JLG Industries Inc.'s X550AJ compact crawler boom lift has received awards for being named in Equipment Today’s 2013 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products and as one of Rental’s 2013 Editor’s Choices.
Recipients of the annual Contractors’ Top 50 award were selected based on the amount of reader inquiries and page views over a 12-month period for new products that were published in Equipment Today magazine and posted on ForConstructionPros.com.
The Editor’s Choice awards recipients were selected by the editorial staff of Rental and ForRentalPros.com based on factors including technical innovation, market utility, and consistent audience interest. The judging criteria also takes into account the number of page views and inquiries the nominees received from the Buyers Guide at the portal site, ForConstructionPros.com, over a 12-month period.
“We are thrilled to be honored with these awards as they indicate the interest the JLG compact crawler boom continues to generate among contractors, as well as the rental audience, thanks to its compact, lightweight design and enhanced maneuverability, which put more projects within the operator’s reach,” said Jeff Ford, JLG Industries global product director.
The JLG X550AJ features an environmentally-friendly quick-start Lithium-ion battery that produces a quick start, no noise, no emissions, no performance loss versus gas power, and no cords for indoor applications, while ensuring quiet operation and longer runtime.
The X550AJ's design also includes a narrow chassis for access through most standard doorways, and a tracked wheel carriage that climbs steps. Due to its low gross vehicle weight (GVW), the X550AJ can be set up on sensitive flooring and landscaping. The boom lift has a 55-ft. working height and 21-ft. horizontal reach, is highly maneuverable, and fits on a trailer or tilt-back truck for increased ease of transport.