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50 years of access. 50 years of JLG.

Lifting People Up

Man in boom platform looking ahead

50 years ago, we launched an
industry with people in mind.

In 1969, our founder, John L. Grove rallied a small group of people around one big idea—there has to be a safer way to work at height. From there, he invented the first boom lift, started our company and pioneered the access industry. Today, that pioneering spirit still drives us to redefine the meaning of productivity, safety and innovation on job sites around the world.

See how we got here — from John’s original idea to the legacy he left behind.

Explore our story.
Discover your own.

We harness the power of customer-inspired innovation to build advanced equipment solutions. But we do more than advance our machines. We advance the job site experience. See the milestones that defined our first 50 years and solidified our place as a world-leading access equipment manufacturer.

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The future has a face.

Years ago, people were limited by how high they could climb. Now, we’ve climbed higher than we ever imagined. The boom John L. Grove built changed the way the world worked at height, and today new technologies, like telematics, robotics and autonomous machines, are advancing the industry even further. As we move forward, it’s important that we never lose sight of this industry’s greatest asset: people. Because when good people lead, good things follow.

Moseric Moseric

You've driven us for half a century. Don't stop now.