JLG adds 8m electric Toucan
By Maria Hadlow17 November 2010
JLG has launched a new electrically driven, 8.15 m working height vertical mast machine, the Toucan 8E at the IMHX 2010 exhibition in Birmingham, UK.
The compact machine has a horizontal outreach of 2.35 m and accommodates two persons with both an indoor and outdoor capability. The dimensions of 0.99 m wide and 2.10 m long make the Toucan 8E less cumbersome to manoeuvre through narrow areas. Additionally, the Toucan 8E has a large ground clearance of 10 cm and is able to travel over thresholds, small inclines and ramps. The maximum break-over angle and gradeability are 25°, which helps when loading the machine on and off trucks or trailers. The low weight and powerful DC drive means the Toucan 8E can go to most work locations on finished surfaces.
The direct electric drive makes the machine quiet to operate with zero emissions and brushless motors provide ease of control and a smoother but responsive operatio. Long-lasting 24V/180A batteries with a shorter charging time keep the machine running longer.
The 8 and 10 m height of the Toucan electric series combined with the outreach makes the machine versatile. The jib that connects the platform to the mast provides a vertical movement, and gives the Toucan series its up-and-over capability.