JLG Industries has updated its G5-18A compact telehandler, which includes a Tier 4 Final 74-hp Deutz turbo diesel engine that provides higher levels of fuel efficiency and reduces the impact on the environment.. With the Tier 4 changes, the ambient cooling temperature has been reduced to 126 degrees. A variable-speed hydraulic reversing fan has been added to push out dirt and other dusty materials from the engine area. Additionally, the lower profile design increases visibility for the operator in the cab. Previously, the engine pod was about 6-in. taller.
Machine styling has also changed. The G5-18A has taken on the black boom paint scheme, and the roof of the cab has a more European-style look. as it slopes over the air conditioner in the rear.
Key specs include a 126-in. turning radius and a stowed height of less than 76 in., making it ideal for work in confined or congested spaces as well as parking garages or any application with overhead height restrictions. The G5-18A features a maximum lift height up to 18 ft., an extended outreach of 10'10", and a 5,500-pound maximum lifting capacity.
Production is expected to begin in May. Pilot machines in the field have logged more than 180 hours of use in construction and agricultural environments.