JLG updates Toucan E26MJ vertical mast unit
By Murray Pollok02 December 2010
JLG Industries has re-launched its Toucan E26MJ vertical mast lift in North America as the Toucan T26E, featuring a direct electric drive.
The updated platform - which is the North American version of the Toucan 10E model launched earlier in Europe - uses a direct electric drive rather than electric power with hydraulic drive. There are fewer hoses, which means less potential for leaks, and the AC motors are quieter and don't require brushes to be replaced, reducing maintenance costs.
Duty cycles are the same as the previous version, but are accomplished with smaller batteries that have a lower replacement cost.
The T26E has a vertical telescopic mast with a jib. It is designed for plant maintenance applications, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractors, electrical contractors and workers in automotive plants.
"We are excited to introduce the updated T26E mast boom lift, featuring environmentally-friendly electric power," said Chris Mellott, JLG Industries vice president, sales and market development for the Americas.
"The various enhancements will lower the total cost of ownership for rental companies and increase productivity for machine operators."
The unit has a platform capacity of 500 lb (227 kg), overall width of 39 in (0.99 m) and a maximum platform height of 26 ft (7.92 m).