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JLG BRINGS WORLD’S TALLEST ARTICULATING BOOM LIFT TO CONEXPO

06 March 2017

Las Vegas — March 7, 2017— JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, today unveiled the world’s tallest articulating boom lift to the Latin America market for the first time at Gold Lot booth #G3946 during CONEXPO 2017 March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Initially launched at Bauma 2016, the JLG® 1500AJP has a maximum reach of 22.86 m (75 feet), lift height of 45.72 m (150 feet), and working envelope of more than 73623.80m³ (cubic meter) 2.6 million cubic feet, allowing operators to reach further on the jobsite—an additional 60 percent or one million more cubic feet—than the next closest articulated boom. As a result, the machine can be positioned in one place to accomplish more work without repositioning the base for enhanced productivity. In addition, the unit’s class-leading platform capacity of 454 kg (1,000 pounds) restricted and 272.2 kg (600 pounds) unrestricted means workers can take more materials with them than any other articulating boom lift.

The machine also features a standard 2.40 m (7.9-foot) jib that raises and lowers 135 degrees to provide additional reach, up-and-over capability, and the ability to position the platform independent of the main boom. In addition, the jib pivots horizontally 125 degrees to provide extra maneuverability at elevated worksites.

The 1500AJP leads the industry in lift speed, allowing operators to spend more time working and less time positioning the machine. The boom’s QuikStik® feature enables the lift to move from the ground to maximum platform height in three minutes, then back to ground level in the same amount of time. 

Operators will appreciate the LCD panel that clearly communicates the position of the boom within the work envelope and the status of its operating systems. They can also be assured of a smooth, comfortable transition from full function speed to full stop, thanks to end of stroke cylinder dampening.

Across all markets of Latin America, articulating boom lifts can be used in multiple industries including general and heavy construction, industrial, aviation, aerospace and shipyard.  In construction, articulating boom lifts are used to lift operators, their tools and supplies, and materials to the work area.  Typical users include electrical contractors, mechanical contractors, HVAC contractors, steel erectors and glazing contractors.  In aviation and aerospace, areas on an aircraft that were once elusive are now easily in reach with an articulating boom lift - under wings, around cowlings, above the fuselage, even up to the tail. From hangar maintenance and material loading to pre-delivery and flight-line inspection, boom lifts are environmentally friendly, energy efficient and help keep productivity high.  For the shipyard industry, boom lifts provide the strength and power required in the construction and maintenance of ships.  Their reach and capacity, particularly when there is a need for two workers with tools in the platform, allows these machines to facilitate a wide variety of work, such as welding, sandblasting and painting.

“The 1500AJP was designed from the ground up, taking into consideration all of our customers’ concerns and requirements,” said Paul Kreutzwiser, JLG Industries global category director, aerial work platforms. “The machine you see today is another one-of-a-kind, industry-leading boom lift, demonstrating JLG’s long history of innovation in machine design and manufacturing.”

The 1500AJP offers improved serviceability, thanks to a swing-out engine tray that provides easy access to key service components, and a hydraulic system that simplifies hose routings and reduces leak points. In addition, an LCD panel located at the ground control panel uses text and fault codes to improve troubleshooting and reduce the number and duration of service calls.

The 1500AJP is easy to transport, as it fits on a standard flatbed trailer. This reduces wait time, costs associated with transporting the machine, and total cost of ownership. 50/50 weight distribution on the axles also contributes to its ease of transport, as the lift is easier to load, while offering improved balance on the jobsite.

Other time-saving features when positioning the lift include:

  • 40 percent gradeability
  • 360-degree continuous turntable rotation
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Hydraulically powered pivoting axles that expand quickly for fast setup time

For additional information about the 1500AJP articulating boom lift, visit booth #G3946 at CONEXPO or www.jlg.com. For more information on JLG at CONEXPO, visit https://www.jlg.com/en/conexpo-2017.

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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].
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