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4 Great Reasons to Choose Toyota for your Next Scissor Lift Rental

Scissor lifts are great for a variety of tasks including: painting, warehouse rack maintenance and other overhead work. At TMH we now rent AICHI scissor lifts (a Toyota Industries Company). We have a variety of platform heights, widths, lengths, and weight capacities to meet your needs. Learn more about why Toyota-made AICHI scissor lifts are a smart choice for your next scissor lift rental.

New and Improved JLG Stock Picker

Whether you need to manage inventory, transport supplies, set up displays or perform routine maintenance, a stock picker makes everyday tasks safer and more efficient by virtually eliminating the need for scaffolding or ladders. A driveable vertical man lift allows staff members to get closer, carry more tools and boxes, and save time by not having to set up a ladder or scaffolding.

JLG recently updated the 10 MSP mobile stock picker with some impressive new features - unmatched by competitors.

Review: Advance SW8000 Industrial Floor Sweeper

Product Name: Advance SW8000
Manufacturer: Advance
Notable feature(s): Dustguard 5-stage dust control system traps dust before it becomes airborne, uses full-time dust-controlled dual side brooms, 77" sweep path.
Price Range:
$35,000 - $45,000  
Value for the money:
Good
Options: Kubota liquid propane (LP) gas or diesel motors

Best for: The SW8000 works well indoors or outdoors and is ideal for large (200,000 sq foot) operations such as parking lots, foundries, campuses, stadium concourses or dry food handling areas. It's also a good choice for operations concerned about OSHA silica dust compliance.

Not recommended for:
This machine is not recommended for wet weather or wet food handling applications. The Advance SW8000 only sweeps, and these applications require scrubbing.

View current inventory:
In-stock availability for a new Advance SW8000 floor sweeper.
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Floor Scrubber Buying Checklist

Would you like your floors to be 60-70% clean, or 95% clean? Most companies would prefer 95% - and that’s what you get with an industrial floor scrubber. When cleaning with a mop and bucket, the more you clean, the dirtier the water gets. Industrial floor cleaning equipment uses 100% clean water the entire time, leaving floors cleaner and more hygienic.

Though the upfront cost is higher, commercial floor cleaning equipment can quickly pay for itself over time. For example: an employee with a mop and bucket can clean 4,000-5,000 square feet in one hour. A small automatic floor scrubber can clean almost 13,000 square feet in the same amount of time. Larger machines can clean more than 100,000 square feet per hour - a hard-working human would need 20 hours to do the same job.

If you’re ready to get cleaner floors in less time, here’s a checklist to help with buy the right floor scrubber and avoid expensive mistakes.

Taylor-Dunn Electric Utility Vehicles for Outdoor Applications

With locations in Sacramento, Fresno, Salinas and the East Bay, TMH has many customers in the agriculture business. Over the years, we’ve noticed an increasing number of companies asking for efficient electric utility vehicles.

Manufacturers like Taylor Dunn offer electric vehicles with rugged chassis and clearance designed for outdoor applications like orchards, farms, vineyards, nurseries and large private estates. Here are some customer favorites:

7 Reasons to Choose a GEM Versus a Golf Cart

Let’s be honest, golf carts weren’t made for industrial or commercial applications. They were made for leisurely drives around a golf course.

For light duty applications, such as transporting passengers and light cargo, a golf cart may be fine. But for heavy-duty applications that require transporting cargo, covering long distances, and/or traversing steep or rough terrain, you’ll want the suspension strength, clearance and braking capacity of a commercial electric vehicle like a GEM.

With a GEM, you can drive on-road or off-road with confidence. You won’t have to worry if your vehicle’s brakes are strong enough to stop a heavy load going down a steep grade, or if all your tools and supplies will fit securely.

Generally speaking, a NEV such as a GEM is a better choice (versus a golf cart) for: shuttles and tours (especially those that cross city streets), indoor / outdoor hauling, park maintenance, and patrol / security applications.

Walk-Behind vs. Ride-On Floor Cleaning Equipment

Commercial floor sweepers and scrubbers are a cost-effective way to eliminate dirt, dust, grime and germs. Studies have shown that labor costs represent about 90% of the total cost to maintain floors, and an industrial cleaning machine allows operators to clean more in less time.

Once you’ve made the decision to buy a floor sweeper or scrubber, the next question is: walk-behind or ride-on? In today’s post, we’ll review the pros and cons of each option to help you choose the best sweeper or scrubber for your operation.

New Scissor Lifts for Sale and Rental


Scissor lifts, a type of aerial lift, are commonly found in warehouses, construction and manufacturing. They're also increasingly popular for facility maintenance, retail and entertainment use (think video shoots). Wherever there’s a job that needs to be done up high: painting, installation, etc., a scissor lift is a solid go-to.

What distinguishes a scissor lift from other types of aerial lifts are the cross-crossing arms beneath the platform that open and close like scissors as they lift and lower. In fact, OSHA classifies scissor lifts not as aerial lifts, but as mobile scaffolds. That said, the OSHA guidelines for scissor lifts are similar to those for other types of aerial lifts.

This article covers different types of scissor lifts and how to choose the right scissor lift for your operation.

Industrial Floor Sweepers for Commercial Application and OSHA Compliance

An industrial sweeper helps your business save money,  improve customer satisfaction and stay within OSHA compliance. Sweepers come in a variety of sizes from quiet walk-behinds to large ride-on machines with a massive appetite for dust.

At TMHNC we carry sweepers for a variety of applications including:
  • Warehouse and distribution centers
  • Manufacturing
  • Parking lots and parking garages
  • Municipalities
  • Corporate and college campuses
  • Foundries and lumber yards
  • Cleaning contractors
  • Event and exhibition centers
In this article we’ll identify some of the most popular models for each application, and the best machines to aid with compliance of OSHA’s new silica dust standards.

3 Things to Know Before You Buy an Electric Personnel Carrier

Personnel carriers are a cost-effective way to transport staff, security personnel, a maintenance crew, or even customers. These vehicles are not street-legal,* but are ideal for factories, warehouses, sports arenas and other outdoor venues.

Electric personnel carriers and passenger trams meet or exceed the performance of gas-powered vehicles, but cost much less to repair and maintain. In today’s post, we’ll answer common questions about these vehicles and give you some suggestions on what to ask before you make a purchase.

* Looking for information about buying a street-legal golf cart or electric maintenance vehicle? Please read our earlier post.

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