JLG670SJ self-levelling boom lift
JLG Industries is offering its JLG670SJ self-levelling boom lift in North America. Equipped with JLG's exclusive and patented self-levelling technology, the 670SJ is engineered to automatically adapt to terrain on slopes up to 10 degrees in any direction, while driving with full functionality at 67 ft. (20.4 m) platform height.
The 670SJ's self-levelling technology is designed to adjust the boom lift's chassis to the ground conditions - rather than having to adjust the ground conditions to the machine. This allows the 670SJ to navigate uneven terrain while driving at height from one job to the other without lowering the boom, leading to significant productivity gains throughout the workday.
"The 670SJ is a game-changer for the aerial equipment industry," says Shashank Bhatia, vice president of engineering for MEWPS, JLG. "On the underside of the machine, you can see that it has four independent axles, each controlled by its own smart hydraulic cylinders. These enable each wheel to separately follow the contour of the terrain and stay in constant contact with the ground. This not only allows the machine to continuously and seamlessly self-level, but it does so without requiring operator inputs."
The 670SJ also boasts three operating modes to maximise transportability onsite or on the road. Self-levelling mode enables the machine to work at full height, with full functionality, on slopes up to 10 degrees. Travel mode can be used when the boom is stowed to move across the job site at a faster rate of speed. And shipping mode allows the entire machine to be lowered once in position on a truck, reducing its travel height.
JLG's self-levelling technology offers a host of benefits for machine operators and their support crews, including reducing (and in some cases even eliminating) the prep work required to level the work area. That means no more pre-grading the site or constructing laborious cribbing before getting to work.
It also eliminates the trial and effort of repositioning a boom lift to find a level work area. This helps operators get into position and up to the work area quicker, maximises reach capabilities, and reduces the need for larger, higher reaching lifts onsite as a backup for added reach when uneven ground conditions exist.