JLG Introduces Steel Hoods for Engine-Powered Boom Lifts

JLG Industries Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., announced it is installing steel hoods on several engine-powered boom lifts, beginning with the 600 series, 800 series, and 800A series models, produced after October 1, 2010.  The steel hoods will also be available for the aftermarket from JLG ground support. Featuring increased durability, the steel hoods will reduce the cost of ownership and provide improved long-term value, according to the company. The painted hoods will maintain their color over time, improving aesthetics throughout the life of the equipment.

Easier to repair than previously available hoods, the steel hoods will help enable rental companies to make repairs in-house. The robust nature of these hoods provides additional protection from weld sprawls and other damaging elements adding to the hood’s low cost of ownership by keeping maintenance costs down, states JLG. 

Factory approved retrofit kits will be available for engine-powered boom lifts built prior to October 4, 2010. The retrofit kits consist of a complete steel hood assembly package, including mounting weldments and hardware, along with detailed instructions to guide customers through the installation process. The following products will have retrofit kits available: 800 series telescopic boom lift, 860 series telescopic boom lift, 800 series articulating boom lift and 740 series articulating boom lift. Retrofit kits will also be available shortly for the 600 series telescopic boom lift.