JLG launches new scissor lifts
Thursday, 19 November 2020
McConnellsburg, PA, United States
JLG Industries has launched the first models in its new generation of rough-terrain and electric rough-terrain scissor lifts. The new models are the first to market and come in diesel engine or battery-powered AC electric drive models.
JLG claims the platform on the new lifts delivers 28% more work area, class-leading capacity, and a zero-platform offset, allowing users to get closer to the work area while bringing more people, tools and material to height.
"Our new line of rough-terrain scissors is purpose-built with the intent of minimising or eliminating common job site pain points," says Rafael Nuñez, senior product manager, scissor and vertical lifts, JLG. "Our brand-new and expanded rough-terrain offering is targeted at improving productivity indoors and outdoors. Instead of simply making the changes that were needed for compliance under the recently published ANSI standards, JLG engaged with customers around the world to better understand their needs, then looked at market trends, such as urbanisation, before deciding that a from-the-ground-up approach was required."
In addition to the expanded platform size and drive at height capabilities, the new line comes with several other productivity-enhancing features. LiftSense, an evolution of JLG variable tilt, monitors both the weight of the platform and the machine's tilt to determine the allowable work envelope. This JLG-exclusive feature sends information to the industry's first platform control box with LCD display, showing the operator the maximum height they can achieve before elevating.
Easy-fold rails allow operators to manoeuvre the machine in and through tight spaces. Features like a USB charger and phone holster allow them to store and charge personal devices without disruption.
In addition to the 26 ft. (8 m) and 33 ft. (10 m) models now available, 40 ft. (12 m) and 47 ft. (14 m) models are planned for release in the coming months.