JLG's CE telehandlers EN15000:2008 compliant
By Maria Hadlow03 February 2011
JLG Industries has announced that its CE - marked telehandler models are now equipped with EN15000:2008 - compliant control systems
EN15000:2008 legislation calls for a change to the longitudinal load moment system on all European telescopic handler machines produced after 1 September 2010. The EN15000:2008 is a European standard that was revised in 2008 to address both static and dynamic longitudinal loading of telehandlers.
Brian Boeckman, global director product management for telehandlers at JLG Industries said, "JLG developed an innovative progressive cut-out system - currently patent pending - that prevents the operator from exceeding the machine's longitudinal stability capabilities in both static and dynamic conditions. Significant effort has gone into the design of the system to ensure minimal impact on machine productivity."
JLG telehandlers monitor the loading of the rear axle to determine the machines' longitudinal stability. This information is communicated to the operator by a display in the cab. When the system senses reduced loads on the rear axle, the operator is informed via the display and the lift up function or telescope - out function are restricted in speed, or if necessary cut out altogether. On machines with maximum lift heights of less than 10m, which can frequently be used with buckets, JLG employs this system when the operator has indicated that he does not intend to drive the machine.