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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

Alpha Sideloaders, 4way Reach Trucks and Specialties

Alpha Sidelifts, Inc. now offers it’s LPG and Diesel sideloaders as well as its electric 4way reach trucks worldwide. Alpha also manufactures a great variety of specialty material handling equipment, such as high capacity walkies, riders, and platform trucks.

The line of outdoor trucks consists of the well-established product names Prime, Premier and Prestige. The Prime series ranges from 3 – 4.5 tons (6,000 to 10,000 pounds), the Premier line offers 5 – 7 tons (12,000 to 15,000 pounds) while the Prestige series will top out at 18 tons (40,000 pounds). Diesel power is offered for all outdoor sideloaders. LPG engines are available up to 10 tons (22,000 pounds).

All electric sideloaders have four-way capability. Starting with the SURF (4,000 pounds, 1.8 tons) the line extends to the Quaddro series with 2.5 to 3.5 tons (5,000 to 8,000 pounds) and the Cosmos models with 4.5 and 6 tons (10,000 to 13,000 pounds) of capacity.

Alpha’s Bee-Line gives customers a variety of material handling solutions such as high capacity motorized pallet trucks, designed as walkies or riders. Roll handlers, tow can and platform trucks, coil trucks, furnace loaders and die trucks are only a part of the wide program range. The great diversity of Alpha’s Bee-Line can practically be configured to become the answer to almost any mobile transportation or lifting application.

Based near Chicago, Illinois, Alpha Sidelifts evolved from Baumann Handling Systems, Inc., which was founded in 1983 ( It successfully introduced the Baumann line of sideloaders in North America for the next 25 years and still has over one million dollars’ worth of Baumann spare parts in stock and available (

Alpha Sidelifts maintains its own engineering department. Marketing and sales as well as customer service is handled from Chicago, while the 5,500 square meter (60,000 square feet) production facilities are located in Cleveland, Ohio. The company’s president since start-up in the early 80ies, Manfred Kaufmann, says “Alpha offers such a vast variety of options for special material handling needs and also the experience to go with it that buyers in the market for mobile handling solutions are well served when contacting us”.

For more information contact Alpha Sidelifts at 630/553-7755 or visit

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