasiveness on vulnerable surfaces.

Platforms

Purchasers will have the option between lift baskets featuring 6-foot platforms, with dual-entry, or 8-foot platforms, with tri-entry and side-swing gate, according to Equipment World. The side-swing gate simplifies the process of entering the basket and streamlines the loading of tools and materials.

Tires

The lifts are equipped with air-filled 41/18LL x 22.5 20 ply tires, according to Equipment World. The tires support the machines intended design for productivity on sensitive surfaces, according to Lift and Access.

Engine

Both units are available with a 74-hp diesel engine, according to Lift and Access.

Working Height

The S-80 HF delivers up to 86-feet of working height and 68’6” of outreach, according to Lift and Access. The S-85 HF provides up to 91-feet of working height and 72’6” of outreach.

Features on the new high-float models include automatic envelope control, which retracts the boom when it reaches its operating envelope, and a load-sense cell that automatically limits the operating envelope to match the load chart, according to Equipment World.

Tier 4/ANSI A92 Compliance

The diesel engine offered is Tier 4 compliant, according to Lift and Access.

Corrado Gentile, a Genie product manager, said that the new Genie HF models are based on the design and engineering of the Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) booms, complying with the overload restriction and terrain-sensing guidelines in the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards in North America, as well as European EN280 and Australian AS 1418.10 standards, according to Lift and Access.

Smart Link

Genie also added its Smart Link control system to the booms for easier operation, according to Equipment World. Its onboard diagnostics can be displayed on a new LCD screen at the ground controls, allowing machine setup, calibration and troubleshooting on the machine, with no need for a laptop or other accessories.

Other Features

  • 4WD and positive traction drive maintains equal power to all drive wheels
  • 45% gradeability (stowed) for driving on slopes
  • 160˚ platform rotation and 360˚ continuous rotation turntable for quick, precision positioning

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment, heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms, air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading brands, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Volvo, Taylor, Doosan and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.