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JLG Unveils Completely Redesigned Telehandlers | Construction News

JLG Unveils Completely Redesigned Telehandlers | Construction News
JLG Unveils Completely Redesigned Telehandlers | Construction News
JLG Unveils Completely Redesigned Telehandlers | Construction News

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has completely redesigned its line of JLG brand telehandlers.

The launch includes five models, one of which was on display at JLG's booth at the 2015 Rental Show in New Orleans, La., February 23-25.

The new JLG telehandlers are more comfortable, more serviceable, and enhance operator confidence. “This launch represents a quantum step forward in telehandler design and engineering,” said Brian Boeckman, JLG’s global product director for telehandlers. Boeckman added that JLG has re-thought every aspect of machine operation and service with input from rental houses, fleet managers, and business owners.

The changes affect all models across the JLG line, including:



 Vertical Reach

Model 642

6,600 lbs. (2,993 kg.)

42 ft. (12.8m.)

Model 943

9,000 lbs. (4,082 kg.)

43 ft. (13.1m.)

Model 1043

10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg.)

43 ft. (13.1m.)

Model 1055

10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg.)

55 ft. (16.7m.)

Model 1255

12,000 lbs. (5,443 kg.)

55 ft. (16.7m.)

The new models were designed for operator comfort. A new cab layout and new control panel reduce complexity and improve information delivery. Each model features a single joystick controller and a multifunction gauge package.

The joystick includes declutch/transmission neutral and carriage tilt functions, as well as boom lift and telescope.

The comfort enhancements reduce operator fatigue to improve productivity. The cab is spacious and engineered to deliver better visibility in all directions. Operator sight lines to the rear are improved by the use of a single compensation and lift cylinder.

The single cylinder also reduces the number of parts to maintain, which can simplify maintenance. The external telescope cylinder is now mounted on top of the boom, making it less susceptible to damage and easier to service.

A rear axle stabilization (RAS) system automatically switches the machine from a 3-point stance to a 4-point stance, improving handling in tough environments so operators can feel more confident behind the wheel.

Optional equipment, including the industry’s first reverse sensing system, can further enhance operator confidence. Other options include:

  • Rearview camera with multi-purpose display that shows integrated electronic load charts, diagnostics, and analyzer functions
  • Ride control for better load stability on rough terrain

The newly designed hoods feature JLG’s Dura Tough stout-yet-flexible polymer. It won’t ding like steel and is not as brittle as ABS. It also resists heat better than ABS. Thus, fleet owners will spend less time repairing or replacing damaged hoods.

The new JLG telehandlers all use Tier 4 Final Cummins QSF 3.8L diesel engines that are powerful, fuel efficient, and reliable.

The company also expanded its line of telehandler attachments, including:

  • Pipe grapple
  • Material handling arm
  • Trash hopper
  • 3-foot truss with winch
  • Coupler-mounted lifting hook

“Our goal in the redesign was to eliminate complexity. We wanted to deliver machines that are both simple to use and service – and we’ve done just that,” said Boeckman. “Operators will find these machines help them be more productive. Rental houses and business owners will find these telehandlers durable, reliable, and easy to service, positively impacting their bottom line.”


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