Redesigned JLG 600-Series Boom Lifts Have More Capacity and Speed | Construction News

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JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, has completely redesigned its 600 series telescopic boom lifts.

Two new models—the 600S (no jib) and 660SJ (with jib)—were launched at ConExpo 2017, with the 600S on display.

“Both machines offer class-leading platform capacity, allowing operators to bring more tools and material to the work area,” said Paul Kreutzwiser, JLG Industries global category director, aerial work platforms. “The new 600S has an unrestricted capacity of 600 lbs., which represents a 20% increase over its prior model, with a restricted capacity of 1,000 lbs. The unrestricted capacity of the 660SJ has increased by 50% to 750 lbs., with a restricted capacity of 550 lbs.”

Lifting speeds on these new booms are faster with the ability to operate multiple functions at once significantly improved, enabling them to reach full height quickly for increased productivity.

In addition, the machines are easier to transport. Their lighter-weight telescopic booms allow for multiple transport configurations. With a properly equipped truck, two units can be moved at one time without an overweight permit.

The new 600S and 660SJ include JLG SkyGuard enhanced control panel protection as standard equipment. The SkyGuard sensor, when activated by approximately 50 lbs. of force, stops all functions, temporarily reversing the unit for enhanced operator safety.

These two new models also benefit from extended wire rope and sheave replacement intervals-- increased from eight to 12 years--up to 7,000 hours. Longer replacement cycles reduce maintenance costs, increase uptime, and deliver a lower total cost of ownership.

A wide range of accessories and attachments amplify the versatility of the 600S and 660SJ. Among them, the optional JLG SkyPower system, which improves fuel economy and saves time while providing additional power for hand tools and accessories.