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ASV is Back and Better Than Ever!

THE ASV BRAND IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE!
We brought back ASV compact track loaders and we’re hitting the ground running to deliver you more versatility and ROI than you’ll get anywhere else. From construction, landscaping and snow removal to agriculture and forestry, we’re shaking up the status quo to make your work easier, more productive and profitable. No matter the application or the season, ASV makes it faster and simpler to BRING MORE!

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Are You Ready For Winter?

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The special ASV RT-30 Compact Track Loader and Snow-blower Package* puts you in control of all that winter can throw at you. Just fire the RT-30 up and you’re ready to throw it right back. ASV’s RT-30, at only 48 inches wide, is the world’s most compact ride-on compact track loader. It maneuvers effortlessly in confined places while ASV’s patented rubber track undercarriage gives it exceptional traction – much better on snow and ice than any other compact track loader. And the 32.7 hp Perkins diesel engine puts all the power you’ll need right at your fingertips.

The 55-inch wide two-stage snow-blower attaches in seconds and uses the RT-30’s built-in auxiliary hydraulic system to blast snow up to 30-feet away. Auger and chute rotation are hydraulic and controlled by buttons on the loader joystick. Nothing could be easier. And you do it all from the warmth and comfort of the enclosed cab with certified ROPS/FOPS protection.

For tighter applications the RT-30 can also be fitted with a 48 inch snow-blower, snow bucket or plow. It is the ideal snow machine for working in confined spaces such as sidewalks, pathways or anywhere access is limited.

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Official ASV Dealers

We are proud to announce that we are official ASV dealers for Skid Steers and Track Loaders.

We decided to become ASV dealers for Skid Steers and Track Loaders because our old supplier, Terex, is planning on introducing a new line of loaders that is built in china beginning in 2017.  Since ASV made the USA Terex units anyway and will continue to produce the same units branded under the ASV name we decided to switch and begin offering ASV Loaders.

We are very happy to offer ASV products and we are even happier to offer products that are made here in the USA.

To learn more about ASV click here

Click the links below to view some of the ASV products we will be offering.

ASV Skid Steers

ASV Track Loaders

Terex Skid Steers

New Terex Skid Steer Loaders

Generation 2 Skid Steers from TerexWe’re proud to announce the arrival of 4 new Skid Steers from Terex available to rent right away.

From the Terex Website:

Terex Gen2 Skid Steer Loaders

The Terex engineering team has worked closely with customers and distributors to take the hard working Terex skid steer loaders to the next level, and we are proud to introduce the next generation of radial and vertical lift path SSL’s. The Terex Gen2 skid steer loaders take the features that made this rugged machine top of line including:

  • Class leading ground clearance and a 28.3° angle of departure
  • Standard pilot controls and an ergonomic operator station
  • Standard mechanical faced axle seals protect bearings
  • Tilt-up ROPS and tilt-out coolers make daily maintenance checks quick and easy
  • Available 2-speed option with 12 mph | 20 km/h top speed

R165S
Rated operating capacity
(50% Tip) lbs | kg:
1650 | 748Operating weight
lbs | kg :
6065 | 2751Engine power
hp | kW:
50 | 37.3

R185S
Rated operating capacity
(50% Tip) lbs | kg:
1850 | 839Operating weight
lbs | kg :
6365 | 2887Engine power
hp | kW:
50 | 37.3
R200S
Rated operating capacity
(50% Tip) lbs | kg:
2000 | 907Operating weight
lbs | kg :
6370 | 2889Engine power
hp | kW:
60 | 44.7

V230S
Rated operating capacity
(50% Tip) lbs | kg:
2300 | 1043Operating weight
lbs | kg :
6660 | 3021Engine power
hp | kW:
60 | 44.7

 

Contact Us today for more information on renting the amazing new Skid Steers

Blkakley at CONEXPO 2014

CONEXPO 2014

Blkakley at CONEXPO 2014March 4th – 8th Blakley Equipment will be at CONEXPO 2014 with Ausa. Visit us in Silver Lot at Stand 6736.

CONEXPO will represent an immense unveiling of all the newest equipment, technology and product breakthrough in construction.

New times need investments that bring effective solutions. The AUSA equipment range has been designed to be cutting edge technology for maximum reliability. This way, even in the toughest environments, AUSA equipment has the lowest cost of operation and the highest levels of operator satisfaction.

Visit us and Ausa at the CONEXPO we hope to see you there! To register please click here.

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Weather Factors and Aerial Work Platforms

Weather conditions can adversely affect aerial work platform lifting activities. They need to be thoroughly considered both during the planning and execution of a Boom lift or Scissor Lift. Special efforts may be required to ensure adequate warning is provided to avoid a sudden storm disrupting a lift in progress.

WIND

A great deal of judgment is required when assessing when it is too windy to continue lifting operations. Most crane manufacturers have some recommendations concerning the maximum permissible wind speed/gust, or how to derate the crane under windy conditions, since their load charts assume no wind at all. If there is no information on the load chart or in the operating manual instructions, the crane manufacturer should be consulted, and the maximum allowable wind speed/gust and derating information posted conspicuously in the cab or right on the load chart.

Note: In the absence of manufacturers’ specific written advice, seriously consider postponing the lift if the wind speed/gust is in the range of 15-20 mph (7-9 m/s). Above 20 mph (11 m/s), the lift must be canceled. When the craning operations have been postponed due to high wind/gust conditions loads must be landed and secured, the boom must be stowed and the following must be met prior to resuming operations.

  • Wind conditions must be monitored by the BNL Meteorology Services web site or contacting the Upton NY Weather Bureau.
  • There must be no immediate threat (enough time to secure all loads and stow the crane, 30-45 minutes), of wind speeds reaching the 20 mph reading.
  • These wind speeds will be recorded at 30 ft. above open ground or by the 10 meter height of the BNL tower.

Some of the issues to consider when faced with windy weather conditions are

The geometry and shape of the load

Is there a large area exposed to wind loads? How difficult will the load be to control if a gust of wind catches it?

How high is the load to be lifted?

Wind speed generally increases with height.

Backward stability.

Backward stability can be a problem when the wind is from the front and the boom is high.

Wind from behind a crane.

Wind coming from the rear of the crane can cause the load to be blown away from the crane, increasing the radius and decreasing the crane capacity.

Wind from the side of a crane.

Wind corning from the side can put a load on the side of the boom and blow the load off vertical; which, in turn, can place an additional side load on the boom. In the United States, most booms are designed for a 20 mph (9 m/s) wind velocity on the side of the boom, plus a side load equal to 2% of the rated load.

Operating a crane between structures.

Operating a crane between buildings or process equipment under windy conditions can be hazardous due to the “wind tunnel” effect. As air blows around obstructions, there can be local areas of increased velocity that may exceed the safe lifting limit even though the general wind speed is not a problem. A wind speed indicator (anemometer) fixed to the boom point is a good idea under these conditions.

COLD WEATHER

Extremely cold weather can negatively affect crane and aerial work platform operations. When temperatures drop below 10oF, appropriate consideration should be made with respect to shock loading, crane hydraulics, and possible derating of the crane (consultation with the Plant Engineering Division’s Crane/Hoisting & Rigging Inspector and/or Plant Engineering Division’s Rigging Supervisors is required). The following is a listing of cold weather lifting restrictions:

TEMPERATURES PRECAUTIONS
-5oF (-15oC) to -22oF (-30oC) Avoid impact or shock loading of crane and rigging.Operations involving hydraulic cranes should be conducted with due regard to potential failure of hydraulic components.For critical lifts, cranes should be derated by 25%.

The effect of wind chill on operators, riggers, and signal persons should be considered. Lifting should be halted if these personnel are unable to operate efficiently and safely.

-22oF (-30oC) to -40oF (-40oC) Cranes should be derated by 40% for all lifts, and halting of all lifting activities should be considered.
Below -40oF (-40oC) All lifting prohibited except for extreme emergencies.

OTHER CLIMATIC CONDITIONS

Other weather conditions can create hazardous conditions for lifting. Rain, fog, or snow could obscure the load, the signal person and/or the boom tip, making crane-lifting operations very dangerous. In addition, extreme heat, heavy rain, snowstorms, or even heavy snow flurries can be distracting to those involved in the lifting operation. It is important for those people to remain focused on the lift until the load is safety landed, and the load is off the hook. During bad weather such as rain, snow or fog, stop operation and stow the machine. Wait until visibility improves before resuming operation.

Crane booms can act as a lightning rod and great care should be taken to be aware of changing weather conditions if a thunderstorm should suddenly develop. At the first sign of a thunderstorm (or at least of lightning), lifting activities should be brought to an orderly close. The boom should be lowered and/or retracted as much as possible, and personnel should leave the area. If the crane is struck by lightning, it should be thoroughly inspected before being put back into service. The path of the electricity is difficult to predict and there may be hidden damage (pitting) where arcs have occurred (often in bearings).

Heavy rain, especially if wind-driven, also can affect crane operations. Water can get into friction elements (brakes, clutches, etc.) and render them inoperable. When these conditions exist on older friction-type cranes, operators may have to “dry out” the brakes by lightly engaging the device enough to produce enough heat to dry out the components.

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ARA of New York Board Member Election

We are pleased to announce the outcome of the recent American Rental Association of New York board election. Three board members have been elected by general members:

David BarduschTaylor Rental, Webster

Laura BentleyBentley Bros, Albion

Jennifer VodrazkaBlakley Equipment, Mount Vernon

Congratulations to these board members!

We would like to give a special Congratulations to our very own Jennifer Vodrazka.

Ausa Forklift Rentals

Blakley Equipment Becomes a New Dealer for AUSA

AUSABlakley Equipment has been serving the New York tri-state area’s man lift and material lift market for over 60 years from their full service branch in Mount Vernon, NY, just outside of New York City in Westchester County. Blakley Equipment has an outstanding reputation in their market. “They have all the attributes you look for in a dealer such as their training facility, service staff, and parts department. Blakley has the means and desire for AUSA to continue to be a very successful brand in the USA.” said Mark Benfield, AUSA USA & Canada Area Manager.

New York based Blakley Equipment has been importing forklifts and telehandlers from AUSA since 2005 for their own rental fleet. Blakley will now sell AUSA’s line of forklifts, telehandlers, and dumpers in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas. Its staff of equipment experts will perform warranty work, repairs, as well as ship parts to its customers in the United States.

We have used AUSA equipment for many years in almost every customer segment. Their equipment is very unique. AUSA equipment is compact, rugged, and can fit in locations that conventional equipment cannot.” said Samuel Blakley, President.

AUSA, a Spanish manufacturer, is a world leader in construction and industrial equipment. They are backed by over 50 years experience with an international presence. AUSA’s high performance material handling product lines include Forklifts to 11,000 lbs. Taurulifts to 6,000 lbs., Dumpers, Mixers, and Sweepers. AUSA offers one of the widest range of compact all-terrain telehandlers in the market with the Taurulift line.

Jennifer Vodrazka, Vice President of Blakley Equipment sees great potential being the AUSA dealer of the tri-state area. She states, “We chose AUSA because they have a successful history of always exceeding customer expectations. The focus on customer satisfaction always drives our decisions at Blakley Equipment”.

For more information on AUSA products, please visit: blakleyequipment.com /AUSA

Generator Rentals and Sales

Purchase a Generator from Blakley Equipment.

Blakley Equipment carries Mi-T-M Generators with reliable Honda engines.

Generators Can Pay for Themselves

Having a generator as an emergency source of backup power is one of the best investments you can make for your home and family. If your power goes out more more than a day or so you can loose hundreds or even thousands of dollars on spoiled food in your refrigerator and your freezer. You can be forced to stay at and pay for a hotel so your family can have heat and hot water. A week after hurricane “Sandy” there are still people without power in the tri-state area. Having a reliable generator can help your family live comfortably in the event of a long power outage.

Mi-T-M Generators in Stock

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Mi-T-M Generators are regarded as some of the best generators you can buy. Mi-T-M is widely known for manufacturing high quality equipment and offering outstanding customer service in the industrial equipment industry. Mi-T-M added generators to there product line in the summer of 2005 with 18 models ranging from 1650 watts up to 13,000 watts. Today Mi-T-M manufactures a variety of quality generators including gas and diesel-powered generators, portable generators, and generators specifically designed for homes or industrial use.

Blakley Equipment Has Mi-T-M Generators

Blakley Equipment has Mi-T-M Generators in stock so call today and get your now before they sell out.Generator Sales and Rentals

Blakley Equipment
491 E. 3rd Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
914-664-550
1-800-662-5857
sales@blakleytree.com
Or Visit us at www.BlakleyEquipment.com

Equipment Rental Workshops

American Rental Association Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 – Clifton Park, NY
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 – Rochester, NY
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 – Mount Vernon, NY

Noon – 4:30 p.m. at each location

Your choice of location – Your choice of education!

Owners, managers, trainers and key personnel:Join us for the Fall Rental Education Workshop which has something for everyone!
There will be two afternoon educational sessions featuring two concurrent programs. The luncheon and seminars will be held at:

Milton CAT – Nov. 13
500 Commerce Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065 518-877-8000
$15/person in advance – $20 on site

Admar Supply Co. Inc. – Nov. 15
1950 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd
Rochester, NY 14623 585-272-9390
$15/person in advance – $20 on site

Blakley Equipment – Nov. 28
491 E. 3rd Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10553 914-664-5500
$25/person in advance – $30 on site

Rental Workshops Agenda and Sessions:

Noon – Registration
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 1st Session
3:00 p.m. – 2nd Session

For Construction and General Tool: (At Blakley Equipment)
Session I: Generator Sizing and Power Distribution, will detail how to determine the size of generator required for a job, using the power distribution correctly, maintaining your investment and rental applications.
Session II: Aerial Lift Safety, will cover the necessary guidelines and responsibilities of rental stores who provide lifts and how to protect their customers and their businesses.

For Party/ Event and Mixed Rental:
Session I: Proper Tent Ballasting, will outline the proper ballasting required and steps the rental industry must take to be proactive in light of recent events throughout the country that received wide media coverage.
Session II: Inflatable Safety, will discuss steps to take for internal safety training regarding all manner of inflatables and will also cover storage, maintenance and purchase decisions.

This is a great opportunity to brush up on the latest in proper use, applications, safety, and New York State requirements for each of these topics. There will be time during each presentation for a Q & A session as well as a break between sessions to check your messages.

Register for one of these workshops today!