JLG’s 1500SJ Named Best of What’s New for 2011 in Popular Science

Popular Science magazine has included the 1500SJ boom lift from JLG Industries, Inc., a Hagerstown, Md.-based Oshkosh Corp. company, among the top 100 innovations in its Best of What’s New 2011 list, in the engineering category.

The 1500SJ has the capacity to handle up to 1,000 pound loads, and a 25-foot telescoping jib adds extra horizontal and vertical reach. In addition, the lift has three steering modes and enhanced terrainability, making it ideal for general contractors, glaziers, window cleaners, and welders.

The 24th Annual Best of What’s New award comprised 12 categories. Industry experts in each category, along with Popular Science editors, evaluated each product for the significance of its innovation, the quality of its design and the final product, its originality, and the product’s scope and ambition. Winners were listed in the December issue of Popular Science, and also appeared on its website.