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JLG enables dual-energy operation on popular compact crawler boom lifts

A JLG X1000AJ crawler boom lift
A JLG X1000AJ crawler boom lift JLG Industries

JLG Industries, Inc. now offers Bi-Energy technology on its X770AJ and X1000AJ compact crawler boom lifts, reducing the noise and exhaust emissions on the machines. The system equips these JLG machines with two full-sized, independent power sources, combining an emissions-free lithium-ion battery pack with a diesel engine to allow operators to work inside and outside with one machine.

Angela Patterson, a JLG boom lift product management specialist, says that the Bi-Energy system was created to minimize the carbon footprints of the X770AJ and X1000AJ boom lifts while maintaining the same performance. Operators can choose the ideal energy source for each job and a wide variety of jobs can be tackled with one machine.

As an example of how machine operators would utilize this technology, Patterson says, "Using the engine's power, users can drive the machine to where the overhead work needs to be done, and they can switch to zero-emissions, all-electric battery power to work at height for the remainder of the shift. When the work is done, the users can power the engine back up and drive the machine for use at another location." 

The X770AJ comes with a 100Ah 76V lithium-ion battery pack, while the X1000AJ has a 150Ah 76V lithium-ion battery pack; the lithium-ion batteries can be charged from an outlet at any time, including while the machine is in use. Both machines have a Kubota D902 21.6-hp at 3,200 rpm diesel engine. 

These models also utilize commonality with other JLG compact crawler boom lift models, increasing operators' familiarity and confidence when using these machines.

"Both new Bi-Energy models use the same console box layout as the rest of our compact crawler boom lift line, simply adding two new buttons to switch between the independent power sources," says Patterson.

With these features, Patterson says that JLG's Bi-Energy X770AJ and X1000AJ compact crawler boom lift models are ideally suited for use in cold weather applications and are also useful in airport and aviation, building construction, and restoration, cleaning, data centres, electrical, facility and grounds maintenance, HVAC, industrial and petrochemical facilities, plumbing, and warehouse applications.

"The Bi-Energy option offers equipment owners and operators more flexibility and versatility than ever before to use these popular compact crawler boom lifts," concludes Patterson. 

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1 JLG Drive
McConnellsburg, PA
US, 17233-9533


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