Newsletter Articles

Marine Travelift Extended Top Beam Option Explained

Is Marine Travelift's new extended top beam option right for you? In this article, we offer our opinions on this option and explain which businesses will benefit most from utilizing it.

Rust Prevention Tips for Marine Travelift Equipment

Harris Equipment Systems service technician Bill Oberholtzer goes over multiple tips to help you and your team keep corrosion of your equipment to a minimum.

The Importance of Travelift Wire Rope Lubrication

Harris Equipment Systems service technician Bill Oberholtzer talks about the importance of routine wire rope lubrication for your mobile boat hoist.

Slings: What to Look For and How to Protect Them

How do you know when it is time to replace your slings? Do you know how to extend the life of your slings? In this article, we help you identify the most common damages to slings and techniques to help you avoid them.

Proactive Hose Replacement Saves You Time and Money

Harris Equipment Systems service technician Bill Oberholtzer talks about the importance of being proactive when it comes to hydraulic hose replacement on your equipment.

Update to IRS Section 179 Equipment Purchase Deduction

Big news for those looking to acquire new or used equipment for their marina or boatyard. In accordance with the 2013 American Tax Payer Relief Act, small businesses are able to deduct up to $500,000 of the cost of new or used equipment put into service by December 31, 2013.

To see how these deductions can affect your equipment purchases, please see our hypothetical purchase examples of a new Marine Travelift 75 BFMII mobile boat hoist and a new Marine Travelift M2000 marine forklift.

Used Marine Travelift Mobile Boat Hoists Set Record Prices

Harris Equipment Systems research has shown that prices for used Marine Travelift boat hoists are setting record highs in today's marketplace.

The Importance of Checking Gearbox Lubricants

Harris Equipment Systems service technician Bill Oberholtzer sheds some light on the importance of having your gear box lubricants checked on a regular basis.