Hours of Operation- Monday thru Thursday - 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. CT • Friday - 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. CT • Saturday and Sunday - Closed



Watch the Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Facility Tour!

Hoist Liftruck has made a Youtube video of a tour of their manufacturing facility in Indiana. WATCH!









SS Lift Has Moved and is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

SS Lift has completed the move to our new location at 317 E. Hill St. View our Map Page.

We are now OPEN FOR BUSINESS and stand ready to take care of ALL your forklift or material handling needs.

Come by and see our new facility when you have time. We think you will like it as much as we do.

Watch for an announcement of our Grand Opening Celebration coming soon.



SS Lift is GROWING and we need to move!

SS Lift is outgrowing it's startup location and we are going to be moving. Our NEW location will be just up the street at 317 E. Hill St.

 

 

 



Three Hundred and Three

SS Lift has sold 303 forklifts in it's first three years!
If you're into numbers, that's -
101 per year or
8.5 per month or
2 per week or
a heck of a lot of forklifts in a short amount of time!

 



It's Official!

2013 > 2014 > 2015 > 2016...

SS Lift is entering it's fourth year in business! 2013 seems like a long time ago. A lot has happened in Oklahoma City since SS Lift first opened it's doors in 2013.

It has been a time of ups and downs. Through it all SS Lift is riding the highs and weathering the lows right along with all our friends and customers. We plan to make the coming years both prosperous and productive. We can do it together.


Mikey Tovar is Ready to Make a KNOCKOUT!

We at SS Lift will be in Mikey's corner on Saturday night when he KNOCKs out the competition!

Just like SS Lift has been knocking out the competition for the past three years!

Update: Mikey won his bout!






There is an interesting article at Logistics Management about selecting the right kind of lift.

Get the Right Lift Truck for the Job

A growing number of low-cost lift trucks offer new avenues for pairing equipment and applications, but less cautious buyers might find that small up-front costs come at a steep price.

By Josh Bond, Contributing Editor · August 24, 2016

We’ve all seen the shiny new truck on the job site with an extended cab, leather, DVD player—and a tailgate that looks like a tree fell on it. Just as familiar is the truck whose best years are far behind it, yet it’s hauling a family camper. These are clear examples of the wrong truck for the job, but the match between lift truck and application is not always quite so obvious. If the loads get lifted and the trucks get loaded, all is well.

Read Complete article here...www.logisticsmgmt.com

 

SS Lift Prepares to Celebrate Three Years of KO’ing the Competition!

In just three short years SS Lift has gone from a small startup company to one of Oklahoma City’s premier forklift dealers. From nothing SS Lift has become the exclusive authorized dealer for ten well-respected brands of material handling products.
To celebrate their third anniversary SS Lift is sponsoring two boxers the night October 1st at Firelake Arena. We are also holding a drawing for two tickets to the match. The boxers are Kalani Mendoza and Miguel “Mikey” Tovar. Both are boxing in Amateur matches.
If you would like to be entered in the drawing for the tickets just go to our Facebook page and click on the “Like” button. No purchase is necessary. The match is being hosted by HD Promotions. You can purchase tickets at their website www.hdboxing.net, or at Firelake Arena www.firelakearena.com.

Sound Off!

We at SS Lift want to know what you think. Please take the time to let us know so we can better serve you in the future.

The survey is short it will take less than 5 minutes to complete.

As a Thank You for taking the time to complete the survey we will email you a coupon good for 10% off your next parts or service purchase.

TAKE THE SURVEY!



Gary Tate is our Employee of the Month for July. Gary is our Parts Manager, he has been working in the parts field for over 20 years. He knows parts, and is a long time employee who has been with us since the beginning. Gary is an invaluable asset to our company.
Congratulations Gary, thanks for all your hard work!

Gorilla Rising!

Ever wonder how the SS Lift gorilla gets up in the morning? Watch...


 


Dana Metheny is our employee of the month for June. Dana is currently our comptroller. She is in charge of all administrative and accounting operations. Dana is a key member to our team and fits like a glove in our operation.
Dand came to us with a long history in the material handling industry. We are grateful to have Dana working for SS Lift.
Congratulations Dana thanks for all your hard work!

SS Paint puts a new shine on Fed-Ex

The next time you see a Fed-Ex Home Delivery truck zipping around your neighborhood, chances are it was painted by the SS Lift paint department. The paint and body shop at SS Lift is now repainting trucks operated by Fed-EX contractors. See more on our Industrial Equipment Painting page.


SS Lift Can Now Offer 100% Financing for your Equipment Purchase!

SS Lift is now offering financing for your new or used equipment purchase through Arvest Equipment Finance.


Second Operator Training Session Scheduled

Due to the popularity of our first Operator Training session, we are going to open up a second session. The first class filled up faster than expected so on Friday June 17, 2016 from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. we are having a second class.

If you did not make it in time for our first session, you can now sign your folks up for session 2 right here...REGISTER!

SS Lift Sells Heli to Forest Lumber

SS Lift has scored a big win by selling a Heli forklift to Forest Building Materials. The Heli is a brand new8000 lb. diesel forklift.
We want to thank Forest Building Materials for their business. Good customers like the folks at Forest Building Materials remind us everyday just how much we have grown and continue to grow.

Despite what our "out of state" competitors would have you believe!


Billy Cornish is our employee of the month. Billy is currently our yard and shop utility plus provides building maintenance assistance as well. He is in charge of all equipment prep and yard activities. Billy is a key member to our team and fits like a glove in our operation. We are grateful to have Billy working for SS Lift.
Congratulations Billy thanks for all your hard work!

New Employees at SS Lift

Welcome Amber Crawford to SS Lift. Amber is our new Preventive Maintenance Administrator. She is busy learning Preventive Maintenance from the ground up. If SS Lift is doing your PMs, Amber will be calling you in the near future.
Say Hello to our new mechanics, Jerry Calguri and Jeremy Sexton. They will be working both in our shop and on the road doing service and PM work. Both are expert forklift mechanics with a long work history.

SS Lift to Hold Forklift Operator Training Class

On April 23, 2016, SS Lift will be doing training for forklift operators. The training will have a classroom session that will cover forklift basics and safety, then there will be a hands-on session.

Any local business that uses a forklift should have all their operators fully trained.

You can register your people here...REGISTER!

From the OSHA website...

What can be done to reduce the hazards related to powered industrial trucks?

Determining the best way to protect workers from injury largely depends on the type of truck operated and the worksite where it is being used. Employers must ensure that each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely, as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation specified in 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(1).

 

"Well, Bust Our Buttons and Pardon Our Dust!"



The Sales Team here at SS Lift has done gone and sold 250 forklifts. That's quite a few in such a short time. Our competitors said it couldn't be done, but we did it!

Check back to see how long it takes to get to 500.

Let Us Introduce Our Brand New Service Manager... Michael Palmer!



Michael coimes to us with several years experience with all types of forklifts and other material handling equipment. He holds an ASE Certified Master Technician certificate. Michael has just joined us and is already shaping the service department into a more efficient and formidable organization.

Help us welcome Michael to a long and profitable association.

SS Lift Supports Dirt Track racing in Oklahoma City!

SS Lift president, Scot Salsberry is now supporting Dirt Track racing here in Oklahoma City. Look for the SS Lift logo on cars driven by William Berry, Eddie Lyon, Scot's brother Collin Salsberry, and nephew Chad Salsberry.

They race at I44 Riverside Speedway. Visit their website for details.

Cristina Aguero is chosen as the first EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH at SS Lift!

Cristina has been an employee almost from the start. She started working for us as a Parts Runner and has worked her way to Parts Sales in our Parts department.

Cristina always has a bright cheerful smile and a can-do attitude. That's what made her EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH for March 2016.

For all your forklift parts needs give Cristina a call at (405) 605-LIFT (5438).

SS Lift is proud to announce sponsorship of two local boxers


Scot Salsberry, president of SS Lift, has taken up the sponsorship of a couple of local boxers. Daniel Tran and Cande Rochin are now proudly wearing the SS Lift logo in the ring. Their first outing in SS Lift colors was on Saturday evening, February 6.

The following is excerpted from brooklynfights.com-

"In the main event, Oklahoma’s own, Dan Tran took on Rege Harrison for the Oklahoma State Junior Welterweight title.

Tran and Harrison went toe to toe from the opening bell. Tran would push the pace, and Harrison would respond with combinations that appeared to do more damage.

Tran started to come on in the later rounds, but Harrison used his superior athletic ability to escape the pressure.

The fifth round of the fight was Tran’s best round. At this point in the fight the momentum was beginning to swing toward the hometown favorite, Tran.

All three judges scored it 58-56 in favor of Rege Harrison. Harrison improved his record to 7-0, and appears to have all the potential necessary to make noise in the junior welterweight division."

"Cande Rochin knocked out Eric Hurst in only 48 seconds of the first
round. Rochin improved his record to 3-0 with 2 knockouts."

Read the entire article...

Heli continues its move up the global forklift rankings


Update- In 2014, Heli became the 8th largest producer and manufacturer of forklift equipment in the world and, the largest seller of forklifts in Asia.

Following unit-digit increases in revenues last year, No. 8 Anhui Forklift, the Chinese makers of Heli forklifts, reported revenues of $1.123 billion, a 3% increase.

Modern Materials Handling magazine of Aug.1, 2015.


Original article

Anhui Heli has once again made a significant move up the global listing of Forklift manufacturers and is now ranked number nine in the world for 2012. Previously ranked number eleven by the same dhf-intralogistik's survey this move represents a 25.4% sales growth from 2011 to 2012. Other industry rankings for 2012 include Anhui Heli as number eight as shown by Modern Materials Handling based on their August 1, 2012 issue. This impressive growth by the number one supplier in China, Anhui Heli is fueled by their growth in both the world and US markets. Modern Materials Handling had ranked Anhui Heli number ten in 2011. Revenues have grown from $815 million to $1 Billion in 2011 per dhf-intralogistik's survey in ForkliftAction.com. dfh also showed Anhui Heli manufacturing 100,000 units in 2012.

With this move to the position of the number nine global manufacturer Anhui Heli ties Nissan and passes Komatsu, Clark and Doosan in this important ranking. 

HOIST Liftruck's Humble Beginnings

Hoist Liftruck evolved from humble beginnings. In 1980, Marty Flaska started Forklift Exchange from his house in the western suburbs of Chicago, specializing in buying, selling and renting material handling equipment.
Over the next decade, the company grew tremendously, and in 1994, Flaska acquired the rights to build material handling equipment from Brooklyn, New York-based Silent Hoist and Crane, and transforming it into Hoist Liftruck Mfg., Inc.
In a few years, Hoist Liftruck became the preferred vendor for high-capacity cushion-tire forklifts for the automotive, steel and aluminum industries. In need of a larger facility to accommodate the growing business, Hoist Liftruck moved its operations to its current location in Bedford Park, Illinois in 1998.
A couple years later, Hoist Liftruck further solidified its position as a top U.S. material handling equipment manufacturer by acquiring another company with deep roots in the material handling industry, Cleveland-based Elwell-Parker.

SILENT HOIST & CRANE: A PIONEER IN MATERIAL HANDLING

Established in 1918, Brooklyn, New York-based Silent Hoist & Crane manufactured a variety of heavy duty material handling equipment including forklifts, platform trucks, mobile cranes, container handlers and winches.

In the early 1920s, the port of New York was the main seaport in North America and arguably the most important in the world. The influx of cargo from the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Hudson and East rivers, was handled mainly by Silent Hoist & Crane equipment.

Silent Hoist & Crane took great pride in being an American manufacturer just as Hoist Liftruck does today. The presence of Silent Hoist & Crane equipment and its history can still be seen today. One of Hoist Liftruck’s first customers of its Neptune Series marina forklift had historic ties to Silent Hoist & Crane.

Grove Harbour Marina in Miami, Florida was originally home to Pan American Airways and its Clipper seaplanes running fights between Miami and Buenos Aires from 1930 to 1945. The basin where the Clipper seaplanes used to be towed out of the water is now the launching and retrieval area for boats. The old tracks are still intact and visible in the water, as well as the winch system that operated those tracks, which was manufactured by none other than Silent Hoist & Crane.

Read the full article...
(to be continued)

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