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JLG 460SJ telescopic boom lift
JLG 460SJ telescopic boom lift
April 5, 2015 5:00 PM CDT

JLG debuts new telehandler line

Telehandler launch includes five machines


JLG Industries introduced three new boom lifts and its largest scissor lift – but the star attraction is the completely redesigned line of JLG® brand telehandlers.

“The new JLG telehandlers are not just tweaked to be somewhat better, they’ve been redesigned and re-engineered from the ground up,” said Alan Loux, JLG Industries’ vice president of global marketing. “They are setting the stage for an exciting show and an exciting year that will further cement JLG’s reputation as the leading supplier of lift and access equipment to the rental industry.”

The telehandler launch includes five machines. The machines range in capacity from 6,600 to 12,000 pounds, and in height from 42 to 55 feet. Highlight changes include a completely redesigned cab for improved operator comfort and control, a rear axle stabilization system, and improved serviceability. An array of options is available for the new machines, including the industry’s first reverse sensing system, a new integrated digital display with back-up camera and digital load charts, and a ride-control system to enhance operator confidence.

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

JLG is also launching many new and upgraded accessories for telehandlers, including a pipe grapple, a material handling arm and a trash hopper.

Other JLG product introductions included:

  • The updated SkyTrak® line of telehandlers. Inside they feature single joystick control, a redesigned dash panel display, and optional air conditioning. Outside, boom functions are faster, the rear counterweight now includes an integrated tow hitch, and there is a new color scheme and new decals. The machines are now powered by Tier 4 Final Cummins 3.8L diesel engines.

  • The 5394RT high-capacity, rough-terrain scissor lift, the biggest scissor in JLG’s line. It lets operators place more personnel, tools and materials in the platform for more productive shifts. The 5394RT lift has steel hoods for toughness and auto-leveling outriggers for rapid set up.

  • The completely redesigned 400S and 460SJ telescopic (straight) boom lifts and the 450AJ articulating boom lift. All three machines offer class-leading platform capacities and lift times, which can improve operator productivity. Enhanced system designs and new hoods to increase in-service time, which improves utilization rates and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • JLG will also showcase its LiftPod® FT140 and FT70 personal portable lifts. These are the newest products in the LiftPod line and provide working reach to 20 and 13 feet, respectively. LiftPods are easily operated by one person, easy to move in a pick-up, van or SUV, and require very little space to stow.
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About the Author

Brian Courtney is the Sr. Marketing Manager at JLG Industries.


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