JLG debuts new equipment at the Rental Show
Includes new scissor lift, non-powered vertical lifts, push-around mast lift and JLG’s largest compact crawler boom
JLG Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, will introduce to the North American market a new scissor lift, three low-level access lifts, and its largest Compact Crawler Boom at booth #4635 during this year’s Rental Show (Feb. 21-24) in Atlanta.
The new 1932R electric scissor lift is an affordably priced addition to JLG’s scissor line. Designed with lower cost of ownership in mind, the 1932R offers excellent serviceability, reliability, and durability. It features a platform height of 19 feet and platform capacity of 550 pounds.
“As designers developed this product, they did so with lower cost of ownership in mind, paying special attention to anything that impacts serviceability to minimize repair time and costs,” said Paul Kreutzwiser, JLG Industries global category director, scissors/verticals. “As a result, the 1932R features best-in-class service access via all-steel swing-out component trays with a layout that optimizes serviceability by providing technicians with plenty of room to inspect and work on easily-accessible components.”
The 1932R also features an improved battery charger that allows a technician to program changes that optimize charge curves for conventional wet or AGM batteries using a USB port. This optimizes the charge for the battery being used, which extends battery life and improves performance, while increasing flexibility.
A simple, easy-to-maintain active pothole protection system with fewer moving parts and a new platform extension contribute to the lift’s reliability. In addition, the machine’s all-steel platform, steel component doors, and thicker rubber tires help ensure durability. Additionally, a recessed panel protects ground controls from damage during lift operation.
Visitors to the booth will be especially interested in JLG’s new non-powered vertical lifts – the EcoLift 50 and EcoLift 70. These all-new, low-level access lifts are virtually maintenance-free, thanks to a patented stored power lift/lower system that requires no batteries, hydraulics, oil, or controls.
“The EcoLift series is a game changer in the rental industry because of its robust and rental-tough design,” said Kreutzwiser. “Extremely easy to operate and environmentally friendly, the lifts provide working heights of 11 and 13 feet respectively by simply turning a handle to move the lift up or down. What’s more, the lifts’ lightweight design makes it easy to push them around a job site. They are rated for 330 pounds, leaving room for materials and tools to boost productivity. And, because there are no hydraulics or motors involved, both of the eco-friendly lifts operate quietly, making them a preferred piece of equipment for finish work on construction sites or even as maintenance access equipment in schools, hospitals and other institutions.”
Measuring just under 28 inches in width, the lifts easily roll through standard doorways on caster wheels and maneuver around all areas of a facility. Made of construction-grade materials, the rental-ready lifts offer unlimited lift cycles and can be used 24/7, contributing to a low total cost of ownership.
A new push-around mast lift—the JLG 830P—uses hydraulics to lift operators to a working height of 14 feet and offers workers a generous 29 by 39 inch platform. Like the EcoLifts, the 830P features a lightweight design that makes it easy for operators to push the lift into position, and heavy-duty, auto-lock wheels on elevation provide a secure base.
“All three of these units offer attractive alternatives to ladders and scaffolding,” added Kreutzwiser. “They give workers the ability to use both hands on the job rather than needing to maintain three points of contact.”
Also new at the show, the X770AJ Compact Crawler Boom is the largest boom of its kind that JLG offers. “In addition to a working height of 84 feet and industry-leading 500-pound unrestricted capacity, what makes this machine especially attractive and versatile is a lithium battery option and an articulating jib,” said Corey Raymo, JLG Industries global product director, boom lifts. “The lithium battery makes for a clean, quiet machine that lends itself to indoor applications, and the upper boom with the jib provides an impressive horizontal reach of 43 feet.”
The compact X770AJ provides 500 pounds of industry-leading unrestricted capacity, allowing workers to take more materials with them on the boom’s redesigned platform and increase productivity. Self-leveling outriggers level the machine, and non-marking rubber tracks minimize its impact on sensitive flooring and landscaping, increasing its versatility.
The X770AJ also features a narrow chassis and a unique narrow outrigger setting, making it easy to fit through doorways and gates. Transporting the boom is also easy, thanks to fork lift pockets and dedicated lift hooks. In addition, the X770AJ is designed for lower cost of ownership with hoods that open wide, making them easy to service, and a LCD panel that communicates in full language – rather than fault codes – for faster troubleshooting and reduced need for on-site service calls.