JLG Extends Time Between Boom-Rope Replacement | Construction News

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JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has extended the length of its mandatory wire rope and sheave replacement interval from eight to 12 years, provided the total number of machine hours does not exceed 7,000.

The extended intervals apply to these JLG boom lift models, available globally: 600S, 600SJ, 600SC, 600SJC, 601S, 660SJ, 660SJC, 680S, 800S, 810SJ, 860SJ, 1100S, 1100SB, 1100SJP, 1200SJP, 1350SJP, 1500SJ, and 1850SJ.

“Wire rope replacement is one of the largest costs a fleet owner will incur over the life of a boom lift,” said Paul Kreutzwiser, JLG Industries global category director for aerial work platforms. “Although highly variable, typical wire rope replacement jobs can cost fleet owners thousands of dollars per job. By increasing the length of the replacement interval, we are reducing maintenance costs and contributing to a lower total cost of ownership.”

The longer replacement intervals can also increase rental income for customers by keeping booms in service longer over the machine's life. The longer intervals should also help boost a machine's resale value. 

For additional information about JLG’s new extended wire rope replacement intervals, please visit www.jlg.com/en/wire-rope-intervals.