Noting a market decline for the last several years for rear-pivot steer telehandlers, JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., announced on Friday it will discontinue its four rear-pivot steer telehandler models, which were branded as Gradall until late last year. Beginning in 2010, the G6-42P, 534D9-45, 534D10-45, and 544D10-55 will no longer be part of the JLG telehandler product line.
These telehandlers provide 90° rear-pivot steering with the two rear wheels, which differentiates them from the market that is dominated by four-wheel steer models. The market for these niche models has been regionally focused and has continued to retract over the past several years.
“The decreased demand for these units, combined with the continuing burden placed on manufacturers to comply with increasingly stringent EPA engine standards, lead us to the decision to discontinue these four niche models,” said Brian Boeckman, JLG Industries’ product parent for telehandlers. “Our customers can rest assured that JLG will continue to support machines in the field with the same level of parts and service available today for many years to come. JLG will focus its resources on developing and maintaining the products and services that bring the most value to our customers.”
JLG will continue to manufacture the JLG brand G5-18A, 619A, 723A, G6-42A, G9-43A, G10-43A, G10-55A and G12-55A telehandlers. Programs will be put in place to provide customers with access to rebuilt/reconditioned rear-pivot steer units long the last new units are manufactured, as part of JLG Ground Support, aftermarket support program.