JLG Expands Scissor, Boom Lift Portfolios at 2020 ARA Show

JLG at ARA Show

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of MEWPs and telehandlers, announced the expansion of its scissor lift line, as well as new boom lifts, at the ARA Show in Orlando, Florida.

The new scissor models will be among the first to feature the new JLG scissor nomenclature and decal design updates, with changes to remaining models phased in throughout 2020 and into early 2021.

The most apparent changes customers will notice is the series name and category lettering - R, ES, or RT – moved to the front of the model number; a suffix added behind the numbers for specialty models such as i for indoor only or l for lightweight; a modern, more visible font for easy identification of machine type from a distance; and new door decaling and caution tape added to the bottom of the platform. These visual indicators serve as differentiators in most cases between pre-ANSI 92.20 and the new ANSI 92.20 compliant models.

JLG will continue to offer its dual line of electric and hydraulic drive scissors lifts. For electric drive models, the ES before the model number will be electric blue, indicating an electrified feature. The R before the model number on the hydraulic drive units will remain black, as will the RT in front of rough terrain models.

Two of the company’s four new compact electric drive scissor lifts were at the show, including the new ES1330L, a lightweight, 1,984-lb., electric drive scissor. Its narrow 30-in. width combined with a 13-ft. platform height make it well suited for use in confined areas and on suspended floors with weight limitations.

The new ES1932 combines the rugged and reliable attributes of R-series models with the differentiating feature of electric drive. The ES1932i and ES1530L, while not on display at the show, also join the JLG compact, electric drive scissor line.

The ES1932 is JLG Mobile Control-ready. The 2019 LLEAP award-winning Mobile Control app allows users to drive the scissor while in stowed position using their mobile device from up to 40 ft. away – allowing better visibility of possible obstructions while maintaining a safe distance from the machine. A new battery monitoring system within the app will be offered in the coming months.

Also unveiled at the show was JLG’s new 19-ft. R1932i indoor-only scissor lift, weighing 2,549 lbs., with a maximum capacity of 500 lbs. It was created in response to increased demand for lighter weight machines and trends indicating an increase in the number of jobsites requiring 19-ft. single operator models.

The new ANSI 92.20 compliant scissor lift is 32 in. wide and has a platform height of 19 ft. Rated for indoor use only, it is best suited for jobsites with sensitive floor load requirements such as multi-story construction, schools, and hospitals.

This new R-1932i model includes a fold-down rail system or optional QuickFold rails for use when working or moving the lift in and through tight spaces. It retains the value-driven qualities customers have come to expect from the JLG R-Series hydraulic drive scissor line and joins the popular R1932 model, which remains rated for both indoor and outdoor use at full height.  

Other introductions included the new 400 Series hi-capacity boom lifts, which are designed to provide operators with an expanded work envelope and three different capacity zones, delivering greater reach than competitive models offering only one or two capacity zones. The 400 Series hi-capacity models include the 40-foot JLG 400S and the 46-foot JLG 460SJ. Each comes standard with a 660 lb. unrestricted capacity zone and 750- and 1,000-lb. restricted capacity zones, allowing operators to bring more tools and personnel to the work area.

JLG revealed a new low-level access line, with the new 1030P. The manually propelled model offers a 10’ 2” platform height, 30-in. by 60-in. platform, and weighs just 755 lbs. This light-weight machine is designed with a compact footprint – making it easy to push into place. It is ideal for use in place of scaffolding during both the finishing and regular stages of constriction requiring a work height up to 16’.

JLG also introduced its new remote analyzer reader (RAR) at the show. RAR allows service departments to remotely assess a machine’s setup and personalities to diagnose qualitative operational issues, check the on/off status of its connected technologies, or review its last 25 fault codes. This information is available in a single sheet summary format through the ClearSky portal for most JLG boom, scissor, and telehandler models equipped with a CAN device.

Rounding out the booth, JLG displayed two new models in its value-drIven SkyTrak telehandler line.

The SkyTrak 12054 telehandler is ideal for use in both industrial and commercial construction applications. This 12,000-lb. class telehandler, now the largest model in the SkyTrak line, comes with a single joystick for greater multifunction capability and an integrated hitch and boom-mounted lifting lug for improved productivity.

The SkyTrak 3013 ultra-compact telehandler was purpose-built for use in small spaces requiring up-and-over reach such as light construction, agriculture, landscape and hardscape work. This 3,000-lb. class telehandler is ideal for loading and unloading pallets from flatbed trucks, as well as lifting and placing materials at heights up to 13 ft. The 3013 telehandler weighs 5,300 lbs. with a load capacity of 2,700 lbs. Its compact 4’6” by 8’9” footprint and rear pivot steer make it highly maneuverable, while its light weight allows for transport by a standard pickup truck equipped with a tow-behind trailer. 

To view the current lineup and stay up to date, visit www.jlg.com.