• Introducing Pettibone

    Leavitt Machinery is proud to introduce the latest in our line of industry leading equipment manufacturers. Recently featured on Manufacturing Marvels, Pettibone equipment is known across the globe for their industry leading designs and heavy duty capabilities.  

    Since the 1950's, Pettibone Equipment has been dedicated to the development of materials handling equipment. This dedication to a specific type of equipment has enabled them to develop superior machines with the highest lifts, longest reaches and heaviest capacities in their class.  

    From the overhead reach of the Cary-Lift line, the extended reach of the Extendo and Traverse line, to the versatility of the Speed Swing and ARDCO drill buggies, there is a Pettibone machine for almost any job. 

  • Hyundai’s 160D-7E Diesel Forklift brings muscle to demanding operations

    Hyundai 160D High Capacity ForkliftBy Forkliftaction.com, Dec 2014. Read the full article.

    Hyundai’s 160D-7E diesel forklift incorporates power and efficiency with durability and safety, a necessary combination for completing any job.  One of 24 models in Hyundai’s high-performance, fuel efficient, diesel forklift product line, the 160D-7E is capable of handling even the toughest applications in the container handling, timber, lumber, concrete and steel industries.  

    Built with a 6-cylinder, turbo-charged, Tier III, 162 hp, Cummins QSB6.7 engine, the 160D-7E provides optimum power, low noise and unparalleled fuel efficiency.  This model features an engine control mode, which according to operator preference, can be adjusted from Standard Mode, a fuel reduction mode for light-duty operation, to Power Mode, for heavy-duty or slope operation.  A fully automatic transmission offers easy, convenient handling and soft, smooth shifting while also allowing operators to select between two kinds of automatic modes.  

    The 160D-7E forklift’s robust, high-output engine offers greater acceleration, better gradeability and faster travel speed on tough terrains or slopes.  Additional features include cruise control, a transmission control switch and front, mast and rear work lamps for excellent night work.  

    Key Specifications:

    Horsepower kW(hp)@rpms 119(162)@2,200
    Extended Mast Height (in) 185
    Load Capacity (lbs) 35,273

    In addition to providing power and fuel efficiency, Hyundai’s 160D-7E forklift offers the ultimate comfort and usability.  Like all Hyundai equipment, this model was designed with operators in mind, to relieve fatigue and increase efficiency.  This model is equipped with operator-friendly gauges and a water-resistant monitor panel, as well as an easily adjustable suspension seat, providing superior comfort and safety.  The 160D-7E also features high-output air conditioning mounted on the upper side of the cabin to maximize space and ensure a pleasurable environment.  Another beneficial feature of this machine is its Engine Start Limit (ESL), which, if selected, makes engine starting possible only after password verifying as well as the rear view camera monitor, which supports four camera channels making operation safer and easier.  Also included to maximize ease of use and comfort are a centralized instrument switch panel, MP3/CD player and remote control, quick response operating control levers, ergonomically positioned pedals and an adjustable steering column.

    Safety and durability remained top priorities for Hyundai during the design of the 160D-7E forklift.  This highly durable machine has a carriage manufactured entirely with rugged, high tensile structural steel.  The 160D-7E is equipped with an up-to-date cooling system, making minimum fuel consumption and low noise possible by applying the hydraulic cooling fan which senses intake air, transmission oil, coolant and hydraulic temperatures.  Hyundai’s 160D-7E also features an Operator Presence Sensing System (OPSS), which allows mast tilting, lifting and lowering only when the operator is in the normal position.  This model has a durable hypoid-type planetary reduction drive axle, which smoothly delivers desired torque to the drive wheels as well as a auto parking feature, which automatically engages when the transmission is in neutral and the operator leaves the seat.  The 160D-7E is also equipped with a wet disc brake system, fitted protector for hub bolts, a cylinder guard and a large footboard and handle for improved convenience and safety.  

    To minimize downtime and ensure easy access and convenient maintenance, Hyundai’s 160D-7E forklift features a large engine hood with a highly accessible engine compartment.  An automatic cabin tilting system makes servicing of all power train components quick and easy, electronically allowing tilting of the operator cabin to the left side, approximately 65 degrees.  The 160D-7E forklift is also equipped with an easy change air filter with sensor alerts for clogging, a cabin air fresh filter, a compact fuse box for easy inspection, an automatic self-locking gas spring, a large tool box, a pressure gauge port and an easy maintenance oil check, all of which make maintenance quick and easy.  

    Hyundai Forklift offers quality, high-performance material-handling equipment, including electric, diesel, internal combustion cushion and internal combustion pneumatic forklifts.  
  • A New Approach To Forklift Certification

    Forklift Certification It’s not surprising to learn that OSHA statistics indicate there are roughly 34,900 serious injuries each year involving forklifts. Like operating a car or truck, a forklift can be a powerful tool or a dangerous weapon and it all comes down to the operator.

    Forklift operator training is critical to the safety of your operators and your equipment. It reduces the risk of accidents and resulting injuries to operators and coworkers, but it also protects your company against both product and property damage.

    Leavitt Training has introduced a new blended learning platform for forklift operators and in-house forklift instructors. This combination includes our online forklift training course, online WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods course and practical training at one of our 13 training branches.

    Our blending learning option significantly speeds up the process and enables operators with busy or irregular schedules to get certified quickly and easily. Online training for WHMIS, TDG and the Forklift operator safety theory can be taken at any time from any place, offering a flexibility Leavitt Training has not been able to provide until now.

    Call us today and save $135 when you purchase our forklift training blended learning package. This program includes the cost of your WHMIS/TDG online course, Forklift Training online course, and the forklift practical training at one of our facilities. This introductory price won’t last long, so call us today to save on your training.

  • We Will Remember

    They are our grandfathers, brothers, mothers and sisters, neighbours ... heroes. Canada's Veterans - their courage, service and sacrifices have kept us strong, proud and free.

  • The 9th Annual Bridging the Gap Conference

    We are gearing up once again to attend the 9th annual Bridging the Gap Construction Safety Conference on November 14th and 15th. Held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC, this two day conference offers informational sessions on a wide variety of safety topics in the construction industry.

    From conflict resolution, traffic control and mobile equipment to  occupational disease prevention and alternatives to ladders, this conference is jam-packed with information. Whether you are a health and safety officer, site coordinator, tradesman or site supervisor this conference is geared towards you.

    Register now, the first 100 reservations will be entered to win an iPod touchTM. The Conference is filling up fast, so reserve your spots today.

    We look forward to seeing you there!
    Bridging the Gap Safety Conference

  • Leavitt Employee is First Overall in 2014 NLL EntryDraft

    Ben McIntosh | Edmonton Rush

    We are proud to announce that Ben McIntosh, a Leavitt Machinery employee from Edmonton, Alberta was the first overall pick in the 2014 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft in September of this year.

    Ben was signed to the Edmonton Rush for a two year term by General Manager and Head Coach Derek Keenan. Labeled the most pro-ready prospect in this year’s draft, Keenan believes Ben’s size, scoring touch and his playoff and championship experience will give him an edge in the coming season.

    It will be exciting to follow Ben as he continues his Lacrosse career with the Edmonton Rush; the team had one of the best regular seasons this year with a 16-2 mark. With his 191 career goals, this Coquitlam, BC native was considered one of the “Big Four” with the Coquitlam Adanacs.

    Join us in cheering on Ben and the Edmonton Rush in their upcoming season. 2015 Edmonton Rush Season Tickets are now on sale.  For more information, please visit www.edmontonrush.com  or phone 780-732-RUSH to speak with a ticket representative and get your tickets to the 10th year of the Edmonton Rush.

  • 2014 Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year

    Entrepreneur of the YearWe are proud to announce that EY Canada has awarded Tom Leavitt the Pacific EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, after naming him the category winner in Business to Business services.

    This prestigious business award recognizes Tom Leavitt, but it also gives recognition to all the people who have followed his leadership, shared his vision and worked as a team to grow Leavitt Machinery as a business and a brand.

    The win means that Tom will be representing the Pacific region when he goes to Canada’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Gala on November 25th. He will be competing against top entrepreneurs from the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic regions for this prestigious honour.

    “Tom is a true innovator,” says Lui Petrollini, Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Program Director. “He’s turned a good idea into a successful business that thrives on innovative thinking. From business processes to new technologies, Tom’s desire for continuous improvement is what sets him apart.”

    Since 2001 when Tom founded Leavitt Machinery, we have worked as a team to build a strong foundation of innovation and exceptional industry knowledge. In this time we have grown from 10 to 24 branches and expanded from 3 to 5 territories in both Canada and the USA, making us one of the fastest growing materials handling equipment dealers in North America.

     “Gravity-defying entrepreneurs do more than just grow their businesses – they grow their communities,” says Petrollini, “We’re thrilled to recognize Tom and the amazing achievements of Leavitt Machinery in and outside of the boardroom.”

    Tom has taken his dedication to continuous improvement and is striving to make a difference globally through Leavitt Machinery’s charity Harvest for Humanity. Through this charity, Leavitt Machinery employees have donated goods, raised money and even traveled to Haiti to teach English and offer their services to our children’s home and the orphans who live there. It is through these self-sustaining, income generating and educational projects that we set ourselves above the rest as humanitarians as well as industry leading business men and women.

    Join us in celebrating this amazing achievement, and thank you all for your dedication and hard work.

    “Thanks, it belongs to all of us.” ~ Tom Leavitt~

  • Jungheinrich EJE120 Electric Pallet Jack Special

    0% Interest on a 24/mo Lease at $166.50/mo*

    Or Purchase for $3996.00*

    *Offer valid until Dec 31, 2014 or while supplies last, valid only in BC, Alberta and Washington State, Lease price O.A.C.

    Lease EJE120

    The Jungheinrich EJE120 is specifically designed for loading and unloading trailers and transporting goods through your warehouse or distribution center. Perfectly suited for extremely confined spaces, the EJE120's compact chassis offers:
    • A powerful low maintenance AC motor
    • ProTracLink caster wheel system offering unparalleled stability
    • Multi-function handle head designed for natural, ergonomic operation
    • Quick access crawl speed button that operates in the vertical position
    • Easy access one-piece front cover for easy access maintenance
    • The highest efficiency providing the longest run times available on a single battery charge.
    We are offering a special 0% interest 24 month lease for customers in BC, Alberta and Washington State. Right now you can lease a 4,500lb capacity with 48"x27" forks and built in battery and charger (110 volt standard plug) for $166.50/month* or purchase it for $3996.00*.

    Interested in learning more? Check out this customer testimonial from Mid Valley Foods.

    $199.50/month EJE120 Lease

  • Leavitt Machinery In Port Kells Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Last week the marketing department and OPSC of Leavitt Machinery in Port Kells, BC, took part in the ALS Ice bucket Challenge in support of the 5600 people diagnosed with ALS each year.

    We have challenged Leavitt Machinery branches in Langley, Kitimat and Edmonton to take the challenge and make a donation on our fundraising page.

    Check out the video below and check out our youtube channel for more videos as the other branches join us in this challenge.

  • Aisle-Master wins the FLTA Innovation Award

    Aisle Master Cold Storage ForkliftFor cold storage materials handling, Aisle-Master Forklifts stand out among the competition. In 2013, their new cold store model won the UK FLTA’s Award for Excellence over six other shortlisted nominees.

    The requirements needing to be met to win this prestigious award were intense. Aisle-Master teamed up with major names in the cold store and temperature controlled warehousing industry to ensure they specifically addressed the issues of operator comfort while improving productivity and running costs.

    With a fully enclosed heated cab, the Aisle-Master cold storage forklifts ensure drivers keep warm throughout their entire shift, reducing the need for regular breaks. Heated windows eliminate condensation when driving between different temperatures. A powerful 930 amp battery prevents possible draining of power even during prolonged operation, and low energy LED work lights are standard with every unit.

    The FLTA had a glowing review of Aisle-Master’s new design. “When space comes at a premium, flexible solutions are needed. Combining the capabilities of narrow aisle fork lift with the protection offered by a fully enclosed cold store cab, the articulated Aisle-Master cold store model ensures maximum efficiency – even at minus thirty degrees.”

    Contact us for more information on Aisle-Master’s cold storage units, or to request a demo unit.

  • Spyder Mini Crawler Cranes: A new breed of crane

    SpyderCrane and Leavitt Machinery would like to challenge the way you think about cranes. We all see traditional self-erecting and tower cranes as we drive through our cities. We see them flanking high rises and littering cityscapes, but you would never expect to see them moving through doorways or assisting in indoor applications……until now.
    Spydercrane rentals BC

    Manufactured by the Japanese crane industry expert Furukawa Unic Corp, the SpyderCrane Mini Crawler Cranes offer unparalleled versatility, maneuverability and lifting capacity. Their compact design allows it to travel where no crane has gone before, all models fit through standard doorways enabling you to easily navigate restricted and confined spaces.

    Buy Spydercranes in BCWith individually adjustable outriggers, all SpyderCrane models offer multiple leg extension and angle positions making it possible to set up and around obstacles. With 360-degree continuous rotation the mini crawler cranes provide safe lifting in all directions and closer to the center line of rotation when the outriggers are set in the maximum position.

    As an additional benefit, all cranes include a fully functional radio remote control to increase operator flexibility. Increased visibility, safe proximity and precise load placement make this a highly desired piece of equipment for complicated construction and indoor renovation jobs.

    If you are interested in more information or would like to rent or demo one of our SpyderCrane mini crawler cranes, please contact us or visit our Spydercrane manufacturer page.

  • Introducing Carer Electric Forklifts

    Introducing Carer Forklifts
    We’re excited to introduce a new line of high capacity electric forklifts to our customers. Founded in 1976, Carer Forklifts specializes in producing counterbalanced electric forklift trucks for standard and special applications. Recognized for reliability and being pioneers in the application of electronic principles and technology in their forklift designs, Carer Forklifts has been optimizing and improving the quality and performance of electric forklifts for decades.

    Targeting very specific, demanding, niche markets, the Carer philosophy is based on ensuring the highest level of specialization and efficiency during every stage of construction. With Carer Forklifts it’s about the details, in every stage of manufacturing Carer’s technicians are required to pay the utmost attention to the details of each forklift in production.

    For more information on Carer forklifts and the product lines available, contact us today or visit our Carer manufacturer page.


  • Tough Mudder 2014

    This year our outbound sales parts support guys participated in Tough Mudder a military style obstacle course at the Whistler Olympic Park. Designed to test physical and mental strength and promote team-building, our  guys trained individually and as a team for one hour every Wednesday for the five months leading up to this competition. 

    We might have teased them for leaving their training gear all over our warehouse, but it all paid off. Tough Mudder releases course details only two weeks before the event so our team trainer Nelson Dominguez developed a unique training circuit centered around running and muscular strength

    For their first work out Nelson led the team on a 1 km run, he started to panic not sure if they were going to make it when they collapsed after it. Eventually with a common circuit of body weight exercises, kettlebells and more running the guys started to improve. 

    For their last training session they ran close to 8 km in addition to their circuit training, everyone was surprised by the difference in their endurance compared to that first session. In the end our guys finished the race together without out any injury with an amazing time of 4 hours and 15 minutes.

    What did we learn? No matter how bad your fitness level is, with a little commitment, teamwork and a good program even office guys can master a program like Tough Mudder. 

    Tough Mudder Whistler 2014
  • Proudly Supporting the Canadian Bobsleigh Team

    This year we are excited to support the Canadian Bobsleigh Team Rush as they head to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Having completed the World Cup Series, with three top 6 and four top 10 finishes, Lyndon Rush and Jesse Lumsden brought home the overall World Cup two man bobsleigh title on Saturday in Sochi, Russia.   

    Meet our Canadian Bobsleigh Team:

    Team Rush Sochi 2014

    Lyndon Rush- One of the top bobsleigh pilots in Canada, Lyndon has raced on the American Cup circuit in 2004 and the Europa Cup circuit until 2006 and also gained World Cup Experience. Learn more…


    Team Rush Sochi 2014

    Lascelles Brown- This two time Olympic medalist will be vying for his third Olympic medal while competing with Team Rush at Sochi 2014. Learn more…


    Team Rush Sochi 2014

    David Bissett- One of the top brakemen in the country, this two time Olympian has pushed four-man and two-man sleds to countless World Cup and World Championship podium finishes in his short career. Learn more…


    Team Rush Sochi 2014

    Neville Wright- Joining the Canadian Bobsleigh Team in 2009, Neville has competed in the World Cup and at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Learn more…


    Check out Team Rush at their Whistler Training Camp!