JLG Releases New Scissor Lifts, Booms, Telehandlers at ConExpo 2020

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JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, revealed new scissor lifts, booms, telehandlers, and accessories at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas.

Center stage at its booth this year is the 670SJ self-leveling boom lift. The seed idea for the self-leveling boom lift came as the result of identifying and understanding customer needs. After seeing how challenging select boom lift applications could be, JLG engineers realized that the industry as a whole had designed current lifts for the near ideal conditions of firm, flat surfaces with a grade of 5° or less.

In 2015, these engineers initiated a project that would explore the viability of developing a lift with a smart suspension. Extensive research, testing, and field trials ensued with customer input elicited at key stages to confirm ease of use and gather safety and productivity metrics. The result is the 670SJ self-leveling machine.

The 67-ft. platform height boom lift boasts a 550 lb. unrestricted and 750 lb. restricted capacity. It offers 45% gradeability, a 57’ 1” horizontal reach, and elevates to full height or back to ground level from full height in just 101 seconds. It automatically levels on grades up to 10° when in self-leveling mode. For versatility, there are two additional modes: standard mode for driving with the boom down at faster speeds, and shipping mode, which allows the suspension to be lowered during transport.

The smart suspension on the 670SJ results in a foot-more platform height, marking the introduction of a new size class for booms. According to JLG, they are the only manufacturer offering a boom in this height class, and this sophisticated self-leveling boom technology. The 670SJ self-leveling boom provides a safer and more productive solution to a number of common customer pain points on slopes up to 10° when compared to a standard boom lift.

The 670SJ is the first JLG boom lift available with self-leveling technology. This new technology will be phased into production across a wide-range of models and will evolve to meet international compliance standards in the future.

“We believe the 670SJ self-leveling boom is a step change for the industry; a technology that will transform the way people work at height, while offering significant productivity and safety benefits,” said Milan Klimes, senior chief engineer for JLG. “When John L. Grove started the access industry in 1969, he was driven to develop a safer way to work at height. This new self-leveling boom lift is evidence that this core value is still alive and continues to fuel JLG’s passion to move the Access industry forward.”

The 670SJ will be available for shipment to North America-based customers Fall 2020. A limited number of pre-orders for the 670SJ will be taken at ConExpo.

Continuing their new releases is a new generation of rough-terrain (RT) and electric rough-terrain (ERT) scissor lifts. This new family of scissors is 69-in. wide, and come in 26-, 33-, 40- and 47-ft. platform heights. All models are available with a diesel engine or battery power source and electric drive.

JLG rough-terrain scissors now feature a, what JLG calls industry-leading, platform size for comfortable operation and ample room to bring tools and materials to the work area. The 47-ft. platform height on the RT4769 and battery-powered ERT4769, which is the tallest scissor in its size class, provide up to a five-story work height, a feature that is becoming more and more important as open space continues to diminish and buildings get narrower and taller.

Both indoor and outdoor drive at height capabilities are particularly useful for warehouse construction, and LiftSense, an evolution of JLG variable tilt, monitors both the weight in the platform and the machine’s tilt to determine the allowable work envelope. This new and industry-first feature notifies the operator prior to raising the machine how high they can elevate, removing the guesswork that often results in having to descend and try again.

QuikLevel Advanced allows the stowed scissor to level on a side slope up to 5° with driving at full height allowed under certain conditions. Unique features on these scissors also include the industry’s first LCD platform control box. This intuitive display delivers a multitude of productivity, terrain, machine health, and safety notifications to the operator during use.

JLG also announced the launch of its 600 series hi-capacity HC3 boom lifts. The series consists of the 600AJ and 600S, which each deliver a 60-ft. platform height, and the 660SJ, with a 66-ft. platform height. Each model offers a 660 lb. unrestricted capacity zone, plus 750- and 1,000-lb. restricted capacity zones – allowing operators to bring more tools and people to the work area. In fact, the JLG hi-capacity boom lifts are rated for three occupants in all three zones. The hi-capacity models have been thoroughly re-engineered to provide increased capability, while retaining the same footprint as the standard JLG 600 series models.

“With the ANSI 92.20 standards set to publish in the near future, we anticipate higher capacity booms will become increasingly popular,” said Bill Dovey, senior product manager, boom lifts, JLG. “The load sensing requirements for all boom lifts will drive the industry towards higher capacity models in an effort to maximize productivity.”

Additionally, JLG released the Davinci AE1932 all-electric scissor lift. The AE1932 is the first lift in a new category of all-electric lifts for JLG called the Davinci series, a nod to the famous inventor who reasoned that, by fully understanding how each part in a machine worked, it could be modified and combined in different ways to advance technology. The AE1932 is representative of this approach, boasting fully optimized components which allow it to be powered with a single lithium-ion battery and no compromise to performance.

The AE1932 has minimal environmental impact with zero emissions – resulting in clean, quiet operation. This will be the first unit in the industry to recover energy while the platform is being lowered, which contributes to a 70% decrease in power consumption with longer life on a charge than a standard scissor.

The 19-ft. platform height, 32-in. wide AE1932 scissor provides a class-leading platform capacity of 600 lbs. both indoors and outdoors, a 20% improvement from typical scissors, and is compliant to A92.20 standards. The machine travels two-times faster than a standard scissor lift and charges 3.5x faster, delivering unmatched uptime and flexibility on the jobsite. Each wheel is controlled independently for reduced tire wear and limits damage to sensitive flooring.

To round out the scissor lifts, JLG announced the R2630 scissor lift, with a 26-ft. platform height that’s rated for both outdoor and indoor use. The adaptability of the new ANSI 92.20 compliant R2632 is unmatched in its size class and allows users to rent one machine to perform a multitude of construction and maintenance tasks on the jobsite. Its narrow 32” width allows the R2632 to easily maneuver through a single doorway, while its zero-turn radius makes it easy to position, particularly in tight workspaces.

In addition to its new scissors and boom lifts, JLG released the JLG 1075 telehandler.

The JLG 1075 was developed as a result of customer input, requesting a 10,000-lb. class telehandler with greater height and reach. The new model features a 75-ft. boom that can lift up to eight stories – a full two stories more than comparable, competitive models – and offers a 60-ft. reach. The new 1075 telehandler comes standard with JLG’s Longitudinal Stability Indication (LSI), as well as a two-way right-side view camera for improved visibility and operator confidence during operation.

For more information about JLG, visit www.jlg.com.