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Unlocking Efficiency: 5 Tips to Improve Concrete Operations with a Telehandler

Blog Posts - Mar 24

Unlocking Efficiency: 5 Tips to Improve Concrete Operations with a Telehandler

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

For concrete operations, efficiency is not just a goal; it's a necessity.

One technology that has revolutionized the construction industry is the telehandler, or a telescopic material handler, and JLG® Industries stands at the forefront of providing cutting-edge, productivity-optimizing solutions. Having the right telehandler for the job is crucial.

Tips to improve concrete operations with a telehandler

With at least 20 models of JLG and Skytrak® telehandlers available, users have a powerful range of options. The robust lineup includes compact, high-capacity and rotating telehandlers, along with a wide variety of attachments for even more versatility on the jobsite.

Let’s take a more in-depth look at five essential tips to enhance concrete operations using a telehandler.

Precision Placement

Concrete operations demand precision, and a telehandler can play a crucial role in achieving it. With advanced maneuverability and telescopic capabilities, JLG telehandlers empower operators to reach heights and distances that other equipment cannot.

JLG's range of telehandlers is designed with features that enhance precision. Telescopic booms and the ability to rotate attachments allow for accurate positioning of concrete buckets or pumps. This not only reduces the margin of error but also minimizes the need for manual labor, saving both time and resources.

In addition, rotating telehandlers often allow end users to replace a crane and give them the ability to reach up to 97-ft with a detailed load chart. Being able to place 4,400-lb at 97-ft can be a game-changer for many jobs. Rotating telehandlers may also create more efficient work environment, reducing travel on jobs. Operators can set the outriggers, rotate to unload a truck, then rotate to place the load in a building without moving. Using a traditional telehandler, the operator would have to pick up the load, back up and then turn around to face the building before extending the load.  

Compact telehandlers, additionally, allow contractors to work in tight spaces and enhance the precision through maneuverability with tight turning radiuses and a compact design.

Enhanced Reach

Working in dynamic environments calls for versatile applications. Enhanced reach is vital.

Other equipment may struggle to adapt to the diverse needs of a project, but telehandlers excel in versatility. Traditional telehandlers have had a maximum reach from 34 – 56-ft. JLG now has telehandlers capable of reaching up to 75-ft. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to precise concrete placement in challenging locations.

JLG telehandlers can be equipped with a range of attachments, making them adaptable for different concrete-related tasks.

For example, the telehandler's ability to extend its reach with a telescopic boom allows for pouring concrete into hard-to-reach areas, whether it's a high-rise construction project or a confined space. JLG telehandlers are designed to be compatible with concrete buckets, forks, grapples and more, ensuring that your telehandler is a multi-functional asset for your concrete operations.

Optimized Material Handling

Efficient material handling is a cornerstone of successful concrete operations. JLG telehandlers are equipped with robust lifting capabilities, enabling the swift and safe movement of materials across the construction site. This not only accelerates the construction process but also minimizes the risk of accidents and damage to materials.

Telehandlers from JLG are designed for maximum stability and control, allowing operators to handle heavy loads with confidence. Features like precision control and load management systems contribute to enhanced material handling, ensuring that your concrete operations run smoothly and without disruptions.

Operator Training = Increased Efficiency

While having advanced equipment is essential, the proficiency of the operator is equally crucial. JLG Industries recognizes the importance of operator training and offers comprehensive programs, like JLG University, to ensure that your team can harness the full potential of their telehandlers.

By investing in operator training, you not only enhance the safety of your construction site but also maximize the efficiency of your concrete operations. JLG's training programs cover the ins and outs of telehandler operation, maintenance, and safety protocols. A well-trained operator can make a significant difference in terms of productivity, minimizing downtime and potential errors.

Monitoring & Maintenance

In the digital age, technology plays a pivotal role in optimizing construction operations. All new JLG telehandlers come equipped with ClearSky Smart Fleet™, breakthrough IoT (Internet of Things) technology, to provide deeper insights and new ways to run efficient, cost-effective operations whether you’re in the office or at the job site.

This technology allows users to wirelessly connect to equipment to identify a machine’s fuel and battery level at a glance; perform diagnostics without moving a step using the app’s built-in analyzer feature; unearth new depths of equipment data and actionable insights about use, uptime, maintenance history and more.

All JLG engine-powered telehandlers offer cabs designed for operator comfort and enhanced visibility and Tier 4 Final engines for fuel efficiency with less environmental impact. Engine parts and other serviceable components are more easily accessible, so you can spend more time on the job and less on routine maintenance.

Valuable Solutions for Concrete Operations

JLG Industries, with its cutting-edge telehandlers, offers a valuable solution for improving concrete operations. By focusing on precision placement, enhanced reach, optimized material handling, operator training, and technology integration, construction teams can elevate their efficiency and achieve success in their concrete projects.

As you embark on your next concrete project, consider the impact that a JLG telehandler can make. The combination of advanced technology and practical features positions JLG Industries as a trusted partner in the pursuit of efficiency and excellence in the construction industry.

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