JLG to show 1644 at World of Concrete

By Lindsey Anderson09 January 2018

Originally launched at ConExpo 2017, the high-capacity telehandler will make its World of Concrete debut this year

JLG will use World of Concrete to showcase its 1644 high-capacity telehandler alongside its SkyTrak 8042 and 400S telescopic boom.

Jlg 1644

JLG’s 1644 telehandler.

The JLG 1644 high capacity telehandler offers 15,650 pounds of lift capacity and offers optional SmartLoad Technology, a bundle of three integrated technologies. The first component of the SmartLoad Technology bundle, attachment recognition, allows a telehandler to identify an attachment and display the appropriate load chart to the operator. The second, a load management information system (LMIS), graphically depicts the location of the load within the load chart, provides the operator with an indication of compliance, and prevents the operator from violating boundaries of the chart. The third technology, a load stability indicator (LSI), works in conjunction with the LMIS to limit operation when a load is nearing the maximum capacity indicated on the load chart.

“The 1644 is also among the first equipped with JLG’s precision gravity lowering system,” said John Boehme, JLG senior product manager, telehandlers. “This system enables the telehandler to rely on hydraulic power to raise the boom, but use gravity to lower it. The result is better, more precise operator control.”

According to Boehme, the telehandler also features a soft stop boom control that slows boom functions at the end of the cylinder stroke, an optional reverse camera and reverse sensing system, and an integrated tow hitch. “In addition, operators will appreciate a spacious cab with enhanced visibility, two-speed hydrostatic transmission, an optional boom float, and ride control for enhanced load stability when travelling on uneven terrain,” the company said.

Visitors will also see the SkyTrak 8042 telehandler, which offers a maximum lift capacity of 8,000 pounds, maximum lift height of 41 feet, 11 inches and maximum reach of 26 feet, 7 inches. The telehandler features a single joystick that controls all functions and improved boom speeds that maximize productivity. Additionally, a redesigned cab includes a new dashboard, integrated arm rest and optional air conditioning.

The telehandler is available with an optional 74hp engine that does not require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and meets Tier 4 Final regulations. 

The booth will also feature the JLG 400S telescopic boom lift, which offers a platform height of 40 feet, a restricted platform capacity of 1,000 pounds, unrestricted platform capacity of 600 pounds and a horizontal outreach of 33 feet, 3 inches. In addition, the machine is equipped with DuraTough hoods. 

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