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Apr 2, 2014

Harvest Season is Coming Soon: Reserve Your Rental Equipment Before It’s Too Late

California’s drought has affected all of us. Like you, we conserve water wherever we can at the Cromer facilities.

Even in drought though, Harvest Season approaches!

From what our vineyard & produce customers tell us, the Harvest/Crush this year will be shorter than usual due to water availability. Which means the harvesting itself will go more quickly.

And everyone will need equipment at the same time.

So NOW is the time to think about what material handling equipment you’ll need to rent.

Our current rental fleet stands at 200 forklifts (40 more than last year). Each Cromer facility has its own stock of rentals. There’s no minimum, and the average rental forklift’s age is only 2.5 years – the newest you’ll find for any Northern California rental.

Cromer stocks its rental fleet with a variety of forklifts, accessories and carriers for harvest processing. The list includes:

  • Front Bin Dumpers
  • Rotators
  • Solid Pneumatic, Late Model
  • Cushion LPG & Electric
  • Golf Cart/Burden Carriers

All this equipment comes from top-rated manufacturers in the material handling business, such as:

BOLZONI (Clamps, Pallet Handlers)
CASCADE - Clamps, Push/Pulls
MALAVAK/LIFT MASTER - Gate Controls, Dumpers
RIGHTLINE (Forks, Load Handlers)

If you just need some extra attachments to equip your forklifts for harvest, we’ll drive them out to you. Cromer is able to meet any and all attachment needs for Harvest/Crush.

How to Reserve a Rental Forklift or Handling Equipment for Harvest

For Northern California (Sacramento and above) Rentals: Contact our Sacramento facility at 916-371-2004.

For Central Valley Rentals: Contact the Cromer Manteca location at 209-465-8987.

If you’re in the Bay Area, you have a special equipment need OR you need to reserve a large amount of equipment, contact Cromer’s Oakland Headquarters at 510-534-6566.

Remember: Our rental fleet is always reserved well in advance of Harvest Season. Don’t wait until the last minute—or someone else will beat you to it!

See you next month!

Marshall Cromer, The Forklift Boss
Cromer Material Handling

Cromer Deal of the Month


Upgrade your pallet trucks! Thanks to a limited promotion from Jungheinrich, Cromer is offering electric pallet trucks, end riders and stackers at 0% interest off new.

Call Cromer at 800-974-5438 for all the details. This offer is only good until June 30!