JLG has unveiled the first two models in its new generation of rough-terrain (RT) and electric rough-terrain (ERT) scissor lifts.
The 7.9 metre, 1.75-metre-wide 2669 and the 10 metre, 1.75-metre-wide 3369 are the first two new generation models available, and come equipped with a diesel engine or battery powered AC electric drive.
The completely re-engineered scissor lifts include numerous new features and technology that deliver enhanced versatility, greater productivity and intuitive data for improved performance on the job.
“Our new line of rough-terrain scissors are purpose-built with the intent of minimizing or eliminating common job site pain points,” said Rafael Nuñez, senior product manager for scissor and vertical lifts at JLG.
“Our brand new and expanded rough-terrain offering is targeted at improving productivity indoors and outdoors. Instead of simply making the changes that were needed for compliance under the recently published ANSI standards, JLG engaged with customers around the world to better understand their needs, then looked at market trends such as urbanization before deciding that a from-the-ground-up approach was required.”
The platform on the new rough terrain lifts deliver 28 per cent more work area, more capacity and a zero-platform offset, allowing users to get closer to the work area while bringing more people, tools and material to height.
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When it comes to height, the units have full drive at height capability both indoors and out. This allows the lifts to operate along the length of a building at a fixed height, eliminating the need to ascend, then descend, as work is being performed for improved efficiency and productivity.
In addition to its platform size and drive at height capabilities, the new line comes with several other productivity-enhancing features.
LiftSense, an evolution of JLG variable tilt, monitors both the weight in the platform and the machine’s tilt to determine the allowable work envelope. The JLG-exclusive feature sends information to the industry’s first platform control box with LCD display, showing the operator the maximum height they can achieve before elevating.
Easy-fold rails allow operators to manoeuvrer the machine in and through tight spaces. As well, features like a USB charger and phone holster allow them to store and charge personal devices without disruption.
QuikLevel Advanced is an available option on RT models. It allows the stowed scissor to level on side slopes up to 4.5 degrees then elevate and drive at full height, under certain conditions.
This ability is particularly beneficial when performing work at height along the outside of a building that has been graded for drainage at a consistent slope. A significant time savings is realized when compared to traditional levelling jacks that require manual adjustment.
“The new platform control box on the RT/ERT line demonstrates our focus on technology and on integrating data into products that allow operators to better understand machine performance and capabilities,” Nuñez said. “It provides users a multitude of productivity, terrain, machine health and safety notifications during use.”
CleanGuard, an environmentally friendly option on ERT models, is a leak containment system that protects sensitive flooring by safeguarding the risk of leaks, so operators can work more confidently in more places.
In addition to the 7.9 metre and 10-metre models that are now available, JLG plans to release 12.2 metre and 14.3-metre models in the coming months.