JLG High Capacity Telehandlers and Smartload Technology Capture RER Innovative Product Awards

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, earned top honors in two categories of Rental Equipment Register’s (RER) annual Innovative Product Award competition. The JLG® 1644 and 1732 high capacity telehandlers placed first in the material handling category, while JLG SmartLoad Technology won the technology enhancements category, making JLG one of the few companies to win awards in two categories throughout the 16-year history of the competition.

“Taking home two category awards is a real honor for us, especially in a year when RER reports having a record number of companies participating in the competition,” said John Boehme, JLG senior product manager, telehandlers. “The 1644 and 1732 high capacity telehandlers and SmartLoad technology are winners in their own right, but when combined, they give operators even greater confidence during operation and protect fleets by providing operators additional guidance on load capabilities.”

The JLG® 1644 and 1732 high capacity telehandlers offer 15,650 and 16,755 pounds of lift capacity, respectively. These machines are the first JLG® telehandlers in the high-capacity category and the first telehandlers in North America with optional SmartLoad Technology. SmartLoad is an advanced bundle of three integrated technologies, including attachment recognition, a load management information system and a load stability indicator.

Additionally, the JLG® 1644 and 1732 are among the first equipped with the company’s precision gravity lowering system. Equipped with this system, the telehandlers rely on hydraulic power to raise the boom, but use gravity to lower it, providing the operator with better, more precise control. 

RER Innovative Product Awards celebrate many of the most innovative products manufactured in the past year and marketed to the equipment rental industry. A panel of more than a dozen rental company owners and operators and other industry participants selected the award winners in 15 categories of equipment and tools. Category award winners will be profiled in upcoming issues of RER magazine.