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STURGEON BAY, WI (April 272017) – Marine Travelift has recently introduced the expansion of its innovative Hydro M_Drive marine forklift line. Increased capacities and shorter wheelbase options are giving customers the ability to grow their business through lowered maintenance costs and increased precision and efficiency.

The hydrostatic drive system was first introduced by Marine Travelift in the mid 1990’s and has since seen a continuous advancement as an industry exclusive. The complete Hydro M_Drive product line features capacities up to 52,000 lbs. and larger and carries the same tried-and-true technologies. These additional capacities along with shorter wheel base options ensure the right fit for any size marina.

“The Marine Travelift forklift product line has us extremely excited right now because of the numerous upgrades that have been applied just in the past year alone,” said Dale Harris, authorized Marine Travelift distributor of over 30 years. “My team and I are now able to offer more than two times as many capacity and wheelbase options to our customers, which meets the growing demands of marinas all across the industry.”

The redesign of the easy-access engine compartment along with the innovative hydrostatic drive deliver the continued productivity customers demand. Improved mobility and maneuverability are just a few of the benefits designed to ensure the Hydro M_Drive forklift achieves peak performance.

“The upgrades that have been made to each Marine Travelift product are always completed with the customer in mind,” Harris explained. “Whether it be a capacity upgrade to handle bigger vessels, a design upgrade to lower customer maintenance costs, or a component upgrade to stay on the cutting edge of technology, these upgrades are always exciting for us because it allows us to offer features and benefits that no one else can provide.”

From the first forklift built in the mid 1990’s to over two decades of experience within the mobile boat hoist product line, Marine Travelift’s extensive knowledge with the hydrostatic drive system has enhanced the dedication to both quality and customer service in its continued climb to the top of the marine forklift industry.

For more information about Marine Travelift and its full range of mobile boat hoists, forklifts and transporters, call (920) 743-6202, email the sales team at or visit You can also follow on LinkedIn and Facebook for the latest news and updates.

The world’s first mobile boat hoist was conceptualized and manufactured in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in 1945. Officially established in 1954, Marine Travelift Inc. has a long-standing reputation as a marine industry leader and is recognized for its tradition of excellence on a global scale. The company manufactures mobile boat hoists, marine forklifts, self-propelled transporters and other related marine lifting products. It also has an extensive U.S. and international dealer network, with more than 4,000 units in service worldwide.


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