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Advantages of SkyGuard® Enhanced Control Panel Protection

Blog Posts - Mar 18

Advantages of SkyGuard® Enhanced Control Panel Protection

JLG Industries, Inc.
World-leading access equipment manufacturer
McConnellsburg, PA

Exclusively available from JLG, SkyGuard offers enhanced control panel protection on JLG® boom lifts

Operators can experience enhanced control panel protection SkyGuard, now available on most JLG® boom lifts. Developed after extensive research and testing, the SkyGuard sensor, when activated by approximately 50 lb (23 kg) of force, stops all functions in use at the time. 

The reverse functionality is the only feature of its kind in the market. After stopping the machine, it temporarily reverses, or “undoes,” most functions that were in use at the time of activation for less than a second’s worth of time. The control system automatically accesses the functions in use by the operator at the time of SkyGuard activation and – for a small period of time – is able to reverse that sequence, with the exception of certain functions. 


  • Comes standard on most JLG® boom lifts
  • Can be activated from a variety of angles
  • Provides additional protection without impeding or reducing the work envelope of the boom lift
  • With no movable parts, there’s no need for scheduled or additional maintenance
  • Breakaway feature for extreme conditions
  • Resets by cycling foot switch or e-stop
  • Does not increase the platform profile or limit the use of the platform
  • Can be installed on combustion-powered JLG boom lifts* manufactured after 2004