JLG Industries Inc. is the world's leading producer of mobile aerial work platforms - including JLG® boom lifts, scissor lifts, and vertical personnel lifts; a leading producer of telehandlers marketed under the JLG, Sky Trak®, and Lull® trademarks; JLG products are backed by world-class support including financial services, customer support and innovative product accessories.
Articulating boom lifts (knuckle booms) are used for reaching up and over machinery, equipment, and other obstacles mounted on floors, and for reaching other elevated positions not easily approached by a straight (telescopic) boom lift.
The machine's turntable may be rotated 360 degrees in either direction. The boom can be raised or lowered from vertical to below horizontal and extended (telescoped) while the work platform remains horizontal and stable.
It can be maneuvered forward or backward and steered in any direction by the operator from the work platform, even while the basket is elevated. All articulating models are drivable at full elevation and have chassis widths that provide access to narrow industrial aisleways and congested work areas.
Electric Boom Lifts
Electric boom lifts are used primarily on indoor and slab applications for reaching up and over machinery, equipment, and other obstacles mounted on floors, and for reaching other elevated positions.
Electric boom lifts are powered by batteries that are rechargeable through a standard 110V /220V electric outlet. All models are drivable at full elevation and have chassis widths that provide access to narrow industrial aisleways and congested work areas.
Telescopic Boom Lifts
Telescopic (straight or stick boom) boom lifts are especially useful for applications that require high reach capability. The machine's turntable can be rotated 360 degrees in either direction for easy positioning.
The boom can be raised or lowered from vertical to below horizontal and extended while the work platform remains straight and stable. The operator in the platform can maneuver and steer in any direction, even while the boom is extended.
Scissor lifts are used where less reach and height, but more workspace and lifting capacity, are required. They are designed to provide larger platform work areas and generally to allow for heavier loads than boom lifts.
Scissor lifts may be maneuvered in a manner similar to boom lifts, but the platform may be raised only vertically, except for an available option that extends the deck horizontally up to 6 ft. (1.83 m). Scissor lifts are available in various electric and gas powered (rough terrain) models with maximum platform heights of up to 50 ft. (15.24 m).
Vertical personnel lifts consist of a work platform attached to an aluminum mast that extends vertically, which in turn is mounted on a steel base. Two types of Vertical Mast Products are available.
The AM Series is a "push-around" machine. Available in various models, these machines can be rolled in their retracted position through standard door openings, yet reach platform heights of up to 41 ft. (12.5 m) when fully extended. JLG's exclusive DVL series is drivable at full height and is available with platform heights of 15 ft. 4 in. (4.67 m) and 19 ft. 6 in. (5.94 m).
Telehandlers are low-profile, variable-reach machines designed for lifting and transporting materials to heights of 55 ft. (16.76 m).
These machines feature 90 degree rear pivot steering, hydrostatic drive trains and the industry's strongest booms. Even on tight jobsites, operators can turn sharp corners, move down narrow aisles and square lumber and block to the landing areas with greater speed and accuracy. Plus, a mid-mounted engine provides better weight distribution, making it easy to operate in mud, rocks or sand.