JLG 1500SJ Boom Lift Wins RER’s Innovative Product Award

RER (Rental Equipment Register) magazine has named the 1500SJ boom lift from JLG Industries, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., as the winner of its 2011 Innovative Product Awards in the Lifts category.

The 1500SJ is a large, self-propelled telescopic boom lift that requires only a weight permit. As part of JLG’s line of Ultra Boom lifts, the 1500 SJ features three steering modes. With the ability to handle dual 1,000/500-pound loads, the 1500SJ provides immediate access to work at elevated heights by lifting operators 150 feet. A 25-foot telescoping jib provides greater horizontal and vertical reach.

“Winning this award is an achievement that highlights JLG’s dedication to developing quality equipment that meets the unique needs of the rental industry,” said Jeff Ford, JLG Industries product director. “With its expansive reach and flexibility, the 1500SJ offers a large work area at elevated heights.”

RER’s annual Innovative Product Awards competition recognizes achievements in new product development in the equipment rental industry. Industry experts serve as judges, and review products in 13 categories. This year’s competition highlighted cutting-edge products introduced between Aug. 1, 2010, and July 31, 2011. The winning products are featured in the December issue of RER magazine.