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Customers will appreciate innovative features that improve comfort, enhance performance, and ensure reliability

27 February 2014
McConnellsburg, Pa. — Feb. 28, 2014 — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a global leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, today introduced technology and styling upgrades to its entire line of SkyTrak® telehandlers. The company will display the SkyTrak 10054 and 8042 telehandlers at CONEXPO (booth #1037) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

All upgrades are designed to improve operator comfort and productivity on the jobsite.  One of the major upgrades is single joystick operation with pilot-operated hydraulics. This contributes to enhanced multifunction capability, and reduced operator fatigue. The intuitive, single joystick directs all functions of the main lift, telescope, and fork tilt, and so increases ease of use and efficiency of the machines. In addition, the redesigned cabs include an added armrest, three-way adjustable suspension seat, and optional air conditioning for improved comfort.

The upgraded JLG SkyTrak telehandlers also feature improved boom speeds for greater productivity. Additional performance benefits include a Cummins 3.8L Tier 4F engine, which provides plenty of horsepower while improving fuel efficiency and reducing the machine’s environmental impact. A redesign of the rear counterweight, which now includes a retrieval hitch as standard, increases the versatility of the SkyTrak telehandlers by enabling them to perform more functions on the jobsite.

Operators will also appreciate an improved braking system that requires less effort and reduces fatigue, and a new dash panel that provides better visibility of the instrument cluster and dash controls. In addition, most models feature the Stabil-Trak system, which provides fully automatic, rear axle stabilization by transferring from a 3-point to a 4-point stance for increased stability and operator confidence.

“These refreshed telehandlers retain all of the benefits that our customers have come to expect and love about our products – reliability in the field, low cost of ownership, and simplicity. But they are updated with current technology, new graphics, and a redesigned cab for added operator productivity and comfort on the jobsite, making them very attractive for the rental market,” said Brian Boeckman, JLG Industries global product director – telehandlers.

Operators can also expect enhanced durability and reliability from the telehandlers, thanks in part to Firestone DuraForce MH tires, which are less susceptible to sidewall damage and lasts up to three times longer than previous Firestone SGT tires. Stronger axles, drive shafts, and brakes also increase durability, while sealed bearings, conveniently located components, and a rear-mounted engine extend service intervals and increase machine uptime.

“What’s more, SkyTrak telehandlers offer lower total operating costs and higher resale values than other brands,” said Boeckman. “And they allow operators to choose from a wide range of attachments, including a truss boom and fork-mounted work platform, for a variety of applications in the general construction, bridge construction, energy, steel erection, and mining industries.”  

For additional information about SkyTrak® telehandlers, visit booth #1037 at CONEXPO.

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JLG Industries, Inc. is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak® and Lull® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation Company [NYSE: OSK].

An Oshkosh Corporation Company