JLG Introduces New Super Compact Telehandler

JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., announced today the introduction of the JLG G5-18A super compact telehandler for the construction, landscape and agricultural markets.

The G5-18A super compact telehandler combines operator comfort and machine maneuverability with lift capacity and reach to create a versatile and powerful compact telehandler. The G5-18A boasts a 5,500-pound maximum lifting capacity and 1,850-pound capacity at the fully extended reach of 11 feet. The machine comes standard with three operator-selectable steering modes including 4-wheel circle, 4-wheel crab and 2-wheel steering. The 126-inch turning radius makes it a top choice for confined or congested work areas.

“We spent a great deal of time talking with construction, landscape and municipal professionals to ensure the G5-18A super compact telehandler was designed for top-of-the-line operator comfort,” said Brian Boeckman, JLG's product parent for North American telehandlers. “We also paid close attention to service needs by making the engine area easily accessible with standard maintenance intervals of 500 hours, which is 100 percent longer than other compact telehandlers.”

The G5-18A's 18-foot maximum boom height and over 10 feet of reach allows the operator to access hard-to-reach areas such as over retaining walls and deep into enclosed trucks and flat beds. The compact dimensions of the machine, 146-inches long by 71-inches wide by 77-inches high, make it an option for difficult to maneuver worksites such as parking garages and multistory construction. At a gross vehicle weight of less than 11,000 pounds, the G5-18A can be lifted by crane at most jobsites for use on higher-level floors.

The G5-18A is offered with several available attachments including a general purpose bucket, a light material bucket, a grapple bucket, various carriages, and a crane hook. The G5-18A can even be configured to accommodate skid steer attachments.

To learn more about the JLG G5-18A, visit www.jlg.com.