Monthly Archives: June 2019

Hugg & Hall’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Hope Campus

Golf Tournament to Benefit Hope Campus

Please participate in our golf tournament to benefit Hope Campus! The tournament will be held at 12 p.m. on September 23 at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Alma. 


  • Lunch: 11 a.m. provided by TGI Fridays
  • 4-man scramble team (accepting 2, 3 or 4-man teams): $500 
  • First 30 teams

Sponsorship options: 

  • Platinum- $1250 (machine display, 4 man team, hole signage)
  • Gold- $500 (driving range, putting green and 1 man entry (paired with group))
  • Silver- $250 (signage on beverage cart)
  • Hole Sponsor- $100 (hole signage)

The Hope Campus began as a coordinated effort on behalf of the Homelessness Task Force and the City of Fort Smith to address homelessness in the River Valley, according to their website. Among the top priorities of the Homelessness Task Force and the City of Fort Smith was to assist impoverished community members toward a path to self-sufficiency.

Hope Campus addresses acute needs and supports individuals throughout the path to self-sufficiency, according to their website. The group offers medical care, mental health care, temporary housing, workplace readiness skill development and access to a variety of other social services. Hope Campus has an 80 to 95 percent success rate of helping people out of homelessness. 

To enter, contact Jerod Eck at: 

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

2nd Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Hope Campus








Top Telehandler Carriage Options

Telehandler Carriage Options

There are many telehandler carriage options available to users, each with specific benefits and individual functions making each ideal for different tasks. Choosing a carriage option that’s best for your needs can be difficult. So, we’ve put together this quick guide to help with the process. Here are the leading telehandler carriage options and the benefits of each.

Standard/floating forks carriage

One of the most popular carriage options is the floating forks carriage. This option is ideal for hard-to-reach areas and features floating forks and adjustable side-to-side functionality for effective load entry. This option is available from a variety of manufacturers in different widths depending on the need.

Tilt carriage

Tilt telehandler carriages are engineered with the special ability to pick up loads on uneven surfaces. An extra feature which uses hydraulics allows operators to more easily pick up loads on rough terrain and/or jagged surfaces. This feature makes the tilt carriage option ideal for navigating loads through sites with especially challenging surfaces.

Swing carriage

Like the tilt carriage option, the swing carriage option features a hydraulic system to solve a particular issue. Swing carriages use an auxiliary hydraulic system which allows for side-to-side swinging movement. In confined areas that require very fixed and inflexible positioning, the swing carriage option is ideal because of the extra maneuverability it allows in constricted areas.

Side-shift carriage

The side-shift carriage option is optimal for placing loads between two objects because of their four-inch left and right carriage shifting ability which allows for precise load positioning. If a project requires load placement between two objects and does not permit much side-to-side movement, the side-shift carriage might be the best carriage option.

Adjustable carriage

The adjustable carriage option is great for projects that require operators to widen and narrow forks often. The fork positioning feature allows operators to adjust fork positions from the operator seat. Adjustable carriages position forks, moving them both in and out, for the operator. This option is ideal for material handling projects, warehouse projects and any projects requiring easy fork adjustability.

Hugg & Hall Participates in Poultry Festival, Manager Recognized With Allied Member of the Year Award

Hugg & Hall Participates in 60th Annual Poultry Festival, Manager Recognized With Allied Member of the Year Award By Poultry Federation

Hugg & Hall Equipment Company (Hugg & Hall) recently participated in the 60th Annual Poultry Festival which occurred from June 14 to June 15 in northwest Arkansas. The Poultry Federation (TPF) hosts the annual event to celebrate its members and the overall poultry and egg industry.

At the event, Spencer Hale, Hugg & Hall’s utility services sales manager, was recognized by the TPF with an Allied Member of the Year award.

“The Poultry Federation has been recognizing Allied Members of the Year since 1960,” said Marvin Childers, president of TPF. “These individuals are selected by industry leaders and the board of directors. We look for individuals who are recognized by industry employees as folks who go beyond the call of duty and someone who is very active in the allied industry and works closely with the federation. Spencer fits all of these.”

Hugg & Hall Participates in 60th Annual Poultry Festival, Manager Recognized With Allied Member of the Year Award By Poultry Federation

Spencer Hale & Joey Baker

The festival attracts members and tertiary connections to the industry from throughout the country. The event both provides an opportunity for attendees to celebrate/connect and positively affects the local economy. In 2018, more than 5,600 tickets were sold to the festival, impacting the Rogers economy by $4.19 million, according to the TPF website.

The Hugg & Hall team expressed gratitude to the poultry industry for the tremendous impact it has on Arkansas communities and participated in the Poultry Festival as a way to show support for those working in the industry today.

“The poultry industry is very important to our country and especially to the great state of Arkansas,” said Hale. “Being raised in Springdale (Chickendale), I also know how important it is to our local communities. That’s why I was excited when Hugg & Hall was able to be a part of the Poultry Federation and the Poultry Festival. This weekend’s festival is a great way to show our support for the ones we do business with every day, while having a little fun.”

The event was structured to offer a variety of fun-filled events which provided opportunities to network, socialize and team build, according to the TPF website. Festival activities included a golf tournament, a trap shoot, a fishing tournament, a ladies luncheon, a scholarship auction, a wing eating contest, a barbecue contest and more.

TPF is a multi-state trade organization representing the poultry and egg industry in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, according to their website. TPF promotes and protects the interests of the industry and is a unified voice before the state governments. Every segment of the poultry and egg industry is represented within TPF membership and there are 22 poultry and egg company members and more than 350 allied members.

The Hugg & Hall team was honored to be a part of the 60th Annual Poultry Festival, thanks TPF for hosting such a great event and congratulates Spencer Hale for the well-earned recognition!

Learn more about TPF and their annual event at:

Hugg & Hall Participates in 60th Annual Poultry Festival, Manager Recognized With Allied Member of the Year Award By Poultry Federation


Fall Protection: What You Need to Know

Fall Protection: What You Need to Know

It’s important to understand the rules to ensure your following them, so we’ve put together a quick guide on the basics of fall protection requirements for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Under the OSHA Aerial Lift Regulation, the employer, user and operator of a lift are all responsible for providing approved fall protection to employees/users. For boom-type lifts, personal fall arrest systems have specific requirements which must be met to remain within compliance. These requirements involve calculating fall distance and potential arresting force.

There are a couple of options for personal fall protection equipment for boom-type MEWPs. One is a full body harness with fall restraint system and the other is a full body harness with a self-retracting life/lanyard system. These systems are specifically required to not allow for the operator to fall more than 6 feet or to exceed 1,800 pounds in arresting force. Operators cannot come into contact with any lower surface.

Fall restraint and fall arrest are two categories of fall protection, according to an article published by Grainger.  A fall restraint system can be used to help prevent the worker from falling or being thrown from the platform and include: a short or adjustable restraint lanyard and a body belt or a full-body harness. A fall arrest system is used to minimize the distances and consequences of a fall should one occur. They are designed to provide freedom of movement for the worker and include: a self-retracting lifeline and a full body harness.

Some factors must be taken into consideration before the self-retracting/lanyard system can be used. First, the fall restraint lanyard must be used during travel and when platform height is below the calculated total fall distance. The fall arrest lanyard can be used when the platform height is above the calculated total fall distance and, secondly, when the body belt with fall restraint is arranged so that the employee is not exposed to falling any distance outside the platform.

When calculating the total fall distance, it’s important to take into consideration the following (according to an article published by Aerial Pros):

  • Lanyard free fall distance (a)
  • Maximum allowable deceleration distance (b)
  • Maximum lock‐up length (for the self‐retracting lifeline/lanyard only) (a+b)
  • The height of the operator (c)
  • Safety factor (a suitable amount to ensure that the required clearance between the operator and the lower surface is met) (d)
    • Any stretch in the lifeline or lanyard outside of the deceleration distance.
    • Any harness effects
    • Any movement of the platform due to dynamic loading
    • Any obstructions under the platform

Other fall protection requirements which OSHA enforces, include:

  • Ensure that access gates or openings are closed.
  • Stand firmly on the floor of the bucket or lift platform.
  • Do not climb on or lean over guardrails or handrails.
  • Do not use planks, ladders, or other devices as a working position.
  • Use a body harness or a restraining belt with a lanyard attached to the boom or bucket.
  • Do not belt-off to adjacent structures or poles while in the bucket.

For more detailed information on the rules and standards which regular fall arrest systems read the following OSHA and ANSI documents, according to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), a not-for-profit organization owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors and users.

For more information, please contact your local OSHA agency, your local fall protection supplier or visit: